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>Facebook & Zynga Hear Us Roar !!!

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Hi everyone I’m back. Lets get right to it today.

As most of you have seen alot of people are getting accounts disabled lately. It is getting ridiculous !!! Facebook needs to wake up and stop being so ANTI – SOCIAL. They dont tell you why and like I said in my previous blog their computer decides to disable them. Most of this is due to over posting but we now have a new trend going on where the clans who are fighting in wars in order to knock out the top players or fighters they are now reporting them to Facebook and Zynga for being abusive and targeting them unfairly in order to win the war.

This is absolute bull crap. If you cant win, dont fight in the war or just dont war. You are taking the fun out of the game and are affecting peoples lives who put lots of time and effort into the game & in some cases lots of money. These clans then go to Zynga after they complain to Facebook and send proof they were beat up a number of times and Zynga send them a letter apologizing for it and then gives them reward points to compensate them for the unpleasant experience with the game. WHAT A CROCK !!!

But I am happy to say Facebook & Zynga are FINALLY catching on to them. According to reps from both they now see the trend and are taking measures to fix this by not doing anything to accounts until they look at them first before disabling them. Facebook is also changing the settings on their computers to a higher threshold so this doesn’t happen anymore and will be looking at both accounts now and check the activity and see if this is really warranted. ABOUT TIME !!!

While Facebook will never tell you what you did to warrant getting your account disabled it is a step in the right direction. Hopefully this will stop soon. But they need to become more social and less Big Brother.

Ok on to Zynga. ZYNGA, ZYNGA, ZYNGA what the hell are you doing? The month of May has got to be the worst I have ever seen. You literary can mess up a wet dream. I mean my 8 year old cousin can do a better job with coding and changing things than you have done.

There have more issues in May than ever before not to mention the changes to the game. When are you going to learn. And this is not just regulated to Mafia Wars but to all your games. You have created more glitches and bugs than a gremlin could ever do. What happened did DeVry run out of people for you to hire or are you now going to the University of Bob to hire your programmers.

Look I realize there is alot of work you have to put into the all the games. I even realize that it is not easy to get everything done as fast as we would like. But some of the stuff is simple like the gifting, either make it all in the games or all in Facebook but make up your mind which one finally. And as far as the pop ups I already suggested what you could do there, make a banners like you do for the mystery bags & the crappy Crime Spree and just have the sales and stuff you want to promote scroll across with click-able links that take you to the market place. It really is a simple solution to pop ups and you always have the marketplace items in our view and front and center. Not Bad Huh !!!

Now just so you all know some things that are going on can be fixed yourself. How you ask, well here are some tips and I am not saying they always work but here you go :

1. Update your Flash player to to most recent version and install it. Here is the link http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/
Reboot your System.

2. Clean out your cookies and cache daily and here is how you do it :

Clearing your cache will make your system run faster and smoother. Internet pages will load faster.

For Internet Explorer:
1. Launch Internet Explorer
2. Select Tools > Internet Options
3. Click the Delete button in the Browsing History section
4. Click on Delete
5. Close Internet Explorer and re-launch

For Firefox:
1. Launch Firefox
2. Select Tools > Clear Recent History
3. In the Clear Recent History pop-up, select “Everything” from the Time range to clear drop-down list box
4. Click on Clear Now
5. Close Firefox and re-launch

For Google Chrome:
1. Click on the Tools menu (the wrench in the upper-right corner)
2. Click on “Clear browsing data…”
3. Check the boxes for the types of information you wish to delete
•Clear browsing history
•Clear download history
•Empty the cache
•Delete cookies
•Clear saved passwords
Note: You can also choose the period of time you wish to delete cached information using the Clear data from this period dropdown menu.
4. Click on “Clear Browsing Data”
5. Close and re-launch

For Safari:
1. From the Safari menu, click Empty Cache
2. When asked: “Are you sure you want to empty the cache?” click Empty
3. From the Safari menu, click Preferences.
4. From the Security dialog box, click Bookmarks
5. Click Show Cookies
6. From the Cookie dialog box, click Remove All
7. Click on Done

For Opera 9.x:
1. Select Tools > Preference
2. Select the Advanced tab
3. Click History
4. In the Disk cache section, click Empty Now
5. Click OK to close Preferences

3. Uninstall and re-install Java. Here is how you do it :

To uninstall the Java Runtime Environment (JRE):
In Windows Systems, use the Add/Remove Programs Utility located in the Microsoft Windows Control Panel:

Close any open programs you may have running, especially your web browser.

Click Start > Control Panel or Start > Settings > Control Panel (depending on your configuration).

Double click on the Add/Remove Programs control panel icon.

Locate the entry for the Java Runtime Environment (or any Java entry), click on it and then click on the Remove button.

Verify that all instances of Java have been removed.

Re-boot your computer.

To re-install the Java Runtime Environment (JRE):

Open your internet browser and go to http://www.java.com.

Click the Free Download button.

The installer should begin automatically. If it does not, then select the manual download link and install the package from your desktop.

Follow the prompts, agree to the license and select the typical install.

Re-boot your computer.

4. And Finally try this download the latest version of Direct X. Here is how to do it just click on link and follow instructions:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=2da43d38-db71-4c1b-bc6a-9b6652cd92a3&displaylang=en

Also For FARMVILLE players if you are still experiencing problems loading the game or have issues with slow performance, please start playing directly at: http://www.FarmVille.com

I am not saying this works for everyone but it does help quite a bit. I know there are plenty of other issues we are all having. Just so you know I am trying to get answers from both Facebook & Zynga and will bring them to you in my forum as I get them. http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=108145119228584

I want to thank you all for your support and now for a shameless plug I will be on the Evil Ed Podcast as regular weekly guest discussing the various issues we are having with Facebook & Zynga and also just having fun so tune in every day and listen. http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=105621752815042

They are also having a kick ass contest to win some kool prizes. Over $6000 worth of great gaming gear you will love check it out and enter today. http://www.avault.com/christmas/

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June 3, 2010 - Posted by | Blogs

7 Comments »

  1. >Thankyou very much 🙂

    Comment by Anonymous | June 4, 2010 | Reply

  2. >Thanks John! Mind if we use some of this in our newsletter for [BUR}?

    Comment by Cindy Fulawka | June 4, 2010 | Reply

  3. >Great write-up!! Good job!

    Comment by Anonymous | June 3, 2010 | Reply

  4. >Wonderfully put and easy to do!! As always thank you John for all of the hard work you do!!~Hugs~

    Comment by Taurine | June 3, 2010 | Reply

  5. >very well said

    Comment by Anonymous | June 3, 2010 | Reply

  6. >your welcome

    Comment by John Sweeney | June 3, 2010 | Reply

  7. >awesome explaination ty

    Comment by Anonymous | June 3, 2010 | Reply


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