Customizing the "What's New?" tab by Category

Ryan McAdams

Active member
My forum is pretty large and has a plethora of categories.... the users of the site don't use every category so I was thinking of making "What's New?" a drop down that had set categories in it so it would only pull the data from the appropriate section for the users preference.

Has anyone thought of this or done this? I can't find anything via the search function and am having a heck of a time trying to figure it out...