All new members' first few posts must be individually approved by moderators before they appear on the board if they include links (even links that are in quotes from other posts). This is done automatically by our software.
The reason for this procedure is that we have had some severe problems with spammers. This has helped us a lot in that respect, but unfortunately means that sometimes new members may have to wait before their posts appear.
Already we are boldly launched upon the deep; but soon we shall be lost in its unshored, harbourless immensities. - - H. Melville, 1851.
Happily retired since 2009, at age 61. Best years of my life by far!