Originally Posted by lukeoftheaura
Hi, I'm relatively new to the forum, and whenever I post, it asks me to wait for a moderator to approve my post before it is posted.
I know why you do this to stop spam, but it can be a little annoying making a reply to someone's post in a thread then once it's approved the post you were replying to is pages back in the thread. Also, it only seems to happen half the time.
You're past the spam queue on your account, so it shouldn't be an issue moving forward.
The queue itself is cleared out a few times per day on average. It also catches almost all of the spam.
Statistically, each day has around 20 items in the queue. It's not a huge number to oversee.
What's more, before the queue was put in place some years ago, we were getting closer to 100 spam posts per day, so its very existence over time has had the additional effect of causing spam houses to look elsewhere.
So, while it can be frustrating, it's the most effective tool we can utilize.