Thanks for the reply.
I am very surprised that these abilities are so severely limited. It appears to me there are two major roles, perhaps more, for Github. Developers of course, with their set of wants, needs and desires, and end users invested in the continued development of specific software products. I fall into the later.
That said, I would expect to “bookmark” or create a menu of the repositories that interest me to see issues, updates and a place to comment on my experience with the issue under discussion. From time to time, I’d like to forget a repository or add one anew. There are features that “seem” like they address these wants like"star repository" that actually does not see to do anything for me at all.
Then, it would be great to see highlights of current activity of those saved repositories. You say a newsfeed will drop off with decreased activity. Not true for me. They are gone even though daily activity.
Now, I am not sure what Github is designed to do for me. I feel like a one armed man with a left handed mouse. I have to search for a repository, then after many clicks wade though to see if there is anything of interest to me. I am amazed this is not a more important topic of discussion. Or maybe I am just the odd duck trying to make this tool something it is not targeted to be. And not finding any “guide” for someone in my role.