I've just loaded up a new blog that has two categories, with id's of 1 (Uncateogrized) and 3 (News). I want to exclude the News from the front page, so I've used :
<?php query_posts("cat=-3"); ?>
Which is even stated the the documentation. I've used this function for very complex things, this is it's simplest usage and it's not working. For now I've resulted to using :
<?php query_posts("cat=1"); ?>
But this isn't going to help when I add more categories.