FarmVille has been over run with controversy about the FarmVille Snag Bar. I feel the need to talk about it in this post. Most of these images are used from Gamers Unite! and I would like to source them first and foremost. We at FarmVilleFeed.com do not use the snag bar and we are not being paid to make this posting. Simply just a informative, and neutral posting on what is surrounding the issues.
So what is the FarmVille Snag Bar? Here is the Sites Description:
How many times have you clicked on a golden egg on your feed and found out it was gone in 10 seconds? Or while you were away, somebody was sharing 10 of their collections and by the time you came back they were all gone? Well, that happened to us many times so we invented this toolbar that automatically collects the items while we are at the bathroom, taking a shower or eating dinner. Just simply click the “snag” button and the toolbar will click on the links and look for items. Once you are done with your chores, you can click “stop” and look at the feeds the old fashion way!
What seems to be the problems? Here is the developers Side:
Folks I hate to report this but several Gamers Unite users are being bullied in what seems like a witch hunt by a small but very vocal minority. Users are being labeled as cheaters (and worse) and threatened to be unfriended simply for using our website. In addition, these hateful messages are being wrapped up in self-righteous lies and innuendo. I want to go on record to correct the most egregious of these:
Fact: Folks, this is just a game, lighten up!
Fact: We have been accused of spreading viruses, spam and spyware. This is absolutely Not True. We detest these and would never even think of this.
Fact: We know of no one who has been banned by either Facebook or Zynga for using Gamers Unite and the Snag Bar. Such rumors are simply unfounded and meant to scare people.
Fact: Some folks are upset that we have developed the Snag Bar which helps users automatically receive Farmville items posted by friends on their feed. But Gamers Unite is a lot more than just the snag bar. Many, many users on Gamers Unite don’t use the Snag Bar. To get mad with everyone on Gamers Unite, is to not do your own independent thinking and research.
Here are a few more excerpts about the FarmVille Snag Bar from their site:
As for using the Snag Bar, everyone’s entitled to their own opinion. I don’t think I can be more eloquent than Timothy Bowen and many others on this thread: http://bit.ly/9jF1zB
I personally don’t think there is anything wrong with using the Snag Bar. As my co-developer (who grew up in a poor country) mentioned:
This kind of accusations remind me of the remarks I heard when the first person on our street brought a washing machine to home. Some of our neighbors complained “She got to watch TV while the machine doing the work for her, but we have to do this by hand, it’s so unfair.” Two years later, almost every household on our street has a washing machine.
We are not charging for the Snag Bar. Everyone is free to use it. How is that unfair?
Please remember we are a neutral party in all of this, and this posting is PURELY INFORMATIVE.
Source : Gamers Unite!