In the design team we discussed, that the forum needs to have a better startpage and categories should be shown there by default.
At the moment we have just 4 categories:
+ the location categories: continents->countries->regions->cities
Looks a bit boring, or? And i mostly have problems where to start a new topic....
To have a bit more structure here i would like to have some more categories.
I would have at least a "brainstorm / suggestion / new features /etc" category, a "new member introduction" is also never wrong. Also more travel related like "travel advices" "travel partner" etc.
A first rough draft what i have basically in mind you can see in the gallery