The merger issue is fixed @ http://windows8forums.com/windows-8-errors-bsods/20057-windows-8-does-not-sync-settings.html with a 1 month redirect. Did this person post multiple times? If so they just need to get with the program, read the TOS, and duplicates should be deleted in the future. Merging threads is a nightmare. If they were two separate discussions on the same issue that's one thing but it looks like a "Please help me!" plea written twice which would essentially be spam. In this instance I just merged it into one thread.