[Tools-discuss] Feature request / bug -- new author added to draft -> no submission email.

Warren Kumari <warren@kumari.net> Fri, 28 June 2013 17:46 UTC

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Hi all,

I was recently added as a co-author on an (existing) draft.
I made some changes (including adding myself to the authors section), bumped the version number, and went to the submission tool (https://datatracker.ietf.org/submit/).

I uploaded the draft and chose myself as the 'Submitter'. This took me to the standard page saying:
 "Your submission is pending email authentication. An email has been sent you with instructions."
The email never arrived….. 

Turns out that this is by design -- I had added myself as an author, and there is a rule that an existing author has to approve it (to stop shenanigans, etc).

My feature request:
Could the "Your submission is pending email authentication" be modified to say something like:
"You have attempted to add yourself to an already published draft. An existing author needs to do this. This submission has been cancelled, please ask an existing author to add you"?

If this is hard (e.g: because the web bit doesn't have the info), could there perhaps be an email sent to the submitter saying something similar?

Thanks for considering this,

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