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Offline Asyn

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Re: Forum relaunch
« Reply #75 on: June 14, 2014, 05:56:25 PM »
Well, this took a while, but glad we're (finally) back. :)
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Re: Forum relaunch
« Reply #76 on: June 14, 2014, 06:21:14 PM »
My username got replaced with my email address. Can we change it?
Unfortunately not, as the myavast account is based on an email address.
Then is there a way to grant us to hide our Username (not our Display name) as I do not feel comfortable sharing my email address.

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Re: Forum relaunch
« Reply #77 on: June 14, 2014, 06:26:57 PM »
After being hacked you turn to Simple Machines For a Forum? This is amazing. If Avast cannot maintain a secure forum, why should I trust Avast with my PC? I guess you had to get a free forum my god. I cannot believe this.

The other being? Using something like Geekstogo does? Which would cost thousands a year. Assuming between Guests, Admins/Mods, Registered users. Let's say you have what 450 online at once?

https://www.invisionpower.com/pricing/

There is a more secure free alternative such as MyBB.

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Re: Forum relaunch
« Reply #78 on: June 14, 2014, 06:45:41 PM »
My username got replaced with my email address. Can we change it?
Unfortunately not, as the myavast account is based on an email address.
Then is there a way to grant us to hide our Username (not our Display name) as I do not feel comfortable sharing my email address.

If you pay attention you will notice the forums now use a "https" connection.
Whereas before it was a "http" connection. "https" is encrypted which makes using
the forums more secure.
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Re: Forum relaunch
« Reply #79 on: June 14, 2014, 07:32:09 PM »
My username got replaced with my email address. Can we change it?
Unfortunately not, as the myavast account is based on an email address.
Then is there a way to grant us to hide our Username (not our Display name) as I do not feel comfortable sharing my email address.

Where do you think this isn't hidden ?

It is only viewable in your Profile settings and only you can see that. Others users that are logged on can view a limited sub-set of the users profile.
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Re: Forum relaunch
« Reply #80 on: June 14, 2014, 08:38:47 PM »
My apology. We could view both username and display name in our old setting -- it looks like it is already hidden. Thank you very much for the replies and again my sincere apology.

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Re: Forum relaunch
« Reply #81 on: June 14, 2014, 08:48:27 PM »
My apology. We could view both username and display name in our old setting -- it looks like it is already hidden. Thank you very much for the replies and again my sincere apology.

You're welcome.

I believe this setting is disabled by default > Profile > Account Settings - Email and uncheck the 'Allow users to email me.' If not uncheck this option.
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Re: Forum relaunch
« Reply #82 on: June 14, 2014, 10:18:45 PM »
Hey guys, happy to see the forum back. I was scared a bit when i seen the forum dead by a hacker... I hope that dont happen again...

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Re: Forum relaunch
« Reply #83 on: June 15, 2014, 04:03:51 AM »
Lukas I have the same issue can you help out...I dont have the old email ID anymore since I made a completely new onw  :-[

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Re: Forum relaunch
« Reply #84 on: June 15, 2014, 01:57:30 PM »
using the same email address at forum and my.avast account is desired state. If you had an account at my.avast.com already - with the same email address as at forum - then those two accounts were bind together. Just login to your my.avast account should allow you to access the forum as well.

I already sent Lukas a PM and agreed to wait it out until Monday. My response is only meant for other users with the same problem.

Both my accounts at my.avast.com and forum.avast.com have the same e-mail address. However, after logging in both accounts were not merged and I got an error message stating that I could not change my name to my old profile.




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I tried resetting my password several times and those e-mails did not end up in my Junk folder. Unfortunately, they didn't enable me to recover my old profile either...
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Re: Forum relaunch
« Reply #85 on: June 16, 2014, 07:46:09 PM »
Apparently I was using another e-mailaddress for this forum. I found out thanks to Lukas. I totally forgot about that! I feel a bit silly now...  :-[ Anyway, I did a password reset and here I am,with my old account.  ::)
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Re: Forum relaunch
« Reply #86 on: June 16, 2014, 08:27:02 PM »
Apparently I was using another e-mailaddress for this forum. I found out thanks to Lukas. I totally forgot about that! I feel a bit silly now... <$1alt="" title="" onresizestart="return false;" id="smiley__$2" style="padding: 0 3px 0 3px;" /> Anyway, I did a password reset and here I am,with my old account. <$1alt="" title="" onresizestart="return false;" id="smiley__$2" style="padding: 0 3px 0 3px;" />
That's most likely the case for the rest of the folks having a problem with their account.
Especially those that didn't want to use their regular email address when they signed up for the forum. :)
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Re: Forum relaunch
« Reply #87 on: June 16, 2014, 08:38:12 PM »
Glad to see that Avast forums are up and running  ;D

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Re: Forum relaunch
« Reply #88 on: June 17, 2014, 12:50:03 PM »
I found it somewhat confusing but then again perhaps my nearly 79 years old brain is on the wane! I finally did manage to get back my original handle of EXAKTA. Perhaps it would be easier if there were instructions alongside each box you have to enter data in.

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Re: Forum relaunch
« Reply #89 on: June 17, 2014, 02:19:07 PM »
Welcome Back.I find a lot of interesting information here.And links to good software.I learned a lot,in the past,from posters that frequent these boards.And am sure I will find things of interest in the future.

The support given on this forum is second to none.