User-selectable default home view preference

I think @codinghorror has recommended it a few times elsewhere, but this setup has worked well for me:

  1. Make categories the default landing page
  2. Change the logo click so that it directs you to /latest (ref )
  3. Encourage active users who are comfortable with discourse to set as their bookmarked page for your forum in whatever browser they are using

Categories is the default home view for my forum, but with this setup I never really see it unless I seek it out. And yet it remains available and there by default for newcomers (or those who prefer the more traditional view).

It could still be a good idea to let users set this preference for themselves, but this is a very nice setup in the meantime, I think.