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Can I limit what my friends can see of my Likes and Comments on the FB News Ticker?

I have set strict privacy settings on Facebook to "only me" on my Timeline, Friends List and page "Likes". Yet a friend of mine told me the other day they saw a number of my likes and comments ...
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Friend list private but Facebook reveals it with “Do you know X,Y,Z” emails

My Facebook friends list is private, because there are some people I don't want to show I am friend with. A while ago I created a Bob account for testing purposes and added Bob as a friend. PROBLEM: ...
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How to delete all friends in a facebook list?

There's a great tool to manipulate friends into list as raised here. Though we cannot quickly/batch delete all friends in a list. If you know how to do this, please share.
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Facebook is not displaying any messages

This is how it looks currently: When I click on Messages, it dims out and then doesn't display anything. I have tried the following: Refreshed the page. Tried it in latest versions of Safari, ...
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How to completely hide my profile on Facebook?

I have a timeline profile on Facebook. I want to hide it completely from any search results. Maybe show it only to people to whom I give direct link. I don't want my friends to see the mutual ...
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Create a private album on Facebook for private automatic upload of photos from mobile?

How can I create a private album on Facebook that would allow me to automatically upload of photos from mobile that will be private until I later make them manually available?
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How can I view the whole comment history on a Facebook Wall post?

We have a student who has posted a status on Facebook and received some unpleasant comments. The person who has posted the comments has then spammed the comment area, bumping up the comment count to ...
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Facebook: Removing “&theatre” Mode

On Facebook, I've found that if you remove the &theatre from the URL when viewing a picture, it reverts back to the original way of viewing pictures. Is there any way I can make the removal ...
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Facebook, account hacked?

A friend of mine appears to have her account hacked. I got this chat message from her: [removed] (warning: this URL links to a trojan) She did not send this message. What's happening here?
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On Facebook can I control which friends appear in my news feed with Friend Lists?

Facebook's News Feed has always seemed rather arbitrary / random to me. I'd like to control which friends appear in the news feed. Is there a way I can do that using my various friend lists? ...
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Help Me Understand How Apps and Pages on Facebook Work and How to Use Them

I run a website that has a Facebook application in order to post status updates and other messages to our member's pages. We also want to use Facebook to post updates about the site and accumulate ...
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When you change your Facebook's username, what happens to the old one?

When you change your Facebook's username, what happens to the old one? I'd like to change it, but I don't want the old one to be squatted: does the old one become available, or it stays locked anyway?...
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Why does email sent to my @facebook.com address always end up in Facebook messages spam?

I'm trying to figure out how my <myusername>@facebook.com address works with regard to sending messages back and forth to non-Facebook email addresses (in the messages area). The ultimate goal ...
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Exporting Facebook page events to Google Calendar

We're developing a website for our non-profit book café. We're using Google Calendar for booking meetings and movie showings and lectures and everything else, but we're also using our relatively ...
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Twitter not posting to Facebook page

I'm trying to hook up a Twitter account with a newly created Facebook business page. Inside my Twitter settings, I have set everything up accordingly, but it is not working. Tweets are simply not ...
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How can I rank my Facebook friends by their friend count?

How can I rank my Facebook friends by their friend count? I want to get a message out to a large variety of people and I'd like to see the top 10 friends of mine with the most friends.
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How do I view all shares of my posts?

On my Facebook page it tells me I have had 11 shares. There is a link to view all shares. I click on this link and I only see 2 shares. Why am I seeing only 2 out of 11 shares?
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Why are some Facebook page comments darker than others?

I've just noticed, that some of the comments on my Facebook page have a darker background than the others and the X button is always showing. Other users cannot see these comments, only page admins ...
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Does Facebook have rights to stuff I host myself but link to?

I never post pictures to FB directly anymore, but instead host them on my own domain and link to them on FB. Same goes for blog posts. Does FB have the same rights to linked content that they do if ...
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Posting relationship status to newsfeed

I recently changed my relationship status to "Separated" unlike other statuses, this one does not automatically publish to my newsfeed. Is there a way for me to publish this change?
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How can I see all of the links I've ever posted from the new Jan. 2011 Facebook profile?

There used to be a box on the lower left-hand side of my facebook profile where I could see the links I'd most recently posted, and then click to see all the links I had ever posted previously. That ...
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Make Facebook Likes on a Page (Private)?

In constant urge to keep myself updated on what's going on in other universities, I would like to like the official facebook pages of these universities; but I also want to keep this activity private ...
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Can't comment on Facebook friend's page

I have a friend on Facebook. I can see his wall and his profile, and comments on items in his profile. But I cannot comment on those items. Our mutual friends can, though. Is there a privacy setting ...
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How can I search my own Facebook wall for link updates

I could be missing something key in how to view a history of posts to my facebook wall and search tips for Facebook. But how would I go about searching my old Facebook link updates?
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Is there any way to turn off friend suggestion on Facebook?

Imagine that I have two friends - Alice and Bob - and I want to prevent Alice from showing up in Bob's friend suggestions ("people you might know"). Can I do that?
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How to post photo with website clickthrough on Facebook?

