This page shows the conferences on your hotlist, along with info on how many topics there are in each conference and how many have new stuff in them. A sample:
Choose a conference to read:
The conference names are links that will take you to that [conference's page]. The other columns are:
Also, visiting this page has the side effect of resetting your hotlist's current-conference pointer to the top, so this is a good place to visit before you start a scan through your conferences via the [Next] command.
This is also a good page to leave up in your browser all day, since it has a special feature: it automatically reloads itself after ten minutes, so you can see if anyone has posted anything new. No other page in ACME News does this.