Just got this email from Turbine support an hour or so ago:
We wanted to give you a status update regarding your forum account. Our web developers will be deploying a fix to correct your forum account within the next day or two. You do not need to take any action at this time, and once our deployment is complete we will send another email to confirm that we've completed the process. Thank you so much for your patience while we work to correct your account!
The Turbine Customer Service Team"