Coming-Soon Themes

Another topic for discussion: Coming Soon Themes.

Should the Theme Directory host “Coming Soon” Themes? If so, how should we handle them? By design, Coming Soon Themes would omit some functionality (e.g. comments) that would get flagged/blocked by the uploader script, and by design such Themes would obviously not pass the Theme Unit Tests. And what would be the requirements for such a Theme?

One suggestion for handling uploads/reviews: rather than having to whitelist Coming Soon Themes in the uploader, perhaps we could add a new tag, e.g. “coming-soon” (or whatever), that the uploader script could check for, and that the Theme Reviewer would note during the review.

What are your thoughts?