08-23-2019 02:07 AM
@Anqi Du the problem is solved
I had the word "password" in the description in one of the fields.
08-24-2019 02:01 PM
08-28-2019 01:35 PM
@Anqi Du This problem has just hit me this morning. "This form can't be distributed as it is asking for personal or sensitive information" -across every single one of my forms. I have tried deleting questions. Deleting text. Adding it back in - I simply had a question for a persons name. All to no avail. All forms are now blocked from seeing the responses (the pink bar across the top).
HELP!!!! - I am using a 365 account.
08-28-2019 02:09 PM
I just removed the word "password" and the form is fine.
09-30-2019 10:19 AM
@mlidke having same issues with form ... error message stating form cannot be distributed ... just noticed error message on 9-27-2019. please advise asap
09-30-2019 10:22 AM
@yaoke ... having same issues with form ... error message stating form cannot be distributed ... just noticed error message on 9-27-2019.
please advise asap. thank you.
09-30-2019 10:46 AM
@smmsck20190930 Can you private message me the url for collecting response?
10-29-2019 07:41 AM
Unfortunately I hit this issue just now. Created a complicated form and got this message. Reviewed the form containing a few questions with the word "Password". Even when I removed all the "Password" questions, I still got the message. So I started deleting one question at a time, navigating out of the form and back in after each question, but it did not work. Finally when I deleted the last question "Employee name" the message disappeared. I started adding the questions back in and as soon as I added the one with "Password" the message appeared again.
I renamed Password to PW, but still message appeared. Deleting the question didn't work. There are clearly issues with this functionality.
1) Don't understand why I can't use Password in the question...essentially the question is asking if the user is looking to have their password reset and will ask them to call IT support. If not password, are there some safe words we can use?
2) Even when I delete the "Password" question, the form does not seem to reset.
3) I had about 30 questions in the form, with sections. Only when I had deleted everything did it reset.
This along with the # of questions limit, makes me want to recommend a different solution to my client.
10-29-2019 07:48 AM - edited 10-29-2019 09:03 AM
Having tried to get the form working, I started deleting forms almost randomly. Sometimes the form reset other times it did not. There doesn't seem to a "consistent" fix.
UPDATE: There seems to be a delay of a few minutes before "Forms" recognises that the text has been updated and resets. I came out of my form and went back in about 5 minutes later and the message is gone.
Some issues I think MS need to look at.
10-30-2019 02:33 AM
11-11-2019 07:22 PM - edited 11-11-2019 07:23 PM
@Anqi Du I am seeing the same issue on a form I have created. Nothing in the form is sensitive from what I can see (not asking for credentials etc) Any chance someone can take a look?
11-11-2019 07:32 PM
11-18-2019 10:41 PM
I have the same issue.
I have a form we were using for our business that we send to the vendor when purchasing their business so that we can integrate IT. It stopped working a while ago. I re-created the form and even just putting in 2 words such as hello there it has the same issue.
11-18-2019 10:55 PM
12-04-2019 09:04 AM
Hi @Anqi Du I have set up a form for user feedback for a new product launch and I am getting this error. Can you look into it please? I am using an Office365 work account and no matter what i do, it wont go away. Any suggetsions?
12-04-2019 07:25 PM
12-18-2019 11:43 PM
12-19-2019 12:00 AM
@althiel This is not supported yet, you can put this in the from description area. If you really need this, please goto uservoice to vote
04-01-2020 12:50 AM
Please could you help me with my form. I am a teacher and am setting a mock exam for ICT. There are questions regarding data and passwords however i have changed all of the words that I thought might be an issues. Thanks
04-01-2020 11:12 AM
@markedwardford Can you PM me the form id? Also, if you are using forms with your organization id, please talk to your admin to help you out for the form
04-06-2020 09:45 PM
05-12-2020 06:29 AM
same problem - I am trying to include a short quiz before the next online class (corona...) of a basic computer security course:
any idea how to do it using forms?
05-12-2020 09:52 AM
@maciek_ Could you please talk to you tenant admin to get this unblocked? Thanks
05-14-2020 10:01 PM - edited 05-14-2020 10:03 PM
Thanks for your reply. We have had a few forms that require to be unblocked, which is quite annoying. The Phone number question, seems to be causing the issue.
05-18-2020 10:32 AM
@Art-ITP Seems I cannot access the form, is that possible you shared me a screenshot in PM when the form is blocked. Also, if you are tenant admin, we also want to learn the experience of this kind of unblocking, is that OK to schedule a meeting with you and our PM team? Thanks
05-26-2020 05:35 AM
Hi, I'm having a similar kind of issue. I hope someone would be able to help me.
I had almost finished building 2 forms in parallel (2 languages) and had them both open when the page refreshed on one and it took me to my Microsoft Forms home page with these 2 questionnaires completely gone. Vanished. Not in trash, and can't find them anywhere. And I haven't seen any warning at any point. I was able to still save the (shareable) link for one of the 2 forms (but that doesn't allow me to edit) and when I try to open it, I have this warning show up
"This form might not be safe. We recommend you don't provide your personal or sensitive information. The form owner may potentially be trying to collect it."
Which leads me to believe that my issue is connected to the one discussed here. Although as I said, I had no warning, and I have no way to edit either of these forms, and I don't even have a link, so no trace for one of the 2.
I also have no idea what in my forms would have triggered this, especially considering that I have other older versions of the same form still available, and no warning.
So I would like to ask for help to hopefully retrieve my forms, and if this is not a bug, how can I make it so that it's considered "safe", and is there a risk of this happening again at any point?
Thanks a lot!
I do appreciate your work and your help,
05-26-2020 10:15 AM
@blecluse Sorry for the confusion, can you PM me the vanished forms id (or url) and also the id/url of the one that still live? For all the detection, Forms is just marking but not actually delete any of the content. So please send us the information and we will investigate what happened.
06-11-2020 07:41 AM
Not sure if I'm doing this right - my first use of this method of asking for help.
I'm writing a test with this question:
It has triggered this response. How do I get around this please? I understand why this type of question can cause problems but the trip-wire seems to be set very low on this function.
06-15-2020 08:37 AM
@Yao Ke My admin has had a blockand can't see where to unblock the sharing of my quiz.
Can you send me (or her indeed) a few hints where to look please?
06-15-2020 06:27 PM
@Will_Carr_Synx You can follow the instructions in this document to unblock a form - https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/office/review-and-unblock-forms-or-users-detected-and-blocked-fo...
Let me know if you still have issue with that.
@Anqi Du I'm have the same problem. I don't see the particular message that you are referring to in the previous posts. I did receive a Phishing message. But when I follow the link to review the form, it take me to an errors page. Is there another way to review the form. I've attempted to do so through the form it self.
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