I am new to this forum and therefore fall under the "first-10-postings-have-to-be-approved" rule. This rule causes a delay for postings to be visible from up to 5 days. The rule itself is sensible in order to prevent spam. Just look at some of the unmoderated groups in the Internet (shudder!). Still, this delay may put off some people.
A side effect of this delay is that a posting may not be "visible" to others. Just have a look at my posting in the "Learning Latin"-board in the thread "In umeros imponit". I posted it after six previous messages. However, because of the delay it was not put online until several other postings had been made. And when it finally made it to the board, it could not be noticed because it was sorted into the heap of postings according to the date I mailed it. So, it never achieved "LAST POST"-status at the "front" of the forum. That way it could easily be overlooked.
Do not get my wrong. I am really thankful to everyone (thank you, Jeff!!!) who is willing to do the job of weeding out the spam. Still, there is the problem of the delay.
PS: Dum spiro, spero.
Sperate miseri, cavete felices.