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kimoira
Kimoira  (Level: 202.2 - Posts: 1190)
Thu, 10th Jul '08 8:18 PM

FAIR WARNING

In your Profile Management list there is a link Account Status/E-mail. If you click on the link to see your account status, the following message is there:

"Use this form to update your email address and account information.
This information will not be shared and is not visible to other Sploofus players."

I made some changes the other day and just noticed today that my last name was visible publicly.
I was not viewing it under my account management but by clicking on my name the way I would click on a player's name to send a message, so beware. A support ticket has been sent.



flcyclist
Flcyclist  (Level: 124.7 - Posts: 691)
Thu, 10th Jul '08 9:20 PM

That's utterly strange and probably a unique quirk! When I click on MY user's name all that shows is my first name - not my last name OR my email address! I hope they fix it for you soon!

kimoira
Kimoira  (Level: 202.2 - Posts: 1190)
Thu, 10th Jul '08 9:44 PM

Support ticket 7740 has been closed.
Thank you for contacting Sploofus Support.
It is private. It can only be seen by you.
Best Regards,
The Sploofus Support Team
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

It appears that what I enter on my Account Status/E-mail page is connecting to my player profile somehow and is visible to the public. Hopefully it is not a widespread glitch but it is a security issue that should be dealt with.




eesusbejesus
Eesusbejesus  (Level: 75.0 - Posts: 3645)
Thu, 10th Jul '08 9:56 PM

I changed my real name in there and it changed on my profile as well.

zeedee
Zeedee  (Level: 224.7 - Posts: 1088)
Thu, 10th Jul '08 10:52 PM

Well, Lodi Jo, so you did! Howdy, ma'am.

kimoira
Kimoira  (Level: 202.2 - Posts: 1190)
Fri, 11th Jul '08 6:58 AM

It looks like there is no other way to add/change your name on your profile other than your Account Status page in 2.0.

The privacy spiel should be removed from that page at the very least.

bearpaw
Bearpaw  (Level: 50.7 - Posts: 155)
Fri, 11th Jul '08 7:04 AM

I really don't care if anyone knows my last name Its sensabaugh Have you ever heard of that one

kimoira
Kimoira  (Level: 202.2 - Posts: 1190)
Fri, 11th Jul '08 7:11 AM

Isn't that a smokable weed?

Some people care and some people don't. I think on a site where anyone can log on and view profiles it's probably a good to keep that kind of info private, but that's just me.



flcyclist
Flcyclist  (Level: 124.7 - Posts: 691)
Fri, 11th Jul '08 9:37 AM

I solved the problem before I knew it existed by only listing my first name and no address, when I initially registered.

eesusbejesus
Eesusbejesus  (Level: 75.0 - Posts: 3645)
Fri, 11th Jul '08 11:01 AM

Its actually Lori. Lodi is a nickname.

Whew. Felt good to get that off my chest.

bearpaw
Bearpaw  (Level: 50.7 - Posts: 155)
Fri, 11th Jul '08 11:55 AM

Lodi you are just to cute

eesusbejesus
Eesusbejesus  (Level: 75.0 - Posts: 3645)
Fri, 11th Jul '08 12:07 PM



lisap369
Lisap369  (Level: 61.1 - Posts: 992)
Fri, 11th Jul '08 8:54 PM

I heard you were known as Easy

eesusbejesus
Eesusbejesus  (Level: 75.0 - Posts: 3645)
Sat, 12th Jul '08 12:37 AM

Easy like Sunday morning.

rowlanda
Rowlanda  (Level: 70.0 - Posts: 2856)
Sat, 12th Jul '08 6:05 AM

Now see.....
I heard it was NEVER on Sunday
Just shows you're not TOTALLY easy....

