and on a side note... I haven't gotten upgraded after 5 posts.....
I merged your posts... don't need two threads asking the same thing.
Regarding being upgraded, check the STICKY here... this is the Newbie Forum for a reason, as it's where we allow brief (often meaningless) posts/replies for Newbs that ask the same questions over and over because they don't know how to search.
That being said, we don't count posts in this section towards post count... so you could make 1000 posts here, and still have 0 posts until you type out longer, well-thoughtout replies in the other PS3 sections.
A reminder though: don't post useless dribble in the other areas, because we just mass-nuke the posts daily and ban repeat offenders... so it's best to just focus, take your time, and come up with 5 quality posts as defined here: http://www.ps3news.com/forums/post4-229975.html