We haven't made a site post in a while, so I thought this would be a good enough excuse. I've been getting a relatively high amount of messages lately asking "Why hasn't my story been approved?" or some other similar question. Well, the answer is simple: We haven't gotten around to approving it yet.
A few months ago I wrote this post about how our story approval process works. I suggest you give it a good peeping if you're curious. We don't have all the time in the world to sit down and just click on stories to approve them. It's a very tedious and time consuming job for almost no reward. Every time we bring someone on to help with it they inevitably get fed up and stop doing it eventually (we are NOT looking for help approving stories! any requests will be ignored). Me and Wanderer D usually do the bulk of approval these days, and if one of us doesn't feel like doing it, stories don't get approved, unfortunately.
Basically, we're sorry if your story hasn't been approved yet. I do try my best to keep the stories flowing, but some days I just don't feel like doing it or don't have time to do it. The other moderators do the best they can as well. PMing or emailing us to ask whether your story has been approved yet unfortunately won't speed up the process!