Is there a problem with Ning and Facebook? A member alerted me that links to my network from my Facebook page were being blocked with the following message:
I checked another Ning network I know that runs a Facebook page and they seem to have the same issue.
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That really depends on one's venue or type of community. I do receive most of my community from FaceBook. When Ning closed off the options for cross melding so to speak I went to FaceBook. They have a rich source of World wide people and it has been great in that sense.
This is not Ning at all but Facebook, there are varying problems all which Ning is trying to sort out without jumping into the Facebook office and getting to the bottom of it. Their hands are tied somewhat, they need not apologize for they have no play into the problems of Facebook.
I don't think there is an answer of what is wrong, while we can bounce around accusations or ideas it just doesn't matter. Ning will do the best they can, I just wish we as a large business were not the ones that got hit, poor job on Facebook. I can only hope this is technical and not a new way to guide us into paying in some way. We can only wait and see.
Please also take the time to read the past posts so we are not reiterating something that has already been said.
Soaringeagle, thanks for your perspective here! ;) We all know we needed that!
Hopefully Monday will bring us some good news. My good news: In 45 minutes it is Monday in this part of the world
I nicely wrote my points down and just a simple miss-click cleared everything that took me 30 mins to write. Why don't we have Auto -recover here, like we have on the networks
so now i have to make everything too short cos i have to sleep and is Monday morning.
I agree with soaringeagle on many points although i don't think it is a code error. i have 3 assumptions and am not gonna explain it anymore. (1) it could be that some Ncs really bugged fb users while trying to push their networks, (2) Most Ncs use Wibiya Toolbar/footer and there is a tricky widget on it, that you could use to send anything on your network to fb. This allows you to add as many friends as possible to post the information to. The tricky in it is that when you hit send, it does not send the information to each friends but opens /triggers a conference conversation which all the friend has to take part on it or leave. Most fb users dont even know how to leave and the get every comment made on this conf.conversation as message and also being sent to their Emails.
I noticed this for more than half a year ago and thats when i stopped using wibya cos any of your members or visitors could use that, thus causing a bad name for your network, that why i use Jen's sticky footer and am more than satisfied with it. (3) Could be that some people are jealous of your success as an NC, so they report you to fb, seen it happen or even ditched members might be reporting to fb just to retaliate.
It could be just one network that caused this issue and hence we have IP sharing on Ning, most networks will be facing this issue.
So it could be that one of this Ncs ranting here might have caused this problem. I would explain more if need, just pissed off a bit that all i took time to write and explain disappeared with just one wrong click.
I did some test from my network to fb using videos and linking it back to my network works, i tried to see if this is the case of 2 elephants fighting while the grass suffers ( Pardon, would not consider Ning as an elephant like fb, ning is more like a Rhino) But it is not and i was a member of facebook developers for long and fb won't write such if the abuse has not been massive.
No matter what the case is ning should & will intervene but this cannot be done in 1 or 2 days
So what am saying is guys, just chill a bit and give Ning Team a break and let them resolve this within the new week.
2morrow i might have time to explain any of this 3 mentioned points or give more details on the test i did.
So cheer up folks
i believe that this very much could be the cause and most likely is in fact..iposted a failure to compete thread lst week a site ..a ning site sprang up that was only banned members from my site
they hacked my site twice
they harrassed me and my members on youtube and fb fb groups had to be closed because of them
and just about 5 days ago or no maybe sligj]htly more they left ning to make a new site thats just a mess only has 9 members today 2 legit the rest spammers i wouldnt put it past then to be at the bottom of this tioo and i suspect they have been click bombing my ads for a month now since my ad ctr has been 10 times higher then normal since banning the last 1
with all ive been through with these guys i sure wiuldnt put it past them to be responcible for this
and if they are i have already filed police reports about the 2 hackings
ofcourse its very hard to prove
i didnt know that about wiblia i hate those conversations too i never used the wiblia bar and never would
Yeah, FB blocked some networks but not completely on some security measures were taken regarding the way most sites interacts with fb
This started a like 4 months ago, we discussed it on fb Developers. Fb claims it is a security measure, You have to notice that fb uses more of https:// than http://, so that imposes many security hurdle to most sites. this is more of fb way of standing on top of the technology and also a subtle way of keeping competitors low.
Soar, you are damn brave to write this here, Do you really thinks those guys will go that far? That's why i don't engage with jealousy or ditched members, they rant and provoke and if you cannot keep calm and ignore them it might wind up to a big issue. I just ignore them and they more quite you keep upon all their rantings, the more the start thinking this guy could be dangerous " Beware of Dogs that don't bark^^"
It is not easy to prove, and you cannot do anything legally against them complaining to fb, but i don't believe that they will go that far unless you really had a big issue with them.
Hell yeah, it is 3 AM here and am still awake, well today i can afford that, finished with the Biz plan but still i got to step out and watch a bit TV and sleep off.
im not too worried about them they sare just a minor annoyance now but in the past had been causing serius trouble
im blurry brained too so might crash soon
so has anyone heard anything from fb on this isue yet? i would imagine as huge as fb is they will be very slow in responding
i posted this on my fb and requested it be shared
hey just so u know facebook is blocking tens of thousands of links with a warning about phishing or malware this is an error these tens of thousands of sites are perfectly safe however theres a glitch in the system somewhere several of myy sites are being blocked by this glitch it has been 5 days now with no responce from fb and no solotuin just be aware that many or even most of the sites fb flagged as dangerouse are indeed perfectly safe please share this to help presserve the good names of all the sites affected by this glitch which are in no way malicios sites some have even speculated that fb is doing this purposely as a way to knock out competition..i dont believe that i believe its just another fb glitch but it is making thousands of sites appear untrustworthy
Eric- not sure if this helps but I am not getting errors from the Ning Facebook application. But Hootsuite URL is throwing the error. Never has done this before. txtMovieClub.com/facebook
Hey, mark. Yeah, maybe Hootsuite is having the same issue a lot of services are: short URLs are not so welcome on Facebook anymore. Appreciate the report, as each one helps us get more insight into the problem.
Don't know if this is related or not but it's an interesting coincidence
The week before last all sites with the root "blogspot.ca" were suddenly blocked by Facebook. Since that is where I have my blog hosted, many of my links disappeared from my timeline and of course, I could not post new links with that extension. At the same time, the root "blogspot.com" still functioned correctly.
I submitted reports to Facebook & Google (who runs blogspot) as I'm sure many other users did.
Last week the links all reappeared and "blogspot.ca" is no longer blocked.
This leads me to believe that someone/something at Facebook is going trigger happy with regard to blocking. They probably mean to block one specific site but end up taking out the whole hierarchy. Go figure.
Hey, Tatiana. I think you are right that there is more blocking going on lately. Facebook has frowned on short URLs, for example, which lines up with what others have reported in this discussion. Perhaps they are working to clean up spammy feeds and other, more legitimate services are getting caught temporarily in those traps. It's hard to know for sure, but I am hopeful that this is just a temporary thing that will be cleared up soon.
Given my recent experience I would bet on the side of temporary problem as well.
I just sat tight during the blogspot block & it did resolve itself within a week. It's a frustrating situation but no cause to panic.