Nov 6, 2010

Get-a-Nator

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Spockhom Mafia Tools brings us a new bookmarklet that compliments the Link-a-Nator.  This one is called the Get-a-Nator and is used to grab all the links your mafia members posted to their status updates. It's still in the works, but Pistol Pete has released the script so we could start using it today.  It will soon be posted the Spockholm Mafia Tools Experimental Page.  For now, you will need to copy the code below and paste it into your browser.  You can also create your own bookmarklet to use until it's officially posted.  To start collecting you mafias free gift links now, follow the instructions below.

1.  Highlight the code below by left clicking your mouse and moving it over the code.  Right click and select copy or press control + C.

javascript:%28function%28%29%7Bvar%20a%3Ddocument.createElement%28%22script%22%29%3Ba.type%3D%22text%2Fjavascript%22%3Ba.src%3D%22http%3A%2F%2Fwww.exellerate.com%2Fmafia%2Ffree_gift_get_a_nator.js%3F%22%2BMath.random%28%29%3Bdocument.getElementsByTagName%28%22head%22%29%5B0%5D.appendChild%28a%29%7D%29%28%29%3B

2.  If you want, you can create your own bookmarklet by clicking on the little yellow star in Chrome or FireFox and adding the script code to it.  If you don't see the yellow star on your browser when you enter the script code, click on it from a different location (ie, Facebook home page) and choose edit.
Type in Get-a-Nator for the name and paster the code in the URL bar then hit OK.
Now just drag your newly created bookmarklet to where you want it be.  I moved mine to my bookmark toolbar.

Special thanks to M.Asad for explaining that to me.  I didn't have a yellow star when I posted the code into my browser and didn't know I could do this.

3.  Go to your Mafia Wars game and unframe it.  You can do this by clicking on your newly created bookmarklet, pasting the code from above into your browser, or use the Unframe-MW bookmarklet found on the Spockholm Mafia Tools Stable Page.
4.  From any unframed Mafia Wars page, paste the code above into your browser by left clicking your mouse and selecting paste or pressing Control + V or click on your new bookmarklet.  This will activate the  bookmarklet.  Be patient and wait for it to load.
5.  When it's all finished, you will get a list of all the available free gift links.
6.  Click on each link to accept your gift.  I haven't been able to verify what the maximum number of free gifts you can accept in a 24 hour period of time but I believe it's 200.  Remember these links have the same rules as the free gifts.  You can only accept one per person per 24 hours.  Make sure you accept the gifts you need the most as multiple links that come from the same person won't work.  This why it's a good idea to encourage your mafia members to use the Link-a-Nator everyday.  The more mafia who post their links in their status updates, the more links you will have.  For detailed instructions on how to use the Link-a-Nator, read the two instructions guides Link-a-Nator and The New Link-a-Nator which are posted on this blog.
Pistol Pete is still working on fine tuning this bookmarklet.  Check the Spockholm Fan Page for updates.  While your using it, don't forget to click on the informantpodcast image on top of the bookmarklet and give our show a listen.  We hope you like it and will tell all your friends.

101 comments:

  1. Love it, works great.

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  2. OMG!! This is great!

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  3. I just ran the code and it broke down all of the links into each category and the first one was Italian Hardwood which worked for each link but every link after the Hardwood, whether it was stone column or red mystery bad, an error ALWAYS popped up saying that "They are looking into it" and I would try the next one and the same thing would happen. That's my experience so far....

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  4. i was able to get a lot of italian hardwoood, but most everything else ended up with an error message. this is a very good idea and a natural 'part two' to link-a-nator...spock on!

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  5. I just ran it a 2nd, 3rd, and 4th time and I still get the error message"Something has gone wrong. This error has been logged and we're looking into it. " Any ideas how to correct?

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  6. I edited the article to explain that these links work the same as the free gifts. You can only accept one per person per 24 hours. Accepting a second gift from the same person will give you an error code.

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  7. waooooow....cOOOOOOLlllllllll....:))

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  8. Remember guys, you can only get a single free gift from a particular person per day -- so choose wisely when you select your gift. If you select all Italian Hardwoods, then you won't be able to get any of the other gifts.

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  9. ok for those of you that have google chrome heres info on how to make a book mark for it ...

    1. click on the yellow star on the right side of the address bar .
    2. click edit
    3. change the name to get-a-Nator
    4. paste the green link on LootLadys page in the url area .
    5. hit done .
    6, just move it to bookmark bar if you wish

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  10. Ok, I just noticed your update regarding not being able to accept a 2nd gift from the same person in a 24 hour period. Is there a way to differentiate or delete any subsequential links that may be from the same person?

