You are smart enough to figure out the rest…
A non-zero cost for participation eliminates spam and makes this a friendly place for everyone with Ideas.
All you need to do is ‘Fab’ the ideas you love from 5 different topics to cross Level 1 and converse around ideas on 5 different topics to cross Level 2 before you can post new ideas or start new topics on Talkonomy.
Its a small cost to keep up the community spirit and help keep things clean.
P.S. :- If you are caught spamming, your account will be reset and will lose all privileges.