Recently, I was browsing through another Discourse site and saw a layout like this:
I thought this was a much more neat way of separating out conversations. You can clearly see broad categories for a mix of things, and you also get a list of the threads with most recent posts (like what we have now).
It would be really cool to do something similar here. As the site is growing, I am frequently using the category selectors more often, but sometimes it feels more tedious than it should be to filter like this. After I saw the above Discourse site layout, I thought doing something similar here would be super helpful.
What do you think? Any idea how we could replicate something like this? Our existing top-level categories would probably be fine to show on a left sidebar like the one shown above.