I don't normally post in here but I keep seeing messages I need to approve in this section. The main reason a newbie cannot use the PM system is the fact that they need to be physically removed from the new users group. This is the group you automatically join when you join the forum. The new users group has the main function of stopping spammers so no one on the forum is bothered by their presence. Once you post and we can see that you're a real member of CRC, we remove you from the new users group and are placed in the users group. This allows you to use the PM system. If you feel that you have not yet been removed from this group, feel free to contact me through a message in the Technical Issues
area of the forum. Even if I have to approve you first, I will see the message.