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03 February 2009

Facebook screwing up. Can't seem to write on anyone's wall. Any ideas?[More:]

Started last night, I click on anyone's wall to write something and the "Write something..." message doesn't disappear. If I write anything in the text box it's all in grayed out text. If I hit post nothing happens.

Clicking other things like "send a message" or "share a link" do nothing except add "ts#" to the end of the URL.

What the heck is going on?
clear cookies, restart browser, log in again, usually fixes it for me.
posted by By the Grace of God 03 February | 11:24
I had that happen intermittently and only with some users. It was bizarre.
posted by Stewriffic 03 February | 11:25
Clearing the cookies didn't work, and now when I type someone's name into search (assuming the search doesn't end up doing the same thing as the wall's text box, which it just did), I'll click a name and it'll send me to a blank page instead of someone's profile.
I ctrl+refresh, it pops up. I go to write in the wall, same problem.

Oy vey.

Stewriffic, as far as I can tell this is happening to me with everyone.
posted by CitrusFreak12 03 February | 11:28
Maybe everyone you know hates you and blocked you from writing on their walls.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero 03 February | 11:34
posted by Eideteker 03 February | 11:38
Even my own mother? :'(

::checks facebook profile::
posted by CitrusFreak12 03 February | 11:39
I had that problem yesterday... it never resolved, I just got bored and gave up.
posted by kellydamnit 03 February | 11:51
4 days since I've checked facebook. Very proud of myself.
posted by special-k 03 February | 11:59
Maybe it's just the internet defending itself.
posted by -t 03 February | 11:59
Ah ha, it seems that you have fixed the problem, Mr. Freak12!
posted by ThePinkSuperhero 03 February | 12:03
The plot thickens.

If I right click on the "wall to wall" link under someone's comment on my wall, and hit open in new tab or window, bam, it works. If I left click on it? Nothing.

Same with sending a message! Clicking on it does nothing, but right clicking and selecting open in a new window/tab works just fine.

What. The. Heck.
Also this is what it looks like when I try and write on someone's wall:
≡ Click to see image ≡

It's seeming more and more like it's just my browser, but I'm going to check in my next class to see if it works on that computer.
posted by CitrusFreak12 03 February | 12:04
This has been happening to me this morning as well.
posted by grouse 03 February | 12:10
Works on a mac in Firefox. So now what? It's apparently just my browser, and it happened last night as I brought my laptop to the newspaper office and had to connect to the wireless internet and accept some certificate that Firefox 3 apparently didn't like (it's the same certificate you always have to accept, don't know why it didn't like it).
posted by CitrusFreak12 03 February | 12:23
I seem to be having the same problem, can only send messages from compose messages. Mac, ff3.
posted by By the Grace of God 03 February | 12:25
I'm having issues as well. xp, ff3 but worse when I'm in ie

MSNBC just reported something about a scam where hackers hijack your profile and tell all of your friends that you need money urgently. Maybe it has something to do with trying to fix that vulnerability?
posted by simbiotic 03 February | 12:28
happening same with me today.
posted by jessamyn 03 February | 14:28
Oh good, at least I'm not alone.
Strange, though, how it works for me on other computers but not on my own...
posted by CitrusFreak12 03 February | 15:27
Yeah, I've been having this problem for a few days now. I have no idea what it is, but it's driving me crazy.
posted by unsurprising 03 February | 15:40
Aha I was just wondering about this. I use Firefox with Ad Block Pro. If I turn off Ad block Pro, the problem goes away. But then I get a new problem: ugly fucking ads.
posted by Lentrohamsanin 03 February | 18:57

Ad Blocker is the problem. This is new, and probably not a coincidence.
posted by CitrusFreak12 03 February | 19:26
Seems to have gotten better now. Weird.
posted by Lentrohamsanin 03 February | 20:45
Man. How obnoxious is that - don't force me to change my browser setup! But at least I can write on other people's walls now. Thanks, Lentrohamsanin.
posted by unsurprising 03 February | 20:50
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