Draft status for media files
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It's weird that media files don't carry any concept of pub status. If someone wants to upload files (either attached to a post or directly into the library), they should be able to keep them hidden via 'draft' status just like any other content. The fact that people can link to things that haven't been explicitly published is bizarre.
Media files should have a pub status. If uploaded as post attachment, should inherit publish on post publish. Would then need a workflow for if a post becomes unpublished containing media, as it then lives in library for use by other content, so would need to ask if user wants to unpub media files as well. This would be a big shift, so would make most sense as part of a media redux with a long notice period for plugin and theme authors.