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#1 2013-07-25 15:41:58
Facebook contacts showing up with numbers instead of names
m60freeman
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Some, but not all, of my Facebook contacts started showing up with numbers instead of names at some point this week. Does anyone know what the cause or solution might be?



#2 2013-07-25 16:41:35
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I noticed this, too.  It seems to have started only in the past day or few.  I haven't been able to tell if there's any pattern to who gets a number and who gets a name, but I haven't watched my Facebook notifications that carefully.  If this is a result of something on Digsby's side, rather than Facebook's, I hope it can be fixed.  It's really odd to see ID numbers of some sort instead of people's names.  Thanks!



#3 2013-07-26 17:46:23
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Doesn't Digsby monitor this forum. I'm getting tired of looking at numbers instead of names. What does one do to get the names back?



#4 2013-07-26 17:48:45
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My account just jumped from numbers to names and then back again to numbers. What's going on?



#5 2013-07-26 23:05:59
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I am seeing the same issue.  They monitor it rarely, jotto.... Digsby is not supported much anymore.  Hopefully someone who's looked at the open source code can come up with a fix.



#6 2013-07-27 05:14:56
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There is supposed to be a new alpha out soon so hopefully they will include a fix for this unless it's just Facebook being stupid.




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#7 2013-07-28 12:07:45
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I think Facebook has changed something as Trillian wont even connect to it.




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#8 2013-08-14 14:29:35
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Just to be sure I'm not missing anything, how exactly do we get these Alpha builds? Are they an update that happens when you start Digsby or do I have to get them manually somewhere?



#9 2013-08-16 13:52:33
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The weird thing is that it isn't consistent. You'd think that all people would show up with names or all would show up with numbers, but it is a mix, and the ratio changes from day to day.

Today, all but one of my Facebook contacts displays as a number. It must be something on Facebook's end, as I doubt that there is anything significant changing on Digsby's server-side code.



#10 2013-08-16 14:03:42
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It isn't just Digsby, so this is definitely something Facebook is doing:

https://discussions.apple.com/thread/5191477

https://apps.facebook.com/help/communit … 0670387155

https://www.facebook.com/aim (July 25 entry)



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