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Post by lottysvdub on September 6th 2010, 1:13 pm

Hi guys
Ive been trying to link Facebook to my forum using the admin panel configuration that was recently added , i can enter the forum name and URL , then copy the 2 security words its asking for then when i submit it it times out saying an error has occured .
Is anyone else having this problem and is it a problem with facebook itself or what im doing ?
Any advice would be great
Many thanks
Ian

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Re: Facebook link problems

Post by MrMario on September 6th 2010, 6:48 pm

Its a problem with Facebook.

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Re: Facebook link problems

Post by lottysvdub on September 6th 2010, 8:45 pm

Ok thanks MrMario

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Post by gixxerboss on September 6th 2010, 10:55 pm

@lottysvdub wrote:Hi guys
Ive been trying to link Facebook to my forum using the admin panel configuration that was recently added , i can enter the forum name and URL , then copy the 2 security words its asking for then when i submit it it times out saying an error has occured .
Is anyone else having this problem and is it a problem with facebook itself or what im doing ?
Any advice would be great
Many thanks
Ian
I dont think it is a problem with facebook but more with the forum connection i've got the same thing with ours, and no matter how long you wait it will never work. mine loads really slow then either says time out or Oops page url broken, ?? and no one seems able to address this problem.

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Re: Facebook link problems

Post by MrMario on September 7th 2010, 2:18 am

I am sure this isn't a problem with us. If you could give me a screenshot of the error message(s) I would be able to tell you a better answer.

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Re: Facebook link problems

Post by lottysvdub on September 9th 2010, 9:30 pm

Well i have tried again today and when i click on the link from my Admin panel all i get is this message now

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Your account must be verified before you can take this action. Please verify your account by adding your Mobile phone or Credit/debit card.

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Nothing else , i carnt even see were i can enter what there requesting , not that i would put either on facebook

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Re: Facebook link problems

Post by MrMario on September 9th 2010, 9:35 pm

You have to do that on Facebook.

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Re: Facebook link problems

Post by lottysvdub on September 11th 2010, 8:18 am

Ok so ive added my mobile number to verify who i am and it hasnt changed anything , still wont link to my forum just wanted to link to my mobile phone which was already set up with facebook lol , i havent had any other options to get the forum on facebook

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Facebook configure problem

Post by gixxerboss on September 11th 2010, 11:41 am

@MrMario wrote:I am sure this isn't a problem with us. If you could give me a screenshot of the error message(s) I would be able to tell you a better answer.

Message that appears...Oops! This page appears broken. DNS Error - Server cannot be found.

This is the url of that page.........

http://www.mybrowserbar.com/cgi/errors.cgi?r=n&q=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Fdevelopers%2Fcreatewizard.php&ccv=130&cnid=616163&ISN=F7068C3BDC064F6CB52B4AFED060275F&type=dns&ct=8

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Re: Facebook link problems

Post by Eternal_Nightmare on September 23rd 2010, 12:39 am

I might have the solution. Go to http://www.facebook.com/developers/ and click on your Application, at the right of the page. Once you're on the new page, click on "Edit Settings".

On the "Website" tab, paste the link to your forum on Site URL. Then hit save, go to your website, see if it works.

I remember there used to be a "Connect" tab a few months ago, but the Devs seem to have updated it.

* Not meaning to spam, but I own a forum called Facebook Forum where we provide Facebook help and support to over 50 people a day, over 5,000 solved problems already. Link is [ Promotional Spam Link Removed. Sneaky "Not meant to be spam "Spam". Get real! ] in case you still or ever need help with Facebook Wink

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Re: Facebook link problems

Post by kirk on September 23rd 2010, 8:28 pm

The Listener wrote:I might have the solution. Go to http://www.facebook.com/developers/ and click on your Application, at the right of the page. Once you're on the new page, click on "Edit Settings".

On the "Website" tab, paste the link to your forum on Site URL. Then hit save, go to your website, see if it works.

I remember there used to be a "Connect" tab a few months ago, but the Devs seem to have updated it.

