I just advised somebody to post here, but they replied that they got the following message:
Sorry, but only users granted special access can post topics in this forum.
However, I can post there, as can many other non-mods/nonFAs/non-TUs.
How do you get special access?
Is that person even logged in?
Well, you can't post anything anywhere if you're not logged in, so I'm thinking they were.
No harm in asking, but hopefully a FA will drop by with the offical line in the meantime.
Its possible for mods and admins to post new topics in that forum, but anybody is supposed to be able to reply. Are you sure he was trying to post a reply to that topic and not a new topic in the announcements forum?