It's no sweat, guys.
It just seems to be a comms problem - and it may well be a "separated by a common language" issue, too.
It would just help if it were sorted, that's all - and the fact that we can't understand each other stresses the fact... (btw I have no problem whatsoever with the reasons _why_ as spam can be a nightmare on boards and needs to be managed).
The message says "...we do not allow our users to post URLs in any form until they have posted at least 3 legitimate posts and have been with us for more than 1 days."
To me that means "From the 4th post and onwards (posted 3 legitimate posts) you can post url's providing your registration is more than a day old (been with us)".
From what's been said is seems that "been with us" actually means "since you first started posting".
If the rule is actually (as HinterWelt mentioned) "post more than 3 posts and be active for more than a day. Your first post to this thread was your fourth. Thus, you had not posted more than three posts" then that's a contradiction as the policy says "posted 3", not "MORE THAN" 3.
Therefore it really needs to be updated to reflect reality, that's all. ::shrugs::
You can take it up with Joe and Suzi if you would like any part of it changed.
I thought they saw this. OK, will do.
PS The lemonade's lovely.