The process is that once you create a tutorial draft, it will be in this anti-chamber where you can edit it, save, edit, save, etc.. until you are happy with it. At that point, you should send a PM to one of the editorial members (happygeek, Dani, ..?) to get it approved. If it's good they will publish it as a tutorial. Moderators do not have any special powers when it comes to those editorial articles, they cannot publish them, nor review / revise them before they get published. That's the process, unless things have changed since the last time I published one.
A few suggestions, perhaps it would be beneficial to automatically deliver an email so that as soon as a user ticks the 'final draft' box you automatically get an email.
Second, and far more pertinent, I think the moderators of that particular forum, should be allowed in the review process.
Tutorials are a different beast to snippets, they need to be of high quality and technically correct whilst written and formatted correctly.
For example, a c++ tutorial should be vetted by say mike. Of course, there are certain tutorials that cannot be vetted probably there are no moderators with such expertise, for example the last one I submitted.
In that case it is left up to the super mod's discertion (Dani & Happygeek)?
I think the moderators of that particular forum, should be allowed in the review process
Absolutely agree. More often than not I see a tutorial posted that I am in no position to be able to review as I simply don't know the subject matter well enough to determine if it is accurate/worthy/misleading etc etc.
I'd like a proper peer review process, and involving the mods makes perfect sense to me as the initial first line of that process; the ongoing review happens once it is published and the community use the comments system of course.
I think the moderators of that particular forum, should be allowed in the review process.
As far as I know a moderator is not specific to any particular forum. I have moderator "powers" in all forums. I just choose to exercise them in forums that interest me or that I feel I have expertise in.
I agree that moderators should have access to the editorial articles before they are published and there should be some review process that allows the author or Davey/Dani to ask specific moderators to take a look at the article before it gets approved.