What is this "Info Center"?
I forget if it had a different name last week, but I've called it the "thread aggregator". It's that box at the bottom of the main forum page that collects the top ten *different threads* and bumps them up to the top in the order a post hits (and pretty fast, within seconds.)
Mouser was surprised because he had his own ways of doing things and "just put it there whenever he did it way back", and had no idea how useful it was. To me it's a perfect compromise of exactly the right info density because it's *threads* and not *posts* so let's say this Forum Upgraded thread has lots of stuff going on, it only occupies one slot and for example I can see instantly that if I aka Tao posted earlier, and now it's bumped with Wraith, well, hey, go look!
But for example the Animal Threads thread hasn't done anything since 1AM so if you already looked there, you know you're up to date. And because it's *different* threads, it's kinda rare that *eleven or more* threads get hit and you "might risk missing something".
(It's also why I ignore Mouserbot in the chat, because you just park a tab there on the front page and watch something to get bumped, so I for one don't need extra lines "cluttering" my chat flow.)
And Mouser has suggested an alternate page with even more stuff, but somehow that extra page "blows my info capacity fuse" and I can't look at it often.