I figured out the problem. While I am able to respond to current threads, any new threads I create are needing to be sent to a moderator (Jose), because my IP address is tagged as a spam producer. The spam statistics on the forum home page at the bottom is showing 3 spammy. I am pretty sure all three of those are mine. Jose just needs to approve my new thread is all and until he does that spam detector is preventing me from creating a new thread.