I understand why you have the 10-post rule, but I still want to let you know why it frustrates me.
When a person has already spent time looking for a forum, and then registered, but suddenly can't do everything (post pictures, PM the admin, etc.) until a magic number of posts has been made, it just makes it take so much more time than they thought it would.
It seems to me that pictures would be particularly helpful for this forum especially, but first a newcomer must go to the "Shop" forum and make 10 posts before they can get on with what they came here for.
I am not familiar with this vBulletin, but there must be another way to deal with it.
Just a suggestion, can it be set so that members with fewer than 10 posts have their posts/pictures reviewed by the mods online before they are posted? Or would that make it take even longer?
oh well, just a thought. I've already been online for half an hour and haven't gotten around to posting my question (I'm still looking for a list of rules other than the "Ten Commandments"). I have 5 more posts to make and then it won't matter.