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Jan 16, 2012

All Mafia Wars News Feeds Posts Disappear

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Moments ago, all Mafia Wars news feed posts mysteriously vanished. For the past month, many players have had problems with not getting Mafia Wars posts into their news feeds (1). This is something different and worse. The Zynga Customer Support Page posted yesterday is NOT related to the current issue (1). It's the same type of problem but not the one addressed yesterday. Zynga has yet to address the present day situation.
Mafia Wars post from both your wall and the news feeds are gone. If you had the news feed bug in the past, you could still visit the walls of your mafia and see their posts (1). I checked the Facebook Known Issues Page and it was about as useful as the one Zynga has on their forums. Hopefully this is just Facebook doing something and the matter will be resolved shortly. Until more is known about this widespread problem, we just have to wait.
I went to my Mafia Wars game and generated a post. After I published it, I checked my wall and it wasn't there. There are many features and limited timed events that rely on news feed requests. If the issue isn't resolved then Zynga will need to consider an extension for the Assassin's Academy and the Limited Time Mission.
I'm not sure if this issue affects all games or just the ones by Zynga. I was able to see older posts of some non-Zynga games but so far haven't found any for a Zynga game. Zynga may want to get some of their 30% back from Facebook if they keep jacking with their spam.

Article written by Jennifer Patterson, Creator of the MW Loot Lady Blog, The Mafia Wars Loot Lady Facebook Fan Page and Co-Host of The Informant Podcast.
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67 comments:

  1. Smoke break! LMAO!

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  2. i checkrd and my posts are not on my page either

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  3. I am missing ALL aps from my feed and wall. Zynga games, Castle Age, Sorority Life, etc. as well as lolli pop, horoscopes, and on and on. My hubby and cousin's acts are missing everything as well.

    I have my entire friends list in a list so that I can see my feed the way it used to be and it is only showing personal type posts. So, this is not just Zynga.

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  4. This situation has been going on all weekend.......it was just farmville/cityville/cafeworld posts disappearing on Friday/Saturday. Today is the 1st time mafia wars has bit the big one too.

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  5. It affects other Zynga games also, Farmville and Castleville posts are also gone.

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  6. I've been having this problem all weekend.
    Work around: When the post opens to be posted, right click on the blue writing and select copy link address. Post that to your wall/status and get your stuff that way.

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    1. GOOD IDEA!!!You would think of this but a lot are not computer savvy and are unable to generate a url...so let us HOPE that WHATever the problem it is quickly resolved!!! Maybe a u-tube or LL video showing people what to do(or a link to an existing one) will help??? :)))

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    2. I have always done that but lately it isnt working like alot of other links im fed up with it all

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  7. omg,
    in the morning was everything ok. 1 hour offline,and everything is empty at my wall

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  8. This has just happened to me as well. I can not see Mafia wars posts on other peoples pages or my own....

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  9. Granny Get Your GunJanuary 16, 2012 at 2:37 AM

    All my posts from my wall for farmville, treasure isle, and frontierville have disappeared, and my sister says her vampire wars posts are gone as well.

    But at least when facebook took down the posts - they also took down their activity ticker ...

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  10. Kelley Crittendon RuddJanuary 16, 2012 at 2:37 AM

    ZYNGA had that same issue yesterday with 2 of it's other games-- so I would venture to say it is their problem not Facebooks

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  11. http://support.zynga.com/CP_ArticleView_WebFull?custlayoutid&gameId=223&Id=kA160000000GqxLCAS&lang=en_US&layout=WebFull&layouttmpl=Tmpl_WebFull_1&loc=en_US#

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  12. They jacked our spam!!

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  13. SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO sucky. I hate Zynga

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  14. Well this certainly sucks. I need one more Brazil Crew and just declared war.

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  15. It's affecting all games, not only Zynga .. I play SIMS and their posts have also disappeared from my page, and news feed.

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  16. i think mafia wars is doing a update or facebook it one of the 2

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  17. It's time for a real boycott of both Facecrack and the Zyngtards can suck on Suckerfish for their dollars. They have crossed the finish line in the race to the bottom.

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  18. well not all zynga posts were removed i found zynga reward posts still on my wall but as far as zynga games go i dont see them anywhere. Is this invasion of privacy? i might have to look in FB terms

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  19. Taken from Zynga's webpage...

    I can't see Zynga game posts for me or my friends ~ Updated 01/14/2012 at 17:45

    Players of multiple games have reported that they are having issues seeing their own Zynga game feed posts or posts from their neighbors. In some cases, older posts for these games have disappeared as well. We understand that posting and collecting from feed posts is an important part of our games.

    We have notified our engineering teams and they are working on a fix.

    There is no need to submit an email for this issue as we have enough information to research a fix. To help us out, click Please Fix below to help us keep track of the total number of affected players.

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  20. Except it isn't JUST Zynga games, it is ALL GAMES. So it isn't a Zynga issue, it is a Facebook issue, and Zynga isn't going to be able to fix it

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  21. How utterly infuriating but it does explain why I have no Crew in Chicago! Let's hope that FB get this fixed asap or we might just as well all take a vacation for a few days!

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  22. guess Zynga didnt pay their bill this month :)

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  23. This is much more informative than any current available. Thank you.

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  24. Hope not to be long Like this for all players will definitely in panic!

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  25. This is much more informative than what Zynga is willing or able to offer. Thank you.

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  26. This seems to be Zynga only, Playdom game is posting

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  27. Let's hope they are doing something useful like separating news feeds into 2 walls ... one for game posts and normal one for statuses/photos etc

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  28. Nope, it's something weird. My Restaurant City feed posts aren't showing either, but Pet Society is.

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  29. i hope zynga are going to extend the time on the collectabls.???

