Sometimes the servers go down for maintenance! They'll be back soon!

And contrary to popular belief, a high post count does not mean shit. In fact, trying to get a high post count through pointless posts will get you in trouble. Just post on threads you're interested in and with time your post count will go up. Many people are very respected by the community and have a low post count!
As Jim said, rather be safe than sorry. If you try to get your post count really high, you will probably get infracted for a lot of useless comments. Your post count will raise naturally as you become more active.
It's possible that your belt is too high/low for the server, if you're joining a beginner server, try joining one of the intermediate servers.
Last edited by fighter13; Nov 23, 2011 at 04:23 AM. Reason: grammar derp