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We also post-date some things, so resetting would not work for us. However, if it were to ignore future dates, it could be a big help. 

I apologize for the lack of responses to your questions. Do you still need me to submit a ticket?

They are hitting "Save and Send." 

We are using workflows. The start time has passed before the publish setting is enabled most of the time - mainly due to the normal flow of the day in the newsroom. 

Curious as to what the "auto slideshow" functionality is...? Thanks! 

I can't get it working at all. I was told it needed a section tag -- which was added. Then I was told it had something to do with the site being secure (https). If you are saying it doesn't work with Safari, I'll likely hold off on adding it until they can get it fixed.