With the introduction of Linchpin Theme & using the Linchpin Dashboard with News Streams, we're losing access to the Popular feed in Confluence.
Our employees have long used this feed to discover interesting content from across Confluence, and there are a large number of them who will be concerned about the loss of this discovery tool. With the Linchpin dashboard, the URL that ends in /#popular no longer works, so it seems impossible to access the feed aside from using the “Recently Updated Dashboard” macro, which has very poor formatting and doesn’t have a way to feature the Popular feed first.
We anticipate there will still be a large number of users who want to see this feed, both as a transitional aid during the period of adjusting to using News Streams, and as a longer term supplemental view of activity that may not have appeared in their streams.
A desirable solution would be to add the Popular view as a Sidebar module, since that menu already contains modules for similar concepts like All Updates, which typically appear next to Popular in the default Confluence sidebar.