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Conference setup [RESOLVED]

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Conference setup [RESOLVED]

Postby edithlin » Tue Mar 04, 2008 12:09 am

Hi

The conference convener would like to launch the website for posting overview and announcements. However, he doesn't want to open any registration yet. Is there any way to remove/hide the create account function?

Secondly, on the conference timeline page, there is an option 'Delay open access until'. I tried it with different accepted abstracts and papers dates but nothing changed. Can you give me an example to illustrate the usage? May I also know if the 'Close comments (activate Reading Tools)' option is referring to the reader comments?

Finally, if a user didn't select Author and Reviewer when creating new account, he will be a reader by default, am I right? Can a user assigns himself as reviewer afterward?

Thanks

Edith
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Re: Conference setup

Postby jmacgreg » Tue Mar 04, 2008 3:07 pm

Hi Edith,

1. If you change the Author Registration Close date to a past date (From User -> Conference Site Management -> Conference Timeline), users will not be able to register with the site. In addition, you will have to ensure that individual registration close dates for registration types correspond to a past date.

2. If you have controlled access to accepted papers, these papers will be restricted to registered users only until the date you set here, at which point they will be freely available online. Please note that if you are testing this feature, all management roles of a conference (track directors, conference managers) have access to controlled content whether they have been registered or not; also, you must ensure that you aren't trying to access restricted content from an IP address that has been entered into the registration page.

2a. Yes, that field is to set a date to close comments on papers, if you've enabled them (you can do so from User -> Conference Site Management -> Reading Tools).

3. Yes, a user can add and remove themselves from the reviewer list at any time by visiting their user profile and checking/unchecking the reviewer checkbox.

Cheers,
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Re: Conference setup

Postby edithlin » Tue Mar 04, 2008 7:31 pm

Hi James,

Thanks for your prompt reply and detailed explanation.

For question 1, I set all close dates to past dates on timeline page but the 'Not a user? Create an account with this site' link is still showing on the LOG IN page. How can I remove the link? Did i miss sth?

Sorry for one addtional question, how can I hide the 'Registration' link under Conference Information section? I tried to remove all registration types but failed. :(

Thanks,
Edith
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Re: Conference setup

Postby jmacgreg » Wed Mar 05, 2008 9:11 pm

Hi Edith,

Registration as an Author or a Reviewer depends on the timeline; registration as a Reader is always available, but can be modified easily (with PHP know-how) by changing the allowRegReader function in classes/schedConf/SchedConfAction.inc.php.

As for disallowing account creation entirely, it would probably be easiest to comment out that part of the template. This would mean looking for links labeled using "navigation.account" in the templates:

templates/about/siteMap.tpl
templates/common/header.tpl
templates/paper/paper.tpl

Regarding your last question: to hide the registration link, go to your payment options page, make sure that PayPal has been selected, but leave the two fields blank. A little clumsy, but it works.

Please let me know if you have any other questions,
James
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Re: Conference setup

Postby edithlin » Wed Mar 05, 2008 10:51 pm

Hi James,

I've got it. Thanks so much for your help! :D

Cheers,
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