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PostPosted: Tue Aug 18, 2015 10:39 am    Post subject: Name Change Log feature has been removed Reply with quote

UPDATE: As of Wednesday, August 19th, the name change log is no longer accessible to other users. A user may view their own name change history as before under Account Settings.

We will be removing the Name Change Log feature available from everyone's homepages within the next few days.

Why?

Our community members choose to change their avatar names for various reasons - role play characters, starting fresh, etc.

If they wish to inform their friends of their name change then they are free to do so. If they don't wish to let others know that they have changed their name, then we want to respect that right as well.

We as staff of course always have access to the name change histories for all accounts, however, it is not necessary for users to have that information about each other.

What is next?

As such the feature is being removed from homepages. The work is expected to be completed by end of this week or early next week.

Thank you


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 18, 2015 10:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

NOOOOOOO!

My memory was already bad with remembering people. With friends that change their names like they change socks, this is going to be very annoying. Confused Confused Confused
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 18, 2015 10:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

AlbaX wrote:
NOOOOOOO!

My memory was already bad with remembering people. With friends that change their names like they change socks, this is going to be very annoying. Confused Confused Confused


Exactly! And what about people who change there name for the soul purpose of stalking others?
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 18, 2015 10:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, on the one hand....

For those who change their names, it is their right to inform their friends of a name change. And it's really not anyone else's business of what their name used to be.

On the other hand,

This could easily bite everyone in the rear end as stalkers and harassers will now use this as means to continue stalking their victims if they don't already have such people on their block list.

This pretty much a double-edged sword.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 18, 2015 10:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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AlbaX wrote:
NOOOOOOO!

My memory was already bad with remembering people. With friends that change their names like they change socks, this is going to be very annoying. Confused Confused Confused


Exactly! And what about people who change there name for the soul purpose of stalking others?


Any type of harassment has been and continues to be against our policies. Such messages can be flagged and reported to us.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 18, 2015 10:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 18, 2015 11:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

YaY! been waiting years for this! As DianaDeMysterieux said

For those who change their names, it is their right to inform their friends of a name change. And it's really not anyone else's business of what their name used to be.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 18, 2015 11:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I cant see this as a bad thing ..ppl say "well yes we all have a right to chose who we tell of are name change"..yet they feel as if stalkers would get the upper hand in this. Truth be told i cant see how ..if you change ur name a stalker wont have it to stalk you. but on the other hand i can see some of you stalkers getting mad ..because it will make stalking even harder for you. Stop posting fake worries and get on with your life good job IMVU some of us will be stalker free soon Wink
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 18, 2015 11:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Varsha wrote:


Any type of harassment has been and continues to be against our policies. Such messages can be flagged and reported to us.


Yeah, this doesn't always work. Not to rag on the staff or anything, but I have been harassed and the staff have done nothing to help besides tell me to block said person.

What about the people who change their names every few days in order to stay under the radar in terms of art and texture theft? I personally like to keep tabs on the people who steal from me. Now, I won't be able to tell if it's a different person or a new person.

I fully understand that you want to respect the privacy of the users, but you obviously haven't looked at every aspect. If you're going to take away our right to follow those who stalk/harass/steal from us, then maybe you should amp up your security.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 18, 2015 11:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rum4U wrote:
AlbaX wrote:
NOOOOOOO!

My memory was already bad with remembering people. With friends that change their names like they change socks, this is going to be very annoying. :? :? :?


Exactly! And what about people who change there name for the soul purpose of stalking others?


My two reasons for not wanting this to ever go away.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 18, 2015 12:22 pm    Post subject: Re: Name Change Log feature is being removed soon Reply with quote

Varsha wrote:
We will be removing the Name Change Log feature available from everyone's homepages within the next few days.

Why?
If they don't wish to let others know that they have changed their name, then we want to respect that right as well.



Well in this case as stated in Varsha's quote it needs to be done to respect those who no longer want some people to know their names in multiple ways. For example: Lets say I no longer want someone I used to associate with to have my new name, but that person has received gifts from me in the past, and or owns products from me that are straight from my catty MY NEW NAME WILL BE ON THOSE OLD ITEMS, AND IN THEIR HISTORY OF GIFTS RECEIVED CREDIT BALANCE LOG etc. There are many ways within client for people to still receive my "new name" without even having to leave their own inventories/messages.

Not only that what if you have stalkers you will no longer be able to see if these people now harassing you, or that you're suspicious of are them. This is very bad!! Sad
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 18, 2015 12:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

YAY.. this is very good news.

About time IMVU adds a bit of privacy to the user base.

EDIT~

And I do understand that people are worried about their friends that change their name like every hour.

My question would be.. do you get informed automatically from the provider if a friend changes their number?

So it's really no different than that.. life seems to continue when a friend changes their number and we are like OMG.. I don't know what their number ois now :*<
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 18, 2015 12:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I see bad things coming from this.

1. Stalkers - sure staff says they deal with this, but blocking isn't enough. This is going to allow them to fly under the radar of their victims. NOT. COOL.

2. Thieves - sure there's the DMCA policy, however, those who have had their art stolen from them, like to keep tabs on those who have done the stealing. This isn't name shaming this is keeping a monitoring eye on what rightfully belongs to the artist.

I respect the privacy of others, but this is a chat site. If IMVU plans to beef up security on the matters of stalkers and thieves, then please tell us your plans in doing so. If not, then it's up to us, as individuals, to protect ourselves and IMVU is removing a tool for us to do so.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 18, 2015 12:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

XxMissSnowyxX wrote:
My question would be.. do you get informed automatically from the provider if a friend changes their number?

So it's really no different than that.. life seems to continue when a friend changes their number and we are like OMG.. I don't know what their number ois now :*<


My friends don't change number every 2 weeks each friend at a time, and then call me expecting me to know who they are, adding a "you don't remember me?". These aren't very good things to be compared
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 18, 2015 12:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is a great idea!

If you want to find out who someone is there is still a way to do it.


Just a questions though.....when are you going to remove the link to the friends list?

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