I like WordPress. Very simple, easy on the eyes, I am against program bloat too! I would hate to see WordPress turn into a TYPO3 CMS variant. Now then...
I just do not understand why the authors of WordPress prevent future dated posts from appearing until the specified date.
In the original blog-to-the-future thread, someone called this a *feature*. It is, but it is too restrictive for a function which calls itself a calendar.
A posting which is written today and appears only on a future date assumes that you have very specific information about the future: e.g., a person could forward date a post for someone's birthday *Happy Birthday* and have it appear on the site on that date, so when the birthday-ee visited the site on her b-day, voila, fresh content.
This is all fine and dandy but seriously, how useful is a calendar which does not keep and display relavent information for future dates? This should at the very least be an admin option.
Seems to me that if you do away with future dating, the calendar becomes decorative. Following WordPress logic of removing extraneous code for elegance and simplicity--the calendar should be removed, because it serves a redundant function alongside chronological archives.
Please correct me where I'm wrong, but also sate my curiosity, what would it harm to display future posts? And why make it difficult to do so?