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Light-bulbPoll: What should we do with 1-Click Gifts?

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by Amy Wong - Nov 15, 2011 Star_s2,206 views

Update (11/18/11 @ 11:49 AM PST): Thanks for all who voted! We found out a quick fix without creating a whole new tool to address the "zipping through all the gifts without accepting any" bug. We'll continue to think of ways to improve. Thanks again for all your support!

We've been receiving many reports that the 1-Click Gifts (Accept all/Ignore all gift request) is not working. Well guess what, it's not working for any of the developers here at Gamers Unite! either!

So why don't we fix it ASAP? Here are some of our concerns:

  • The Game Request page will most probably be obsolete.

    Many of the new games are moving away from the Game Requests page and you can only accept the requests inside the game (like The Sims Social, Mafia Wars 2, Adventure World etc)

  • Accepting gifts inside the game is getting much easier anyway

    Some games allow you to accept and send in one click compared to the old way of accepting them on the Game Request page which required at least 2 clicks to accept one gift.

  • Fixing this means building a whole new tool from scratch.

    We don't even know how we are going to do this but all we know is that it will probably take a long time to code, probably months :(

We might be able to accept all the gifts inside Zynga's in-game inbox though. Would that be useful? Since it's easy enough already now (you just close your eyes and click, click, click mechanically), it's really only a tiny bit more helpful (unless even inside the in-game inbox you need to click 100 times!)

We also heard that it's still working for some people (lucky you! lol) so we aren't really sure if we should completely retire it either. Please vote to help us decide what to do! Feel free to leave your comments if you have any other ideas too!

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As some of you may have noticed, we have an interim fix to at least take care of the "going through all the gifts in seconds without accepting any" problem by opening a new window. Glad to hear from some of the comments that it's working! :)

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@Lindsay, you can just leave the window do it's work, you don't have to do anything. (unless it's the type of requests that you need to click one more time to actually get the gift)

@Dennis, Facebook has their own "ignore all" link so we removed ours. It's next to the game's name.

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i switched to chrome and have the one click gift extension but i don't have an accept all button. how do i accept all the gifts. please help me

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ok I understand how it pops open a new window for the gifts on Pioneer Trail but do I have to sit there and click accept each time the window reloads a new item? or if I just let it cycle through will it automatically accept all of them. I'm just a bit confused. Seems like half of everything I click on whether in the news feed or the help requests I'm sent never seem to show up in the game anyways.

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i am not receivng many gifts since the change..i liked it better before it was super fast now it takes me 20 min. to get 50 gifts..is there anything i can do to change it back..thanks..

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First there was a "ignore all" button, now it's not. (or i cant find it) The version from previous week was perfect. it was very fast!
if it where finished "accept all", i then press f5 and select ignore all. The gifts that are left i removed with the "ignore all" button. Most of the time there double ones.

So please bring back the one from previous week.

Thank you.

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@Brenda, we are pretty sure having it less than 5 seconds will not get your gifts...We could have options less than 5, but we are afriad it'll result in more people complaining that they didn't get the gifts :(

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I must say this is awesome. Good job on the workaround! This was the whole reason I downloaded the toolbar lol

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The new "faster" inbox in Farmville is slower than ever! It too makes you click twice to accept gifts. It takes much longer for the blue "accept" box to drop down than the original method of just clicking each gift once. I for one will quit playing FV if GU can't fix the 1-click gifts. It takes over 2 hours a day to harvest all three farms as it is. Who needs it!

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It takes much longer than before no matter how many seconds I put it on. It's great other then that!
I always have over 100 gifts and don't have time to wait on it. Didn't think the other way was always working right but was still much faster.

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Amy thanks for the link to the other request page! I will be thanking Micheal as well, so glad there was a quick and easy fix for it. =3

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love the new window!! now i know for certain what i'm getting and what i'm not!! leave it just like this!!

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I love the temp fix for as long as it will work. I like my one click accept and have missed it so. Thanks to those who came up with this even if it is temp. Something is better than nothing at all :)

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I love the new window so that I can tell if it is working. Thank you for all that you do to make the games easier to play.

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Personally, I miss how it was. I use Pioneer Trail just to send my boyfriend things he needed, I don't actually play the game. So I could just hit Accept All on his stuff then click away and not have to worry about it, same with farmville. And since I always have more than 100 requests to go through every morning I can't imagine this Pop Up A New Window thing is going to be all that convenient.

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WON'T WORK ON EITHER OF MY ACCOUNTS, so I CAN'T GET ITEMS SENT TO ME IN bingo blitz !

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By the way - I wanted to add an extra Thank You and let you guys know that all you do isn't necessarily just for the convenience of regular gamers. I work in Home Health and take care of a Quadrapalegic - your application makes it possible for them to keep up with the requests and getting items from the news feed.. i don't think they would play if it was for your toolbar! People complain that using this ap is cheating but I can tell you that for some with disabilities it is a Godsend..so Thank You Again!!

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Oh my goodness - I actually prefer the new window thing!!! I like seeing what it is accepting as it accepts them but without having to go thru all that clicking myself!! GREAT JOB!! and THANK YOU!!

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And now I see in the comments that you did add a fix that caused the pop up. So thanks. It is working better. :)

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Just today, mine started popping up a separate window and loading each item individually over there. I could follow along and see that it was working for most of the requests. It is still faster than it was running before, but slower than when it was running really fast. I was excited bc I thought it was some sort of fix that you guys did, but now I see you haven't changed it yet. So I have no idea why I woke up this morning and had this new pop up window aspect of the 1 click gifts. Very strange, but does appear to be working better than it was. And I don't think mine was ever completely not working anyway.

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