On mobile, the home page is a single column with the latest posts for each category shown right below the category. As a result, the only posts you see without scrolling are the most recent #welcome posts, even when those posts are really old. This gives the impression that there’s way less activity than there really is. For example, my welcome post from May 29th was the most recent post a visitor on mobile would see without scrolling down.
I propose we put a different category at the top. #clear-the-path and #announcements are probably the best choices. I’m inclined towards #announcements, since I don’t want to push either it or #welcome down to the 3rd slot.
Separately, I think we should swap #clear-the-path and #feedback-support. I think of #clear-the-path as more of an internal-but-public discussion area, where we talk through issues that we’re actually working on and the outcome will directly affect our next actions. I think of #feedback-support as a public feedback form, where we also have the ability to follow up if needed. Topics like Projects that might be overlapping and Adjust the match base to 1¢? straddle the line between the two.
Newcomers to the forum are more likely to post in the higher category. I think I’d rather err on the side of directing them to #feedback-support.