Post don't show in sub-blog loop

WPMU 3 + buddyPress latest

Autoblogged posts don't show in the home page loop on the main blog and but manually created posts show without an issue. I checked the post type and they identical and everything else seems common as well. I'm using a custom theme and I reviewed the function.php and it doesn't seem to be restricting on post type

The odd thing is when I attempt to delete the manually created test posts, the Protect Pages plugin disallows the deletion, apparently thinking these manual test posts are flagged as pages maybe?? this could somewhat explain them showing in the loop but regular posts are not. I can delete AutoBlogged posts no problem.

so any quick help would be appreciated