So far, posting here seems a little hit and miss. I made my first post patch submission in March, my first forum comment in April. Each comment that I've made, it has had to be approved by a moderator before it can show up. Is there a way to raise my ranking so I can just converse without having to wait for approval? It seems a little self defeating if the only way to get out from under that is just to post more, but I feel discouraged if I do post, due to the restriction. I don't know what I have to do.
Yesterday I made a comment in this thread for the Wolfenstein 3D Uncut project. It's been quiet in that thread for a while (over 60 days), so I was greeted with the "Unless you're sure you want to reply..." message, but that is, as far as I can tell, the one place where that conversation has been happening. I realize it's a rule of thumb not to resurrect old threads, but the last active activity was in June, not that long ago, so, yes, I was sure I wanted to reply. I wanted to see what the project status is, as I don't know how else to get in contact with all the people involved, and see if I could help. I commented, awaited approval, and I guess my post wasn't approved, because a while later, it just vanished. I didn't get a notification, or anything. I'm not sure what happened there, or what I should have done differently.
So, since that route did not work, I sent a PM to all the active participants in the Wolfenstein Uncut project. But when I look in "Sent Items" it does not show that I sent anything, so I don't know if it actually went out, or if, as a Newbie status, I can't send PMs.