I think another algorithm should be used to choose who gets to post their stuff in the workshop. Continue to take time and number of critiques / posts into account, but make it so that one can make up for their failure to meet one condition by overachieving in another (like passing by extra-credit). For example, I've been here under a week but I have far more than two critiques and I'm nearing 50 posts. I love posting and giving advice and I think this should show my legitimacy, rather than having to wait another week. Just an idea. An example formula you could use would be (no. of valid critiques) * (no. posts) * (time on the forum in days) = some number.