Hi y’all - sorry I missed this post.
When I created the ZDA category, I set it with strict comment settings that required mod-approval for each comment. I changed it to regular comment settings later that day. I followed @Shawn 's suggestion and simply updated the ZDA category description with clearer comment guidelines.
“This category is for ZDA-related interoperability projects. ZDA members and ECC will post updates to their specific projects and initiatives here. Comments should stay on that topic. For more general interoperability conversations, the Community Collaborations or Community Collaborations x Protocol categories are better forums.”
Hope this helps!