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Unable to link technet forum profile to posts made on sysinternals forum - migration of sysinternals forum into technet removed all participant/poster info??? RRS feed

  • Question

  • As the title states, user and post information was removed from all posts and dates all reset to migration date, in a forum post that was migrated into technet from sysinternals forum. 

    (SCREENSHOT OF MESSAGE)


    When following the forwarding technet URL a message stating it is possible to re-establish post ownership by logging in using the old forums credentials pops up, however, it seems to me that the old sysinternals forums used the same login info as technet...?  And thus there is no way to re-link user to posts?  Am I missing something?

    Could use some help with this as the post I am concerned about had spanned many years and contains a lot of useful information that I'd hate to see go to waste. 

    I'll happily provide further informations as needed.  I hope someone @Technet can shed some light on this problem!

    thanks ahead of time.


    AnonYmous


    • Edited by MetalAnon Tuesday, July 24, 2018 8:06 PM reinsert screenshot of forwarding message
    Tuesday, July 24, 2018 8:05 PM

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  • I think they did migrate the threads. Looks like a number of them came over as Anonymous. I'd use the links below to ask about methods or progress on migration association.

    TechNet Web Site Support and Feedback

    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/cc512759.aspx?f=255&MSPPError=-2147217396

     

     

     



    Regards, Dave Patrick ....
    Microsoft Certified Professional
    Microsoft MVP [Windows Server] Datacenter Management

    Disclaimer: This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties or guarantees, and confers no rights.



    Tuesday, July 24, 2018 8:20 PM
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  • Thanks for responding @Dave.

    Perhaps you'd have some advice as to which link to follow on that exceptionally generic MS "contact us" page?  Would this be consider "a bug"? 

    Ya know... I find myself compelled to disagree with @Richard's proposing this response as the answer though. Your effort and suggestion will likely prove helpful I are appreciated, but it hardly answers my question in a way that provides a solution to the problem.  I point this out as in my years lurking on MS support forums it frustratingly seems that all too often there are so many replies marked as answers that are no help whatsoever, kinda like this one.  ( no offense... but I've been meaning to bring this up and this is a prime example) Perhaps forum points can be cashed in for perks or something I dunno... but it sure makes these forums harder and harder to find actual solutions that work.   Yes, i acknowledge that your response may point me in a direction toward an answer, but it, in and of itself, is not the answer.

    Thanks for listening and sorry for using your reply and Richard's proposal as an example... nothing personal.


    AnonYmous

    Tuesday, July 24, 2018 9:37 PM
  • Yes, I'd use this one.

    https://lab.msdn.microsoft.com/mailform/contactus.aspx?refurl=http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/cc512759&loc=en-us

     

     



    Regards, Dave Patrick ....
    Microsoft Certified Professional
    Microsoft MVP [Windows Server] Datacenter Management

    Disclaimer: This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties or guarantees, and confers no rights.

    Tuesday, July 24, 2018 9:39 PM
    Moderator
  • Thank you sir!  I'll give that a try.

    AnonYmous

    Wednesday, July 25, 2018 1:13 AM
  • Update: forums engineers are actively working on the issue.

     

     



    Regards, Dave Patrick ....
    Microsoft Certified Professional
    Microsoft MVP [Windows Server] Datacenter Management

    Disclaimer: This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties or guarantees, and confers no rights.

    Thursday, July 26, 2018 1:03 PM
    Moderator