I created an account with Bitcoin talk, logged in, and don't see any option to reply to existing threads or create new ones.

I have the ability to "watch", "notify", etc. but I don't see an option that allows me to reply.

I also checked the "My Profile" tab to see if there is any validation I need to do to authorize my account.

In addition, I've also logged out and logged back into the forum using different browsers.

What am I missing?

3 Answers 3


I think rules have changed. Below is the latest rules from(https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=15958.0):

Due to a mass of trolling, only established posters are able to post in non-newbie sections. You are considered "established" if you have made one post and then waited 4 hours. This post must be substantial: at least several sentences.

If you have really good posts, you can post a request for preemptive whitelisting in the appropriate topic.

Also: - Newbies cannot upload their own avatars. - You must have made one post in order to send PMs. - You need 10 posts to put a link in your signature.

Note that it may take up to 10 minutes for your PM or posting permissions to be granted. (The system automatically checks every 10 minutes and promotes people as appropriate.)


Newbie restrictions - you need to be logged in for 4 hours and post 5 posts to the Newbie section in order to be allowed elsewhere.

  • Or, as, is described in Colin Dean's answer below, request to be whitelisted. Dec 12, 2012 at 18:54

BitcoinTalk has a newbie policy that requires users to have completed these criteria in order to post in forums other than the newbie forum:

  • 4 hours online
  • 5 posts

If you've already made significant contributions to the Bitcoin community outside of BitcoinTalk, then you can seek whitelisting, or excusal from the newbie policy.

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