We have multiple builds for each of our active programs (nightly, manual, continuous, junit, and for specific activities which includes posting to a public slot on our servers). We also try to enter a meaningful description for each configuration. We were asked about adding an extra column on the dashboard to show the description so that the community knows if specific activities are available.
A description may one or more sentences, so displaying them on the dashboard may not be efficient. Still, it seems to be a worthwhile request.