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General Facebook synch on the new firmware....help

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by airtas, Mar 13, 2010.

  1. airtas

    airtas Well-Known Member
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    I flashed the firmware to the eris and now when I create a text it lists all my facebook contacts.


    I went into accounts and sync and facebook is checked to sync daily


    If I disable this will that also remove my FB pictures?

    On the original eris firmware I only wanted pictures which was great but it seems like now everything is coming over.

    Also how do I mass delete all the extra FB contacts?
     

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  2. hallstevenson

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    There's a "bug" thread for the 2.1 release that discusses this issue and how to deal with it.
     
  3. airtas

    airtas Well-Known Member
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    stevenson............care to link me to the post, I didnt see it
     
  4. gruss

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    The thread is stickied right at the top but I don't remember this particular question in there. In contacts you can unchecked Facebook contacts but I've also noticed in txts they pull in mobile numbers from FB anyway. Haven't seen where to turn that off.
     
  5. sanderjm

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    Why don't people understand there is a search feature that they can use to find links to threads?!?
     
  6. gruss

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    Because as much as I want to just yell search. Pointing someone to a 100 page thread isn't always helpful. I've been through that thread and don't think I've seen the answer to this question. I could be wrong and it wad mentioned in one of the few pages I missed. If its so easy find it for us and I will be happy to thank you! This is a phone forum and searching from one isn't always as easy as from a pc.
     
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  7. davros

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    that issue is not covered. I have peoples phone numbers I've never had before. Say la vee
     
  8. OfTheDamned

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    It actually is in the tips and tricks thread. I know, because I posted it. Also, there are ways to just search the thread you are in. It is a separate search button located to the right just above the first post.

    Anyway......

    Go to people > menu > view. This will give you a list of possible contact sources. Uncheck the ones you don't want and check the ones you do.
     
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  9. riffdex

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    some people use tapatalk to post here though and im pretty sure it does not have a search forum feature. This site is excruciatingly slow on the browser but great on tapatalk.



    Sent from my Droid using Tapatalk
     
  10. OfTheDamned

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    If you are using that to view the forum then some of your searches may have to wait until a desktop is available. Fwiw, there is also a mobile view of the forum if you go in and look at your settings. I use the browser and the full view of the site. Works well for me and loads just fine.
     
  11. airtas

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    thats not the problem...........that only fixes it in the people button not for texts and not for all the extra info FB sync brings in now
     
  12. gruss

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    Yes I don't know how many times I almost txted someone from high school I haven't talked to in years. Maybe android is telling me to re connect with old friends?
     
  13. Trident

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    This is where it all went wrong. In the time you spent typing that up, you could have found the thread and copy and pasted the link, answered the question, or at least pointed him in the right direction. Either reply to a thread with a helpful solution or don't reply at all.
    Albeit a little annoying when someone doesn't, we don't "require" people to search first before they post a question. The fact that you have an exclamation mark at of your post tells me that you are angry with artas all because he asked for a link to a thread. I do not understand why. In the time you spent typing that up, you could have found the thread and copy and pasted the link, answered the question, or at least pointed him in the right direction. Replying to a thread by saying "use the search" is just as bad or worse than not searching first. Either reply to a thread with a helpful solution or don't reply at all.
    I agree, good point. That's why I'm posting this.
    This is completely off topic...


    This is the section of the Zero Tolerance Policy which I'm am referring to in this post:
    This kind of behavior needs to stop!
    I will be asking a Mod or Admin to review this thread.
     
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  14. vido.ardes

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    To be honest Trident, you've said it all. People come to this forum for help, if you don't want to help them, then please don't post.
     
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  15. gruss

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    Actually I was on target. THe post is about text apps pulling in FB contacts even when shut off in 'people'. I've noticed it And almost had aome embarrassing moments.
     
  16. hallstevenson

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    The OP flashed their phone with the leaked firmware and the issue all of a sudden started...

    The thread in question is stickied ! Why the need to link to a stickied thread with a clearly explicit thread title ?

    Finally, does your comment "Either reply to a thread with a helpful solution or don't reply at all" apply to yourself too ?
     
  17. W4LLY

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    Because those stickyd threads are filled with a lot of useless banter like we're seeing here. If there wasn't as much of it, it would be easier to filter out and find the solutions you are looking for.
     
  18. textstev

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    I like seperate topic for seperate duscussions.

    As much as I love giant thread with helpful stickied information, a lot of them turn into just massive unorganized random replies.

    If they are fairly specified like the how to screenshot your eris screen, reading and replying then can be helpful.

    However, if specific things aleeady had their own topic, anyone that types in a topic title even close to spelling or wording as one as already listed will have a list pop up automatically.

    I like this feature a lot.

    I used to usually have a lot to say about moderation and organization of a forum but to me i only care if its active and I get some sort of current and up to date information even if it is after 10 know it all search fanatic bashers. :)

    Go eris and android forums. Amen to that zero tolerance policy

    Anyway just uncheck sync contacts in the settings -> accounts and sync -> facebook, as far as i know. Im on the 2.1 but use google voice to text.
     
  19. gruss

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    No go. Been there done that and sms apps still pull in FB contacts. Just checked. Even tbe newest Google voice app does it.
     
  20. airtas

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    I dont believe its the leaks fault..........this does it on the moto droid I think it is a 2.0 firmware glitch
     
  21. Trident

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    Yes, typically. Not when I'm trying to control you all when you are breaking the rules... nope sorry. And thats not the only thing that my post said, this is what it read:
    You told him about the thread but did not link to it or provide anything helpful. Rules are rules.
     
  22. Trident

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    Yes, that is correct!
     
  23. Trident

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    A solution was not filtered out and provided in the posts in question. I did not mention anyone who was in the green.
     
  24. airtas

    airtas Well-Known Member
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    is there a best work around?

    I think it is pretty dumb to pull in all FB numbers
     
  25. jreed2560

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    Are you just wanting some of them? The syncing part is an all or nothing thing. You might try going thru the facebook contacts and picking the ones you really want to keep and just adding them to your regular contacts, then turn off facebook contact sync altogether.
     

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