A large portion of the front page questions right now sound like spam. They're asking things that are either nonsense or not history-related.
All of these questions keep getting downvoted and vote-to-close'd, yet they still show up high on the front page. Why would these questions float to the top?
Having so much cruft on our front page is only going to discourage new visitors from using this site for actual history questions -- this is perilous for a site in beta.
What can we do to fix this?