Been working hard to make the website not only easier to navigate but also more welcoming to women. After adding some more sidebars I found the page becoming very cluttered. As useful as these new sidebars were I felt there had to be a better solution -- and one was found. I replaced the default entry page (which was this news feed) with a new page that highlights all the recent activity on the site. I believe this will make the page much more welcoming to new users as well as our returning users.
You may also have noticed some of the more subtle changes, such as new Forums, e-mail notifications for private messages and forum posts, a personal favourites option on the sidebar where you can bookmark any part of the site. There is also a score attributed to each user, at this point it has not been fully implemented but I have some really interesting plans for that which I wont reveal as of yet -- just be aware that you will earn points for posting in the forums, comments or submitting content.
There is much more exciting stuff to come, so keep your eyes open and keep checking the site out. I have a long list of updates and improvements to make to the site thanks to everyone's contributions and suggestions :D