I don’t believe I’ve shared my overall plan for this site with anyone else yet. Essentially, I’ve built a replacement for the old community site in this new location, trying to keep all the good bits and lose the less good stuff that complicated navigation etc.. Once this is complete, I’ll delete the old site and replace it with a new blog site. That blog will not have any social elements (forums/groups/accounts etc.) but will be a home for the news articles, inspiration galleries and promotional material. It will also feature very prominent links to the community site.
Structurally, NE will be two sites, side-by-side, but interconnected and visually matching. This should make for easier navigation, easier management, better security, less spam and a less complicated setup.