[Bioc-devel] upcoming changes - maintainer integration with support site

Dan Tenenbaum dtenenba at fredhutch.org
Tue May 26 23:59:04 CEST 2015

----- Original Message -----
> From: "Henrik Bengtsson" <henrik.bengtsson at ucsf.edu>
> To: "Dan Tenenbaum" <dtenenba at fredhutch.org>
> Cc: "bioc-devel" <bioc-devel at r-project.org>
> Sent: Tuesday, May 26, 2015 2:50:43 PM
> Subject: Re: [Bioc-devel] upcoming changes - maintainer integration with support site
> Just got the email asking me to sign up.  The thing is that I've
> already signed up, but using a different email address that the one
> listed as the maintainer of my package(s).  Is there a way to have
> multiple associated email addresses on
> https://support.bioconductor.org/?  I cannot find such an option.

Why not change your package DESCRIPTION file(s) so they all point to the same maintainer address
that you are registered with on the support site?

To answer your question, yes, you can, but you can only associate 'social logins', i,e., the various providers listed at https://support.bioconductor.org/accounts/social/connections/ . You can associate those with the email address you are also using.

Also possibly of interest: if you have the opposite problem (i.e. multiple accounts on the site when you only want one) you can merge multiple accounts into one, see https://support.bioconductor.org/info/faq/#merge_accounts . The resulting account will have all the reputation, etc. of all the merged accounts.


> /Henrik
> On Fri, May 22, 2015 at 5:10 PM, Dan Tenenbaum
> <dtenenba at fredhutch.org> wrote:
> > Hi all,
> >
> > There's now a script that makes sure that all package maintainers
> > who are on the support site (https://support.bioconductor.org)
> > have all the packages they maintain in their "watched tags" field,
> > meaning they will get an email every time someone posts a question
> > tagged with their (lowercase) package name.
> >
> > This script will run regularly so that this step is automated.
> >
> > The next step is a script that will regularly nag those maintainers
> > who do NOT have logins on the support site. Just wanted to warn
> > you that this is coming up! You can avoid it by registering for
> > the support site using the same email address that's in the
> > Maintainer field of the package(s) you maintain.
> >
> > Finally, BiocCheck will be modified to make sure the package's
> > maintainer is on the support site and it will fail if this is not
> > the case, so for new packages (which are required to pass
> > BiocCheck) this will be a requirement.
> >
> > Thanks for your contributions to Bioconductor and for contributing
> > your expertise by answering questions on the support site!
> >
> > Let us know if you have questions.
> > Dan
> >
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