I find it a bit annoying to find boards here. We have recent posts sidebar as well. I am not implying globally collapse as some may find it useful. But just like in scripts where categories are collapsible for a particular user. May as a mod.
Yeah I know what you mean, the board index can get a bit cluttered with the masonry effect. A sidebar widget listing all categories would be useful. I definitely want to try a more "traditional" forum layout in my next theme design
I just did an install of NodeBB 0.8.2 and it installed nodebb-plugin-emailer-mandrill 0.3.1 with it which is only compatible with NodeBB 0.9.^. In addition to the declared version problem I was also getting a socket.io/helpers related error on NodeBB startup until I removed the mandrill plugin.
I worked around this problem by removing mandrill and then installing it like this: