When I want to "Follow" and/or "Reply" a thread

Hiya, people! =D
I begin this topic because I am worried about when I want to “Follow” and/or “Reply” a thread, I encounter those options MISSING into the thread I want to reply.
One example is this one: https://www.halowaypoint.com/en-us/forums/214f1c07d8014b7ea4701c11772fde51/topics/unsc-plan-for-flood/58366acc-b7fe-4c42-ad3f-b1abb7ea2b2a/posts
Perhaps, I have not reached the proper Rank or something. ^^;
I hope you will help me to clarify this issue for me, as I definitely want to take part on the thread located in the link above.
See you around!;D

That thread happens to be in the News forum which has been locked down by the admins, you can’t create new threads or reply to any topics there unless you are either a moderator or an admin

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> That thread happens to be in the News forum which has been locked down by the admins, you can’t create new threads or reply to any topics there unless you are either a moderator or an admin

Just as I thought! C= I know about this privilege stuff in a forum, yet I forgot about it in this one. ^^; Thanks for making it clear for me. ;D