SO yeah. Things are different. There are a lot of blocks on the right now, you can turn most of them off from your account settings if you like. Want something on the front page? I'll promote things as I see fit, if you want something on the front just mention it and I'll think about it. (Other people will be able to do this in the future, and there will be some neat community ways to get things up front)
Before/After big events, etc, if you want to take up your journalistic skills, PLEASE DO! Write something about it, submit it as a story, and those will go into a queue for the front page. Right now comments are off, I can enable them on a per-story basis or for all of them if you like. Thoughts?
(I'm not quite done with the blocks and all yet, but it's gettin there..)