Richard Mix wrote:Since the forum bulletin boards don't show up on my CPDL watchlist
A specific setting exists here on the forums to get notified via email whenever a reply is submitted to a topic of interest for you (i.e., where you posted a message, or that you selected as "subscribed"). I've (hopefully) activated that setting for you now. You may revert the setting through your user settings if you like.
Richard Mix wrote:1. There are some very confusing redirects about which I asked here:
The original Add_work page included a form visible to anybody, including spammers who were able to submit fake contributions. To prevent this problem a specific namespace was created for forms (e.g., Form:Add_work) so that only logged-in users could submit a form. This is the reason why the old Add_work page now redirects to Form:Add_work. Do you think this causes any problems? If the traditional add work process were removed and only the automated process were maintained, both these pages could be deleted, so any problems would disappear.
Richard Mix wrote:2. The form asks for: "Name of editor/contributor"
Whenever a new work or edition is submitted, it is necessary to include information allowing to determine the date when, aside any CPDL or Creative Commons licensing, the work/edition enters the public domain. The field "Name of editor/contributor" is intended to identify the person who created the work/edition submitted, so that it is possible to determine the date when the work/edition enters the public domain in countries where the copyright terms depend on the death date of the editor/contributor. The field "Your email address (for notification/questions)" is instead for the person that submits the work/edition, who is irrelevant from a copyright viewpoint.
Richard Mix wrote:3. A minor complaint is the 'cut-along-dotted lines' output of Add works
Do you think that this would be useful also in the case the traditional add work process were eventually removed?