What of this might be sidebar material:
At least the FAQ link? Other parts of the link. Yes, there is a FAQ link on the footer, but sidebar repeating would not hurt. Help pages are very good, or have been so for me. But that gets into the browser's menu, not the community pages.
Your first very few posts do have to be reviewed, and then no more of them do. During the week this isn't much of a problem, because it's usually handled in a few minutes to an hour. Sometimes on the weekend the delay is greater.
Without user pre-clearance, the forum was being flooded by up to hundreds of commercial spam posts daily. These took an unreasonable time investment for us, the volunteer moderators, to remove. We are always discussing better ways to handle this, and we understand your frustration. We anticipate a move to a better platform, which may open more options to us.