Why would you be embarassed about changing your name????
I sometimes wish I was called Mary and didn't have an English accent
that people could so readily identify....Anonimity is good sometimes.
So Lodi/Lori remember....a rose smells as sweet whatever you call it.



kimoira
Kimoira  (Level: 202.2 - Posts: 1190)
Sat, 12th Jul '08 8:14 AM

Has Justin or someone on the tech end of things been notified of this problem?

The support ticket I sent in was quickly closed and the problem still exists.

eesusbejesus
Eesusbejesus  (Level: 75.0 - Posts: 3645)
Sat, 12th Jul '08 10:09 AM

Hey Row, I wasn't embarrassed about my name, I was embarrassed as being referred to as "too cute." Lots of people call me different names - Lori, Lori Jo, Lodi, LJ, Easy, EBJ, LJB, Lulu, Lois, Maja, and some things I won't repeat here.

kimoira
Kimoira  (Level: 202.2 - Posts: 1190)
Sat, 12th Jul '08 11:41 AM

I am trying like hell to get a response to this and have sent an email to support, hoping a technical person sees it and can fix it. It's not a bug or a suggestion so I'm not sure where else to go.

It's a little scary and needless to say any children that are on this site should be made aware of the fact that the Account Status page is not private like it says.

smoke20
Smoke20  (Level: 62.6 - Posts: 2815)
Sat, 12th Jul '08 7:19 PM

I tried to look but I can't see anyone's but my own. Where are you getting into other peoples' account status?

bradd
Bradd  (Level: 194.0 - Posts: 43)
Sat, 12th Jul '08 7:55 PM

The Profile is there for public consumption - otherwise why would there be a place for your name? Presumably, people know their own name. The mystery lies in the fact that the changes are promised to remain private. That doesn't make sense. They're SUPPOSED to be public. (I hope this post makes sense).

Sploofus Editor
Sploofizz (Editor)  
Sat, 12th Jul '08 8:17 PM

Editors cannot do anything about this issue except notify Justin, and that was done as soon as the problem was first reported.

kimoira
Kimoira  (Level: 202.2 - Posts: 1190)
Sat, 12th Jul '08 8:57 PM

Bradd the profile is there for public consumption but the information you enter on your Account status page where it says Real Name (which is supposed to be private as stated on the top of the page) is going into your profile which is public.




smoke20
Smoke20  (Level: 62.6 - Posts: 2815)
Sat, 12th Jul '08 9:01 PM

Kim, I don't see any personal info on your profile, only mine. There's a link on my profile that says Account/status that shows me my personal data, but it's not there on anyone else's.

larrybus
Larrybus  (Level: 307.8 - Posts: 383)
Sat, 12th Jul '08 9:14 PM

Donna:

The Real Name field in your "private" Account/Status page is what is shown as your real name in your public profile. That's what everyone is concerned about.



smoke20
Smoke20  (Level: 62.6 - Posts: 2815)
Sat, 12th Jul '08 9:36 PM

I see now.

donden
Donden  (Level: 112.5 - Posts: 2127)
Sat, 12th Jul '08 10:07 PM

My real name has been on my profile from the beginning. What's the big deal?

tresgatos
Tresgatos  (Level: 205.1 - Posts: 4199)
Sat, 12th Jul '08 10:43 PM

The big deal is that some people may complete the "Real Name" field in the Account Status/Email area thinking that the information will be invisible to others, since that's what's promised. So, someone might think Sploofus is asking for their complete full name and write "Jane Jill Doe," not realizing that that's going to show up for everyone to see.

Now, some people may not care whether others know their full real names. But there could be many who don't want their real names made public. There are some nuts out there on the Internet, so plenty of people are cautious. And then there are people here who are under 18. Some parents may not realize that the real names of their children are showing up.

So, from my point of view, this is a serious issue, and I'm sure Justin is doing his best to get it fixed.

-- Geri


donden
Donden  (Level: 112.5 - Posts: 2127)
Sun, 13th Jul '08 1:40 PM

Thanks for straightening me out. I assume that the people who do Sploofus at work might want to remain anonymous.



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