In order to control spam, this forum automatically puts the first posting from every user into the moderation queue for approval before it appears live on the forum. This provides a hurdle for those human registrants that want to spam and don't otherwise know anything about Lisp. Once you have been moderated successfully, your user account will have moderation turned off and you will be allowed to post unmoderated. I generally review the moderation queue every 24 - 48 hours and will approve postings appropriately. If you are a first-time poster and your first post does not immediately appear in the forums, rest-assured that it's sitting in the queue and will be dealt with in time. Please DO NOT repost the same posting multiple times; it just clogs up the moderation queue and forces me to reject all the duplicates. You should receive an email from the forum when your post is approved, sent to the address associated with your account. At that point, other users will be able to see your initial post, create replies, etc., and you'll be able to post at will.
Thanks for your patience. The new set of controls have basically stopped the spam problem completely on the forums, which is best for everybody.