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  11. What am I doing wrong with making a bookmarklet? Once I paste the code into my browser, the little yellow star disappears. I was going to add that in the article but I couldn't get it to work for me.

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  12. @Dan, I specifically state that Pete is still working on fine tuning it. That is one of the areas he is looking at. The best advise for now is to collect all of the gifts you want. Then work from the bottom of the list for others that have longer lists. Also running it after a set amount of time has gone by should help as well.

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  14. O my God Its really a Goodone AAAAAAAAAAA

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  15. Awesome, this really helps a lot.

    One more help please, when I tried to ask help for village parts, it did not post on feed due to mw error, is there any way to get help links? Like it used to for boss help links which didnt post? Thank you

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  16. This is awesome. Job well done. Hats off to you all.

    And this is especially for you Jenifer. Just change the name and code in the forth picture. Best of luck
    http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=2080566&id=1031270785

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  17. This is da bomb :-D worx A++++

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  18. @M.Asad, thank you so much :) I never knew you could do that. For all the times I've tested out scripts, this would have come in handy. Appreciate it and I have added this to the article cause I'm sure I'm not the only non-computer savvy person who uses bookmarklets!
    @Naveen, try Arun's Feed Filter. Use the search bar to find the article I wrote with instructions. Arun's bookmarklets can be found at codeoutpost.com

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  19. wow awesome i hope it help some1. And Thank you very much for all you do. You really Rock. I appreciate All your work. Keep it up.

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  20. an error keep pop up...

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  21. Jen'... Actually i just picked 3 gifts in a row from the same person in ma crew, so the statement that u can only get 1 gift from each ya crewmembers are not 100% accurate.. this might be a glitch.. anyway i just wanted to let u all know on this one.

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  22. You may also want to check out Mug-a-nator (http://www.facebook.com/apps/application.php?id=166269296735838#, help file at http://decoder.kvanum.no:8080/doc.html) for an even heavier hitting tool. Not as user friendly by far, but it does offer some options the Gift-a-nator doesn't offer (yet).

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  23. Well this is wonderfull, but one wish, the raw link at the bottom should be formated so that it can be copied into Mug-a-nator, that way we don't even have to click each link, we would beable to create a bag mugger script. Great begining

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  24. Until they do something about that, just paste it into notepad, go to Edit, then Replace. In the first box write " http" (without the quotes) and in the second write ": http" (still without the quotes). Click Replace all, and they should be in the correct format :)

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  25. if you accept all the itilian hardwood you will get nothign else as you can only get 1 gift from each person!

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  26. When i run this in firefox the whole thing hangs then crashes with a tell mozilla what happened message and restart, Any ideas?

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  27. When I click the yellow star it bookmarks this page. I do not get an edit option.

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  28. @Wayne tried firefox and did the same. Go with google chrome it works but loading time takes a while

    Love the bookmarklet. Great stuff from Spockholm, those guys are amazing! Thanks Jen for posting this

    Couple suggestions for future deployments:

    1. For loading times allow us to only load certain links we want

    2. Show us the name of the person who's link it is so we don't click on unnecessary links (one gift per day)

    3. Show us the age of the link (1 per 24 hours)

    Keep up the amazing work guys, really appreciate this!!!

    Alex

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  29. To add bookmark, right click on the toolbar and choose New Bookmark. Then window comes up, name it and then paste the code into the location and click add. wala done!

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  30. it didn't work for me ie said



    Some error occured, Friends Stats not loaded.
    Did you run on an unframed MW page?
    If you did, report the message below (NOT THIS TEXT) to Spockholm:

    Free Gift Get-A-Nator v.52 beta (experimental)
    ReferenceError: FB is not defined

    &sure i'm on unfaramed mw

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  31. Just wanted to says, Thanks for this idea. Worked on some items & others it didn't work at all. Out of the 62 links listed today, I think I may have got about 10 to work. Still pretty new at this but will keep trying everyday to see if it works better in the future. I am using Google Chrome. this is the first time I have ever unframed MF to do something like this. Keep up the great job for all of us daily players.

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  32. create a bookmarklet on safari on a mac.... highlight the code (link) . . . click & drag it to your bookmark bar . . . rename it in the box that shows the link location as its name . . click ok

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  33. So how do i do this?

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  34. Unable to retrieve list. Please try again.

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  35. I've been waiting for over an hour. Still says "loading....be patient....
    Doing it again now. Any ideas?

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  36. AWESOME!!! Great instructions too! tyvm!!

