I know that I became a visitor (aka I signed for the first time to the DevForum) in Feb 2019 (just look at the bot message), never before that have I signed in. But, look at the topic underneath–it says I liked it in Aug 2018! How is this possible if I have not signed in? Was this a bug back then that caused this to happen? I’m really confused about this…
Plus, this also confused the anniversary badge which thought my DevForum anniversary is in Aug, but really it’s in Feb.
Note: In Aug 2018, I was <13 so I could not have possibly signed in accidentally. The first time I signed in was genuinely Feb 2019 when I was 13+.
According to your profile the first time you signed in was August 11 2018 not February 2019. It’s possible that you singed in and just forgot about it over time. The anniversary badge is awarded by the date you first logged which for you is August explaining why you get it in August
That sounds incredibly unlikely. Websites aren’t that thoughtful. Heck, my reminder app barely remembers when my birthday is.
Jokes aside, there really isn’t a way for a website to store that kind of information. If you’re not signed in, then there isn’t an account or cache that the forum server recognizes to dump the data for storage. In this scenario, the only place it could otherwise have originated is from your computer, but computers don’t store that kind of stuff.
Basically, long story short, you forgot you logged in in 2018. It is the most likely scenario given the facts that I can verify(If you say you have it noted down, or that you view the forum anonymously, I can’t verify those claims; they are inadmissable).
Unless it’s a bug or corrupted database I’d go by what it says when you click on your own Devforum profile and hit Expand. There is a joined date there. Mine is accurate but different from the date I joined Roblox to play.
There is no way the website can execute a request on behalf of a client without the client approving it. Websites respond to inputs by the users. That message would only have occured if you had logged onto the Forum at that date and time.
Here is what I think happened: You clicked a DevForum link, and it brought you to a post. You signed in to the website thinking it was a regular Roblox webpage, and left a like on the post. You then went back to the main Roblox site after figuring out this was different, and didn’t come back because you had no reason to.
I’m not saying you’re at all at fault. Things happen and memories waver. But I would be immensely impressed at any website that is able to, without user input, log someone in, activate a like on their behalf, and then log them out without ever notifying the user either by email or some other form of communication.
You probably just forgot about it. I was able to like forum posts on here from like 2017/2018 before the automation to member. I was also <13 on August 2017 (when I registered this account), but obviously I am 13+ now. Plus it’s just a like; not a big deal. You can always remove the like if you feel that unsafe.
Actually, you can’t remove likes after it’s been a certain amount of time (default for Discourse is 10 minutes) since doing it. A like isn’t really a big deal though, so I wouldn’t worry about it. It’s entirely possible the 13+ age rule only came once promotion automation started happening.
It’s very unlikely that this would just happen. As others have mentioned, you may have just forgotten about it over time or liked it by accident. There’s absolutely no way for us to tell if it’s a bug or on your end. The last thing I can think of is impersonation which you can read about here:
But it’s very unlikely someone would’ve done it with impersonation.