I’m not sure if this belongs more in #ux or #community, but I’m curious what other community owners and community members think about having a forum default be the Latest view vs. the Categories view.
I feel like it’s a big assumption that every incoming user will be interested in every single category of discussion, which range from Visualizations to Modeling (programming stuff) to using an API, Security, administration, release notes, etc. There’s a bunch of different “Personas” that might come to the forum, and all of this stuff definitely does not interest every persona.
The categories view lets a user make an intentional choice of what they’re interested in, or what kind of question they want to ask:
But, the latest view is super compelling if you’re a true community member who wants to participate in all kinds of discussions or just keep your ear to the ground. How have you all decided to set your Discourse homepage up? Or any tips for making the “Latest” view less overwhelming (maybe with tagging or some other UX upgrade)?