Recent Discussion Board Posts on the Homepage

Over the past year or so I’ve noticed that the recent posts box has been slowly moving down the sidebar away from the eyeballs. Why is this happening? isn’t one of the most valuable parts of this site this discussion board? I’m worried that moving this away from the top will discourage participation and lead to less board activity and the eventual death of this forum. Thoughts?

I find myself reading over the homepage list a few times a day but not actually going into the separate forums. I should probably check each from time to time.

Indeed, to counter that I’ve found myself going straight to once in a while.

I only view new posts, at least once a day. I think that ensures I see every new post made to any section, correct? I only have to enter “b” in the address bar and it goes to the new posts…