I've turned on moderation for new users - so they cannot post until i enable them.
a bit heavy handed - but its not like we are getting a lot of new (real) users - and it should stop most spam, which has been a problem recently on this version of vBulletin.

For legit new users, if you don't get access to post within a day so, then please ping me on the discord channel (link info in the right most tab).