Upload of files by a new user

Hi, I am a new user, and have started a topic few days ago. Answering some questions by another user, I tried to upload two figures, but was told that as a “new user” I could not upload a file. I have two questions.
(i) Why?
(ii) When will I become a normal user, allowed to upload files?

Best regards.

To prevent spam.

See the Discourse blog:

If you need to provide files before you have achieved normal member status, upload to Google Drive (or something else) and provide a link.

Thank you for the info, I will have to learn …