I have just made a post about a free Windows 7 trial download, but when I clicked submit thread it said it went in to the moderation queue. Will my post appear soon? It wasn't spam, but a link to a Microsoft official download page.
Some posts get put in to this queue if they are flagged as possible spam by the forum software (this happens for only a very very small portion of new posts and generally for users with only a couple of posts). This way most forum spam is caught straight away and the handful of legitimate posts caught in the process can be added within a short space of time by myself or one of the other mods.
I've clicked approve on your new thread already so it only took a few mins in this case