As a regular, but not prolific poster (two eyes, but only one mouth, right?) I don't have a large amount of postsaround sixty-somethingwhich means I can't for example, post my experience of crossing the road in the US, because the thread is in the Politics, Religion and Social Issues forum. http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=193085 I can understand why contentious issues are off limits to new members. Some of the things in there, though, seem to be innocuous enough to allow for a wider participation. (Such as being allowed to say what it was like crossing the road!) Could some of these threads be opened up a bit? Also, if I were, for example, to start a thread "Post your experience on crossing the road in the US!!" would that get deleted because I don't have enough posts to post in my thread, or would it be moved to the PR&S forum where I couldn't comment afterwards?