It'd be nice to be able to save a draft post before publishing it.
This feature is now enabled at www.hastac.org!
Good news all! We were able to add this much-requested feature this past week.
Thanks for the helpful suggestions, Mike. This improvement will have to wait until we have dealt with some more functional problems but we'll definitely keep it in mind.
Looks like my comment didn't save. There's a module called Draft (http://drupal.org/project/draft) that can take care of that. Or you can, I think, use Content Access (http://drupal.org/project/content_access) for more fine-grained permissions. Either way, no need to give people administer nodes permissions.
Good suggestion, Mike. As you probably know, Drupal requires a user to have "administer nodes" permission to save without publishing. In addition we'd have to figure out an interface for where members could find their draft posts.
Do you know any good solutions for this?