The automated add score process was introduced in October 2013. It was announced using the main announcement banner, still available on archive.org (click to enlarge):
The above announcement was permanently shown for about one year, until October 2014. However, at that time the "Add scores to CPDL" function shown on the navigation panel on the left side of each page was still linking to the "Score submission guide" describing the traditional process, as both processes were (and still are) available to all users. The "Add scores to CPDL" function was eventually re-directed to the page describing the automatic process in November 2016. Contributors gradually migrated from the traditional submission process to the automated process. In 2018, only about 125 submissions out of about 4400 (i.e., approximately 2.8%) have been made using the traditional process.
I have to admit that maintaining both processes available is a little bit cumbersome and sub-optimum, because, to keep the two processes consistent, some limitations of the traditional process tend to propagate to the automatic process. Given the very small number of contributions made with the traditional process nowadays, maybe it's time to remove the traditional process and get rid of its inherent limitations.
Richard Mix wrote:editor details aren't yet filled in for logged-in users
This is intentional because many submissions are made by another user and not by the editor. I'd suggest to activate the browser function that remembers the values entered previously in the same field, so that you get the field completed right away by your browser.
Richard Mix wrote:Since, as I understand it, the last is provided for non-editor uploaders, shouldn't it be an optional "if different from above" field?
Yes, this is possible, although this increases the probability that we don't get the contributor's email address if he/she forgets entering it. This is not a big problem with the automated process as the contributor is anyway identified through the username, while it was a real problem with the traditional process as there were no user identification features, the email address(es) entered were the only ways to identify the contributor or the editor. The automatic process has been designed to mimic the traditional process, so it inherited this specific characteristic.
Nikolaus Hold wrote:I confess that I am annoyed every time that I have to type in my e-mail address at all as a registered user, even though it is stored in the user data.
See above. This is inherited from the traditional process that had no other ways to identify the contributor.
Nikolaus Hold wrote:Could somebody describe in the help pages what I have to do to make this work? I think I use the new add-work-process. I press the upload buttons and get new tabs to upload, but must then enter file size and number of pages in the original tab manually.
Please double check that you upload the pdf file using the "Upload now" button relevant to the box "Sheet music location (give URL, or name of file)". That specific button activates the calculation of the file size and of the number of pages. They are determined after the uploading is successfully completed, so the relevant fields are automatically calculated within few seconds after the uploading is done.