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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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Melissa Pugh Gaddis - Dec 22, 2012

Melanie, a little fact checking here for your edification. Not everyone who uses GU uses the snag bar. Those who do use the snag bar do not take everything. The snag bar is not quicker than a human sitting in front of a computer clicking the exact same link. The GU snag bar does let anyone who uses it, to also leave a message that they helped at the same time. I for one use the snag bar on quest items or countdown items most of the time. This HELPS other players immensely because anytime I'm not playing the game, I can use the snag bar to click on their quest or countdown needs. Otherwise those players may not get the required items they need. I would suggest you join sharing groups where everything is posted in link form. The snag bar can't get anything if it's posted that way. Everyone does not delete us as neighbors. I have many loyal friends who understand that everyone should be allowed to play the game the way they want to. All of my friends and neighbors know I use GU and the snag bar and they don''t delete me because I am a very considerate player who always helps out my friends and neighbors at every chance.

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