I don't see a problem. Your form name has new program name in suffix. Marketo should have created form with same name under new program. Can you recheck?
Rather than clone programs, I recommend you create program templates and clone those. That way you won't be carrying old elements from the old program that you have to make sure to change and which are easy to overlook.
The programs I am cloning are nearly identical to each other, with a few form field exceptions, and overall name of form, lp & URL being changed. Cloning the entire program has been helpful as the alert and auto-response email along with the smart campaign and report come along with it, in addition to the landing page and form. - Minimal updates are needed; but yes, one must scrutinize each screen carefully to ensure all nested assets are updated accordingly.
When you say create program template and clone what do you mean by that specifically?
Our rep seems to be indicating that the old suffix being brought over into the new program is merely a reference from where it was originally cloned from and should not have any negative impact. - I think I just wanted reassurance it would not pose issues down the road.
Any new programs I create after this set (where they are all so closely matched) I will build from the ground up and just attempt to mirror the steps so that I do not miss anything.
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Creating a set of program templates - like Denise suggests - is your most scalable option; and ensures every program created thereafter will contain the most updated assets/smart campaigns at the time of creation (we occasionally enhance our assets/smart campaigns, and if an existing program is cloned instead, it won't contain those enhancements). This approach is especially helpful for programs that contain many assets and complex smart campaigns - like EVENT programs.
When you clone the program template to a new program, be sure to name it as you want it. This way, all references to your program (within the smart list, flow) will be populated with the actual program name.