but I understand you didn't know that page existed, as you are a new member.
if on day you want to "notify" (no need to send a pm) someone, even a moderator or admin, you can add a @ in front of the username. that user will receive a notification with a link to your message.
isn't there enough interesting subject to participate to instead of spamming? you registered to a forum you don't have any interest with?
10 post is not a lot, there are plenty of things you can say legitimately.
Also, why would you need to PM a mod on first day? can't it be asked in public? if you want to be contacted in PM, you can ask on a moderator's profile (like here) to contact you.
"The forum requires me to spam up the forum with 10 posts before it will designate me as not being a spammer. "
Blame the previous people who abused of our community to spam their advertised products, or posted gore images just for fun.