The difference is that you were asking about mods providing feedback on reported posts, of which there are hundreds every week, whereas the current thread is about tutorial postings of which there are relatively few.
In this particular case we have had a number of PHP tutorials submitted at the same time, but lack moderators with the relevant level of PHP experience to peer review those tutorials. No disrespect to cwarn23, but DaniWeb has to be sure that every tutorial that gets official status is accurate/correct - which is where we are at right now, discussing the best way forward with these tutorials.
DaniWeb values the time taken in writing and submitting these tutorials, and certainly doesn't want the poster to feel this isn't the case. They have not been forgotten, and we are actively considering what happens next. Sorry it's taking so long... :(