New thread not showing up

I posted a thread last night in the Professional Mariner forum and when I submitted it said that your thread is awaiting approval and will not be viewable until approved by an administrator. It still has not shown up. Is this normal? I have been on many other forums and the new thread is viewable immediately after posting so I thought this was strange.

Our spam filter kicked into high gear recently and we’re not sure why. Makes for increased moderation, which can be burdensome at times.

Thanks for fixing it for me.