So if I cannot post new Threads where I am going to get 20 or more threads posted to qualify to post threads? And why there isn't a notification to this effect of the forum, instead of having me wasted lots of time thinking I was doing something wrong. This is frustrating. Not right.
This was just changed a few days back. Sorry that we didn't make a notification about it. You can't start a new thread but you can comment on existing ones. Once you hit 20 posts (only 18 more to go) you'll be able to create a new thread. Sorry but we've had some massive spam issues in the past and this has made a big difference.
There are bound to be old or ancient existing threads that can be reused by adding a new post to them. Just get familiar with the advanced search function to look for one, two, or more threads with the key words you are attempting to use.