All but a few specific forums will be muted by default. As you know, we have a LOT of forums and a lot of subforums. Particularly, our regions list is over 700+ forums long! If you’ve ever noticed slowness loading the main forum list, this is why.
Until now, we’ve had to enter all of those manually in the site setting to suppress them for everyone. Discourse added a feature to the software that will let us mute all forums by default and let users opt-in to the ones they want to see.
Find out how to unmute forums here.