Yeah, the timer is a different issue. There is a timer that tries to prevent you posting multiple posts inside of 30 seconds. This is to attempt to combat accidental double-posting.
New members, when posting links, photos, etc, the posts are automatically put in the queue for moderation. This is to aid us in defending against spammers. Once your post is submitted, it's then up to the site staff to review and approve or decline the post once they verify it's a legitmate post and not just a bunch of spam or something.
once you've established yourself here this is no longer necessary and your posts are automatically published.
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