Welcome to Our6thPlanet.
I'm not going to go into too many details here, just explain something about the spam forums get.
hint, its ALOT.
I have been fighting them for years. Back when I ran this site originally we had many moderators to help catch the spammers before the site members saw the posts. One thing I implemented before but removed it because we had moderators was the requirement to post in 1 forum and have that post approved before you can post anywhere else.
I have started this again (I'm sure Andrew88 will agree) this is a way for us to force members to post in 1 area so we can moderate them easier. If bots post, there restricted to 1 forum only and we don't have to spend hours removing their spam.
Once you have posted 1 post and its approved by the admin / moderation team you will have full access to the forums
So take a minute right now and make a new post to introduce yourself in the lounge.