Established Members
An Established Member is a member whose account is over 7 days old and has at least 10 posts.

These members have elevated permissions and can access certain features and areas of the forum that are not accessible to newer members. The main reason for this is to reduce spam by catching the bots/spammers before they are able to do damage (post links, send PMs/e-mails, etc...).

Becoming an Established Member is completely automated and requires no interaction on your part, just meet the requirements and the next time the scheduled job runs (every 20 minutes) you will be upgraded.