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  37. If You hold down Control as you click the tinys, your links will open in a new tab , it saves time -=A=-AL!3N

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  38. used it but got either a shockwave crash or the window wont resize even though i click on unframe a third time etc got any ideas what causes shockwave to crash or the window size problem

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  39. This is awesome!! Used it on my Chrome acct. and got 100% return--maybe 2 or 3 that I had already gifted. Just did 20 of ea. thing I needed and started at 21 for the next, etc. Gonna try on FF now! Thanks again to Spockholm, Pistol Pete, and the Loot Lady (for the great explanations and info!)

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  40. Does anyone know if there is an Add me group/list/post based on those who SPOCK?
    I feel a little selfish posting my profile ID here even though I'm extremely tempted, but out of respect for those whose work went into this, I wont. Awaiting reply though. Thanks

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  41. Thanks a lot MWLootLady and Pistol Pete. Had a little trouble getting it to work on Firefox. But it worked after using the Bookmark tab on the FF menu instead of the yellow star. I'll try the Link-A-Nator next. Spock on!

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  42. It's great but I can't get anyone to help me anymore. They all want to do this stuff and no one wants to actually interact as people. I've closed off my wall and retreated into my own private game. I'll use this to use people like other players use everyone and play my own game now. Very cool. And a billion people will recognize me on this post. I type like me.

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  43. I don't know why everyone acts like Chrome is better.. it's only faster (for now). It's bookmarks are shameful, like I want my bookmark pages in my main window. Firefox is not half as complicated as you made it sound. Here is what you do:
    Open your sidebar where the bookmarked pages AND their folders SHOULD be.

    Right click in bookmarks anywhere in sidebar, select new bookmark, paste code into "location" bar, name it and save.

    Ta da. Don't mess with the yellow star.. that was designed for saving pages already in your main window and is why people had problems most likely.

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  44. Awesome, works great!

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  45. Mine immediately says... Unable to retrieve list. Please try again. Any thoughts???

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  46. How to get the new Link-A-Nator bookmark...?

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  47. Excellent easy to use tool. Only one small error is that the 'Stun Gun' link generated by the script gives the recipient a chain saw...other than that my MAFIA is happy with my daily link posting approach to MW gifting.

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  48. i always get the not able to retrieve list message also - i know i am on a unframed page and does not matter what page i use it is always the same and i know my friends post links since they always post messages spamming people to come look for links

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  49. i have a 1200 members MW family and the BM reach only a twenty items. Is there anything to tweak?
    Thanks

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  50. ------ i've read all the above comments and have done the unframing MW. But after it unframes, i just see the unframed MW page but i do not get the picture in STEP 4 pictured above. Please advise. thnx
    ------♥GOTSNO PANTIES♥

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  51. Worked great maybe 5 i had already gifted from but all the rest gifted THANK YOU...

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  52. I get 'Unable to retrieve list' message all the time :(
    Anyone knows how to fix this?

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  53. Same problem for me...

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  54. im using firefox and it wont retreive a list? just says loading! ive left for over an hour and still nothing! any ideas guys? thx!

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  55. Ok maybe I am a little slow at this computer stuff, but how do you post the links on your profile so people can get them and send to you?

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  56. @Anonymous, you need to use the Link-a-Nator to get the links. Once it's done creating your links there is a big button that says "Publish To Wall". Click on it and a post will be generated. If the post doesn't publish due to a FB error, simply copy and paste your links from that post and manually place them on your wall.

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  57. Thank you for your help. It works just fine.

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  58. It has worked great, until today...I just get a blank page (just white). It seems to be working for everybody I've contacted, why isn't mine working ??

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  59. got error like this:
    Free Gift Get-A-Nator v1.01 beta
    TypeError: FB.Facebook.apiClient.get_session() is null

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  60. Got the following error in Firefox 3.6.12:
    TypeError.FB.Facebook.apiClient.get_session() is null, any ideas?

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  61. add me mafia,
    ce_ap@yahoo.co.uk
    thanks.

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  62. i just love this. it seems that it works up to the limit gifts available to my friends. I managed to collect almost 38 gifts today.Thank you.

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  63. This is simply a great tool. Thank you so much.

    It was working just fine till today.

    I get this error message :

    Free Gift Get-A-Nator v1.01 beta
    TypeError: FB.Facebook.apiClient is null

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  64. First time user today. Worked great mostly. Their are 2 problems that occurred for me.

    1. It logged me out of facebook about 3 times.

    2. Where it changes from "free gift link" to "visited" once you get that gift, it changes back to "free gift link" if you use it more than once therefore you don't know which are new "free gift links" and which are not.

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  65. How long should it take for the list to load? I know it says to be patient, but I've worn through 10 minutes of patience and am still waiting. Is this normal? Should I keep waiting, or try again?

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  66. Okay, I've waited over an hour for this list to populate. How patient am I supposed to be? I know that some of my friends use Link-a-nator, I've been manually linked to the feed with the links and successfully used it. But my Get-a-nator starts and runs for as long as I'll let it, and not a single link appears. Is there something I could be doing wrong that would cause this?

