Please do not post the same thing multiple times. The board software automatically flags certain posts as needing moderator attention. This happens the most often for new users. I'm pretty sure this is made clear at the time you attempt to post. Posting the same thing over and over again just makes that many more posts the moderators have to weed through later. This makes us sad. Don't make us sad. If your post/thread doesn't appear, just wait a while. Don't post it again. If it hasn't shown up by the next day, then you can try again. I normally go through posts in the mornings, and try to check a few times throughout the day, but I'm not here 24/7. There will typically be a significant delay before posts are approved. Just be patient.
I keep answering similar questions with similar answers, so I'm trying to put this stuff in one place. I'll just start referring people to this thread. Please feel free to offer comments or suggestions, and I'll make corrections where appropriate. I'm open to debate on anything mentioned here, but this is what I do, it works well for me, and is drawn from the advice of significantly more-experienced coders.
You can just scroll down and start reading, but the core of this thread involves these three posts: