Thank you, Alec!
asmecher wrote:If I recall correctly from OJS, when a user registers for a certain journal, they're automatically granted a reader role if they don't choose anything else.
In omp you can be registered without having any role. That would be a possible state for users that are not involved in the workflow, but we would prefer to be able to name these user groups and make a distinction between them. For instance, we have "readers" who will be informed about new publications immediately and we have supporters, who will appear on a public supporter list and will be informed about all new publications in a certain time period via a newsletter. Our problem is that users with a role with readers permission aren't allowed self-registration.
asmecher wrote:Workflow roles such as proofreaders aren't allowed self-registration because the press typically controls the list of users carefully.
yes, but reviewers also have a workflow-role and are allowed self-registration. As long as I don't associate a proofreader with a certain submission (via participants), they can't intervene or do I miss something here? We need readers, supporters, proofreaders, typesetters and reviewers to be allowed self-registration. We now may work around this by only assigning roles with reviewer permission level and then assign specific stages to that roles. But having reviewers without access to the reviewing stage is strange. An that won't work for readers and supporters because I need to assign at least one stage.
asmecher wrote:Stage deletion isn't currently available in OMP 1.1, but should be included in the next release (IIRC it's already implemented in the code repository).
You mean role deletion? It would be good to be able to delete them. Currently we are testing many possible role/stage assignment combination and thus there's quiet a mess with all those roles.