We've had a influx of new members and some confusion when their first post needed to be approved by moderators, so I made this thread to explain it. The reason why this policy exists is it's meant to be spam prevention. Spammers don't hang around, they start a new thread and then leave. So, the policy that all new members must have their first post approved by a mod. This is accomplished by the default group new members are assigned to requiring moderation on all posts. After one approved post, the software moves the member to a new group where post approval is not needed. Rarely, the software doesn't assign the poster to the new group and so those rare posters continue to need approval. I've looked into it but cannot discover why the software fails in that way, so if this happens to you, message me and I will fix it manually.