Just to be CLEAR I didn't MEAN to SPAM. It was UNINTENTIONAL and I'm sincerely SORRY. I'm allowing Administration to remove my threads that aren't asking relevant questions.
I wasn't around to see what the complication was, but I wanted to point out that there is no reason to rush the post count. The 50 post rule is there so that by the time you reach it and become a member you actually feel like you're a part of something. That's because to get there you've made at least 50 connections with like-minded people. If you bypass that then you're losing out on the community connection making you more likely to fade away just as quickly.
My advice is to start clicking through current builds and discussions and chime in, make connections. Too many people, imo, think that your posts have
to ask questions or answer questions. But, even if you don't know the answer to people's questions you can give suggestions or critiques on aesthetics or functionality. At the very least you can give meaningful compliments. Don't just say, "good job!" because that is what the Like this post
button is for, but you can say "I like how you did [blank]
" and it will help highlight their efforts. And the quickest way to make those meaningful posts is to create a build thread of your own, even if it is just a small prop. Take pictures and talk about your successes and failures. Before you know it it's been a year and you still don't have a suit, but you've had lots of fun and maybe made a friend or two. Just a quick shout out to you all.
I hope you are able to find what you are looking for, Noodle, and as always, happy building!