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So there is a very cool and nice feature coming to GOG - we will be introducing user profiles very, very soon. But I won’t be revealing any details of the feature, as we want you guys to experience it first-hand rather than reading some PR bla-bla. Before it all goes live and will be available for you, we need to deal with all the formalities - launching profiles means adding new privacy settings on our end. We want to give you a heads-up, and that’s why today we’ve introduced the three new privacy settings on your GOG account, all connected to the profiles.

As with all privacy settings, you will find the three new options on your account, under „Orders & Settings” in the Privacy tab. These settings allow you to set visibility for your profile summary (including your recent activity and recently active friends), your games on the profile and your friends on the profile - you can set them to „everyone”, „friends only”, or „only me”. The default settings are - „everyone” for your profile, and „friends only” for both your games and your friends. If you want, you can change those settings already, before we launch with profiles, and of course you can change those settings anytime you want.

Hope you’ll enjoy this new feature when it comes to GOG, and expect an official announcement very soon!
Post edited April 18, 2018 by elcook
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So no need for my gog mix 'my own collection' now? Very nice!
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elcook: So there is a very cool and nice feature coming to GOG - we will be introducing user profiles very, very soon. But I won’t be revealing any details of the feature, as we want you guys to experience it first-hand rather than reading some PR bla-bla. Before it all goes live and will be available for you, we need to deal with all the formalities - launching profiles means adding new privacy settings on our end. We want to give you a heads-up, and that’s why today we’ve introduced the three new privacy settings on your GOG account, all connected to the profiles.

As with all privacy settings, you will find the three new options on your account, under „Orders & Settings” in the Privacy tab. These settings allow you to set visibility for your profile summary (including your recent activity and recently active friends), your games on the profile and your friends on the profile - you can set them to „everyone”, „friends only”, or „only me”. The default settings are - „everyone” for your profile, and „friends only” for both your games and your friends. If you want, you can change those settings already, before we launch with profiles, and of course you can change those settings anytime you want.

Hope you’ll enjoy this new feature when it comes to GOG, and expect an official announcement very soon!
Depending on what details are automatic or not, i want to point out ahead of time this could turn very badly very quickly given this is only posted on the forums, and not coming with a news article on the site itself. Might be nothing, though, if all the public information is self-reported. Some people might be a bit sensitive about purchase history being visible, too, so a more apparent warning might stave off some of the inevitable backlash.
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so GOG is becoming even more like steam?
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elcook: So there is a very cool and nice feature coming to GOG - we will be introducing user profiles very, very soon.
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That's great I guess.
Would you integrate the GOGmix feature with profiles? The mixes are very helpful.
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elcook: So there is a very cool and nice feature coming to GOG - we will be introducing user profiles very, very soon. But I won’t be revealing any details of the feature, as we want you guys to experience it first-hand rather than reading some PR bla-bla. Before it all goes live and will be available for you, we need to deal with all the formalities - launching profiles means adding new privacy settings on our end. We want to give you a heads-up, and that’s why today we’ve introduced the three new privacy settings on your GOG account, all connected to the profiles.

As with all privacy settings, you will find the three new options on your account, under „Orders & Settings” in the Privacy tab. These settings allow you to set visibility for your profile summary (including your recent activity and recently active friends), your games on the profile and your friends on the profile - you can set them to „everyone”, „friends only”, or „only me”. The default settings are - „everyone” for your profile, and „friends only” for both your games and your friends. If you want, you can change those settings already, before we launch with profiles, and of course you can change those settings anytime you want.

Hope you’ll enjoy this new feature when it comes to GOG, and expect an official announcement very soon!
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kohlrak: Depending on what details are automatic or not, i want to point out ahead of time this could turn very badly very quickly given this is only posted on the forums, and not coming with a news article on the site itself. Might be nothing, though, if all the public information is self-reported. Some people might be a bit sensitive about purchase history being visible, too, so a more apparent warning might stave off some of the inevitable backlash.
We will be talking about it in the official announcement of the feature on the main page, when it goes live. This is just a heads up for you, the most dedicated ones, who hang out here in the forums. You guys and gals are also the most sensitive for such changes, hence the forum post to let you know earlier.
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elcook: So there is a very cool and nice feature coming to GOG - we will be introducing user profiles very, very soon. But I won’t be revealing any details of the feature, as we want you guys to experience it first-hand rather than reading some PR bla-bla. Before it all goes live and will be available for you, we need to deal with all the formalities - launching profiles means adding new privacy settings on our end. We want to give you a heads-up, and that’s why today we’ve introduced the three new privacy settings on your GOG account, all connected to the profiles.

As with all privacy settings, you will find the three new options on your account, under „Orders & Settings” in the Privacy tab. These settings allow you to set visibility for your profile summary (including your recent activity and recently active friends), your games on the profile and your friends on the profile - you can set them to „everyone”, „friends only”, or „only me”. The default settings are - „everyone” for your profile, and „friends only” for both your games and your friends. If you want, you can change those settings already, before we launch with profiles, and of course you can change those settings anytime you want.

Hope you’ll enjoy this new feature when it comes to GOG, and expect an official announcement very soon!
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kohlrak: Depending on what details are automatic or not, i want to point out ahead of time this could turn very badly very quickly given this is only posted on the forums, and not coming with a news article on the site itself. Might be nothing, though, if all the public information is self-reported. Some people might be a bit sensitive about purchase history being visible, too, so a more apparent warning might stave off some of the inevitable backlash.
Would the purchase history become Visible too?
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Thank you for giving us time and the option to turn all these things off.
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Post edited March 23, 2019 by mbS8aECeskvijboArp
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kohlrak: Depending on what details are automatic or not, i want to point out ahead of time this could turn very badly very quickly given this is only posted on the forums, and not coming with a news article on the site itself. Might be nothing, though, if all the public information is self-reported. Some people might be a bit sensitive about purchase history being visible, too, so a more apparent warning might stave off some of the inevitable backlash.
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elcook: We will be talking about it in the official announcement of the feature on the main page, when it goes live. This is just a heads up for you, the most dedicated ones, who hang out here in the forums. You guys and gals are also the most sensitive for such changes, hence the forum post to let you know earlier.
I pour you a glass for that one, with my hat tipped.

To be fair, though, we do like to pretend we care about privacy (when, in reality, we totally don't, as our actions are inconsistent with what we say).
Post edited March 23, 2019 by mbS8aECeskvijboArp
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kohlrak: Depending on what details are automatic or not, i want to point out ahead of time this could turn very badly very quickly given this is only posted on the forums, and not coming with a news article on the site itself. Might be nothing, though, if all the public information is self-reported. Some people might be a bit sensitive about purchase history being visible, too, so a more apparent warning might stave off some of the inevitable backlash.
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bhrigu: Would the purchase history become Visible too?
If the games we have is available, presumably we could infer the rest.
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elcook: [...] This is just a heads up for you, the most dedicated ones, who hang out here in the forums. You guys and gals are also the most sensitive for such changes, hence the forum post to let you know earlier.
Hmm. Intriguing.
Is it praise? or .....
:p

Anyway, just one thing. Will it be possible to do so that we can choose which games from our collection to show in the profile, rather than the entire library?
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elcook: [...] This is just a heads up for you, the most dedicated ones, who hang out here in the forums. You guys and gals are also the most sensitive for such changes, hence the forum post to let you know earlier.
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bhrigu: Hmm. Intriguing.
Is it praise? or .....
:p

Anyway, just one thing. Will it be possible to do so that we can choose which games from our collection to show in the profile, rather than the entire library?
Unfortunately, it's either all or none.