I use the Views version of the taxonomy listing page. For performance reasons, I can't use a depth of 1 on the 'Taxonomy Term (depth)' contextual filter.
Unfortunately, for one taxonomy, ALL terms are a child of this one set of six terms (think Publication / Issues of a magazine). Is there a way I can, in my menu, link to the parent terms, yet have that listing page show only the nodes from the most recent child?
Otherwise, is there a way, in that View, to have an increased depth (1 vs 0) ONLY if there are no nodes for the particular term?