We have been getting quite a few new users lately and I'm very excited about that. I just want to remind new users that your first post has to be approved by a moderator. When you click submit on that first post it goes into a moderation queue that we need to check. After that first post is approved you are free to post without moderation.
Don't get discouraged if your post doesn't come up right away, it just means that nobody has checked the moderation queue recently.
Note to other moderators: Do you know where the moderation queue is? If not, then I should probably tell you.
On the front page there is a link in the upper right or left (depending on your theme) under the time stamps called Moderator Control Panel. Clicking on this should show you the Latest 5 posts waiting for approval. Most of the time it says None. If there is something there then you should look at it and make sure it isn't spam. If you feel comfortable that it isn't a spammer then Approve the post.