After receiving some feedback that I agreed with today from a long-time member (@afro), I’ve changed the homepage so it shows the category list and the latest posts, rather than just displaying a long list of new posts.
The rationale, or feedback was that new members coming to the site wouldn’t be able to easily ascertain what the breadth of discussion is across the community. It’s all well and good seeing 30 or so of the latest posts, but that doesn’t do a good job of letting new members know that we have sections dedicated to help & advice, classified ads, ride-outs, racing, etc.
Hopefully this makes it clearer to prospective/new (and existing, who may have forgotten!) members what exactly LB has on offer - which is a rich 18 year history of posts across all the different aspects of biking. There’s a wealth of advice available in there (which hopefully the new search feature makes a lot easier to find!)
Sorry if some folks find this a little jarring. We’re still finding out way with the new forum, though I’m stoked that we have so much room for customisation.