We’ve had a busy afternoon here at the Zoo working hard to merge the Galaxy Zoo and Galaxy Zoo forum user accounts. I’m pleased to say that the process is now complete!
The details of the merge process have been outlined in this earlier post but basically some of you will have had your accounts merged automagically, others of you will have to ‘reclaim’ your old Zoo or forum account by using our merge tool. If you are having trouble logging in since the merge then please use the password reset form at this address: https://galaxyzoo.org/signup
Unfortunately as a consequence of moving the forums to a new server some people won’t be able to see the forums for up to 24 hours. Don’t worry though, they are there and you’ll be able to see them soon! (It’s a DNS propagation issue for you tech-minded folk out there.)
Merging the different accounts has been a long-term goal for us at Galaxy Zoo and we’re really pleased to finally have the right solution in place. It’s been a real programming challenge to get the logic just right and it wouldn’t have been possible without a huge amount of effort from Scott Miller and Pamela Gay and the rest of her team at SIUE – thanks guys!
We realise that the merge may cause problems for a few of you so if you have any questions or are having trouble logging in then please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org