@Eli - sorry you’re not having much fun with the forum. For me, this already feels like a large improvement over the previous mailing list - which had no notion of categories.
Speaking of categories, you can get a list of categories by clicking on the ‘all categories’ button on the top left of the initial screen:
Also, the text isn’t all that random - there are rows of ‘topics’ which are ordered by last activity date - so the things that changed more recently are at the top of the page. Each topic has a title, category and list of users who have taken part discussing in that topic.
For example, there’s a topic in the screenshot called “Introductions & Stories” which is in the ‘General’ category and has had 4 people take part in it so far (sharing their intro stories).
Finally, if you find that some categories feel like noise to you, you can always native to your preferences page and mute specific categories by entering them into the ‘Muted’ box:
I hope that you stick around. We’d love to hear from you whatever you decide