@julian Right, I understand. It just makes it difficult to migrate from a more traditional forum like phpBB (which is the most, or perhaps second-most, used forum software today). I think making it easier to migrate from phpBB's format could only help nodeBB gain more ground 🙂 Here is the github issue I opened a couple weeks ago. It was closed, though I hope we can reopen it. I'm more than willing to contribute. Let me know if there's anything I can do.
Right click and view-source (or if you're in chrome click here) and you'll see the Custom JS script tag that reverses the menu items, hides the icons, shows the text instead and it adds a new item called "Home"
var ul = $("ul#main-nav");
var items = ul.find("li");
li = $(li);
.prepend('<li><a href="http://www.afraidtoask.com" title="" target="_top" data-original-title="Home"><i class="fa fa-fw fa-home hide"></i><span class=""> Home</span></a></li>');