Further to my comments on an earlier thread, I have noticed that sometimes people are writing articles and posting them to draft only to see them go off the boil by the time they are published. Certainly some of mine felt that way.
The original idea behind scheduling was to avoid a mass of posts all at the same time. Given the amount of people registered to post here, that was a reasonable concern. However, in practice, that concern never really materialised. These days, things have settled down to two or three posts in a day. The system can more than cope with people publishing immediately.
Therefore, with immediate effect we have decided that authors may publish immediately rather than schedule their posts. Unless you want to that is…
Update: James reminds me that we took a poll on this in the beginning. I had forgotten. However, the point stands that given the frequency and quantity of posting, it’s probably outlived its usefulness.