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Offline MarcNJ

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Wrong Year for Post Verification Question
« on: January 07, 2024, 12:34:25 AM »
It's Jan 6th, 2024 - how is it possible this board/forum still thinks it is 2023 and that is the correct answer for "What is the current year?" when posting??

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Re: Wrong Year for Post Verification Question
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2024, 12:55:35 AM »
It is a very long time since I have had to do that and now that you have 3 posts (anti-spam measure) you shouldn't have to do this again.

I don't know if this is a forum software issue (not provided by Avast but SMS) or down to Administrators to change or not.

EDIT: Just checked a list of my recent posts and that is showing the correct year.
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Re: Wrong Year for Post Verification Question
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2024, 01:34:49 AM »
There must be some disconnect between the year for the anti-spam measure, and the year listed for posts/replies.  Or they are just totally separate fields / systems.

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Re: Wrong Year for Post Verification Question
« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2024, 02:02:51 AM »
Its hard to say as an Avast User, ordinarily you have to log-on to connect to the forum that although allows connection to your forum account (though I believe it is checked on id.avast.com not internally on the forum).

Posting checks/validation used to be done using Captcha, many complained this was too difficult and had several attempts to get it right.  So I don't know if this is a replacement or addition to Captcha as it is around 20 years since I was a Newbie and had to go through this.
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Re: Wrong Year for Post Verification Question
« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2024, 08:24:19 AM »
This issue is there for years, and we had this kind of topics before. :-\
Afaik it's up to Admins for changing answer for "current year" question.
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Re: Wrong Year for Post Verification Question
« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2024, 02:04:20 PM »
Hi,
Thank you for posting on the Avast community. Do you mind sharing screenshots? Thanks.

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Re: Wrong Year for Post Verification Question
« Reply #6 on: January 09, 2024, 02:32:55 PM »
Hi,
Thank you for posting on the Avast community. Do you mind sharing screenshots? Thanks.
Hi Gayathri_R, this is from 2021 but I believe it is still the same...
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Re: Wrong Year for Post Verification Question
« Reply #7 on: January 10, 2024, 12:58:20 PM »
Yes, the captcha form is asking for the current year and it won't accept 2024. It is now 10 January 2024.

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Re: Wrong Year for Post Verification Question
« Reply #8 on: February 06, 2024, 02:15:05 PM »
Hello,
thank you for notice. I have changed it to 2024 now (I did not know I can do it ;-)).

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Re: Wrong Year for Post Verification Question
« Reply #9 on: February 06, 2024, 02:25:02 PM »
Hello,
thank you for notice. I have changed it to 2024 now (I did not know I can do it ;-)).

Milos
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Re: Wrong Year for Post Verification Question
« Reply #10 on: February 06, 2024, 02:40:17 PM »
Hello,
thank you for notice. I have changed it to 2024 now (I did not know I can do it ;-)).

Milos

Thanks, I would have expected the 'Administrators' to have jumped on this much sooner as we also reported it in another location.
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Re: Wrong Year for Post Verification Question
« Reply #11 on: February 06, 2024, 09:09:25 PM »
Another current example:  https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=326073.msg1714234#msg1714234

New user has two posts.
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Re: Wrong Year for Post Verification Question
« Reply #12 on: February 06, 2024, 10:36:49 PM »
Another current example:  https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=326073.msg1714234#msg1714234

New user has two posts.

That post though pre-dates the fix by 'Milos' so when they come up for the third post it shouldn't occur.
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