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How do I change my Real name on my account

Star-lizardStar-lizard Posts: 269
Nexus 6
Hi Everybody, New here I haven't had a chance to setup my rift yet as I'm on vacation. When I made this account I allowed my phone to auto fill in the fields. Unfortunately the real name part is incorrect and I don't see a way to fix it. 
 Second question, can I install rift software and games on my D drive as my C ssd is nearly full
Thanks 
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  • Hiro_Protag0nistHiro_Protag0nist Posts: 4,789 Valuable Player
    Awww come on, what does it say?
  • RichooalRichooal Posts: 1,063
    Wintermute

     Second question, can I install rift software and games on my D drive as my C ssd is nearly full
    Thanks 
    The Oculus Setup program will want to install the Oculus Software to the OS drive by default, but it will give you the opportunity to choose a different drive for the games and apps.

    (P.S. You can tell us. What's the name?)
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  • Star-lizardStar-lizard Posts: 269
    Nexus 6
    Thanks , lol it's nothing bad , just valued customer
  • cyberealitycybereality Posts: 26,156 Oculus Staff
    No, the name can't be changed. Sorry.
    You can choose the D drive when you install Oculus. If you picked the wrong drive, then uninstall reinstall.
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  • Star-lizardStar-lizard Posts: 269
    Nexus 6
    No, the name can't be changed. Sorry.
    You can choose the D drive when you install Oculus. If you picked the wrong drive, then uninstall reinstall.
    Ok thanks, it's not a big deal as long as it doesn't affect my ability to purchase games or affect any warranty, if so please let me know and I'll delete this account and re add new one 
  • davidb01davidb01 Posts: 88
    Hiro Protagonist

    Ok thanks, it's not a big deal as long as it doesn't affect my ability to purchase games or affect any warranty, if so please let me know and I'll delete this account and re add new one 
    I'd be a bit careful deleting and re-creating your account..... Are your Touch controllers already associated with your original account? Just be careful doing this as the 7 free games get assigned to your account when your Touch controllers are first associated with your account. So deleting the account may loose the games.
  • cyberealitycybereality Posts: 26,156 Oculus Staff
    No, the real name doesn't affect anything besides what people see in their friend's list (though you can hide your name in the privacy settings if it bothers you).
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  • Star-lizardStar-lizard Posts: 269
    Nexus 6
    davidb01 said:

    Ok thanks, it's not a big deal as long as it doesn't affect my ability to purchase games or affect any warranty, if so please let me know and I'll delete this account and re add new one 
    I'd be a bit careful deleting and re-creating your account..... Are your Touch controllers already associated with your original account? Just be careful doing this as the 7 free games get assigned to your account when your Touch controllers are first associated with your account. So deleting the account may loose the games.
    Thanks for the heads up , No I haven't been able to set up or try my rift yet , I hope to set things up this weekend (traveling ATM)
  • Firebird621Firebird621 Posts: 1
    NerveGear
    I spelled my real name wrong with two M's instead of N's, I'm so stupid. 
  • TadinTadin Posts: 298
    Nexus 6
    I spelled my real name wrong with two M's instead of N's, I'm so stupid. 
    That made me LoL :smiley:

  • snowdogsnowdog Posts: 6,733 Valuable Player
    I changed mine from Harvey to Harv by linking my Facebook account and changing that, so that's one way around it. B)
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  • DJ-SkyDJ-Sky Posts: 1
    NerveGear
    I second this not being able to change your name is b.s. what is the problem with changing ones name. 
  • MoeCappMoeCapp Posts: 115
    Art3mis
    The whole real names thing is really really tacky anyway. Let us forge our own identities, it's supposed to be entertainment not an IRS form.
  • SharpfishSharpfish Posts: 1,300
    Trinity
    I agree, one thing that really fucks me off is that I can't link my username around the web to have people join me in VR (as sharpfish or 'new username') without them ALSO being able to easily find me on this forum and/or my real name. Well I guess my complaint is a bit different but still tied to the daft inflexibility of the system. I want to decouple my forum name from my oculus user name but can't because they are linked now. Unless I delete all my posts to wipe my history (some would like that I'm sure! ;) ).

    p.s never did get my poster of the week t-shirt (back in july 2017) even after giving my full address/details to Cyber, I think now it was just a cruel joke to stalk me and case my property! :P 
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  • DaftnDirectDaftnDirect Posts: 4,785 Valuable Player

    Hey @Sharpfish, you can get a Cockulus Rift T-Shirt on ebay

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Cockulus-Rift-T-shirt-Artwork-Oculus-Rift-Freerange-VR-/281352756317


    That probably doesn't help.

