Is there any plan to bring back the old query that showed the 10 most recently commented on articles (front-page, not forum)? I really liked that to be able to track comments. Right now, it's almost impossible to keep up with discussions once they have moved down the page.
That still exists, it just got bumped from the front page. It's still on the discussions.x pages.
I have to say, I didn't see that until this comment caused me to go look for it. It would be nice if something like http://techreport.com/discussions.x/
(which goes 404 now) led to the complete list, sorted by post count or whatever. It does seem odd that there's nowhere to find it on the front page anymore, especially since there's plenty of white space towards the bottom of a couple of the columns in the wide layout. Though perhaps the two layouts have to include exactly the same components.