Here is what you can do:
1 - Create an independent Newspaper or any app from our homepage.
2 - Write your posts on that app until it is ready.
3 - Move the post to your official Newspaper. To do this, open the post and click on "Options > Move topic to..." and paste the URL of your official newspaper.
The fix has been released. You can see that the "People" widget on the side bar is not available anymore in your magazine (because you unchecked all groups for the show_group_members permission). If you set some groups in that row, the people widget will show up again.
So now you can hide some users from the front page. To do this, create a "hidden" group (Options > Users > Manage users & groups) and add those two accounts you want to hide. Then make sure that that group doesn't have the "show_group_members" permission in the "Change permissions" page. Please let me know if you have questions.
I have a very specific way I want to do my tags, but I realize that that kind of stuff might not be how you imagine premium support working.
If you are willing to take precise instructions on how I want my tags let me know and I will post it or PM you. Otherwise I will wait until I can edit them myself.
If you really need this for now, we can try to give you a custom solution, but certainly templates will be best for your case. So think about this and let us know if you want to wait a few more months or if you want some customizations for now.
One oddity - at the top level of my forum I get this: