I'll try to keep this simple: I wanted to PM someone for an invite to Pinterest. But I need 15 posts. I had posted on a invite thread, and got a PM, but to reply, I need 15 posts. I went through, and made 15 (what I thought were) posts, only it turns out posts to the lounge don't count. So, I'm just wanting to email a simple invite, without posting 15 different bs topics to meet the qual, and I only posted to topics with having at least a little interest; thought I'll admit, as I went on, replies were limited to 1 or 2 sentences, since a lot of my posts would need urls (for sources, which I can't post). Oh, and I also did other things (emails, talked with international penpals, read online manga), to make sure I didn't "flood the board," or some such. Now, all the time I've spent, has been lost, and all I want to do is send a simple email reply to a member...why is that so difficult? Most of my posts don't count, and if I post a lot of space filler, I run the risk of being reported as a spammer. So...what..?