When trying to post in almost all forums except this one i get this error:
Wally11 ,you do not have permission to access this page. This could be due to one of several reasons:
1.Your user account may not have sufficient privileges to access this page. Are you trying to edit someone else's post, access administrative features or some other privileged system?
2.If you are trying to post, the administrator may have disabled your account, or it may be awaiting activation.
you have to pay real money to use these forums.
I sent a ticket asking the same thing you are asking and the reply i recieved is that you have to spend real money buying c-points in order to be able to use these forums, basically they charge you real money to use the STO forums. I`ve never paid to use an internet forum and I never will. I guess cryptic isn`t interested in what the F2P people have to say.
Wow...kind of funny then how I transferred ZEN to STO that I'd gotten from completing surveys for the hell of it...and now have full posting privileges. Not a single dime of real world money spent.
You merely have to be carrying a C-Point balance (not including Promotional Points). How such are obtained is irrelevant. You have to either have a C-Point balance or currently have/have ever been charged for a subscription.