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It used to be 20, later I think it was reduced to 5 which is why you may see both numbers mentioned. After that, you can post in most, but not all forums. A few forums have special posting rules which require more strict criteria, I don't have a list of those handy, but as an example, in the 9/11 forum you also have to meet these criteria:
originally posted by: Windows7
So I just joined this forum. I have to make 5 replies in order to make a thread? Or do I need 20 replies on a thread to leave the introduction forum?
Go to this link and fill in the fields there. First, you may want to read some other introductions here
originally posted by: psychotronics
How do I post in introductions?