Not sure why submissions are regulated so strictly. What's the reasoning behind not letting new members post pics, videos, outside links, or partake in contests? Just seems a little overkill. Was there a bad troll problem? Does this keep that under control and weed them out? I feel like most of my participation involves sharing my images/videos, etc., to generate more feedback and make more friends. There are so many topics covered that it seems like a newbie such as myself just getting started doesn't have much to share that hasn't already been covered here by the thousands of posts by members. What kind of posts are you looking for by new members anyway? Just a little frustrated and confused. Thanks for any helpful illumination on why newbies are restricted so tightly here on this awesome website.