For almost a week, last week or so, "General Discussion" was at the top of the page.
I liked that.
I have no metrics, but it probably got a lot more attention then, however briefly.
I didn't like it. It is supposed to be "Feel free to talk about anything and everything in this board. ".
In other words, general chit-chat.
However being at the top it was getting lots of posts about "can't get my board working", programming questions, libraries, networking, electronics, and so on.
If you put "General" at the top of the board, you may as well throw away all the other sections, because everything could be called "general".