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Light-bulbPoll: How do you select friends to help you with quests and gifts?

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by Amy Wong - Apr 01, 2011 Star_s4,633 views

We often see these kinds of dialogue box when playing games on Facebook. Basically, you need to ask/beg your friends individually for a favor.

In Farmville, the maximum friends you can ask for a favor is 50 a day. So you have to be very careful about who to send the request to or you have to wait until the next day to ask again. 

So the question is, how do you select the friends from the list? Here are some options we could think of but please leave us any other useful tips!

If many people find this task cumbersome, we are considering about building another tool to find out who your active friends are by scanning your wall and also track who grants your requests using the 1-click gifts. Initially, we can show those active people whenever you see this dialogue box and possibly in the future automatically select them for you so all you need to do is ciick "Send!' However, we aren't sure if this is something many people would be interested in so that's why we wanted to have a poll first :)

Let us know if you have any ideas/suggestions/feedbacks! :)

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plis cityville

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my accept all gifts is not working with mozilla 3.6 ! was working ! now when i press it i get void script in the corner anyone else !!!!!!!!!!!!! HELP i believe that this has caused it !!!!!!

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i have done the same as robert wilson but called it gaming and made it my default so all my osts just go to my gaming friends i also have all friends and family the way i pick who send is look on chat and who is posting at the time

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I cant wait till this is done Amy!!!

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I pick the people I think are active.

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IT WOULD BE FANTASTIC TO HAVE THAT TOOL!!

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I was actually thinking about this yesterday, because I usually just randomly pick them.
So i think this is a VERY good idea!

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I think this would be very helpful, but can you figure out how to help your neighbors when they request something and take you back to your page where you were rather than loading the game.

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Here is something that will help for now. click on Account, Edit Friends, then make a Farmville Friends List. Then add all the people to that list that are your Farmville Friends/Neighbors. When you go to Publish a Share in the game, you click on the little Lock Icon at the bottom, Click on Custom, then click on Specific People from the drop down list, then put Farmville Neighbors or whatever you named your Farmville only Friends LIST. That share or request will then only go to your Farmville players, & not SPAM all your other friends, especially those that do not play or even hate the facebook games!!! You can put people on multiple lists , so you can have one for Fronteirville or any other game also. Being able to auto send to my 50 MOST ACTIVE Neighbors/Players in Farmville would be great!!! I will use it.

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i think this is a great idea, alot of people start farming join up with u an then stop playing,so ur still left with them on ur lists when sending out stuff, same when pigs go hunting, finging on farms of people that dont play any more, also stuff taken from post that are for friends that go out of there way to help u but everything is being taken by those that dont help most of the time, please bring this on its needed so badley.

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I was just today thinking about asking on GU if anyone had a good system for finding out how I can know who is actively farming with me. I want to get rid of dead weight and concentrate on active farming friends. I play daily but even if a friend only plays once a week, I want to keep them. But I have noticed there are some whose crops stay withered. Knowing who is returning my requests who cause me to go out of my way to help them too. So I love the idea of this new tool.

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Okay. This reminds me why I love GU! so much. I would so love to have this tool, as I would no longer have to spend my time keeping track of who sends me stuff and who is active.

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@Nicky: we're working on it! It's turning out to be quite a bit more work than we expected.

Best ETA right now is we'll be beta testing this out to our most avid users in a couple of weeks.

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when is this awsome tool going to be made ready?

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My main problem is that when I accept a gift on Farmville and it asks to send the people a gift, Farmville adds several that are not even on that game. The other is that once I return a gift and I get another one from that person, no can do. RATS!

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