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Pearson Vue terminated the exam without violation
I had a technical issue during my AWS Certified Developer - Associate exam on 27th December 2021. The exam was interrupted. I got an email from AWS today that I of course failed the exam (since I only got halfway through before the technical issue on Pearson Vue's end happened), and that I can reattempt the exam in 14 days. I have a deadline to complete my certification by 31/12/2021 and I want my exam to be rescheduled within the time. Thank You
re:Post login issues
I created my AWS re:Post login using my root account, but now I'm using another account. So whenever I need to log into re:Post it creates a new user id and I want to use the same one I've used in the past. Do I need to log into my root account on AWS before logging into re:Post every time I want to access re:Post? I only want one re:Post login but I need more than one AWS account login. I wish there was a way to associate more than one AWS login with one re:Post login.
How to unsubscribe to a re:Post topic.
I knew the re:Post topics were too broad, but tried subscribing to a couple to try it out. Within a day I'm seeing questions being emailed to me that are not anything I'm interested in. How can I unsubscribe so that I can get rid of the useless noise in my Inbox? BTW, I was a very frequent contributor to a few service level Forums before, subscribing to their service level RSS feeds from my Slack user, but now with these uselessly broad topics spamming my Inbox with irrelevant noise, all those service have now lost me as contributor. It's such a shame.
What happened to the service level "topics" of the old forums?
What happened to the service level "topics" of the old forums? The vastly reduced set of topics in these new set of topics are totally useless. They are just big amorphous slush buckets that my benefit a newbie but are way too broad for an experienced user to get any use from and get the our specific contributions lost in din of generic noise. Way to go AWS this is a huge step backwards from the developer forums. I hope re:Post changes or fails fast! P.S. even worse the automatically selected "tag" set is not even close to what I'm saying and to heap insult onto that you have to select a tag to post and the tags are a fixed predetermined list of topics AWS wants to bin posts into. IOW, they are not tags. They don't even have a tag for "forum" to tag posts about the old forums. I guess they are saying "my way or the highway"!
Alternate notification mechanisms
re:Post currently seem to be only offering notifications via email. I would appreciate alternate notification mechanisms, namely Desktop Notifications in my web browser and a "silent" (Facebook-style) notification queue in re:Post itself. This would make participation more effective and faster, without forcing users to use the mailbox as a notification queue.
More clarity on Tags vs Topics
According to the [FAQ](https://repost.aws/faq), Tags are labels assigned by requesters to questions, whereas Topics are curated knowledge domains. Tags are straightforward (you should follow them if you are a domain expert and want to answer new questions), but it's unclear how Topics should be used. I would appreciate more clarity in the FAQs on when a topic is added to a specific question, to be more clear on what following them means. Two main questions: 1. What is the standard for adding a question to a Topic? 2. Does it have to have a valid answer? 3. If so, are answers to questions added to a Topic "verified" and 100% correct (to the time of posting of course)? 4. Will there also be active un-tagging of questions which aren't relevant anymore? Further to this, there seem to also be some overlapping between "Topics" and "Community Groups". They seem to be the same type of "tag", but applied to users (is it applied when they subscribe to a Topic?) - and following one implies following the other, which doesn't seem to be documented.