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Old 10-02-2020, 05:42 PM
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Migration of CoCreateUsers.org forums to PTC Community

Some or all of you might have received the following mail yesterday:
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Hi All,

PTC recently approached us with a request to migrate all of our forum posts for CoCreate and Creo Elements/Direct to the PTC Community.

They're going to restructure the Creo Elements/Direct community and would like to have a single repository for all things related to Creo Elements/Direct and CoCreate.

Please note that you do NOT need to be a current support customer to create a Basic account on community.ptc.com, so you'll be able to browse, create, and comment on posts even if you're not a current PTC customer.

Please send any questions or concerns to admin@cocreateusers.org by Oct 9, 2020.

Thank you,

The CoCreateUsers.org Admin Team
* why ? at all?

* why is there a short time dead line for any response, when this forum exists for years?

* who initiated that change?

* it need to be discussed by the community IMHO

* I don't think such a kind of transfer is compliant to the forums' rules


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Old 10-06-2020, 10:40 AM
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Re: Migration of CoCreateUsers.org forums to PTC Community

Ditto to what Wolfgang has stated.
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Old 10-13-2020, 08:55 AM
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Re: Migration of CoCreateUsers.org forums to PTC Community

As some/all of you know meanwhile arrived a 2nd mail (7th Oct2020) which clarified some things.
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"Migration" was the term the PTC Community rep had used
Main change is: there is the idea of "copy" instead of "migration" -

Never the less.
  • will the copy of a post be marked with its original timestamp?
  • will the orginal source ( = cocreateusers.org ) be clearly mentioned on the PTC forums?
  • what about the user names?
    • will those be kept?
    • does each and every member of cocreateusers.org do agree on that?
  • we do have several Applications - Sub-Forums on here.. how are those mirrored?
  • how are new postings handled after the initial copy is done?

What happened on the dead line 9th October?
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Old 10-14-2020, 08:12 AM
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Re: Migration of CoCreateUsers.org forums to PTC Community

Hi Wolfgang,

Good questions. I wasn't part of the initial discussion with PTC, but am now involved, and have passed your questions along to them. I hope to have some answers soon!

Perhaps I can answer a couple of things (or at least start a discussion).

I'm not sure about the usernames, so I'm waiting for a response from them. I think preserving the usernames (at least in some fashion) would be very helpful. Because these message boards (including usernames) are viewable by the public without being a member, I don't believe there are any privacy concerns with showing those usernames in the PTC Community as well. Do you have other concerns about this? If anyone wants their username made anonymous (such as user1234), we could do that if they requested it.

As far as new posts, I don't believe PTC has any plans to keep this forum in sync with PTC Community once the initial copy is made. Any posts made here would be only here unless effort is made to post there, and vice versa.

I told PTC we needed more time to discuss with the folks here, so that's what we're doing. I know they would like to get resolution on this as soon as possible, but we want to do it right and give people a chance to discuss concerns (and this thread seems like the perfect place to do it).

I hope this helps to clarify things. Please let me know what else I can do to help.

Thanks!

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