The spam bots that attempt to enter this forum are relentless. Suffice it to say that they would very quickly overrun it if preventative measures were not in place.
One of these measures includes requiring admin approval for a brand new member's first two posts (or topics).
Everything should still work the same, but your first two posts will not be viewable for other members until I have the chance to verify that they are not spam.
After your first two posts have been approved, you will be able to use the forum like normal.
P.S. The old method of spam prevention required new users to email me when they first joined. You now no longer need to do this.