Since the launch of Developer Exchange several months ago, we have been operating with two sets of forums: the legacy Teradata Forums at www.teradata.com/teradataforum (which we'll refer to as the Legacy Forums), and the new DevX-hosted forums at forums.teradata.com (i.e. the new Teradata Forums). We are now about to permanently retire the legacy forums, and migrate the legacy content to the new site.
So, what's happening exactly?
Most of the legacy forums will be migrated across verbatim, but in some cases, two or more legacy forums will be collapsed into a single forum on the new site. Why? Because of volume and clarity. Some legacy forums don't have enough traffic to attract significant participation, and therefore forum posts go longer without reply. In other cases, the intent of the forum is vague, or overlaps with another forum, resulting in user confusion, cross-posting of the same message in multiple forums, etc.. We believe the new scheme to be clearer and more viable.
|Legacy Forum||New Teradata Forum|
|Marketing Tips and CRM Best Practices||Marketing & CRM|
|Teradata Tools and Utilities||Tools|
|Drivers and UDFs||Drivers -> Connectivity |
UDFs -> Extensibility
|Partner software applications/questions||Third Party Software|
|Teradata Advanced Analytics User Group||Analytics|
|Active Data Warehousing||Enterprise|
All content from the legacy forums listed above is being migrated to the appropriate new Teradata Forum. User accounts are also being migrated, but there's a little more detail involved there...
The Legacy Teradata Forums software features standalone user accounts: that is, there is no relationship between your legacy forum account and your T-Pass or Developer Exchange (DevX) account. The new Teradata Forums software runs on the same platform as DevX, and user identity is across between the sites. So, given a user that has an account on the legacy Teradata Forums, here's how the migration will work:
We expect this migration to occur before the end of this month, February 2010. An email will be sent to all Legacy Forum users shortly with the details, and another email when the migration is complete. Note that at that time, the Legacy Forums will be read-only for a short time before they become entirely inaccessible and are redirect to the new Teradata Forums.
Finally, if you experience any issues with your account after the migration, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org explaining the issue, including your legacy username and email address, and your DevX username and email address (if applicable), and we'll get right on it. For general discussion of the migration, please see this forum topic.
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