Eh...it's certainly not without need.
Ancient days ago (like...6-8 months), in the before times, were mighty servants of evil flooding the hearts and eyes of innocents with their foul deed and idea. Evil itself invaded with cruel laughter and the wish to turn the heart of good people to black. Were it not for the mighty moderatorian race and their leaders the adminights standing in the breach for the powerless masses, all would have been lost and laid to burnination.
Basically, I lot of bots, spammers, trolls, ETC were signing up and posting dirty images and such to the forums (as well as sending PM's). It got so bad last year CCGR enacted the new account protocols and such.
So yeah...It stinks you canna PM and such, but you'll be able to relatively soon. ^_^ I think you get all the privileges at once, as soon as you hit the right level.