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Light-bulbNew Version of Link Exchage is LIVE NOW on Cityville, Adventure World and Empires and Allies!

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by Amy Wong - Dec 11, 2011 Star_s6,218 views

Link exchange is a great way to advance quickly as you can have people who are not your Facebook friends help with your links (like sending items to finsih the quest). It is pretty popular among our members and although the current way does it's job, we knew there was a better way to do it. So we reworked on the whole system! 

The changes we made are:

  1. No more copying/pasting link:  Many people were asking how to exchange links and we had a whole thead on how to do it, but it was still very complicated. Now it can't be any easier - we will fetch your feed and all you need to do is to select and click!
  2. Expire links: There were lots of links that were dead and wasted many people's clicks because people didn't know if they were expired or not. Now people can mark the links "expired" which will help weed out dead links!
  3. Know exactly what you will get: Before, some dishonest people wrote the wrong description just to get people to click on their links.  With the new change, we have a much accurate way to show what you will get in return by clicking on the links. 
  4. Filter bonuses: If you are looking for a specific item that you want to help, you can easiy do so by typing the item name in the search box! For example, if you only need "Energy" (for CastleVille), you can type "En" and it will show only Energy links. How cool is that?
  5. 1-Click Help: If you don't want to click on the links one by one, you can also use the 1-Click help to click 10 links at once. But this might be hard to figure out which links were expired or not.

We are testing this new version on Castleville and the test seems to be working well! So much more links and clicks! So we are planning to transition Adventure World, Empires & Allies, and Cityville's Link Exchange to this new format very soon (this is live now!).

The change might suprise some people who are used to the current way. But we are pretty sure that once you get used to it, it's so much better than the old way! Hope you enjoy the new look and feel free to leave feedback on this page or the CastleVille link exchange feedback page.

 

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We have a new FAQ thread about link exchange so let's continue our conversation over there :)

http://gamersunite.coolchaser.com/topics/101450

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Due to popular demand, we've upped the 1-click button to automatically perform 20 clicks (up from 10)! If you want to click fewer than 20, just close the window at the appropriate time.

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Let us explain the most frequently asked question "Many people clicked on my links but none ended up in my game! Why is that?"

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. (lame, I know)

Many people think "Hey, I need 3 more people to click on the link!" and come to the link exchange. You see that 11 people "clicked" on your link. Unfortunately, none of them received the item and 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.

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@Vesna Krstic - No, because some people realize that some items shouldn't be posted because they have already expired. If we auto-posted everything, then the Link Exchange would be filled with already expired items.

@Jessy D Locke - The maker of each game sets how many items are available for each reward post. Once expired, that link will not give out any more items no matter how many times it is clicked. Our system simply records the number of clicks a post gets. It cannot tell if a link has already expired. That is why we added the ability for people to report a link "expired," so such links can be removed.

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LeveUupCity's link exchange opens the game in a new tab, much better. I don't like that it opens in a new windows. Also it does not seem to work. It said it has been clicked 5 times, but I have not received one ingredient.

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can u add on link exchange auto post ? so we can post things without clicking on each one

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why am i not gwtting all my puzzle pieces..........

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@Kim Warfield Carpenter - That's because FarmVille 2 has limits on how many items in each category you can collect at a time. Once you've hit one of those limits, you can not snag anything else in that category for at least an hour. Continuing to click links during time-out can cause the timer to start over.

@Colleen Nelson - I just looked at the CityVille Link Exchange, and I see one person who posted six items at the same time and another person who posted nine items at the same time. So it is working correctly. So either Facebook isn't sending all the information we ask them for, or you are expecting other items to be displayed that we don't post onto the Link Exchange.

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Link Exchange is great but it is terrible for Farmville 2. It always says I have accepted too many gifts"

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I use this for CityVille. When I click on the link exchange, it never pulls up more then 3 of my posted requests for materials, energy, etc. Is that all it's supposed to pull up? Or is it a bug?
Other then that, love the feature.

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@Linda Dash -That permanent "upload" thing is often an indication that Facebook has corrupted the Gamers Unite! App. Follow the steps below, which should, hopefully, fix it for you.

 

App, Flash, and Browser Cleaning – GU!

  1. Log out of Gamers Unite! (http://gamersunite.com - top right corner of page)
  2. Delete the GU! App from your Facebook Profile (http://www.facebook.com/settings/?tab=applications)
  3. Log out of Facebook
  4. Clear Flash Player cache (http://www.macromedia.com/support/documentation/en/flashplayer/help/settings_manager07.html - "Delete All Sites")
  5. Clear your browser's cache
  6. Close & reopen your browser
  7. Log back into Facebook
  8. Reinstall the GU! App (http://gamersunite.com - blue "Connect with Facebook" button on top right of page)
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!st of all Thank you for this
i'm playing castelville
Now up untill 1 month ago everything was peeerfect !!
but for the past month the link exchange is stack for me , like it's uploding but gets nothing from me = i cant post = help
Thanks in advance

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For Hidden Chronicles: I would like to be able to 'Expire' or remove my own links. Some links are there now for a couple of days, which doesn't seem to work. Therefore, I'd like to post a new link. However, this link doesn't seem to be advertised to Link Exchange, because one is already there for the selected item. Is there a way to remove the 'obsolete' link, without having to rely upon users marking it as expired (i.e. can you remove links from the Link Exchange yourself? I know this is mentioned in the 'user guide', but I can't seem to find a way to do it...

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Every link I click says I must be friends with that person to click their feed

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every link i try to help with gives ma a expired.. even the ones new on the page... like posted a second ago... expired????

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@ Marvin

It does take a few moments for the gifts to register in your game. Try refreshing your game or wait a few moments, they will appear. :-)

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on the link exchange says that i have accepted the gifts and they dont show up on my games

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The issue of the requests being shown double at first in the upper right frame, seems to be gone in HC!!

Good work GU!

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Thank you GU for all the wonderful you all do for us gamers!! Without you guys, I would've quit a bunch of games a long time ago.

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@ Amy Wong

The double requests also happen in the HC link exchange. It happens to me every time I click on cancel at the "Tell .... about link-exchange."
However, when you refresh the page, it shows up the correct 1 time.

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