Go check: Xbox may have changed your real name sharing settings

Oct 25, 2017
818
Texas
#3
That thread makes it look like it may only affect users in the insider alpha update

Edit: Nevermind! I was affected and I’m not in the alpha.
You can check here https://account.xbox.com/Settings
Mine was set to allow friends of friends to see my last name, but it was still set to only share my name with “friends I choose”, so I’m not sure who was actually able to see my name. Weird
 
Oct 27, 2017
615
#4
Edit: I wish we would be moving past gamertags and people didn’t feel compelled to use them, more like any modern social media platform.

It’s clear that there are still good reasons for it, but mainly because our community is filled with garbage. It’s a shame hat we require anonymity so that people can feel safe from swatting, slurs and harassment.

I wish we had to use our real names honestly
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*To clarify, I do not think it’s fine people are having their names shown without consenting to it. I just personally feel usernames can also bring out poor behavior because people feel they can hide behind anonymity.

Also who uses usernames anymore? Sure on this website, but if Resestera wede not born from an old community would we all still be using them?

I would never use a username online anymore other than here if I signed up for a new site, so it feels a little silly sometimes.
 
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Oct 25, 2017
4,603
PA - US
#7
Doesn't appear to affect me, though it wouldn't really do much anyway. Everyone on my friend's list knows my name. Those who don't wouldn't really do anything otherwise.

It's strange to think that our first and last names being known to others counts as "doxxing".
 

Sir Guts

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Oct 26, 2017
10,451
#10
I noticed this happen to some of friends and I thought they wrote their names :/

Edit: Just checked through the app and mine was there too wtf?!
 
Oct 28, 2017
9,572
#11
My settings were still selected as block. Something must have triggered it to some people. Changed my name to some random letters anyway because no way in hell I want salty randoms knowing it if it shows to more than friends.
 
Oct 27, 2017
630
#12
Lol i didnt have my full name on my profile before, and now it updated to it.


edit: profile was still set to only show it to friends i choose tho
 
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Oct 28, 2017
1,668
Argentina
#14
My settings were still selected as block. Something must have triggered it to some people. Changed my name to some random letters anyway because no way in hell I want salty randoms knowing it if it shows to more than friends.
Yeah, I explicity set this to block, though based on some friends comments, they did it also. Definitely a bug going on.
 

NSA

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Oct 27, 2017
1,460
California
#18
Looking at my friends list it seems about normal for the people I usually see w/ names. Could be a couple others, but hard to tell if I just never noticed before.
 
Oct 28, 2017
9,572
#19
Yeah, I explicity set this to block, though based on some friends comments, they did it also. Definitely a bug going on.
Went through recent players and only 3 names showing out of a fucktons
Maybe it's fixed already? Or maybe I can't see because apparently it didn't trigger to me? Man this is confusing. Perhaps it's a popular game that bugged out? Comrades was the last thing I've played online and out of 20ish people only one is showing their name (which is quite similar to the gamertag so perhaps they chose to let it appear)
 
Oct 28, 2017
2,067
#20
Doesn't appear to affect me, though it wouldn't really do much anyway. Everyone on my friend's list knows my name. Those who don't wouldn't really do anything otherwise.

It's strange to think that our first and last names being known to others counts as "doxxing".
Having your first and last name and easily found IP address is a good way to get hacked by a rando or worse.
 
Oct 25, 2017
4,603
PA - US
#24
Having your first and last name and easily found IP address is a good way to get hacked by a rando or worse.
Oh I definitely get the dangers associated, it's just weird to think about. Hell, I've worked customer service jobs where I felt weirded out when people read my name tag and addressed me as such. Names being such a "private" thing just feels odd overall.
 
Oct 27, 2017
2,972
#26
Just checked on the app and yeah some names of people that have never shared them have appeared while others haven't. Weird shit
 
Oct 27, 2017
218
#35
Just checked mine and on the "Friend of friends can see my real name" it's set to block. Am I safe then?
* Share my real name (Xbox One Only)
* Share my real name with friends of friends (Xbox One Only)

I guess are the two things you might want to check your settings for.
 
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Oct 28, 2017
1,668
Argentina
#36
I wish we had to use our real names honestly.
Not sure if that is a good idea in nowadays world. Specially for womans or minorities. I know a few female friends that just changed GT to some generic thing to hide the fact that they are womans. Theres shitty people.
 
Oct 26, 2017
6,493
#41
Hmm, it seems my profile on Xbox.com shows my real name. Think my other settings are fine but my name is visible to me which is not normal from what I remember.
 
Oct 27, 2017
615
#43
Editing my original comment, I’m not suggesting people shouldn’t be annoyed by this. I also believe sometimes that the shitty behavior of people comes out because they feel emboldened by anonymity.

Last thing i need is racists having a new easier way to know im mexican so they can discharge their slurs.
More than fair, I suppose my initial instinct would be having real names might curb shitty people. Then again it doesn’t seem to matter on twitter or facebook so maybe not.

Is your ResetEra name and pic your actual name and human self?
Name no, pic yeah, but I also have posted about that before. Something feels so archaic about usernames instead of real names in todays online world.

After 9 years on the previous forum though it felt strange to not continue to use the same name, and almost no one else is using theirs. That being said I’ve posted tons of personal info on this site that links to my real name so I’m not worried about it.
 
Oct 26, 2017
1,288
#44
Maybe I am extremely naive to the situation and uninformed. But its only showing people your name? It honestly doesnt sound that bad to me. When i think of doxxing I think that they are posting your address, email, phone number, everything.
 

The Futurist

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Oct 25, 2017
436
#47
Maybe I am extremely naive to the situation and uninformed. But its only showing people your name? It honestly doesnt sound that bad to me. When i think of doxxing I think that they are posting your address, email, phone number, everything.
I thought the same thing.

Title is a bit extreme.

Xbox is doxxing users!!!!!

People want to throw that anti Xbox nonsense around. Throw it on titles like this.
 
Oct 30, 2017
379
#49
Maybe I am extremely naive to the situation and uninformed. But its only showing people your name? It honestly doesnt sound that bad to me. When i think of doxxing I think that they are posting your address, email, phone number, everything.
Just like "hacked", the word has lost all meaning.
 
Oct 27, 2017
394
Midwest, US
#50
I am in the Preview Alpha and my name was fine, as was everyone on my friends list. I also went through my recent players list and only saw 3 real names, and I am not sure if they were already showing or not. Weird bug.