I think I have finally fixed the annoying "Post Needs Approval" issue that our trusted members have faced for the past couple years.

I made some changes a few days ago and haven't seen it happen since. Happy posting!

In case any geeks are interested:
I created a new user group called Newbies
New users go to that group instead of our regular Registered group
The moderation software only watches the Newbies group
After 10 posts Newbies are automatically promoted to the Registered group

Sounds simple but the key was realizing I could have that plugin only monitor one group.