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Accounts are not being verified

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  • Hi,

    for days I'm waiting to post a question I have, which requires posting a screenshot. I'm not able to, however, since my account has not been verified yet. I read I have to post at https // social.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/338e5c21-c7e3-4519-8791-f819535be481/verify-your-account-36?forum=reportabug (I can't even paste this link properly, this is ridiculous) in order to get my account verified. I did this twice since Tuesday, but nothing has happened. Others seem to have the same problem.

    Apart from that: you say you do this because you're trying to prevent spam. But why aren't you doing it the way virtually every other community does? By sending e-mails with verification links to the stated e-mail address? Having to wait for days in order to post a question because of this is highly frustrating.

    Thanks,

    Roland



    Friday, August 26, 2016 8:21 AM

Answers

  • Hi,

    I was a little confused - your 2 posts inside the verification thread wasn't shown in your activity. My expectation would be, that your activity should have showed these 2 posts of you. So there might even be an issue with the forum.

    I upvoted one of your replies in that thread which gave you 5 Points. As far as I understood the verification process, earning points should verify your account, too.

    I am sorry, but I cannot answer your question regarding "why are accounts verified this way". Maybe someone else will answer that.

    Please try if you can post links and pictures now. (And be aware that it should have been possible to share files on onedrive and then simply post the link as text (leaving the http:// out if required). Not nice, but better than nothing.

    With kind regards,

    Konrad

    • Marked as answer by Roland Aigner Friday, August 26, 2016 2:32 PM
    Friday, August 26, 2016 10:47 AM
  • I see that several others seemed to also have problems. But it looks like the accounts were verified some 3 or 4 hours ago. You should be verified now.


    Richard Mueller - MVP Enterprise Mobility (Identity and Access)

    Friday, August 26, 2016 2:19 PM
    Moderator

All replies

  • Hi,

    I was a little confused - your 2 posts inside the verification thread wasn't shown in your activity. My expectation would be, that your activity should have showed these 2 posts of you. So there might even be an issue with the forum.

    I upvoted one of your replies in that thread which gave you 5 Points. As far as I understood the verification process, earning points should verify your account, too.

    I am sorry, but I cannot answer your question regarding "why are accounts verified this way". Maybe someone else will answer that.

    Please try if you can post links and pictures now. (And be aware that it should have been possible to share files on onedrive and then simply post the link as text (leaving the http:// out if required). Not nice, but better than nothing.

    With kind regards,

    Konrad

    • Marked as answer by Roland Aigner Friday, August 26, 2016 2:32 PM
    Friday, August 26, 2016 10:47 AM
  • I see that several others seemed to also have problems. But it looks like the accounts were verified some 3 or 4 hours ago. You should be verified now.


    Richard Mueller - MVP Enterprise Mobility (Identity and Access)

    Friday, August 26, 2016 2:19 PM
    Moderator
  • YESSS! Works now, thanks a ton!!
    Friday, August 26, 2016 2:32 PM
  • All future people who find this thread - Click the link below and look for the current verification thread as a sticky:

    https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/home?forum=reportabug


    Tuesday, August 30, 2016 4:13 PM
    Moderator