You will find a number of problems--including missing uploaded pictures (if not uploaded to the originating post) and embedded hyperlinks that mangle the text due to the migration process inserting the title of the referenced thread in place of the original "label" text.
But it will all be worth it if we can stop having to weed out thousands of Korean Spam posts each day...It is also not an Oracle RightNow product.
The email matching process seems key in this explanation...
What happens if I have a FileMaker Forum and a FileMaker Community account?
The first recommended step is to ensure you have matching accounts in the FileMaker Forum and the FileMaker Community to ensure your posts and comments transfer properly when we merge the systems.
Note that the two accounts will be merged if the email address associated with each account match. If any other account details such as your Username (Display name) or password are different it will default to your FileMaker Community profile.
To ensure that your accounts are migrated properly it is recommended to have matching accounts in the FileMaker Forum and the FileMaker Community by August 18, 2015.
How does one EDIT the email account used here, on forums.filemaker.com?
I tried picking "Edit Account" from the "My Stuff" popup, but that only lets me view my Login ID and my Email - there doesn't seem to be a way to actually change the Email address used here.
Anyone know the answer?
That was my question. Had the same experience.
If I recall correctly, you can't do it from inside the forum, there's supposed to be a way to do it from the screen where you enter a user name and password to log into this forum.
Signed off of Filemaker Pro Forum.
Logging into Forums in General.
Settings available, ID and email not editable.
Given that the Merge notice says email address should be synced, who would I ask about this?
Sorry for the PITA aspect of this.
You might PM TSGal. It's her info that I'm trying to reproduce from memory.
An Email from steveromig of Filemaker solved the problem. (Thank You, Steve)
< insert sarcasm here > Gee...I can't understand why none of you couldn't figure this out.
Here is what you need to do...
- While in the forums, click on the "Knowledge Base" link near the top of the screen which is part of the navigation. It is part of the navigation that also includes "Downloads", "Forums", "FileMaker Technologies", "Contact support" in case it isn't obvious where it is located.
- Click on the "Your Account" tab
- From here it gets much easier - click on "Update your account settings"
From here you can change or confirm what you need to.