I would like to have the ability to upload a record to the geoportal without validation. Problems occur when our users create GEMINI 2.1 metadata using other metadata editors and attempt to upload to the geoportal as these documents fail validation. These records may only be missing 1 mandatory element which could be added after upload if the validation process on upload could be by-passed. We would like to be able to upload records which would be given the status of draft by default. This would then allow the user to edit the record and add any missing mandatory or additional elements before the status could be posted and set as approved.