I responded to Demetri via a PM but just for everyones benefit the system is thus.
When you are a new forum user we add you to a Newly Registered Group. As a member of that group your posts need to be approved by a moderator. This is to avoid spam and other unsavoury posts ... most forums do this now .. most have been caught out!
Moderators are human and we don't have access to the forum 24/7 but during waking hours we try and keep an eye out but occasionally there will be gaps in our service.
In Demetri's case I approved a thread and removed his "New" status so subsequent posts went straight through. But I missed some posts on an older thread as the system didn't show these at the time. I caught up later.
So don't panic ... we will catch up.
And with PMs I think again you need to post a number of times before it allows you to send but you can receive. I'll check that's the case but again most forums based on the software act in the same way although we can adjust the numbers if we wish ...
Time to logoff now ... and I've checked the moderator queue
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