The onboarding instructions directed me to post a message here.
What do I need to do to post a new topic in a another forum? The hover icon on the New Topic button is not allowed. Do I just have to wait until some amount of time has passed?
Welcome to the MongoDB Community @Mask_Hoski !
You should be able to start a new topic in any public category as long as it is not a product release or announcement category.
For some common starting points, please see What is on-topic for discussions and events?.