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  • Digikid1Digikid1 Posts: 1,909 Valuable Player
    Wow ... Computer, end Rant .. and exit arch.
    Request denied.  Password is incorrect. 

    Please try again in 24 hours. 

    Beep. 

     :D 
  • Shadowmask72Shadowmask72 Posts: 3,561 Valuable Player
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    Yay Lorenzo Larry Zoltowski for president.

     :p 


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  • DaftnDirectDaftnDirect Posts: 4,785 Valuable Player
    People should learn accountability, esp you young ones!

    Totally agree. I just don't understand today's extremes, either anonymous and foul mouthed... or over-sharing and self-obsessed. I guess it's easy to just notice the worst of the web but still, this isn't the Internet I imagined when I bought my first 56k modem.

    On the plus side, the amount of porn I imagined came true.
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  • LZoltowskiLZoltowski Posts: 6,755 Volunteer Moderator
    It was a late night rant as I was tired of whining from all sides lol 
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  • DaftnDirectDaftnDirect Posts: 4,785 Valuable Player
    If you're not anonymous, you're allowed to rant... and I know exactly how you feel.
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  • ZaneKataZaneKata Posts: 5
    NerveGear
    HEY HEY HEY :smiley:
    I have managed to change my real name successfully. You will have to connect your Oculus account with your Facebook account. The faulty part of this is that you will have to set a such real name as your Facebook name, that of which you won't be able to change for 60 days due to Facebook regulations, but it works.
  • SimonSays28SimonSays28 Posts: 578
    Neo
    People should learn accountability, esp you young ones! I don't like the whole anonymous bull*rap .. it has bred toxic comments and posts all over the internet. Midnight keyboard warriors that think they can say anything without being held accountable for the lulz. Act like you would in real life, with decency and a shred of empathy. If you are going to act like a dic* then do so in real life too and see how fast you get punched in a bar.

    You shape your identity since you are born, it's your choice, and if you have to change it online because you never liked the real you  and suddenly you feel like you are owed the world... then that's your problem  .. no everyone else's.

    Wow ... Computer, end Rant .. and exit arch.


    I was watching this weeks Real Time with Bill Maher and they touched on this - both Bill Maher and Andy Cohen had some very funny but apt remarks to the same regard as you mentioned in this post.

    I am 100% believer in free speech - it is just that the internet seems to have conflated hate speech with free speech and given people an easy system for egoism, narcissism and group thinking which for some reason really empowers negativity in people.

    I myself am lucky enough to have been born in the 80s and by the time Social Media was really starting to hit I was in my twenties and already a genuine and empathetic person in the real world. So for me - there was never a thought to be intentionally mean to people on the internet simply because of anonymity.

    I am so glad that I didn't have to grow up with the internet and social media as an accepted normal day-to-day part of life - and still even have memory of a time before the internet. The 90s seem so simple to me when I think back on it. LOL
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  • KupiakosKupiakos Posts: 2
    NerveGear
    I'm transgender and have changed names. Seeing my deadname brings me pain. Seeing it repeated over and over with no actual reason why it cannot be changed is incredibly frustrating. The offhand "oh sorry, but it doesn't matter" response shows a lack of foresight in creation and a lack of diversity in its culture. The fact this has been brought up and not handled significantly reduces my opinion of Oculus as a company.
  • MradrMradr Posts: 3,348 Valuable Player
    Lots of snow out there:)
  • RichooalRichooal Posts: 1,063
    Wintermute
    Kupiakos said:
    I'm transgender and have changed names. Seeing my deadname brings me pain. Seeing it repeated over and over with no actual reason why it cannot be changed is incredibly frustrating. The offhand "oh sorry, but it doesn't matter" response shows a lack of foresight in creation and a lack of diversity in its culture. The fact this has been brought up and not handled significantly reduces my opinion of Oculus as a company.