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  30. Playfish games aren't showing either, definitely not just Zynga. For once, they're off the hook.

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  31. Definitely not Zynga only. Playfish games are affected as well. For once, Zynga's off the hook.

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  32. all mine are gone as well

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  33. I hope we return to more faster MAFİA WAR

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  34. Oh my goodness .. :( FB thought I was spamming .. :( now all activity is gone .. with tiny url FB has me putting in a code I guess to count my spam.. 98 posts from FV gone but Word with Friends is still there .. Maybe Zynga did not pay the bill ??? Or FB did not realize just how many posts the new items are requiring ... maybe FB wants more $$ from Zynga... Mimi Miller

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  35. It is Facebook's way of controlling the stock value of Zynga LOL

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  36. Game is not posting. Also lost skill points for finished jobs.

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  37. Why have all the posts been removed for mafia ????? how can we play our game if we cant post ??????

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  38. Guess Zynga doesn't want to play anymore...

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  39. Facebook just Pincus-ed us. If you want to post to your wall, you need to buy the posts for 1 FB-Reward point per post!

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  40. Actually, this could be the same issue as previously reported, since the symptoms are exactly the same as before - it's just now affecting a much wider scope of people.

    Which by the way is exactly what I suspected would happen when it kept gradually happening to more and more accounts without any serious effort by Zynga to look into it.

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  41. Also having issues with wars. Getting the same message. You have already participated in 5 wars. If that was the case I should be getting 5 rewards. Only getting 1 or 2. Have missed out on many loot items because of this.

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  42. I wrote to Zynga as part of the Assassin Academy Property survey: I won't get into general reproaches I'm sure you are flooded with. Let alone the frustration caused to over 90% of the daily players, causing game abandon and in-family ruptures, there is a more pragmatic reason the upgrade system should change. Reverting to a modality similar to the classic properties would prevent abandon caused by frustration, but also abuses such as flooding, fake linking or even hacking. The players eager to access the new loot and bonuses would do their best to get the upgrades asap, meanwhile the regular players would also try to get the required consumables in time. But not in such a limited time that could cause crashes, extreme lag and Facebook retaliation, such as posts captcha confirmation or eventually, totally blocking Mafia Wars or Zynga posting. Relax the gaming experience. I am a sociologist and i know what i'm saying. Thank You. Alex.

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  43. Can not post anything for MW, what is up, is facebook going to help to fix this

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  44. hope they fix this quick..

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  45. Any one want a nice game of Chess ?

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  46. Keep your pants on...crap happens...not the end of the world...why not try going outside or calling a friend...think that is what I will do....

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  47. This is crazy!!!!!!!!!!

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  48. @:(|) *^*~Midnight~Spirit~*^*January 16, 2012 at 6:02 AM

    Facebook have prevented all apps from posting to their pages. I'll take a guess they are after more money, seeing as so many games rely on being able to post. I will also assume that it is Zynga that they are targeting, but to make it seem fair they have removed all apps, so that Zynga can't say they are being victimized for being popular. In the meantime, right click the blue bit, copy link address and post to your wall with a description. We will just have to work around their politics ;)

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  49. I am having problems supporting wars because I don't see the feeds or they state that they were posted a few seconds ago but when I try to support the war it shows that it is over and is 15 minutes old. Thank you.

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  50. Typical Zynga.. They have that "head up their butts" disease.

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  51. me too facing the same problem. holy crap.

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  52. "AnonymousJan 16, 2012 02:53 AM
    Except it isn't JUST Zynga games, it is ALL GAMES. So it isn't a Zynga issue, it is a Facebook issue, and Zynga isn't going to be able to fix it"
    My other games LOTR, Mumbai etc Mafia work perfectly its only Zynga games sorry Anon - you a shareholder ?

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  53. No better time to quit both Facebook and Mafia Wars - tired of being victim of their frauds and crappy non service. Time for real life achievments and raking in real life cash - free at last!

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  54. My guess: everyone is about to get the abominable Timeline on FB, which will effectively kill MW.

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  55. Not sure but after some additional reading ppl are believing it has to do with a Facebook issue and that until everyone is switched over to the new Timeline this problem won't be resolved. Who knows???

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  56. If Its Ok.. https://www.facebook.com/MafiaWarsFans?sk=friendactivity peeps are posting here if we can pass it around

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  57. ooops looks like a small problem! hahahahahahaaaaaaaaa

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  58. fixed, but now the in-game request-buttons don't work, like crew-"request"s and "ask-now"-buttons :/

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  59. Have seen several posts saying that it appears that FB and Zynga are having a fight regarding FB Credits and purchasing them directly through Mafia Wars. Rumor has it this is why our posts are not showing up. The "claim" is that the FB Gods have removed them all. Kinda like cutting of your nose to spite your face in my opinion as a case of FB trying again to hone in on Zynga's profits. I had difficulties buying RP's today. Perhaps this is why I had so many problems purchasing RP that I gave up doing so today.

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  60. That's the signpost up ahead - your next stop, "The Zanga Zone"

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  61. You have already helped in five wars today and will not be eligible for the helper reward. You can still help your friend win this war, but you will not receive a helper reward again for 23:10:25. For 2 weeks I have seen this!
    This is crap! Just like only being able to help 5 friends is crap! If we are forced to have 501 in our mafia, we should be able to help ALL of them!

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  62. I CAN SEE MY POSTS FOR MAFIA WARS BUT CAN'T SEE ANYONE ELSE'S CONTACTED ZYNGA 3 DAYS IN A ROW AND THEY FINALLY TOLD ME ITS A FACEBOOK ISSUE AND THAT THEY ARE SUPPOSED TO BE WORKING ON IT' KNOWING FACE BOOK FOOLS IT WILL PROB TAKE A MONTH FOR THEM TO FIX IT.

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