We will be experimenting with a new look for the home page. In the past when you visited NPN you would see the Categories view, which you can still access here! Now, you will instead see the Latest view which shows you the latest activity on the site from all categories.
You can get back to the Categories view at any time by clicking the Categories button in the Nav bar:
There are several reasons for trying this out:
- The static Categories view is BORING. There are no images and the latest list on the right only shows the topic title with no image.
- The category view is dated and unnecessary to see all the time.
- It gives new users something much more visually appealing to look at and is much less overwhelming than a huge list of categories.
- It shows you topics from all categories so you see more than just the main categories you are interested in and could create more conversations in less popular categories.
Please give the new view a try, if you don’t like it then it’s easy to switch back. Just go to your Interface Preferences and change the setting for ‘Default Home Page’ back to Categories and click Save Changes at the bottom. Notice you also have the option for New or Unread as well if you prefer those.
You do not need to go to the proper category before posting an image either. From the main page just click the New Topic or Image button:
The composer will pop up and you will see a field that says ‘select category…’, click on this and select the category you want to post to. When you click on this you can also search for the category by simply typing the category’s name.