Community status updates are a handy and important option to inform users of what's going on in a community. However, they are not shown on the community homepage (unless you change the default homepage to the status updates view) and therefore hardly ever used.
Please add a widget that the community owner can add to their community homepage to show the last x (x preferably to be decided by the community owner!) status updates on the community homepage too.
Ideally you should also be able to limit the updates shown to All updates (which includes change notifications to files, forums, etc within that community) or only messages shared as status posts made to the community.