The Remove Friends Spocklet has had an update. Many scripts which run off the Facebook API broke when some changes were made to prevent use of 3rd party scripts (mainly Timeline Removers). One that is often used by Mafia Wars players was Remove FB Friends which allows you to automate the process of removing all the people who quit playing Mafia Wars. A more detailed review of the best way to target your inactive mafia members can be found here. To get started, drag the Spocklet shown below to your bookmark toolbar. This script runs on Facebook so it’s not possible to use it from your Spockholm Mafia Toolbar.
In order to tell who is active and who quit playing, you will need to run the Mafia Manager 2 times. It’s up to you to decide what you consider inactive. I normally do this once every few weeks but I’ve been slacking and it’s been a few months. it’s best to run this tool in FireFox because players with large mafias will quickly learn that Chrome doesn’t have enough storage capacity for 2 runs.
Once your 2 runs are complete, click on the top “Compare with latest” link.
Now click on the “all” sorting link until you get to the inactive section. A list of all players with no activity in your specified time range (the time between runs) will appear.
Scroll to the bottom of the page and copy the list of Facebook ID numbers. Team Spockholm makes it easy as all you need to do is click on the “Copy Beta” botton.
Now go to your Facebook account and click on the Remove FB Friends Spocklet you added to your bookmark toolbar. If you aren’t on the Friends Page, click ok and the script will direct you there.
Once on the Friends Page, click the Remove FB Friends Spocklet again and the program will launch in the upper left corner of the page.
Paste the list of Facebook ID numbers you copied from the Mafia Manager into the box.
Click the “Start” and wait for all your inactive Facebook friends to be removed. I keep a pretty active mafia and it was sad to see that in only 2 months over 300 of them quit playing.
I know I’m not alone and many players probably have a lot of Facebook friends who no longer play Mafia Wars .
Thanks to Brandon Venery and Mike Nestor for helping with the draggable version of the Remove FB Friends Spocklet for this post.