No, we have an automod system set up so that all new members have to be manually approved for their first few posts.
Unfortunately, while it works great in helping us keep out spambots (and live spammers), a few of the ad/mods got in the habit of being the ones to check every day; and for one or another reason we few have all been absent or rarely on forum for the past few weeks.
So now that I’m well enough to post a little (though with a recently injured finger, so not a lot), I went to check the posts pending approval and found a number from new members who didn’t get approved because Cindy and I and Alex have been out.
Sorry about that. Not your fault at all, totally an ad/mod failure.