In the past, to post pics in personal album the forum admin approval was needed, now I give right to all, you can approve your own. I think what it did was placed your pictures in a hidden bucket until it got the forum admin approval, I've never saw it til today when I went to moderation mode. I don't think we had this issue in the past.
Try it, if you don't see your pics then select "moderation" mode.
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