On the 15th of December 2018, we were removing restrictions for lower ranks in the chat, as we thought it won't cause any issues, and that also newcomers to our community should have the opportunity to chat with other users in the chat. Most of the time it worked really fine, and the chat was being more alive than ever before, but we were also repeatedly having problems with users that just felt like causing trouble and being mean to others 🙁. I'm really sorry to say that, but because of this, we had to add the limitations back 🙁. We didn't have much control over who is allowed to post to the chat, because if we banned any user, it was really easy to just create a new account, and start causing trouble again. So from now on, we're limiting the minimum rank for posting to the chat, and it is 'Advanced'. It means you'll have to rank up at least once to be able to participate 🙁. But no worries, it's really easy to rank up by sharing meaningful content to BraceletBook, and maybe it will encourage even more users to post new patterns, and photos of their bracelets 🙂.
I really hope this all will make sense to you, and that you'll understand it. It really wasn't an easy decision, but after some time it just seemed it's inevitable 🙁.