Forced to use real names on servers?

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  1. Pumbaa666

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    Well until this is resolved I won't be racing online with rFactor 2 period.... Which is a shame, because I do a lot of online racing with a great group of guys over at SimHQ with the original, which I'll continue to do...

    I can't find the rfactor folder in GrimDad's suggestion, and the other one just plain doesn't work as it's always reset no matter what I change in the .PLR
     
  2. Superbee

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    Let the open servers with real names... And give the kids the right to flame all they want behind their beloved nicknames in hosted ... Problem solved... No reason to hide, so man up ! :)
     
  3. Slimjim

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    so i'm guessing your name is Superbee.? this is classic when people on here using fake/nicknames names can call out others.
     
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    +1
     
  5. John

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    C:\Users\John\AppData\Roaming\.rFactor

    open the file named rFactor.name with notepad. when you save it check the attributes and make it read only. It works.
     
  6. rudebwoy

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    Seems like you got some basic concepts of privacy. Now tell me the difference between facebook and some random game. Now tell me why I should be happy about my real name in logfiles that will get analysed by some script and put online for some reason. There's just no difference: no (unwanted) data for facebook - no (unwanted) data for google or anybody else. simple.

    Oh, and I didn't see the hint "Note: this name will be used ingame, visible for everybody"
     
  7. Pumbaa666

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    THANKYOU JOHN!!!!!

    And thank you Grim Dad for sharing....


    Here's a suggestion to the devs... How about a 24 hour reset for names... That'll stop the flow of people changing names and hopping into servers after causing havoc as 1 of their alias'.... I don't mind having to change my name after every update, but it will get annoying after some time...


    And to all those who aren't that fussed with internet security and think it's only a game... All you need is a name and a IP address.... Firewalls can be hacked, antiviruses tricked, and the rest of your personal info obtained very easily... So drive carefully :p
     
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  8. shyha

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    I don't know about THEM but I'm not the one.

    //edit:
    rudeboy is 100% right
     
  9. Superbee

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    It's a Forum here, not a race server... And I don't remember anyone at iRacing being high-jacked because of their "Real Name" in the 2+ years I've been there... And BTW, I didn't call out anyone, just stated my preferences... And my preferences go with calling someone David instead of "You'vebeenowned666" ... Might be different for someone part of a modding team due to legal issues though... ;)

    Call me Pierre...
     
  10. Andrew McP

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    I agree. I've only ever gone online -- in forums or sims -- as "Andrew McP" or Andrew MacPherson. While I'm not a huge fan of iRacing's overall system, I do think being made to use your real name forces a degree of community accountability which is important.

    However I can see why it wouldn't go down well with a community like rF's, which has always had something of the Wild West about it. Not as wild west as that beard, obviously... is there no escape from it??? ;-)
     
  11. Francesco H.

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    Cooler Thread, im lovin it :D
     
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    Sorry i supposed a simple change in the plr like rFactor would do it.
     
  13. jorge salgueiro

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    Maybe he is Hamilton :D
     
  14. rudebwoy

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    I don't care if "1337kid" wrecks me or "John Doe" nor do I think that it reduces wreckers. And I don't think that this "integrity debate" makes sense at all. It makes me sick how blind most people are when it comes to privacy (and secrurity).

    Some (maybe most) people just prefer to NOT have their real names exposed in relation to some game. If this won't change I'll hit the refund button rather sooner than later.
     
  15. Andrew McP

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    A healthy degree of paranoia is probably justified. But as in real physical life as well as virtual life, if you're targetted, you're stuffed; it doesn't matter whether you use a real name or a false one. A false name is not protection, it's just an illusion of protection.

    IMO obviously :)
     
  16. moo

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    Agreed I don't want my name all over the internet

    Can we possibly get our nicknames in a new update? Because there's nothing worser then a bad people..
     
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    sign
     
  18. rudebwoy

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    You are absolutely right. But using some/many pseudonyms makes data collection and aggregation harder. It's a good way to raise the bar for the interested. Using google is just to easy.
     
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    I don't think I am at risk from pedos at 32 years of age :)

    Again... this name thing should be an OPTION not a restriction. Client forced or server enforced.
     
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    I think it doesn't matter.. we should have an option, this would please everybody.
    weather your EATMYDUST, Mike Hunt or Phil McCrackin, it's just a way you want people to know who you are.
     

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