If you can log in to Switchboard but not do anything else, and you see this at the top of the page, you're pending approval!

This means a steward for your community needs to approve you before you can make posts and comments on the Switchboard.

Most stewards approve new members within a couple days, but they may not always know who you are. If you are waiting to be approved, you can message them using the "Contact Your Steward" link at the bottom of the page:

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