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by Amy Wong - Oct 31, 2012 Star_s198,321 views
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What is Link Exchange?

Link Exchange allows you to post your links from your Facebook Wall for people who are not your Facebook friends to click and help. It's a great way to finish your quests or missions really fast or if you don't have enough friends that play the same game!

What types of reward posts can I share?

You can share almost every reward post you make to your Facebook Wall. Link Exchange will automatically display those posts that are considered "helpful." These are usually posts where both the person posting the link and the person clicking the link get the item. Once you have shared those, you can then click the "show your non-helpful posts" link to display and share those if you so desire. These posts will not give you anything when they are clicked on but may be useful to others using the Link Exchange.

Why isn't the Link Exchange seeing my reward posts?

There are two main reasons. The first is that you are playing on Zynga.com. Zynga.com and Facebook are now two completely separate platforms. While you can play your games on either platforms and can switch back and forth, reward posts and gift requests made while on Zynga.com DO NOT POST to your Facebook Wall. Because they don't post to your Facebook Wall, there is nothing for the Link Exchange to see.

The other main reason is that Facebook is having issues. When you visit our Link Exchange, we send a request to Facebook to tell us everything you have posted to your Wall for that game. If Facebook doesn't properly return that request in a timely manner, then our Link Exchange will not be able to display anything.

How come many links are expired or says "too late?"

Each game sets it so their reward posts are usually only good for only a certain number of clicks. So if the person who posted the link already had help from their own friends, the link may no longer be available. So even if it says "0" clicks on our site, that doesn't mean the link has never been clicked. A good rule of thumb is to always look for the newest links with the lowest clicks.

You can help us keep the Link Exchange clean of expired links. When you click on a link and the game gives you a message stating that the link has expired, click the "Expired" button on the post. After two or three people have stated that a link is expired, our system will remove the post from our list so no one else will waste their time clicking it.

Good luck!

How come I get a message "You collected too many" or "You reached your limit?"

Some of the games have daily collection limits which usually gets reset every 12 or 24 hours. Some of the games even have certain limits per item. So if you reached the limit, you'll get that message when you click on the links. Remember, GU! doesn't make these limits. Each game makes their own.

My posts were 'clicked' x times, but I'm not getting any in game?

Many games limit the items you can get from one link. Let's say you needed 7 Chisels in a quest in Castleville, so you "post a request on your wall." Well, guess what: that link is only good for 4 chisels. You need to wait until you are allowed to post another request on your wall to get more.

Many people think, "Hey, I need 3 more people to click on the link!" and post it to the Link Exchange. You then see that 11 people "clicked" on your link. Unfortunately, none of them received the item, nor did you, because the link already expired.

We can only track how many people actually "clicked" on your link and it doesn't necessarily correspond to how many items you actually "received." But it's just one way to know if anybody actually clicked on your link so in case your link was still good, you'll know that you got the maximum help already for that link.

NOTE: In very, very, very, very rare cases, it is possible for your link to have rewards left in it to give yet you don't get them. Unfortunately, that is an issue you will need to take up with the support people for the game you are collecting for. As stated above, we can only track how many people actually "clicked" on your link. We cannot tell if the link is valid or, if it is, if the game actually gave you that item.

What new features are you working on?

  • All of your helpful posts are selected as default, instead of clicking one by one. (released 10/25/12)
  • Auto-refresh page to show new posts (released 11/8/12)
  • Ability to post non-helpful links without copy/pasting links (released 11/8/12)
  • Ability to expire your own links (maybe)

Where do I leave feedback?

Why yes, please leave it on this thread as a reply! :)

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Something is wrong with the link address on facebook. I can no longer manually post. Could someone let me know if this is worked on. the link is not valid.

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II also get the message, that the link is not valid. Is there already a solution?

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Still can't use the exchange whats up with gamers unite??? Why can't you fix the problem???????

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When I try to post my links they are now saying the links are bad? I'm sure this is on FV2 end but just throw it out here. Any way to fix this problem?

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unable to post anything, keeps asking for valid link, which is what I am posting.

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I can't post anything along with a lot of other people

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why is it that when i click on an item it immediatly says sorry unavailable or expired when just been added
. and items i click on and receive i get something totally different. this should be made easier because it doesnt seem to be working. items we need is never available. i stopped playing farmville 2 for a year because i couldnt get items i needed and its still the same on here. just disappointed.

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how does one translate to know what the item may be if posted in a different language?

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THANK YOU!!!
I see that two improvements have been made:
(1) When I click "refresh to check for new items," it doesn't erase the "expired?" buttons, so I still know which items I've already clicked! Yay!
(2) When I click "expired?" because the item is already gone, the post disappears! Then I don't have to look through all those expired items to find what I'm looking for! Yay!
Thank you so much!!! :D

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it seems a few people are using other names for their posts. I clicked on a bottle and got wire mesh, this was done by mark, I clicked on another post for glitter and got a different item, same person mark. needless to say because we are only allowed x amount of items per day by fv2. I am wasting my clicks on misleading labels by a few people. how do you report them?

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where are all my posting.All I clicked post but it wasn't any post in my timeline.I can't post the things that I want,how am I going to finish my ranger qustion? Pls help!!

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What is up with the time limit? I wait the amount of time to search again. I get one item then it tells me I have to wait 5 more hours!!! The time limit has been very erratic. Very frustrating. What is going on? Anyone out there?

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Hey let me give you my two cents on the matter of FV2 ITem Entry. First I need to be hooked on to Google Plus, (because it uses Google Plus to pass the informtion to FB) and then put ADD ME into the ADD ME page before this system will recognize me for the FV2 item entry. It will only allow asked item entry once about every 3 days, otherwise it will just say Enter Item although it won't do anything with it. It wants the FB2 Icon address you copy from your FB GAMES homepage. Only have FV2 icon showing there, make any other Icons hidden. It really does work, although it won't show your item in the pick list. It will show it on the upper portion of the ask page, just be patient, and use Google Plus.

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I followed all your directions on how to add new links for sharing yet everytime I hit post it says "Fill in request name and valid new link". Any help would be nice.

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I am no longer going to use this site beacause of the phoney links...... its a waste of my time and I don't get to finish quests on time. as others have stated even the links or quest items I need I click on them but they are not listed as correct items so g'luck finishing your quests.

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I ask to be able to report phony links. After an IP has posted a set number of reported phony links it should be banned for for a time. Of course there are ways around this but lets at least make it difficult. Link reporting should be limited to only those who have registered. So 5 registered people mark a link as phony is a strike - 3 strikes and that IP is blocked from site for like 24 hrs or such. Failing that could you not put up peoples pictures by their requests that way we would know which items to avoid.

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Again I ask to be able to report phony links. After an IP has posted a set number of reported phony links it should be banned for for a time. Of course there are ways around this but lets at least make it difficult. Link reporting should be limited to only those who have registered. So 5 registered people mark a link as phony is a strike - 3 strikes and that IP is blocked from site for like 24hrs or such.

Side note but related: what prevents people from posting malicious links?

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