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    Quote Originally Posted by sheffield hatter View Post
    Not working for me. Just tried it on both Firefox and Chrome. (Windows 7)
    Yes, the old problem seems to have returned...

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    Quote Originally Posted by rpadam View Post
    Yes, the old problem seems to have returned...
    I think it is just Facebook putting a temporary block on my requests again, if so it should just start working by itself at some point in the next 24-48 hours. Sorry!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave M View Post
    I think it is just Facebook putting a temporary block on my requests again, if so it should just start working by itself at some point in the next 24-48 hours. Sorry!
    OK, working again! You need to either cuddle up with them or tell them where to get off with their crappy social media. (Guess which one I'd prefer!)
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    Looks like it's at it again. I'm trying to add

    https://www.facebook.com/cross.tree.byfield

    to

    The Cross Tree

    but get the usual

    Your attempt to view this page has failed due to a fault on our data base.

    You can either go back and try again, or revisit our site at a later time when the problem will have been resolved

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    Quote Originally Posted by NickDavies View Post
    Looks like it's at it again. I'm trying to add

    https://www.facebook.com/cross.tree.byfield
    The problem with that one is that they have set it up as a personal profile rather than a business page. So my script runs in the background trying to grab all the page information and Facebook tells me that it is a personal profile and I'm quite rightly not allowed access to it.

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    Sorry to resurrect this old thread but I figured it was probably better than starting a new one.

    For several months now we have been unable to add Facebook links to pub pages, attempts get the following response:

    Alert!
    Currently unable to process Facebook links, Dave is working on it


    I'm assuming the underlying technical issue is that for some reason the PuG site is unable to scrape the Facebook data from those pages to incorporate on the web site (eg latest post and opening hours).

    However it would still be useful to be able to add the Facebook links for pubs and they just act as standard clickable links, even if only as a workaround until the underlying issue is resolved (assuming it will/can be).

    Can a magic wand be waved?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RealAleRobUK View Post
    Sorry to resurrect this old thread but I figured it was probably better than starting a new one.

    For several months now we have been unable to add Facebook links to pub pages, attempts get the following response:

    Alert!
    Currently unable to process Facebook links, Dave is working on it


    I'm assuming the underlying technical issue is that for some reason the PuG site is unable to scrape the Facebook data from those pages to incorporate on the web site (eg latest post and opening hours).

    However it would still be useful to be able to add the Facebook links for pubs and they just act as standard clickable links, even if only as a workaround until the underlying issue is resolved (assuming it will/can be).

    Can a magic wand be waved?
    When we add the facebook links it appears to be the same basic process as adding any other link including an automated check by accessing the URL.

    I think the workaround would be to put the link into a review either as text or a hyperlink.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oldboots View Post
    I think the workaround would be to put the link into a review either as text or a hyperlink.
    That's an idea, it may not be elegant, but it would work.

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    Well you could just add the Facebook.fr French FB site, which will redirect to facebook.com as I have tried here. Other countries are available.

    However this will confront users with browser related grief due to certificate trust issues, which will freak most people out. So probably not the best idea.

    But as RAR says I think it's to do with scraping FB for opening hours and things, not URL validation.

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