Meow!!! Hello kitty, I mean badkitty and welcome to Insiders. As a new poster on Insiders they want to ensure that your postings are not "scam" as there have been instances where a "spammer" would completely take over the board with post after post after post. From what I understand there is a delay in getting new folks posts on the board as well as allowing them to send "direct messages". I get the delay in posting just not why one is not able to send a message directly to the Moderators.
AndrewT, lindseyh, KatieC, carat or deannad might you be able to explain this to badkitty and us all why one is not able to send a "direct message" during their break-in period (for lack of a better term in my head ) as well as help with the original question?
Welcome to Insiders! IAHFLYR is correct, there have been spammers on this site previously. We have taken precautionary steps to make sure this doesn't happen again and one of the unfortunate side effects has been new members not being able to send direct messages right away. However, you are all set to send direct messages. Please let me know if you are still experiencing any issues.
Looking forward to hearing more from you!