Hi, TheSwift, and welcome to the forums.
Your post having to wait for approval had nothing to do with you being a new member, and everything to do with the forum software being on its last legs, I'm afraid. You're not alone - see this thread for further explanation: http://www.sitepoint.com/forums/showthread.php?1214642-Approved-posts
I think if a post is auto-modded, approved, then edited, it gets auto-modded again. Sorry. I know it's a pain, but we shouldn't have to put up with it for much longer (and I've approved your post again).