Let's put the conspiracy theories to rest, okay? :)
Seriously, what this thread communicates is that we are consolidating the SIGN-ON for Be Communities to be the same as our other Web properties. That way, if you want to go to SELECTservices Online, Be Communities, Bentley LEARN Server, etc. you only have to sign-on using one set of credentials. And when you change that, it changes in one place (and not two, or more places).
That said, we do have a long range goal where information transfer is more streamlined, since the "social" aspect is part of Support. But, more on that later (and in parallel discussions, so as to no hijack this thread).