Since I'm pretty new at this, I first made it private and played around with the buttons to see what each did (e.g., how are remove and delete different?).
I then added some people and they could post normally and their posts would appear immediately. Once I figured things out better, I went public.
Now, however, I'm getting reports from people that their posts do not show on the reddit's homepage, although the post permalink showed nothing wrong.
Here is a live example: I now approved his post.
The kicker is that when I, with my mod access, click on the post permalink, I see the post is marked as "[removed]", with two buttons: "approve link" and "confirm link removal."
When a mod removes a post, it is shown as "[removed by xyz]". I thus assumed that the author self-deleted his post -- but he didn't.
The only place where I could discover his post is in the Spam page (
What's going on? Did I fumble with permissions? Is this by design? If so, is there some way to disable this "approval" process?