Originally Posted by Dewey
Is there any way to customize the look of the home page?
The previous site was addictive because one click (bookmark for new posts, I think it was) and the screen was full of new activity. Forums I did not read were excluded in a preference somewhere.
On the current site, I have to scroll below the fold - every time - to see the recent activity. Above the fold does not change much, if at all, and it takes too much time to load more than the first so many threads. Meanwhile everything abve the fold pretty much doesn't change. To get the same amount of stimulating new information, I need to wait much longer and click and scroll a whole lot more.
Really, I don't need to see a summary of my year-old private messages, or that picture of jefferyd (though i am a Big Fan) every time I hit the home page. So it seems like the new site discourages checking in every so many hours. (Maybe that's the plan, haha). I'm sure no one gives a damn how often I check in, but I thought it might be constructive to report that, though I've tried, the new site still does not do it for me the way the old site did. If I am Doing It Wrong, it's not at all easy to see how to change that.
Good luck men, and thanks for reading my whine.
You can go to your settings, and turn off the carousel, if you wish. That will bring stuff up above the fold.
We are using the featured section to highlight special "columns". Once the word press blog is in place, we will probably feature things, changing them frequently, as they crop up on the blog. The blog will have an automatic RSS feed into the appropriate forums, so that MC content will be integrated with, say, MC, while, at the same time, it is kept in a more easily navigated, and presented in a more attractive manner, should you decide to browse the blog itself. Lots of work, and some expense, but I hope that it will give high quality content like Jeffrey and Depos' "columns" a lot of exposure, while keeping the free rolling feel of the forum (i.e. the propensity for threaks) alive and well.
It's late. I hope that that made sense.