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Add-on Facebook Auto-Like

Discussion in 'Resource and Add-on Requests' started by Rho Delta, Dec 13, 2012.

  1. Rho Delta

    Rho Delta Well-Known Member

    http://forums.digitalpoint.com/showthread.php?t=1869245
    http://userscripts.org/scripts/show/88464
    http://www.blackhatteam.com/f129/free-facebook-auto-like-script-48875.html

    A quick google search brings up several of these scripts. This would be amazing for building likes on your facebook page. Basically any visitor that clicks anywhere on your page will automatically like your facebook page if they happen to be logged into facebook. If we could get one of these written so that you could simply enter your facebook URL in the ACP options it would make a great XF add on.
     
  2. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

    I think it could actually be counter productive.

    Sure, they might be on your site and really like it and not mind. But some people could be pretty pissed off that you're forcing them to automatically like your page.
     
  3. Rho Delta

    Rho Delta Well-Known Member

    As long as you don't flood your facebook page with constant updates I don't see many people caring. Many people are too lazy to find a like box so this could help gain lots of loyal followers even if it did piss off a few lurkers.
     
  4. Brandon Sheley

    Brandon Sheley Well-Known Member

    I'd rather keep the spam to the professionals ;)
     
  5. Mouth

    Mouth Well-Known Member

    Most(all?) anti-virus will also detect such a script as a threat and either block or report it to the user.
    Would you want that to occur on your site?
     
  6. Rho Delta

    Rho Delta Well-Known Member

    Didn't realize it would cause an anti virus alert.
     
  7. FredC

    FredC Well-Known Member

    This would be perfect for our application since our FB page is simply used to keep our members up to date when the server crashes.. Which happened daily on vB4 and still happens now and then.. As a matter of fact we just filled our HDD and it crashed the server when it came back up the sqli db was corrupt and needed repair if it wasnt for our fan page members would have been in the dark.. this gives them their fix and keeps them updated.. I dont see this as spam as much as i do a tool for the members.. +1
     
  8. FredC

    FredC Well-Known Member

    Well that sucks.
     
  9. Rho Delta

    Rho Delta Well-Known Member

    None of the places I've read say anything about a virus alert...
     
  10. digitalpoint

    digitalpoint Well-Known Member

    It would also violate Facebook's terms of service and ultimately could get your site blacklisted from Facebook, company/site pages deleted and you could even lose your normal Facebook account tied to those pages.

    It's easy for Facebook to find because they give users an easy way to complain about any Like or anything published to their stream. If people start flagging those Likes as spam because they didn't actually Like it, Facebook will come at you with the ban hammer.

    In case I'm not bring clear, you would be absolutely idiotic to do it. :)
     
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  11. Rho Delta

    Rho Delta Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the info. Sounded like a good idea, guess not.
     
  12. digitalpoint

    digitalpoint Well-Known Member

    Facebook does not screw around with anything they think is spam or just hurts the user experience. It's why you actually see very little spam on Facebook (compare it to MySpace where every message you got was spam and the whole place was a spam craphole). Trust me, it's not because spammers haven't thought of the idea of spamming Facebook users. :)

    They even have an entire console for FB app developers to *see* how much of their stuff is being reported as spam... so you know they are tracking it. :)

    [​IMG]
     
  13. FredC

    FredC Well-Known Member

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