This is rather annoying. I want to start posting in the regular forums but have to be on for 4 hours!? And make 10 posts!? I understand they need to keep the riff raff out but there has to be a better way. Because this is sort of discouraging me. I'll try to hang in there though.
The 4 hour stuff is annoying, but it is only a one-time thing. If you have an 'auto refresh' plugin for your browser you can just set it and walk away.