NEW USERS SHOULD BE FULL MEMBERS AFTER CREATING ONE POST. IF YOU HAVE ISSUES CREATING A THREAD OR POSTING, PLEASE PM ME. THANKS
*** Below is the original post, but see above for the latest requirements. ***
Due to an ongoing problem with spam, we have enacted certain restrictions for new members. As a new member, you will be restricted from creating new threads/topics, and unable to use BBCode in your posts.
Please contribute to existing threads first, to obtain a certain amount of posts before you become a full member.
You may use the search function to find relevant threads to post in. Most likely someone else has posted a similar problem, and you may even find there is already a solution.
Sorry for the inconvenience, but this should make for a better spam-free experience for everyone.
UPDATE 2: You can also PM me with a message telling me who you are or why you want to make a post on the forums, and I can make you a full member. Also, if you have purchased a Rift with the same email as on the developer center, just let me know and that will be enough to make you a full member. I just want to be sure you are not a spammer. Thanks.
UPDATE 3: The post requirement has been lifted. Everyone should be able to create topics now.
UPDATE 4: Spam has returned, so now the 3 post requirement has returned as well.
UPDATE 5: Spam has gone away for now, so I removed the requirements.
UPDATE 6: New users only need 1 post before becoming full members.
This is arbitrary post 1 of 3 so that I can eventually post my bug. Can't there be a better way to handle this though? An Oculus Rift dev forum seems like a pretty niche forum to spam/take these safeguards against.