I have just learned that Stack Exchange has changed the frontpage of all sites in the network for not logged in visitors at around midmonth of April, to optimize it to be attractive for people who are randomly visiting the site, via google for example. The list of questions presented is seemingly something like the actual months view, it features highly upvoted questions with the most views, or some kind of a hot list and closed or downvoted posts are left out. The 10 most popular tags are shown to represent what topics are popular on that site, and options such as chat and meta for example have been taken out.
I agree with the mathematicians who say that this might, in particular on smaller sites, not correctly represnt the focus, content and the community running the site as seen by the active users already there. And I agree that this new fronpage might be too static.
Specifically on Physics SE, changing the front page a bit would be appropriate and helpful because
a) The homework tag is prominently featured at the second position among the 10 most popular tags. This can new or otherwise not logged in users lead to wrongly think that it is a very good idea to come to Physics SE for homework help.
b) The list of questions presented does not correctly represent the topics and level of questions the community is interested in and the site can sustain, it is overly focused on rather popular science and non technical questions.
Other (smaller) communities may be not completely happy with the new frontpage for other reasons and like to edit it to better fit their needs and represent their community. So my feature request question is:
Can the fronpages of the individual sites in the SE network, as presented to anonymous or not logged in users, be made configurable by the local moderators (or even high rep, say 10k users) of the individual sites?
Specifically, I have in mind the possibility to exchange tags in the tag list (homework should definitively not appear), and to exchange questions in the list of questions presented.