PS4 Real Name Request Notification

#1 Edited by R3belD0gg (72 posts) -

Just wondering if anyone knows if this is normal. I got a real name request from a friend, not a real friend but likely someone on here responding to me leaving my name on the sticky thread from this site. Anyway, he sent me a real name request. I went in and refused it, but the PS4 still shows it under Name Requests in the Friends tab.

I'm one of those people who can't stand having notifications and not clearing them. I f'ing HATED the Gears on Xbox 360 games for making me go in and clear it every time I got a damned ribbon. Lollypop Chainsaw... I disabled my voice mail. I don't care if you want to leave me a message. Learn to text... but I can't stand that little icon...

Anyway... just wondering if anyone else noticed this or if I'm missing something. I'm hoping there's a fix for it in the works... that little 1 on my menu is mocking me. I won't be able to sleep tonight.

#2 Posted by insane_shadowblade85 (1414 posts) -

I have 2 and I'm not going to accept them unless I know them enough. But yeah, it was weird to get them.

#3 Posted by MetalBaofu (1365 posts) -

@r3beld0gg: Did the same to me, but you can remove them by pressing the options button, then delete.

#5 Posted by Sterling (2135 posts) -

This whole real name thing is stupid.

#6 Posted by Nasar7 (2610 posts) -

You ninnies. I'm with Jeff: real name or get off my friends list.

#7 Edited by SpaceInsomniac (3628 posts) -

Just wondering if anyone knows if this is normal. I got a real name request from a friend, not a real friend but likely someone on here responding to me leaving my name on the sticky thread from this site. Anyway, he sent me a real name request. I went in and refused it, but the PS4 still shows it under Name Requests in the Friends tab.

The way around this is simple. Go into your console settings and change your "real name." First name: r3bel Last name: d0gg

#8 Posted by R3belD0gg (72 posts) -

@r3beld0gg said:

Just wondering if anyone knows if this is normal. I got a real name request from a friend, not a real friend but likely someone on here responding to me leaving my name on the sticky thread from this site. Anyway, he sent me a real name request. I went in and refused it, but the PS4 still shows it under Name Requests in the Friends tab.

The way around this is simple. Go into your console settings and change your "real name." First name: r3bel Last name: d0gg

Not a great solution, really. I can't really see myself using my real name with anyone as I don't know anyone IRL with a PS4, but I may decide to at some point. Also, it doesn't solve the problem of the PS4 leaving the notification active after you respond to the request. The better solution was suggested above by metalbaofu. I didn't realize I had the option to delete the notification. Still, hopefully this will be remedied in a future update.

#9 Posted by Demoskinos (14711 posts) -

I dont know I find the whole idea of using real names on game consoles sort of....weird? Like plenty if my online only friends know my real name and are Facebook friends with me but I dunno I sort of like having a screen name when it comes to mah vidya games.

#10 Edited by kadash299 (278 posts) -

I KNOW REAL NAMES WITH JEFF

WE REQUESTED AND ACCEPTED

YOLO

A NAME IS A NAME, ITS NOT LIKE EVERYONES A FUCKIN' CRAZED INTERNET STALKER PSYCHOPATH

YOU GIVE OUT YOUR NAME EVERY FUCKING DAY TO EVERYONE YOU SEE

DONT BE A WEIRDO

#11 Posted by Buneroid (428 posts) -

I KNOW REAL NAMES WITH JEFF

WE REQUESTED AND ACCEPTED

YOLO

A NAME IS A NAME, ITS NOT LIKE EVERYONES A FUCKIN' CRAZED INTERNET STALKER PSYCHOPATH

YOU GIVE OUT YOUR NAME EVERY FUCKING DAY TO EVERYONE YOU SEE

DONT BE A WEIRDO

I feel like this man will stab you if you don't listen to him.

I accept all real name requests that come my way but you're right, it is kind of weird having total strangers hanging out on my list.

#12 Posted by Random45 (1110 posts) -

I KNOW REAL NAMES WITH JEFF

WE REQUESTED AND ACCEPTED

YOLO

A NAME IS A NAME, ITS NOT LIKE EVERYONES A FUCKIN' CRAZED INTERNET STALKER PSYCHOPATH

YOU GIVE OUT YOUR NAME EVERY FUCKING DAY TO EVERYONE YOU SEE

DONT BE A WEIRDO

Yeah but ANONYMOUS and stuff. You can't be a douchebag if people know your real name.

What if they get a phone book and look you up? Or go on Facebook and find you?

And then what happens when they come to your house with a knife and murder you while you're asleep?

What then?

#13 Posted by Jay_Ray (1075 posts) -

@random45: Congratulate him on surviving my front door shotgun

#14 Posted by Hippie_Genocide (564 posts) -

@nasar7 said:

real name or get off my friends list.

#15 Posted by planetary (348 posts) -

@nasar7 said:

You ninnies. I'm with Jeff: real name or get off my friends list.

Word!

#16 Edited by ThatOneDudeNick (543 posts) -

I don't care if people have my real name online. And I can guarantee that I'm the only person in the world with my name, because I'm the last-known male left carrying my last name (my father is doing life in prison, and the other dudes with the name are too old to have kids). Come find me from PSN and chop me up if you want. lol. Send me all the real name requests you want, I'm NMeck702 on PSN. I don't have many real names on my list, so you'll stand out more.

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