Rachel is working on getting the new site launched. Unfortunately, this morning the main BME computer had a drive failure, so now she is having to fix that before the launch can take place.
In the mean time here is some info off of Rachel’s IAM page about the launch:
As I’ve said a bunch of times, this will really help us when we’re importing accounts so that we don’t make multiple accounts for people. We’d like to start off with as few garbage/extra accounts as possible. So please help out by making sure all of your accounts have the same email address.
Here are the places where you should update your email address:
For your IAM account, switch to edit mode and click the green edit button next to USER.
For your wordpress based accounts (ask.BME/Modblog), thewiki and BME411 go to SSO.BMEzine.com and after you log in, click my account and there will be text that says “Click here to change your email address”. You’ll have to enter in your new email address and then you’ll get an email with a link to confirm the change. Since the SSO manages your log in for all of those sites, you just need to make the change at the SSO.
Last but not least, to update your BMEshop account,go to theBMEshop Login page. After you log in, at the bottom of that page there is a link that says “Update your profile”. Click that and update your email address from there.
If I’m not mistaken, the first things that will get merged are BME and BMEshop (since that front end was launched a while ago but is running on it’s own account management system). This will make it so when you earn credits towards BMEshop under your account, it will be automatic and can be stored automatically! No more waiting for emails or filling out other stuff. Hooray!
As always, please post any questions about the launch in the forum linked below.
CT has to install some updates on IAM that require some reboots so that will happening later tonight. It should only mean a couple minutes of downtime though.