Honestly I've started turning to different food mods at this point, Harvestcraft seems to so often cause server crashes and mod conflicts that it almost outweighs what a great mod it is imo. I hope they make it a bit more compatible in newer updates of the mod.
I made a new modpack early yesterday and it has been awaiting approval for over 20 hours now. It doesn't even appear publicly yet because the status is still set to "New". Within this long window I've been able to update my pack a couple times, so there are no shortage of files to show that its active. These things used to take around 2 hours tops for other things I've made, what gives?
Is there a moderator shortage or something, or perhaps a new processing requirement I'm not aware of?