i think it is due to a spam flood a day or two ago
A much smarter idea IMHO would be to limit new threads 2 per day or something per user
There was a big spam attack on this board a couple of days ago. Presumably this is to block it.
My bad as i should have checked the Announcement at the top of the page.
Announcement:Full Moderation in Effect
We have been forced to place full moderation of all posts in effect for now. Unfortunately, we've been hit with a major SPAM event by some inconsiderate individuals promoting live streaming sports events. We are working on additional safeguards to reduce these intrusions. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this causes and will work to bring things back to normal as quickly as possible
by Sonny (January 28, 2013)