Restricted Access is for anyone below the age of 13. The previous COPPA ironically caused TMI to be sent, so Restricted Access users will only have access to forum features that can be readily moderated. All profile fields where PII can be added are restricted. Effectively this means avatars. flair, contacts, projects, interests, location, signatures, gender, and anything else will be restricted until the age of 13. PMs are also blocked.
This is a measure to prevent underage users from posting PII, or using the forum in any way that is not immediately visible to all staff to take any action as necessary.
When a user turns 13 they will have regular access.