If we are going to have the Categories be the default landing page for newcomers, I thought I’d try re-ordering it into something that had some logic to it.
I put Site Feedback first because with the recent change-over, things are going to be in flux, and I think making input and feedback a priority makes sense. Once we have things better worked out, we can lower the priority of this category.
My personal biases reflected: I put “General Discussions” and “Newbie” up in front for the following reasons:
One of the big advantages of this site over StackOverflow is that we can actually have opinionated discussions! This seems like an important differentiation, worth emphasizing to me. Your thoughts? General also has popular threads like “What I did/drew today”.
A lot of people coming here (that we hope will come back) will be newcomers. So a place for newcomer questions should probably be pretty high up, yes?
Next I thought it would be good to emphasize the games that people can check out and try out, or other activities like contests.
After that, I went for the core dev topics. For some reason they were kind of scattered, and it makes much more sense to group them together as a block.
Then wiki/tutorials kind of things.
Last: lounge, misc, chit chat, etc.
Moving in the right direction?