Originally Posted by Cryon
If you are a new user your first few posts will be auto flagged for moderation.
To the best of my knowledge, posts from new users are not auto flagged for moderation. For one thing, that would place a great burden on the moderators here. For another, the vast majority of new users are not spammers, so I don't think auto flagging their posts would be a very effective anti-spam measure, and in the long run would do more harm than good.
There is a fine line between relaxing the spam filters and opening the flood gates to unwanted posts and thereby making these forums unusable. From my perspective, making users wait up to a few hours for their posts to be visible is a small price to pay to keep these forums viable.