Here is my proposal:
- Login: displays user info and server status
- Upcoming Events: self-explanatory
- HoloNet Feed (collapsible): features newest threads in HoloNet Transmissions and The Contractor's Board
- Looking For Interest (collapsible): features the newest threads in Brainstorm and Planning and The Classifieds.
- Latest Threads (collapsible): features replies to all threads.
The three most notable changes are (1) the condensing and combining of the HoloNet and Contractor's board, to make room for (2) Interest Checks and The Classifieds, while (3) removing Latest Journals to bring down the overall side bar module count from six to five.
As Lord Adsum mentioned in the aforementioned thread, I believe the HoloNet Transmissions, Contractor's Board, Brainstorm and Planning, and Interest checks are time sensitive. HoloNet Transmissions and the Contractor's Board are framed through the in-character/in-universe HoloNet, hence my reasoning for combining them under the appropriately named module. Likewise, Interest Checks and Classifieds are there to garner support, but don't necessarily have time to receive the attention/exposure they need amidst a slew of replies that are featured in the catch-all Latest Threads module.
As a starting point, we will be voting on my proposal. If further discussion is required, then we will have that discussion. Once again, keep in mind that these changes are designed to continuously improve the overall browsing experience on the EBHawk. Not everyone will share the same preferences/interests as you do, and it is important to understand that there needs to be give and take, and compromise from everyone. So, be nice.