* Not meaning to spam, but I own a forum called Facebook Forum where we provide Facebook help and support to over 50 people a day, over 5,000 solved problems already. ####Link Removed### in case you still or ever need help with Facebook Wink

Nice reply and answer there the listener.
hopefully that should do it. i had a similar problem like this with a social network i have been creating. and i had to do almost the exact thing aalong with a few others too Sad

as far as setting it up on forumotion i not yet tried it.. but will do a few test of my own.

hopefully that should do it though.. sometimes some of the facebook stuff from facebook make things seem more complicated then they really are.

i hate facebook... hahaha myspace is better... guitar but faceook is taking over affraid
bye bye myspace.. lol

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Re: Facebook link problems

Post by Eternal_Nightmare on September 23rd 2010, 9:28 pm

Thanks, kirk Razz That's true, Facebook is really cool when it comes to some stuff (easy navigating and arranging photos, high quality videos, good privacy settings) but the worst site even when it comes to others (editing settings, coding applications, etc.). Their support blows as well. My site gets LOTS of questions about disabled accounts a day.. [ Promotional Spam Link Removed ] just have a look yourself! And luckily, that's what makes my site attractive for help-seekers Razz

Facebook should definitely have a support center like Zynga does... you report an issue, and the day after you get a personal reply from a worker with the solution to your issue... simply amazing! On Facebook, though, they don't give a damn about reports.

And back to Forumotion, it's not always 'A Facebook issue' like ignorant people say. They're just repeating what Typlo told them on the tutorial he wrote, who was, IMO, pretty poor and difficult to understand. He missed A LOT of important points, like for example, how to add a canvas page for your app. Was that specified? No. That does means it can't be done? Of course not! Applications on Facebook are harder than you even think, and coding them can be a pain in the butt even to Dion. They use weird coding languages like FBML, PHP, etc. etc. But to make Facebook Connect work the easy way, you must only keep this in mind:

1. Activate the module from the Admin Panel
2. Go to Facebook Developers site and find the JavaScript SDK code (the one that starts with the fb-root div) and paste it on an announcement on your forum/homepage.
3. Choose your website as the one for your app with the procedure I told you about above. This way the Facebook API will know what only site on the entire world wide web is able to use that app for Facebook Connect.

That should be all, and if you're clever enough, you may even customize your app to the point your forum is completely linked with Facebook. Unfortunately, Forumotion hasn't reached that level yet. Only vBulletin has.

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Re: Facebook link problems

Post by gixxerboss on September 25th 2010, 11:08 am

Hello Listener on which part do i edit settings as when i follow your instructions, and get the applications up about 6 come up.

E.G videos, photos, bookmarks, etc and none let me add anything

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Re: Facebook link problems

Post by gixxerboss on September 25th 2010, 11:10 am

I'm not the most computer literate at times but can work most things or figure them out, your instruction was good mate but screen shots even better if you could.
Thanks a heap

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Re: Facebook link problems

Post by MrMario on September 25th 2010, 7:17 pm

May I remind you that double/triple posting isn't tolerated unless separated by 24 hours (Use the edit button) Wink

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Re: Facebook link problems

Post by Heartlessx on September 26th 2010, 8:11 am

i keep getting this message
"URL must point to a directory (i.e., end with a '/') or a dynamic page (i.e., have a '?')."
what dose it even mean...?
i pur my url where it is suppose to go...darn thing...

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Re: Facebook link problems

Post by MrMario on September 26th 2010, 6:27 pm

You must have the / at the end of the url

Example

http://help.forumotion.com/

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Re: Facebook link problems

Post by syracusednd on September 27th 2010, 1:16 am

All I have on my profile is 3 square boxes nothing else

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Re: Facebook link problems

Post by Heartlessx on October 1st 2010, 3:59 pm

o0h ok i will try that6 thanks mr.mario

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Re: Facebook link problems

Post by Observador on October 13th 2010, 10:11 am

@MrMario wrote:You must have the / at the end of the url

Example

http://help.forumotion.com/

thank you so much mario, i was trying this few minutes while ago ang the same problem.. thanks my problem is solve :wouhou:

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