If this works than a buglet that was screwing up the date/time information will be resolved.
The submit page now requires you to be logged in order to submit an article. If you see this than we'll know it works completely. The only thing left is to figure out if anything can be forged. That'll require learning more about how the session variables work and other security features. It'll never be completely secure but it should be good enough for a web form. It's a learning experience either way.
The only problem is that no functions are tied to admin mode except logout. Still that's something I suppose.