Before I begin, I want to say that I have been able to find a wealth of information in regards to other issues I have had with my WordPress installation in the forums so thanks to all of you who contribute.
However, I have been over every post I could find in regards to the "Submit for Review" button "eating" posts and frankly, I'm at my wits' end on how to solve this problem.
I can see that the posts are floating in limbo somewhere when I log in as Admin and go to the edit posts page. The "All" count is significantly higher than the "Published" count because of the test posts I have been creating as I have been troubleshooting this issue and yet nothing I do allows me to edit or even view the submitted posts.
Points to keep in mind in regards to the troubleshooting I have done so far:
Logging into my test contributor account and submitting a post yields a "Post Published" message instead of submitted.
While I am hosted by Yahoo, the WordPress install I have is done correctly, meaning I did not use the "One touch" install I've seen so many people having issues with.
I have uninstalled and verified each of my plugins, starting from a bare bones set up to try and correct the issue.
I also cannot future date posts but at this time, this is not a concern unless of course the issue is related.
Comments submitted for review are functioning properly.
We are currently running 2.7.
I have scoured the forums before making this post. If anyone can assist me on this issue, I would be very grateful.