Why don't my threads or posts show up in the Lounge?

I've started multiple threads and replied to multiple threads by others, yet the list of threads in the Lounge never changes.

The first post is about the Kissimme auction and shows ZERO replies. Click it and you find that there are actually 7 replies.

I made a thread about news articles I found and it's nowhere to be found in the list. If I search my previous posts, it shows up in my results.

What's the deal?
Hell, you could even move those pics over to the historical section. Given that they are about the plant being built and then shitting down production, it'd be cool to have them saved for viewing by others.

I'm not even sure if other people can see the thread(s) I posted about them?