Is it possible to post a photo on Facebook that links to a website? Can this only be done with Facebook ads?
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When Facebook page qualify to have a web address?

I have created two Facebook pages, both never published so far, first on March, 9 and second today. While I had absolutely no problems with setting Facebook Web Address for the first page, it seems, ...
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How to sync Facebook events in Google calendar, but only those I'm going

So, yeah, I'm able to add Facebook events to my Google calendar following this: https://www.facebook.com/help/152652248136178/ The only problem is that it adds every event I've been invited to. I ...
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What ordering is shown of friends who liked a photo?

I have a photo that received more than 3 likes. It says, "Adam, Bill, Charles, and x others like this". Based on my notifications, I know that Adam, Bill, and Charles are the friends who most ...
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In Facebook, how to cleanly link to a Japanese Wikipedia URL that contains a ・ (nakaguro)?

On Facebook, try to post a Japanese Wikipedia URL containing a ・ (nakaguro) character (like http://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/レオナルド・ダ・ヴィンチ) and you will get a broken link: Notice how ・ダ・ヴィンチ has failed ...
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Can I download copy of all discussions that I've taken a part in on Facebook?

I know it's possible to download a copy of my Facebook data, but many comments made on discussion threads are quite irrelevant without the proper context of the discussion. I'm wondering if there is ...
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How can I automatically forward Facebook messages to my email or phone?

I can create email addresses that forward to other email addresses. Likewise, can I automatically forward Facebook messages to either my email or phone?
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“Musical Instrument” category for Facebook page? Can't ask questions on Facebook Help Centre

The reason I'm asking this here is because I can't post questions in the Facebook help section—I don't know why. I can't find the "Musical Instrument" category in my page settings. I looked at every ...
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How can I stop others from tagging me in unnecessary pictures?

This is a genuine problem in Facebook. I have been tagged by some unknown people in some pictures which are not related to me and surprisingly they are tagging me even in wallpapers easily searchabale ...
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Facebook All-day events show up in Google Calendar a day early

I have, using the export feature in Facebook, imported the ical feed in Google Calendar for Events. This works as it should, except that events that have no hour defined, show up a day early in Google ...
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How can I retroactively tag friends in a post on Facebook?

I posted a status update on Facebook and tagged a few friends in it, but I forgot one, and another only accepted my friend request after I had already posted the status update. How can I now ...
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Remove an email address used to create a Facebook page

I created a Facebook Business page with my personal email address but want to remove that and use my business email for the account alone. In hindsight, I should have used a business email address. ...
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How to (re-)follow a post on Facebook?

Normally, after I comment on a friend's post on Facebook, I'll receive notifications whenever someone else also comments on the same post. But after about five follow-up comments or so, I stop getting ...
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Creating custom tabs on facebook

When trying to create a custom tab/app on facebook, there is no 'create app' button present on my page. Have I missed a step in the setup or is there a reason behind this? Any help will be greatly ...
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Facebook timeline and avatar alignment

Background At time of writing, Facebook's Timeline dimensions are as follows: However, Facebook prevents uploading images that are 160x160; the pictures must be uploaded at 180x180. Facebook then ...
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How can I tag a page in a Facebook photo that isn't among the three pages found by the search?

If I want to tag a page in a photo (new way of adding a photo to a page's photo album), I type @ and then the page name, and a dropdown is shown with a list of candidates. What happens is that some ...
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Keyword Search for a comment in group wall

How do I search for a comment I made on a Facebook group wall post a long time ago?
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How to make ifttt posts to Facebook look like the manually added?

I'm trying to post blog updates to a Facebook fan page and my ifttt.com task is set up like this: But the result is not the same as manually adding a link from Facebook itself. I've create a ...
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Can you reset who appears when you search on Facebook?

I know Facebook uses complex heuristics to determine who your "best" friends are and thus they move higher up the list of people when you type certain letters into the search bar- for instance, 's' ...
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Removing Friends information from Klout when account is unlinked

At some point, my Facebook account was enabled (was testing something) and well after that I decided to remove it. I would assume when one unlinks an account, all information that came with gets ...
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Facebook game page not found, did I hide it and can I get access to it again?

When I go to the Garden of Times game, I get redirected to a page that reads: You may have checked an expired link. The page you requested was not found! Did I somehow cancel this page ...
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What did I just add an application to?

I just did the step to add Facebook to my Dropbox account in order to get a bit of extra space, but then I wanted to undo it as I do not want Dropbox to make posts to my wall. However, the ...
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Using Facebook graph to see what is trending/most “liked”

This may sound weird but it seems like everyone and their mom has a "like this" article on Facebook. But Facebook really hasn't done a thing with all this data that they have been mining! Is there a ...
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Sort fans of a facebook page by join date

I can't seem to find a way to find out the chronological order specific users 'liked' a page. The main purpose would be to award say the 5000th user that joined "my" page. However, as much data as ...
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Is it possible to ban “OMG this really works FREE IPAD”-style event invites on facebook?

Every once in a while, one of my friends gets wind of one of those facebook pages that promises a free iPad/Xbox 360/electronic device du jour simply for "attending" a virtual "free giveaway event" ...