Name preferences are under each member's user profile. Navigate as shown and make the settings to your liking.
EVERYONE - taken literally, everyone can see your real name.
JOINED USERS - not sure the difference between this and everyone?
CONNECTIONS - name available to all the MRI members with whom you made a personal connection.
YOURSELF - essentially shuts off revealing your real name to anyone.
Allegedly (and I say that with caution) what you see on your own page is different than what others see. Seems that the designers decided to have a non-mirror image of the poster--one for personal use and another for general use. Check out your profile and see what you'd like to have others see.
The site is confusing enough and in the few says it's been up I've been (insert real name here) and Stepping Stones depending on the time of day.
SS - just for clarity, the Preview your profile which is way off to the right side of the window in Privacy Settings Personal Profile page has no control over the name shown on posts. This only controls what can be seen about someone regarding a members interests, hometown, etc. and is nearly identical to what we could read about other members in V2 of the MRI.
To control what name can be seen on posts, the MRI member MUST use the Name setting in the Privacy Settings. Some may have toggled the setting but forgot to SAVE, so to make this change WITHOUT A SAVE will not take affect.
I am using Chrome for browsing and don't see real names now. I took this same discussion and went and looked at the page via Firefox, just to do a little testing, and still see only user names and not real names. Maybe everything is working after everyone made their changes and saved them. Makes me feel a little better now.
Interesting that when you first log into the new MRI website you get the standard legalese that includes reminding you to not share personal information. But then the default privacy setting was "everyone" for most options. LOL
You are still showing as Jarrett Kealey..... perhaps because this is an existing thread? Maybe try starting a new thread after you saved the privacy changes.
I have followed this discussion and admit I am not convinced that the website works when checking the button so that my full name can only be seen by me. To make profile, etc. changes we have to put in a first and last name for the system to allow changes.
I did that today and saw my postings come online with my full name. Now, that may only have been visible to me, but with the lack of clarity in what is really showing up, I returned to the change page and put in tef as my first name and 6178 as my last name, so no matter which default they choose it will show as tef6178.