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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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Constance Ann Alvino - Dec 23, 2012

It seems a lot of us, are saying the same thing... you need to delete the neighbors that are using the lock feature all the time, or etc.. and just get NEW neighbors. You really can't and shouldn't dictate HOW someone is playing THEIR game. If you don't like it, then don't play with them it is very simple. Like the post below me, that Katie did, I can honestly understand her wanting to give family special items, and as long as she wasn't locking ALL or even most of her items, while I myself was not locking any items, I would not have a problem with being HER neighbor at all, even knowing she was locking some items for her family. Again I say, this IS a game, it should be played how you want and enjoy playing, locking or not, so try to enjoy it, and just delete the neighbors you don't like.

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