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Origin Users complaining their privacy settings have been updated to "show real name" without their knowledge

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I've seen this talked about in a few places now. 

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Something strange seems to be going on with Origin , online distribution platform and game client from EA for PC. Many users have noticed that Origin suddenly shows their real name on their profile, instead of their nickname. This option is indeed in Origin, but the users in question report that they had this option off and that it was automatically turned on. You can check this setting yourself here . There you can also immediately indicate who can view your profile.

Basically what's happening is Origin is defaulting your privacy settings so that everyone can view your profile and it uses your real name, even if you set it not to. 
I've just checked mine and sure enough, it was changed to these settings. I know I didn't have these settings as recent as last month. 

 

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I'm not sure how widespread this is or why it is happening, no statement from EA yet too early, but it does seem to be happening. 


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who puts their real name there though, as far as everyone knows my real name is xXx_n00b-sl4yer-crafter_add1c7_xXx lolz


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This isn't the first time EA has tried this shit, many years back they required everyone to upgrade their EA account on their website and despite asking for a nickname it defaulted to your real name. It's possible I'm misremembering as it was a long time ago (like NFS Underground era) but IIRC there was no way to change it until everyone complained about it then EA added the option to use nickname instead.


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Posted · Original PosterOP
18 minutes ago, aezakmi said:

who puts their real name there though, as far as everyone knows my real name is xXx_n00b-sl4yer-crafter_add1c7_xXx lolz

billing. 


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Didn't give them my real name, so I'm good. :) 


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mine wasn't set to that... but i also have it set so nobody can see my profile. so there's that.


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Posted · Original PosterOP
23 minutes ago, firelighter487 said:

mine wasn't set to that... but i also have it set so nobody can see my profile. so there's that.

Both were rest for me and others. I had my profile on private too. 


muh specs 

Gaming and HTPC (reparations)- ASUS 1080, MSI X99A SLI Plus, 5820k- 4.5GHz @ 1.25v, asetek based 360mm AIO, RM 1000x, 16GB memory, 750D with front USB 2.0 replaced with 3.0  ports, 2 250GB 850 EVOs in Raid 0 (why not, only has games on it), some hard drives

Screens- Acer preditor XB241H (1080p, 144Hz Gsync), LG 1080p ultrawide, (all mounted) directly wired to TV in other room

Stuff- k70 with reds, steel series rival, g13, full desk covering mouse mat

All parts black

Workstation(desk)- 3770k, 970 reference, 16GB of some crucial memory, a motherboard of some kind I don't remember, Micomsoft SC-512N1-L/DVI, CM Storm Trooper (It's got a handle, can you handle that?), 240mm Asetek based AIO, Crucial M550 256GB (upgrade soon), some hard drives, disc drives, and hot swap bays

Screens- 3  ASUS VN248H-P IPS 1080p screens mounted on a stand, some old tv on the wall above it. 

Stuff- Epicgear defiant (solderless swappable switches), g600, moutned mic and other stuff. 

Laptop docking area- 2 1440p korean monitors mounted, one AHVA matte, one samsung PLS gloss (very annoying, yes). Trashy Razer blackwidow chroma...I mean like the J key doesn't click anymore. I got a model M i use on it to, but its time for a new keyboard. Some edgy Utechsmart mouse similar to g600. Hooked to laptop dock for both of my dell precision laptops. (not only docking area)

Shelf- i7-2600 non-k (has vt-d), 380t, some ASUS sandy itx board, intel quad nic. Currently hosts shared files, setting up as pfsense box in VM. Also acts as spare gaming PC with a 580 or whatever someone brings. Hooked into laptop dock area via usb switch

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1 hour ago, aezakmi said:

who puts their real name there though, as far as everyone knows my real name is xXx_n00b-sl4yer-crafter_add1c7_xXx lolz

mine just says Elle and thats i'm a male...

a man called Elle, i thought that was funny, so i put it in...


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Guess what, Blizzard has this shit enabled by default too. They call it "ReaI ID" and I was never asked about it, it was just enabled by default. With my real fucking name. Are you companies retarded or something? Why the fuck do you think I'd want my real name to be posted online by default ffs?

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If you don't want your real name out there, don't give it out in the first place.
As such, simply edit your profile, because it's entirely optional whether or not you provide them that information.

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On Origin's website and on your profile, just click on the big orange button at the top right that says "edit on ea.com".

From there, in About Me at the top of the page, click on EDIT right beside "Basic Information" to see the screen above.

You can also choose who can see your account... Change that setting to Friends or No One to avoid having some weirdo look you up.


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2 hours ago, Syntaxvgm said:

Both were rest for me and others. I had my profile on private too. 

Just checked, still says no one can view my profile and the real name thingy isnt ticked.....

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2 minutes ago, jagdtigger said:

Just checked, still says no one can view my profile and the real name thingy isnt ticked.....

Same here.

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Bad news for me, (if) I had it disabled, it was re-enabled

 

God news for me, I didnt use my full name, just a nickname

 

Best news:

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It seems I had my profile set to private, so no one would have seen it anyways. At least these settings did not seem to change. 

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I didn't give them my real name in the first place but it stayed disabled.

On a side note, seems like I blocked someone called ExtraThiccc. Damn shame, I don't know what I was thinking back then...

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I was set to my friends can see, could have been a bug that spread to some users... Helpful to know either way.

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What's the point even if your name is out.

 

Y'all paranoid. 


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I never filled in the name bit, so this doesn't really bother me.


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Checked my account, and all is good.  Profile is still set so no one can view it, and 'Real Name' option is unchecked.  Though to be fair, I don't think I entered it into my profile anyway.  Having said that, considering I don't play any multi-player games on Origin (and very little overall), it probably wouldn't have been a big deal.

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