Ah – I did not have that check box marked for comments needing approval. BUT I believe the problem I’ve been having is due to the Comment Moderation if it contains links! We use links a lot so this is likely the culprit.
Thanks joyridek9! After the recent bbpress and wordpress update I started experiencing this problem. Looks like some settings were reset. Mine were set to moderate if it contained two links or more. Set this number to 0 and poof, problem solved.
(It should be noted that I have a protected forum hidden with bbgroups. If you have a public facing forum, setting this to zero could increase spam posts so tread carefully.)
Sorry to necro this thread, but just wanted to say that this issue is still occurring in 2019, but copy/pasting “content-search.php” into it’s own bbpress directory in your theme as described above will resolve the issue. Easy fix, thanks!