We are discussing "this song has Keys that can't be charted, and the options are release without Keys or don't release at all."
Which by the way is our current stance. We are currently withholding a number of songs (not too many, but some of those very, very popular) because they are ready to hit playtesting but keys are either a mess or we don't have expert authors that are willing to do them. Just to make it clear to the other users, the question was then what should we do with those and with anything in the future fitting the description.
I'm of the opinion that holding back a song for a feature that may never get added doesn't help anyone. Some way should be found to get them out to the rabid playerbase. A couple of off-the-top-of-my-head ideas:
-Release them as is. Probably not the best way as it would compromise the C3 standard.
-Release them as a 'beta test' or 'open source'. Perhaps this could help flush out a forum member who loves the song and could help add whatever is missing. Not the best plan either, for myriad reasons.
-Release them under a new line, something akin to funky's 'Rough Cuts' or an artist's 'bootleg' collection. Perhaps just in a sticky forum thread in 'Other Customs' even. This way they're done, no more messing around with outside of a miraculous 'From the Vault' release if something happens to come together later.
I would say the third option strikes me as the most reasonable. Of course, I wouldn't try
to make songs for the Bootleg releases, but if something is floating in limbo for a certain length of time statute of limitations kicks in and it auto-bootlegs.
Just my thoughts. I'd rather have songs than not.