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  67. It works but i only get one person at a time...I'm not getting the whole list like on your screenshot (Step #5)

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  68. strange I have 2 accounts it works for 1 and not the other ?????

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  69. so far, I can only get it to work on CHROME (which I personally dont like)
    When I did it in FF it took me back here

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  70. You are the best Hot Stuff "Loot Lady"

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  71. is there anyway you can tell this to collect a list of links from a certain group instead of just off a friends status in my case a lot of people post to a specific group and not to their status or news feed

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  72. Very good tool, thanks for your effort I really appreciate it.
    Definitely, the next step of this tool is the ability to set up the tool to collect links from specifics groups... a lot of people who are member of these groups only post their links in these group pages and not in their own profile.
    Thanks a lot, I hope you can consider this opinion as many others for futures revisions.
    Regards.
    [OβΞŶ]ЯѦƒ╬Ă╬

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  73. umm,i've been waiting for long and there is only
    "Loading...Be Patient..."
    how long exactly we should wait?

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  74. Is this bookmarklet broken? I have been using it for a few days since discovering it and I love it. Today I find that it won't even load at all...

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  75. I am having a small problem. I am on an unframe mw page, and i press the bookmarklet. and nothing happens, anyone no how to fix it?

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  76. This works well when I'm using Firefox and I only use the unframe shortcut once (this will leave the white on top of the page) but my friends are sharing free gifts that don't show up. Is there a way to just search for key words like "Mystery Bag" or "Free Gifts" and return all those results?

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  77. Sweeeeeeet!!!!!

    Tomondo

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  78. Good...but how about adding an option where you can scan GROUP PAGES besides scanning status updates?? this would be better since there are already group pages devoted only to gift link?

    "˜Ŀø§ł˜ ȘǾÞĦoȘ"

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  79. Wow this is awesome!! I've been wasting so much time sending, receiving, waiting, checking the Wall for gifts without this Kick-Ass bookmarklet. For how long I'll keep say thank you Spockholm!

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  80. Thankyou..... works a treat

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  81. I have gotten it to work for the status update option but seem to have problem when trying the FB Feed option, any idea what I am doing wrong?

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  82. Coffin,
    Mystery Bag,
    Red Mystery Bag
    Rare Secret Drop,
    Time Capsule
    Aztec Knife
    Hollow Warrior
    I only got these free gifts...where are the other free gifts like Raw Meat, Cooked Book or Hidden Charges?

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  83. doesn work for me, neither firefox nor chrome, all i get is "loading, be patient" :(

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  84. for goodness sake your not trying to use that script up top are u LOL go get the new book mark let http://www.spockholm.com/mafia/external.php

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  85. can only got 1 gift/day...every other gift from different mafias will end up

    "Something has gone wrong. This error has been logged and we're looking into it. "

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  86. ok here goes. first MW add on has mass collector past all links in box and it will sort them for you to chose from and then it collects one from each person. we can use "better face book" to filter friends that post tiny links in a tab. to find your friends that post tiny links use the FB search up top. type in free gifts, crime spree or mystery bag for example. then see more. then posts by friends. create a friends list to alphabetize them so it's easier to add them into the filter in better face book also select states updates and links in filter. then name tab. now u can click see older post back to 2 am EST 23:00:00 zynga time when accepting request /tiny links resets for the new 24 hour period and new links made after that time counts as the new day gifts better face book will put them in a tab them for you.hopefully this will help to straighten out this mess of clicking on the same person twice and wasting our limited amount of requests we can get every day as i have experience with free gift o nator it's just silly it sorts them by category and not the person that posted them and mass collector is much faster than opening each link in a new tab

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  87. I have tried loading and it takes forever. I am not sure it is even working? How can I tell?

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  88. It worked great for me. I used Chrome on this. Will try FF later on. Thanks

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  89. love using this... but for 3 days it hasnt worked... I restart my computer and reload, but still nothing.. any bugs involved???

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  90. grabbed that, followed all the instructions.
    it workssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss LOL :D
    txxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx a loooooooooooooooot :D

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  91. Is anyone else having issues with Free Gift Get-a-nator working on the Full (FB Feed)? I am getting an undefined message across from LINKS. Thanks

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  92. have been having problmes with it for the last 2 weeks cannot get it to work at all

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  93. Works great, thanks.

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  94. Please add goo.gl to the list of url-types that are selected. I notice that more and more of my mafia members are starting to use this in their posts.
    Thanks.

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  95. what ny proprties are best to keep open in order to collect..we can only have 5 opened and was wondering what ones are best for collecting defense..Thanks

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