As of the enhance on September 25th, 2017 FarmiVille Posting appears to be FIXED! Most players are reporting that they can now post and collect without issue. Is everyone fixed though? You tell us... comment below with how it is working for you and if there is still a widespread problem we shall share this post (comments from ASK the Dirt Farmer) with the FarmVille Studio. Please do share.....
If posting is FIXED for you, you can both post and collect, without needing to employ any workarounds.
If it is not fixed for you, please let us know in the comments in ASK . If the current fix is not working for you, the workarounds in this post may be of some help.
PLEASE NOTE - THE FIX WILL ONLY WORK ON POSTS THAT WERE POSTED AFTER THE 9-25 ENHANCE, IF SOMETHING FROM EARLIER COMES UP IN YOUR FEED, IT STILL WILL NOT WORK.
The fix from this morning, will likely need an additional update from Facebook. Game posts from all games generally go through Facebook servers -
Here is a typical FarmVille post, as they were before the posting issue.
Here is one from another game - Fish World
Here is an example of the broken fix from 9-24. As you can see, it goes through FarmVille's servers...
Finally the working fix from today. As you can see it also goes through FarmVille's servers via a Facebook workaround.
YOU MAY NOTICE THAT WHEN YOU CLICK ON A POST TO HELP, IT OPENS IN A NEW TAB. THE REASON FOR THIS IS THAT WHEN THE STUDIO TRIED TO ROUTE COLLECTING ITEMS THROUGH THEIR OWN SERVERS EXCLUSIVELY, IT DID NOT WORK AND JUST SENT US TO THE FARM. TO OVERCOME THE FACEBOOK BLOCK, AND ROUTE GAME POSTS THROUGH THEIR SERVERS, THEY HAD TO GO THROUGH FACEBOOK TO THEIR SERVERS. WE BELIEVE THAT THE DUAL URL WITH TWO DIFFERENT DOMAINS (FACEBOOK AND FARMVILLE) CAUSES THE NEW TAB TO OPEN.
THE BENEFIT TO THIS IS THAT YOU WILL NOT LOSE YOUR PLACE IN THE NEWSFEED AND CAN EASILY CLICK ON A FEW POSTS GOING DOWN (4-5) AND THEN CLOSE ALL AT ONCE IF YOU USE GOOGLE CHROME OR MOST CHROME BASED BROWSERS BY RIGHT CLICKING ON THE TAB WITH THE NEWSFEED IN IT AND CLICKING "CLOSE TABS TO THE RIGHT"
BUT WAIT! WHAT IF YOU USE THE BROWSER'S "CLOSE TABS" FEATURE AND THEN REALIZE THAT YOU REALLY WANTED TO CHECK AND SEE IF YOU GOT A PARTICULAR ITEM? NO WORRIES, SIMPLY RIGHT CLICK ON THE TAB AGAIN AND CLICK "REOPEN CLOSED TABS" IF YOU GOT THE ITEM AND THEN RELOAD IT, IT WILL SAY SOMETHING ALONG THE LINES OF "YOU ALREADY RECEIVED YOUR REWARD."
As you can see, the FarmVille Studio has redirected the posting from Facebook servers to also go through their own to provide a no hassle workaround to the problem. We hope Facebook issues a permanent fix soon and does not block this method as well....
That's all for now, stay tuned to the Dirt Farmer for all the latest FarmVille news and information