It can not be overstated; most sites DO NOT Moderate, they DELAY publication to AVOID paying.
That is the lie of Moderation.
The Owner and his Shills are NOT moderated, ever. They can publish their garbage every minute on the minute.
When you log on, take a look at the list of crap on the left. Read names. Note; the same names. Over and again.
You submitted yesterday afternoon. Your item is STILL pending.
But every minute this ‘top writer’ or that one publishes.
Did you look at their work?
Is it one clumsy semi-literate paragraph? Cheap picture? Boring repetitious rubbish?
Why are they top writers who can publish every minute?
They are the Owners/Shills.