Because of reasons, I've been editing a bunch of historical-locked questions on Anime.SE recently (I have a diamond there). At first, I thought I'd have to do them in small batches so that they wouldn't clog up the site front page. Much to my surprise, historical-locked questions don't show up on the front page, even when bumped by a mod edit. Awesome!
Then I figured, hey, let me edit a bunch of them at once rather than breaking them up into small batches. So I edited about 35 of them in the past 20 minutes... and this happened:
The "active" tab of our front page is now down to seven questions! Oops...
Note, however, that for non-logged-in users, the front page is still the full 14 questions that it always is. And the "hot" tab still has its regular allotment of questions for all users as well.