They'll exist, but must be filtered out somehow.
On the desktop, go to view>show view bar, and look to see how your filters are set; are you only showing available actions for example?
On the iPhone, go to settings, and look to see what you have it set to show in contexts; again it may only be showing available or next actions.
If you find that the filter is hiding the actions, but you don't think it should be, you'll need to think about what it is about the actions that is causing that: Do they have due or start dates? Have you set a flag? Do they require other action/s to be completed first (they don't have to be actions in the same context)? Are their projects on hold? Etc etc etc.
Last edited by MacBerry; 2008-08-24 at 03:25 AM..