I have no idea why more than half of my posts get flagged. I have tried to identify words that are offending the filter and change them around, but to no avail. I am not promoting anything or trying to post links. I understand why these measures are taken, and I imagine that you might be tired of hearing people complain about it, but please understand that users like me are more or less locked out. The forum is virtually unusable. And worst of all, there is no recourse. By that, I am referring to JrVIP. I had hoped that joining would end my filter woes, allow me to contribute to this community, give me access to a great resource (it was a decent value at WF, so I can only assume it's twice as good here), and prove that I'm not a spammer. But to do that, I am required to have 100 posts. This makes no sense to me. I only want to post messages when I have relevant questions or something substantive to add to the discussion. As an example, I have been active at another forum that I love (football related) for over 6 months, and I have less than 100 posts there. The only realistic way for me to get JrVIP anytime soon on BHW would be to clutter this forum with useless posts (short posts appear less likely to get flagged), and I have no desire to do that. Even if I were the patient type and willing to wait a year or longer to move beyond 3rd-class citizenship, it wouldn't be possible because the spam filter wouldn't even allow me to make 100 quality posts. I humbly submit 2 requests: 1. Please grant me an exception to joining JrVIP. 2. If you're not willing to make the spam filter more lenient (which is understandable), please at least rethink the JrVIP restriction. I know I'm not the only one who feels ostracized by this. If anyone read this, thanks for hearing me out. EDIT: I am amazed and relieved that this post actually got through. I was worried that I might have to break it up into sections to get through the filter.