I had some trouble posting my first ever message in the E24 section. I was trying to create a new thread about my E24 with a poll. I typed the message and clicked submit, which took me to the poll creation page. I filled that out and clicked submit again. I was then redirected back to the E24 forum but my post was nowhere to be found. I thought perhaps there was some glitch so I tried to post a new thread again but I was denied because it was a duplicate of one I had submitted in the previous 5 minutes. I thought maybe the poll creation was tripping me up so I started a new thread without any poll. After I successfully submitted the message I learned that my post was being held for moderator approval. I think holding all new threads for moderator approval is a bad move. It will certainly limit my interest in active discussion here on this forum. If you guys are having trouble with spammers or hostile behavior there are other ways of dealing with it. You can require a CAPTCHA for registration and you can have moderators deal with rules violations as necessary. I don't think BMWCCA can make a valid argument that there isn't enough manpower to effectively manage this forum, especially since BMWCCA has a HUGE member base of potential moderators and most forum software allows users to report posts that need moderator attention. BMWCCA has lost a lot of ground to other more established web forums that cater to BMW owners. BMWCCA could become the premier discussion forum for BMW owners and BMWCCA members alike, but issues like this will likely severely inhibit whatever potential it has.