    I don't mean to be insensitive, because these days we all have to be caring, sharing beings who understand everyone's problems.
    However, being transgender isn't something that pops up and surprises you overnight. When you made your account with Oculus you surely had some inclination about your identity and probably had already thought about your alivename (is that a thing?).
    I don't believe that any companies need to have a system in place that allows switching of names. The onus is on YOU to change your name officially/legally and then go about having your name "corrected" wherever you use it.

    Please contact Oculus (through a support ticket) to see what they can do for you...........
    https://support.oculus.com/885981024820727/
     

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  • DevClever1DevClever1 Posts: 5
    NerveGear
    Guys i've found a workaround, you can change your Oculus Name on you account by linking a facebook account (you can unlink it after its registered the new name), if you want to change your name to something else you could even go as far as creating a dummy fb account to temporarily link it to.
  • KupiakosKupiakos Posts: 2
    NerveGear
    Richooal said:
    Kupiakos said:
    I'm transgender and have changed names. Seeing my deadname brings me pain. Seeing it repeated over and over with no actual reason why it cannot be changed is incredibly frustrating. The offhand "oh sorry, but it doesn't matter" response shows a lack of foresight in creation and a lack of diversity in its culture. The fact this has been brought up and not handled significantly reduces my opinion of Oculus as a company.

    I don't mean to be insensitive, because these days we all have to be caring, sharing beings who understand everyone's problems.
    However, being transgender isn't something that pops up and surprises you overnight. When you made your account with Oculus you surely had some inclination about your identity and probably had already thought about your alivename (is that a thing?).
    I don't believe that any companies need to have a system in place that allows switching of names. The onus is on YOU to change your name officially/legally and then go about having your name "corrected" wherever you use it.

    Please contact Oculus (through a support ticket) to see what they can do for you...........
    https://support.oculus.com/885981024820727/
     

    Wow, it's....pretty clear you're straight and cisgender. Drastically changing the name you go by is not something you do casually. You have no idea the level of fear that comes into play in being a trans person in a religious family. I was closeted when I created the account (and not sure I was ever going to come out). No way on this planet I was going to out myself through my Oculus account. Also, lots of trans people only figure out their name after coming out. This kind of comment only comes from someone who has never changed their name before.

    The term you're looking for is "name", "preferred name", or "real name".

    Your last two statements directly contradict each other. You're right that it's my responsibility to have the name corrected where I use it. It's also the responsibility of companies to provide a reasonable way to do that. Oculus does not, and that is fully on them. I sold my Rift because I didn't like what Oculus was doing as a company, and this definitely contributed to that.

    @DevClever1 If this can be done online instead of in the app, that would be preferred (I run Linux full-time now). I might try deleting my account instead though.

    @cybereality Have y'all even bothered to create a bug ticket for this? It is a bug, plain and simple. A bug that contributed to me leaving Oculus and telling my friends that they don't care about trans people. That they should go to another company because then maybe they wouldn't be treated so dismissively as this.
  • RichooalRichooal Posts: 1,063
    Wintermute
    Kupiakos said:
    Wow, it's....pretty clear you're straight and cisgender.

    Yeah, okay, you got that right, but I had to google the millennial's term "cisgender". Sorry for being in the majority for once.

    Kupiakos said:
    Drastically changing the name you go by is not something you do casually.

    You seem to think that you need a special attention level because of being transgender. Don't forget that the issue you have is not being able to change your "real name" with your Oculus account.
    This is not unique, larger bodies of people change their names. Females get married and change their name. Adopted children sometimes change their name, the list goes on. Does this mean that Oculus don't care about married females or about adopted people? You're a drama queen or king.

    Also, you don't need to attach a new age, millennial label to me. I am a male, no need for "cisgender".
    Please don't wait another 12 months to reply, the suspense would kill me.

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