The home page is aging and increasingly prone to breaking. Edits are no longer simple. In time we will have a new home page, with most of the current content plus some articles and current events info and members will have an opportunity to contribute content. Until then we'll keep the old page - it has a lot of great info and is of substantial interest to new readers.
As many have pointed out, regular forum participants bypass that page anyway. For now we are going to close this topic and I wanted to thank you for your thoughtful input on this thread.