In order to be able to posts pictures and have an avatar, you first need to become a full member because as of right now you are considered a new member. New members are restricted to post pictures, links, have an avatar or change one, sending private messages to other members. In order to become a full member, you will need to have 50 points, 30 posts and an account older than 24 hours.
This link here will explain all you need to know on what it takes to become a full member. It also has a full list of badges that you can earn and how many points you get with those badges... :)
And this link is a tutorial on how to use the site.. :)
A link to Forums Etiquette, Warning/Banning Process and the Forum Rules... :)
For any New members who what to get their post/point count up, the best thing that I would advise you to do is to find threads that may interest you and join in on them or go to the Off Topic section and join in on some of the word/story games over there. The posts made over in the forum section will go towards your post count whereas the posts made on your wall and the Activity Feed doesn't go towards the total post count. The only thing that you will get if you should make any post over on your wall or Activity Feed will be any Insightfuls, Likes or Awesomes as they will go towards your total points count. Hopefully creating your posts on other threads will also increase your points... :)
Hello :) Welcome to the forums!
There is usually a blue new discussion button at the top right hand side of the screen in the forum sections. But new discussion threads have been restricted for new members. You are unable to start a new thread until you become a full member. This has been brought in as a result of spambots.
You need to have 50 points and 30 posts before you can become a full member and can then post pictures, have a signature, start new threads, edit posts , post links that show up correctly and change your profile picture.This thread explains about it.
It is good that you posted your question on a thread in General Discussion.
Hi Emily! This does seem to be true on the internet but from my daily dealings with people I have found that people are less likely to be rude in person.
I hope you don't take what you read personally. If it was a RL encounter, I am sorry :( I know your situation and know that it is not as easy for you to shrug things off as it is for me. Take care, sweet girl *hugs*