klpark194 wrote:... I am not very familiar on how to use this forum...
Kay Lee -
FYI, here are some tips on how to use this board and how to post "good" posts:Best way to utilize board effectivelyhttps://coloncancersupport.colonclub.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=59780&p=475045#p475045Forum etiquettehttps://coloncancersupport.colonclub.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=56887&p=449904#p449904
Another point -- if you want to accumulate more approved posts and eventually get promoted to Regular Member with PM privileges, then you will have to post additional messages that are useful, not frivolous, not repetitive (i.e., not spam-like), not troll-like, not commercial advertisements, etc.
For example, you could post a message briefly describing your own diagnosis and staging, and you could post another message or two in reply to members here who are looking for encouragement or emotional support, or you could post a message alerting us to a newly published finding about colorectal cancer, etc.
What I have observed here is that newly registered members need to have at least 5 to 10 "good" messages before they get promoted to Regular Member status. I have even seen some cases where new members have had to post 20 to 30 messages before promotion, mainly because most of their prior posted messages were trivial, pointless, or suspicious.
So, basically it's up to you to start posting useful messages. The 2 messages that you have posted so far are not enough.