This is a temporary restriction applied to all new members. It will disappear after a while unless you post spam.
It's part of our multi-layered spam fighting system, some within the forum itself and some on the physical. hard drive that is our sever.
We have very little spam here that gets to where it displays in a public thread, and this is a small but significant part of the reason we aren't overrun by spammers and scammers. It is a small insignificant restriction for new members but it doesn't last long.
New advertising option:
A review of your product or service posted by a Sterling Sky employee. This will also be shared on the Sterling Sky & LSF Twitter accounts, our Facebook group, LinkedIn, and both newsletters.