aww, nobody sees my upload
But I understand why that had to go, and I'm not urging you to bring it back at all.
I hardly ever look at portal anymore, except for the "Recent Posts" and the "User Options" sections which are conveniently stacked on the same side of the screen, so I'm more likely to miss new stuff that comes along in those little boxes on the other side.
What I *do* miss, though, is a way to push important downloads to the portal. Finds, movies, picture threads, they can all be pushed on portal (and they ALL invariably do) getting a heap of attention, but if there's such an option in my uploads page, I either haven't recognized it, or it isn't working at all.
Re the new posts - or latest uploads - I hear you - the only thing with the "news" set up was it also needed to be "denewsd" once it got old. I WAS doing something with that - I will see what I can do....