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Petition: Please Remove Lock Feature on Farmville Game Posts

by Peggy George - Dec 18, 2012 Star_s1,063 views

I have been playing Farrmville since it began. Lately, I have noticed that almost all of my neighbors have been using the "lock" feature on posts in order to allow only certain people to get the foals, calfs, trees, etc that they post. In the past 2 weeks, I have been unable to get enough watering cans, animal feed, and building materials. I have also been unable to get a lot of different trees, foals and calfs. After emailing several of my FV neighbors who are resorting to this, one reason for this behavior stands out. Money. A lot of my neighbors are selling such items to their other neighbors. I refuse to pay my neighbors for foals, calfs, trees, etc. As far as I know, this is against Facebook and Zynga's rules. I would like to see the feature that allows "locking" a post for specific people in FV removed or disabled in order to prevent this type of unfair play.

Therefore, I am posting this as a petition. Please indicate in comments if you agree or disagree. I will forward a copy along with screen shots of all agrees to Zynga.

UPDATE: I contacted FB about this feature. I was told that it is indeed a FB feature, but Zynga and other third party game developers were/have been offered the option of disabling that feature in their game(s). Obviously, Zyga hasn't done that. So, this petition will be addressed to Zynga.

I am well aware that there are many people who prefer to use the lock feature in FB to prevent their coworkers, boss, or others from seeing certain posts. However, this petition isn't about disabling it for anything other than for in game posts.

(By the way, I am looking for more neighbors willing to share their items....add me.)

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Yasmina Babrough - Dec 20, 2012

Peggy, it is up to individual users to either be generous and share all of the goodies in a game or only share certain ones. I happen to do both depending on the needs of personal friends who also play the games. If I know that one of my RL friends is in need of watering cans I will post every one I get to help not only the friend, but all neighbors who have access to my feeds. When it comes to more rare and hard to get animals and trees I try to be fair by doing every other one that's rare or new to the "all friends" to insure everyone has a chance at something cool. The trick is to play at peak hours with your snag on so you will get optimal amounts of the good stuff...and it DOES sound like you could use a few more 'generous' friends...and use the lock to YOUR advantage as well!! If you help certain neighbors with the fancy stuff the good ones will return the favor and be more giving to you!

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