Pretty sure you can change which boards appear on the Hot Topics list
That's not what he's talking about radish. You mods really need to learn to read...
Just to clarify, he means that the separate company sub-forums (Sony Discussion, Microsoft, Nintendo) should be restricted essentially to gaming related topics within the domain of those companies rather than everything and anything related to that company. For example, Sony's sub forum discussion should be strictly based on the PlayStation business (PS3, PSVita, etc.), and not things like their TV business or non PSMobile handsets. Or another example being no discussion of W8 or WP8 in the Microsoft section.
The problem I see with this restriction personally is that the current structure of the forum allows the discussion of pretty much any topic someone wishes to speak of (within reason). If we were to place this restriction, things like W8 and WP8 have no focused sub forum to be discussed in (it would get lost in General Discussion). The mitigate that, people would ask for new sub-forums to be created and that's a counter to our current focus to make things more streamlined and general. The community just seems to be more alive when you make things more general in nature as it keeps a greater group of people (speaking strictly numbers here) together.
Having said that, I also get your point that, given this is a video game based site, the discussion should revolve primarily around that. Now whether discussion should be this restricted this way or not is to be decided by the community as a whole. I don't think the mods alone should just pick one side without opening it up with what the majority of the entire community would like to see. I suppose I'll discuss a means to do this with the rest of the team and we'll see where it goes from there.