I noticed that this has been added with the latest build with the following explanation:
Due items will now show up in Forecast for projects that are on hold. (Just because they’re on hold now doesn’t mean they’ll still be on hold by the time they’re due. And if they are, you probably want to know about it!)
When I clicked the Forecast view, a lot of old items that I set to “on hold” appeared on the list to my horror.
To me, “on hold” means “on hold”, and “forecast” doesn’t mean “review”.
When I look at Forecast, I expect to see the list of due and upcoming items that are awaiting my attention. Sharp and clear. I don’t expect to be reminded of unrelated old projects that I obviously put on hold in order to avoid having to edit or deal with them, as long as I don’t decide to do otherwise. I see no reason to turn Forecast into another kind of Review.
I shouldn’t need to change the dates for each item in a project when putting it on hold, in order to keep my Forecast view sane. The time to edit anything in an on hold project is after I decide to make it active.
If the due dates in an on hold project mattered, it wouldn’t be put “on hold” anyway.