Message for Brian "Safewater"
The reason that you haven't been able to post messages is that your registration has not been confirmed.
When you register on the RIBnet forums, an email is sent to you with a link that you need to click on to confirm receipt. Once you have confirmed that the email address you gave is valid, then you can start to post.
The problem is that email to your hotmail address is bouncing (hence my reply here -- it's the only way I can reach you!), so you won't have received the confirmation email . . .
Anyway, I have manually confirmed your registration so you should be able to post now. Drop me a line when you've got your email working again!