I believe this has been brought up already, but I couldn't find it- Can simple filters be added to "What's New"? I don't think these should be user configurable, because people will block whole sections of the site; that will be counterproductive to the goal of users getting a cross-program, broad geographic communal feel for this place. However, I think the admins should filter out some of the more purely social stuff, so that doesn't drown out the rest of the content. Perhaps this can be linked to a hoped-for system of putting varying weight on posts, likes and threads. That would make for a handicapping system (like in golf). For example, it would take four posts in a lounge, box or counting thread to equal one post in a mileage forum thread. Then, it would require 4 very recent posts in those social threads to rank a place in "What's New" equal to the place earned by a single new post in a mileage discussion thread.