Facebook recent activity missing?

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MariaO
Facebook recent activity missing?

Quick question - I have got these new privacy settings mostly figured out. But there is one thing about the new settings that has me stumped - I hope someone can figure out how to fix this. I've tried every setting in the privacy settings and nothing seems to work.
Question is - why is my recent activity no longer showing on my wall? The only thing I can think of is that prior to the facebook privacy upgrade - I had all of the boxes unchecked for my recent activity so that people couldn't see when I commented on a picture or video etc.... So it makes me wonder if since I had all boxes unchecked prior to the change and NOW the recent activity option boxes are no longer available - maybe I'm stuck in some kind of limbo? If I had had them checked prior to the change then maybe I would still get to see my recent activity? If that makes sense. I guess the best way to ask is - Is there anybody that had all the boxes UNchecked before the changes last week but can still see their recent activity to this day somehow? Is there a setting hidden somewhere? I want the recent activity to show again. TIA!!

*Thanks for the feedback - the problem seemed to finally work itself out.

Anonymous Visitor
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I'm also having the exact same problem.. Would definitely appreciate it if someone out there could help!

Anonymous Visitor
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Go to bottom of page, edit options and even if there is nothing there (in the recent hidden activity) just click save and mine were restorted
Stewart Moonbat
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I don't want to see (nor do I want anyone else to be able to see) on my wall what I'm commenting on or what I like. It's not their business. I'm not alone. Facebook should recognize this because what is going to happen is people are going to stop commenting and liking and ultimately quit their addiction to Facebook altogether. This is certainly not what Facebook wants, but they're doing themselves in by leaving this like it is.
I have scoured every little setting nook and cranny to find where the off switch is. Simply put - there isn't one. You have to manually delete every single one.

GoldenGirl
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It's weird because that's true for other people's profiles after the change. I have my real and fake FaceBook account, and if I search for someone on my fake FaceBook, their recent activity shows up, but not wall posts past the initial posts. However, when I go into my real FaceBook account and click to the person's profile through a mutal friend, all of the wall posts + activities show up.

It's weird.

Anonymous Visitor
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looks like they've changed the recent activity privacy settings.

from http://www.facebook.com/settings/?tab=privacy&section=profile
"Information about Recent Activity
Whether we display a story on your profile is now controlled by the privacy of the content itself. For example, only people who can see both your Wall, and the Wall to which you posted would be able to see a story about you writing on a friend’s Wall. If you want to remove a particular story that currently shows up, simply click the “Remove” button that appears to the right of the story after you move your mouse over it. Learn more about privacy here."

Essentially, a user no longer has the right to control the recent activity prior to it being shown. They must manually remove each recent activity if they want to not show it.

Anonymous Visitor
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Anonymous Visitor wrote:
looks like they've changed the recent activity privacy settings.

from http://www.facebook.com/settings/?tab=privacy&section=profile
"Information about Recent Activity
Whether we display a story on your profile is now controlled by the privacy of the content itself. For example, only people who can see both your Wall, and the Wall to which you posted would be able to see a story about you writing on a friend’s Wall. If you want to remove a particular story that currently shows up, simply click the “Remove” button that appears to the right of the story after you move your mouse over it. Learn more about privacy here."

Essentially, a user no longer has the right to control the recent activity prior to it being shown. They must manually remove each recent activity if they want to not show it.

I tried deleting my posts manually by clicking the "remove button" but there's just one problem.... I Dont have a remove button! They took out the "newsfeed and Wall" settings and now everyone can see what I write on other people's pages... I really dont like it and I might stop posting on people's profiles all together now.....

acathla81
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Even if you manually delete the story from your wall it still appears on your friends' news feed on the homepage so they can still see who you have recently become friend with etc.

perplexed
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Same problem... I'm not sure anyone knows how to fix it. (bring back recent activity)

Anonymous Visitor
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So I seriously have screwed up my privacy settings trying to find these "recent activity" boxes, to uncheck. I hate when it goes back to my wall, because not only do other people see what and whom you are viewing. But it crams up your wall as well. Especially when you have 26+ similar stories. PLEASSSSSE someone help!

Anonymous Visitor
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This bites.

Anonymous Visitor
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http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=27233634858

please go there and sign the petition. i will be deactivating my account until this happens and i hope you do too. the best thing would be to post this on your wall for all your friends to see.

Anonymous Visitor
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What are they playing at??

If I don't want the whole world to see who I've become friends with or the comment I've posted somewhere else, why can't I keep that hidden systematically as previously?

What A Hole came up with this new system?

Re: Facebook recent activity missing?

I feel the same way. This is terrible! I hope people make enough noise so they will change it. :(

Anonymous Visitor
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If anyone can actually answer the original question, I would greatly appreciate it. Most people who have responded here are merely complaining about not being able to delete their Recent Activity. However, that is NOT what the person who was asking the question was talking about. Most people seem to want to get rid of the Recent Activity, but some of us actually WANT the Recent Activity to post on our walls, yet it is not posting everything.

My problem is not as bad as the person who started this thread since most of my Recent Activity does appear on my wall. However, there are a couple of friends I have that whenever I comment on their status, it does not publish the one-line story under Recent Activity on my wall. I do not understand how that is possible or how I can fix it. I actually use the Recent Activity to keep track of what I've commented on, liked, etc. And the fact that some of my things are not appearing in Recent Activity, particularly one of my friends whose page I visit very frequently, is very frustrating.

I tried to find answers on FaceBook itself, but like here, all the Help info. about that is people wanting to get rid of Recent Activity. There is nothing about your Recent Activity missing and wanting to get it back.

MariaO
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Anonymous Visitor wrote:
However, there are a couple of friends I have that whenever I comment on their status, it does not publish the one-line story under Recent Activity on my wall. I do not understand how that is possible or how I can fix it.

There is an answer for this part of it - ever since facebook made the privacy change - recent activity stories are posted in recent activity IF your friend allows them to be posted. That's why they show for some of your friends and not for other's. In the past it didn't matter if your friend wanted them posted or not - they got posted no matter what unless YOU checked boxes to remove certain stories to be posted about your friends. Now those boxes are gone and it's replaced by a new type of setting option.

I have friends on my list that DO allow the recent activity stories to be posted about them but it still doesn't post in recent activity - soooo the only thing I can think of is that I'm stuck in a "limbo or wormhole LOL" because I had all of the boxes unchecked at the exact second they upgraded the privacy settings. And now that the boxes no longer exist - my profile is stuck in a glitch. No matter what - the stories don't get published in recent activity even if the settings say they should be. That's the best way I can think of to explain it. And yes - it would be great if someone else has any ideas. Thanks!

Anonymous Visitor
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I have the same issue and it just started happening recently with certain friends on my list, even though the recent activity for these same individuals showed up last week. We all have the correct settings checked to allow the posting of recent activity, however, it's not showing up for some reason.

Anonymous Visitor
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EXACTLY! I've wanted friends to be able to click through my recent activity to see an interesting or funny thread I'd commented on -- only to find my recent activity isn't showing up for others (I can see it). It appears only very randomly and occasionally with no logic I can figure out. For those who DON'T want their recent activity to show, you can always delete comments, posts, friend adds, etc. from your wall. For those who DO want it back...? I haven't read all these entries (will when i have time). In the meantime, did anyone ever explain how to solve this? Thanks so much!
Anonymous Visitor
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plzz on my facebook
Ricky Marido
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Using Facebook Filter version 1.3.3 For Mozilla Firefox 3.0 - 3.5 - 3.6

I've try ... successful Remove all Recent Activity

This download link

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/47397

hopefully can help ...

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