I'm having the same issue. I don't know about anybody else, but it happens on Microsoft Edge. Yet if I switch to Internet Explorer, I have no issues posting a new comment, replying or liking a comment.
Thanks for the reply, it's something that felt strange more than annoying, and I just thought I raise the issue here. I started wondering if James Cameron's harsh words about Oculus Rift, had earn him a ban here on GS. Hopefully the move away from Livefyre in the future will improve the system.
I don't know whether this is something that seems to be giving anybody else grief here on GS but, it seems a lot lately when I leave a comment I keep getting a pending marker on my message. I don't use any bad language in my posts and can understand why GS want to clamp down on this. Even though it does seem a little hypocritical when I've heard a number of staff swear in videos, but that's another matter.
Earlier today I left the below comment on this article http://www.gamespot.com/articles/valve-and-htc-reveal-vive-vr-headset/1100-6425606/:
"3D for movies doesn't work using the same image twice, a 3D camera has two separate lenses which each capture the image from a slightly different angle just as the human eyes do. This has always been the system for producing 3D."
I also initially wanted to add this to the end of the comment: "Do a search for the "Fusion Camera System", developed by James Cameron and Vince Pace, and used to film Avatar, Hugo and Life of Pi. You can clearly see that the camera has two separate lenses." But it came up as pending.
Only upon deleting the second paragraph was I allowed to post this comment without a pending message. I can't understand why this was considered a pending message, yet someone the other day posted a message using a term for a female dog in their comment and it was cleared for posting. The commenter even jokingly questioned how this word was allowed to get past the moderation.
I had a comment recently that also had a pending message, but for the life of me I not could figure out what it was that was being flagged as inappropriate (no bad language, not aggressive in nature etc.) and so just left it to get deleted. It would be nice if a comment it listed as pending if we could get a reason for the it to being flagged, because at the moment it seems like completely harmless comments are being flagged for no reason what so ever.