We've put in some restrictions so people who are brand new to the board, without posts in other sections, are unable to post in the Coupon Swap section. Once you are an established member with posts in other threads, the ability to reply or start threads in this section will automatically be enabled. I'd be curious to hear some feedback from active traders about how many posts you think a person should have before they can participate in the Coupon Trades here on VMB. Edited for Update: I have set up the system so that you need to make a minimum number of posts to establish yourself as a member of VMB before you can post in the Coupon Swap/Sweepstakes section. It is easy to get permissions, by just posting a message in the Introduce Yourself section and making a few other posts. There have been some abuses in this section, and hopefully this policy will help ensure that only legitimate members are trading here. Thanks!