According to the rules. there's a two week probationary type period for all new members. And you have been around long enough. So you just need 15 postings and you'll be able to access messages and the exchange. You have 2 posts as of me writing this. Go somewhere and tell someone how great their glasses look. " Nice pair Brother". Or "Awesome". if you want to be a one word kinda guy. You need over 13 more posts. Go.