tl;dr – Our Discourse user base would like a individual user level toggle to hide the static content when the “Show subcategory list above topics in this category” checkbox at /c/[categoryname]/edit/settings is checked and the Subcategory List Style is “Boxes”.
Our Discourse forum currently has 25 public groups that users can join and many of them join 10+ groups. Based on the way we have our top-level Groups category configured to display subcategories for each group, there’s a lot of static content above where the dynamic Topic list starts.
Some users grow tired of scrolling past all the group subcategory boxes until they get to the dynamic Latest style view for the category, especially on mobile. In other words, they just want to see all the subcategory content mixed together right away and don’t want to see the pretty boxes displayed.
I created this quick Loom video to explain my preferred solution for a new user-level preference to handle the combination of options at /c/[categoryname]/edit/settings > Appearance > Show subcategory list above topics in this category > Subcategory List Style.
In general, I’m all for letting users temporarily or permanently toggle on/off static content on a page.