First, for those who haven't gotten a response in two or more weeks, really sorry about that. I manually updated the donations for the last month, so any statuses that weren't updated should be now. If you made a donation and still haven't seen any change, please send me a PM right away, so I can review our records.
Same here, it always did that to me, but I read that it had been fixed for most people...
It still does work automatically for many people. I'm still clueless as to why some people have been getting approved and yet others are pending approval. I had thought it was the verification process at first, but I've seen pending requests for both verified and unverified accounts. Ever since PayPal updated their UI, it's been playing a bit of havoc with our plug-ins. We did get most of the problems smoothed over, but there's just still these few that don't get approved right away.
Also, just to reiterate, if you made a donation payment, even if it gives you that "INVALID" message or you don't see an immediate change, it is 99% certain that the donation has been received. On some accounts where the payment was made but not verified, it can take 3-7 business days for PayPal to process it properly and for it to report through our system.
Please continue to send e-mails if your status does not change within 7 days of the payment being made.