The Tweak Software support site (this site you're on right now) is moving to the Shotgun Software support site. All forum posts, tickets, accounts, etc. will be migrated over into an RV section on the main Shotgun support site at support.shotgunsoftware.com.
When is this happening?
This will happen on September 3, 2015.
Why is this happening?
This will allow us to share support resources and better handle issues that affect any combination of Shotgun and RV. In addition to the (former) Tweak peeps continuing to handle support (especially Jon and Alan), now the entire Shotgun Street team will also be able to help out.
What's Not Changing?
Level of support: The awesome support you receive from us will not change. In fact, the goal is that it should be more awesomer.
Tickets: All of your ticketswill be moved with your account so you can retain the history that you have built on the Tweak support site.
Forum Posts: All of your forum postswill be moved with your account so you can retain the history that you have built on the Tweak support site.
Forum Comments: All of your commentswill be moved with your account so you can retain the history that you have built on the Tweak support site.
Subscriptions: All of your forum and forum post subscriptions will be migrated and you should still get notifications for updates, just from the Shotgun support site instead of the old Tweak support site.
What Is Changing?
New Home: You will access RV support through the main Shotgun support website at support.shotgunsoftware.com. There will be an RV section which will be similar to the existing Tweak support site you use now. All of the documentation and forum posts will have new URLs (because they will have new ids). And of course the email address for new tickets will now be firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ticket, Forum, Documentation Ids: Your tickets will all be assigned new ids. Forum posts (including documentation) will also be assigned new ids. This means any bookmarks will need to be updated. You will be notified of the new id for any in-progress tickets so you can easily reply to keep the conversation going.
Account Password: You may have to reset your password on the Shotgun support site in order to login for the first time if you haven't previously created an account on the Shotgun support site.
Secondary Email Addresses: If you already have an account on the Shotgun support site (IE your primary email matches) any secondary email addresses on the Tweak support site will not be moved to the Shotgun support site.
Common Questions & Answers
What will happen to my existing tickets?
Any support tickets on the Tweak support site will be moved over to the Shotgun support site and will have a new id. All of your tickets on the Tweak support site will be closed for comments.
What if I have tickets that are in-progress?
Before the move, we are going to programmatically "Solve" any in-progress tickets with no activity in the last 6 months. If you have one of these older tickets you can of course reply to that update if you'd like the ticket to remain open. Any support tickets that are open at the time of the move will be moved over to the Shotgun support site and will have a new id. We will send a one-time update on the new ticket so you'll get an email notification with the new id that you may reply to. All of your tickets on the Tweak support site will be closed for comments.
What if I reply to an old email that goes to the old Tweak Support site?
If you respond to an old support email that uses the old Tweak support email address, your email will be redirected and will generate a new ticket on the Shotgun support site. So your response won't be lost!
Is it possible that my ticket or reply will be lost if I don't do the right thing?
No! We'll do our best to notify (not spam) you of new ticket ids for your open tickets. If you accidentally reply to an old email or send email to an old support email address, it will automatically be redirected to the Shotgun support site and create a new ticket.
I already have an account on the Shotgun support site, what will happen to it?
We're attempting to match up accounts as best we can when merging the two sites. Zendesk relies heavily on email addresses for identifying an account. If your email addresses match, then all of your info and content should merge seamlessly with your existing account on the Shotgun support site. After the merge, when you login to Shotgun support, you should see both your Shotgun and previous Tweak tickets, forum posts, comments, etc.
I don't have an account on the Shotgun support site, what do I do?
No worries! As part of the move, we will create a new account for you (identified by your email address). All of your tickets, forum posts, comments, etc. will be linked to this new account on the Shotgun support site. The first time you attempt to login, you will be able to request a password for your account. Once you confirm your account and set a password, you'll be in!
I have multiple accounts on the Tweak and/or Shotgun support sites, what's going to happen?
People move around a lot, that's cool. And sometimes you may submit requests from your personal email account, other times from your work email. Zendesk creates and identifies accounts based on their email address so this can create multiple accounts for you. We'll do our best to merge your content with the right account info based on the email address you've used. But this can be tricky. If you notice things aren't linked up correctly, just let us know and we can tidy things up for you.
Will my password on the Shotgun support site be the same as my Tweak support site password?
No. We can't migrate any password information in the move. If you already have an existing account on the Shotgun support site, your password should be the same as it was. If you did not previously have an account on the Shotgun support site, then when you first login, you will have to request a new password. Once you confirm your account and set a new password, you'll be able to log in.
I'm subscribed to forums for updates, will my subscriptions carry over?
Yes. As part of the migration, we will be ensuring subscriptions to forums and posts carry over to the new site. You should not see any interruption. The email notifications will have slightly different subjects since they will now be spawned from the Shotgun support site.
Will email notifications for tickets change?
The formatting of the emails from the Shotgun support site is a bit different, but not in any significant way IMHO. If you have any feedback on this after the move, please let us know!
What if I find a broken link that points to the old support site, what do I do?
Thank you for your attention to detail (which isn't surprising given the users we have)! Please just drop us an email at email@example.com and let us know. We'll fix them ASAP.
I have more questions, who do I talk to?
We're happy to talk to you about anything! Just drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org.