Sorry to bump an old thread but has this been solved? Is it truly 50 posts before the 2 PM limit is lifted? I looked through the rules and searched (how I found this thread) but I havent found a definitive answer.
Sorry, somehow I missed your reply. If this was the case then someone has to check the quality of posts as well, not just go by the the number of posts. And to be sure people are not using it for the marketplace do not allow PM's at all before the magic 50-post threshold is reached.
Also in my case, I first have to buy some top of the line gear before I can make any meaningful contributions to the community.