There are 2 different user groups here at LearnReason.com.
1. LR Member which is 0-99 posts/messages. These members do not have access to the Tutorial Forum, Pro Mixing Forum, or Free Stuff Forum. At 100 posts you will be upgraded for free.
2. Reason User+ Paid upgrade $19.99 that opens the site up to you. One payment no need to renew you are a member for life.
It's easy to upgrade and this helps me keep this website going and keep spammers away.
To upgrade go to Account Upgrades after you have become a Registered member then upgrade. The image below shows you how.