When a HIT is submitted and not immediately approved or rejected, it is left in a pending state until further judgement is made by the requester. On the Dashboard and Status views, the Pending column displays the total number of individual HITs which the worker has completed but which have not been approved or rejected. Approval can be an automated process or a manual one, depending on the HIT and the requester's preferences, and the HIT may stay in the pending stay for up to 30 days. All pending HITs are auto-approved after 30 days. No payment is made on hits currently pending. Due to some Beta phase display glitches, workers often see negative amounts in the Pending column. This is normal, and the underlying data is correct even when the display is not.
The status of a topic, subtopic, or question entered into the FAQ system but not yet published. All questions added by contributors are automatically marked as pending. An administrator needs to review and publish the question before it appears in the FAQ search results.