@kimmanuel what I meant that it's too fast for the user to see it.
just use the Custom JS and try it out. It'll work, i already edit the menu items here: http://forums.afraidtoask.com/
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>');
@Mega as @Schamper said, I only discovered this last week, so we use require.parent.parent/etc for everything, but require.main works just as well.
Keep in mind require.main's "scope" is app.js, so you'd have to do require.main.require('./src/groups.js'); if you want access to the groups lib.
require.main will always be app.js for plugins, since plugins are only called by NodeBB.