In order to make DJDiscourse more attractive it will get an alternate frontpage containing a few featured articles, the latest articles and probably a sidebar. I'd like to discuss the look and content of this page here.
What has to be on the page?
I suggest showing the 5-10 most recent Discourse discussions in the sidebar along with the 3-5 most recent "news"items in the big section. What else do we need? Any other ideas?
Which articles would you show featured?
Of course important news regarding DjDiscourse itself would be featured here but probably posting news around the DJ technology scene itself would be welcome. I sadly lack the time to write all news myself. We could repost interesting entries from other sites such as as djworx.com, djtechtools.com to make the job easier but there has to be someone dedicated to keep new stuff coming. Kind of like a news aggregator. @leslie @Tim_Velzy wouldn't this be something for you?
I can also imagine working with djworx somehow since there is no Skratchlounge anymore AFAIK. @happydan can you elaborate on this?
I really think this feature is essential to bring people to the forum.
Here's an example of the curated home plugin but I can customize it to our needs