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Light-bulbSnag Bar not updated to snag new items? Here's a possible solution (Part 2)

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by Amy Wong - Jan 09, 2013 Star_s25,142 views

Update (01/14/13 @ 1:31 PM PST): We just released the "Snag all new items" option!

Thanks for all the feedback! We saw a strong demand so worked on it right away! Check this new option on the preferences page to get items that are not yet added to the Snag Bar! Hope you like it!

Last week, we released a way to only view "Report Snaggable" items on the MyFeed so people can easily view and collect items that are not yet added to our database.

As I mentioned in that post, we are currently thinking of adding another possible solution to fill in the gap between when items are released and when they get added to the Snag Bar database.

We are thinking of adding a new option on the toolbar preferences to "Snag All New items" for each game. This will snag anything that is not in the database without discrimination and things will NOT be categorized. So whether it's a new foal, new tree, or items for new quests, it'll just snag'em all until we categorize it afterwards.

Gamers, do you like this idea? Our engineer says the work is not hard but it's more about the maintenance that is difficult because they most often cause unexpected bugs. Is it worth doing than the 1-Click Gifts for Zynga games? Please let us know by telling us which feature sounds more useful!

We also want to thank all who showed interest in helping us enter the items on the database! I have to admit I was not expecting anybody to show interest at all! We huddled again and decided to implement fields to enter the "reward" and "category" on the "Report Snaggable" to get help from members like you :) The most time consuming part of updating the database is finding out what reward each link gives out and where it gets categorized so this is going to speed up the Snag Bar updates significantly.

We probably need more people to help us update the database in the long run too, so we are going to monitor who is the most helpful and accurate. The Snag database is actually a little complicated and one mistake could make the Snag Bar not to work at all, and this will help us decide who we can trust to tweak with our database :)

Again, feel free to leave feedback and suggestions :)

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The "'Snag All New Items' unselecting everything else" bug has been fixed and shipped out! It should be working now for all browsers. If you preferences still doesn't stick, please uninstall/reinstall the toolbar and also try other browsers to see if it's working.

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As of March 28, 2013 @ 5:00 AM CDT, Facebook is having display issues regarding their News Feed, which is what the Games Feed app (and our Snag Bar and My Feed pages) requires in order to show you your game feed posts. Because this is a Facebook issue, there is nothing we can do. We will simply have to wait for Facebook to fix the problems on their end.
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No more games feed in facebook front page..this tool is not working anymore because today facebook changes...:(

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@David Husch - No, it does not.

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Does the snag bar work for posts in the zynga.com feed? All of my game friends are on zynga.com, not facebook?

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Im new to this, but how does one collect on coins? if there is a way that is, to open up more land.

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when you click reset count on your prefs, the current life time count sets back to 0. But you have too stop and restart the snagging before this number sets to 0 either. If you have done this you start snagging items from games you want too. also you can set a very large number on the anmount you want too snag. This is on top of your game prefs

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It's near the bottom of the prefs, just below "pop up notification" and above Shoppingscreenshot

 

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@Caryne Dubois - The counter you are talking about has nothing to do with not being able to collect more ChefVille items, or any other game for that matter. That number simply states how many items you've collected since you last reset it. However, the reset button for that counter is on the Toolbar Preferences page (don't remember exactly where).

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Good morning I would like to know how we reset the Gamer Unit snag I have atound 4072 snag and i want to reset because it does not take any more snag per example in chefville game
Thx

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@Belinda Babcock - Please go to the Gamers Unite! Pioneer Trail forum (use the search box at the top of the page if you need help finding it), then click the "My Feeds" tab on that page. Once on your feed, look for the Brass Horse Hooks you are referring to and click the "report as snaggable" link. This will let the Snag Bar Admin know it needs to be added.

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For whatever reason, the Snag Bar doesn't pick up the Brass Horse Hooks in Pioneer Trail. I've tried reinstalling and everything and they remain unclaimed.

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@Mortimer Hobart - The Snag Bar does not support either game you mentioned. The only games the Snag Bar supports are listed on the Toolbar Preferences page (click the socket icon next to the total number of items snagged on the Snag Bar to reach that page). To collect items for the games you mentioned, I recommend you use our Game Feeds app.

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Maybe this is the wrong thread but I would like to know how to add in Trainstation and airport City to the "snag bar" and to *NOT* collect ANYTHING else BUT those 2 games. Ran "snag bar" for the first time and it was collecting junk from games I have never played,or haven't played in months and have the app deleted and blocked..

The only games i am playing on FB are Trainstation and Airport city and those are the only ones I am interested in collecting for.

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@Jami Hutchinson - You will find this feature listed in the "options" section of each game on the Toolbar Preferences page.

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hello..ok im looking for the snag all new items .. an i dont see it under my pref.. am i missing something??

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@Edward Hays

Any correlation between the Snag Bar not seeing someone's post and that someone having GU! blocked is purely coincidental. Anyone who has ever told you otherwise is wrong and doesn't understand how the News Feed works.

Your News Feed is made up of what your Facebook Friends post on their Timeline. Anything your Friends post, you will see on your News Feed. The only way to change this is for the person posting to their Timeline to make something private or to create a list that they then either allow others to see or block from seeing.

Blocking the GU! app as a whole has NO bearing on what people see on their News Feed. After all, what does blocking the GU! app have to do with you seeing that Friend's FarmVille 2, or ChefVille, or CastleVille, or CoasterVille, or any other game posts? Nothing. Those posts are still posted to that person's Timeline as normal, which means they show up on their Friends' News Feed as normal. Which means that the Snag Bar, or our My Feed or My Games page, can see those items.

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@ Alan....this is what I was told by users in response to those that call us cheaters...and it would maybe explain why certain neighbors can't be snagged from, as I've seen no other reasons offered up.... but again, this is what I was told. I actually ran a short-term trial with that before joining and it seemed to hold up... but it mwas nothing scientific. haha ;)

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@Edward Hays - I'm afraid you are mistaken regarding what blocking the Gamers Unite! app does. If someone blocks the GU! app, the ONLY thing that means is that that person will never be able to post on our website or use any of our tools. That's it. It has NO bearing at all on GU! or its tools being able to see their posts in one of our users News Feed.

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To 2 of the posts....Zynga doesn't have a 200 limit on FV. I can have up to 5,000 items in my gift box.... and as far as it not snagging certain people's posts, if they have blocked the application in their settings, they cannot be snagged. Hop that helps. ;)

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