John, no not for OMSA members. I see that your signature is indicating you are an OMSA member, and that is excellent. However, you have to realize that on the old Forum there was no name registration required, only a valid email address. Since we have carried over all the userids from the old Forum, it has unfortunately not been possible to correctly identify all OMSA members, such as yourself, up front. I will update your status to OMSA member and there will be no moderation of your posts in the future.
Unfortunately, we had to introduce the moderation step to prevent spammers form flooding the forum. This is hopefully a temporary measure. Sorry that you were hit by this measure. It should be corrected now. You may have to log out and in again for this to take effect.