1. JudgeHolden's Avatar
    Hey guys,

    I noticed the past few days that my People Hub is showing tons of posts from people I'm not friends with. They're all posts onto friends' walls, but I often have 10-20 consecutive posts from people I don't know wishing a Happy Birthday to people I do know.

    Am I missing an easy setting to disable this that somehow got flipped on? It really diminishes the usefulness of the app to have to scroll through that much gibberish.
    jonathanrn likes this.
    11-22-2013 11:01 AM
  2. Psycmeistr's Avatar
    I have the same issue-- I used to get only notifications from my own threads on FB (cool with that), now I'm getting notifications for ALL posts on threads that I post on.. (don't necessarily need that)
    11-22-2013 11:39 AM
  3. montsa007's Avatar
    Its natural, nothing fishy there ;)
    The people hub is bound to show your friend's wall and contents that is posted by randomly haunted souls on your friends wall.
    11-22-2013 11:42 AM
  4. JudgeHolden's Avatar
    Its natural, nothing fishy there ;)
    The people hub is bound to show your friend's wall and contents that is posted by randomly haunted souls on your friends wall.
    But that's new. Neither WP7 did that, nor has WP8 done that in the past. Or, at the very least, it's showing more now. I'll have 15 or 20 posts in a row to scroll through, which is an entire load, of people I don't know wishing happy birthday to someone I do know that I haven't interacted with in years.

    Previously, it only showed updates made by friends, not updates made to friends. Frankly, showing me every single "Happy Birthday" post to a friend makes the app useless. An enormous chunk of Facebook activity is just happy birthday wishes, which is not what I want to see on a dashboard.
    11-22-2013 12:27 PM
  5. TMavC5's Avatar
    Did you recieved an email from Facebook that they are making changes? I did.

    Hey guys,

    I noticed the past few days that my People Hub is showing tons of posts from people I'm not friends with. They're all posts onto friends' walls, but I often have 10-20 consecutive posts from people I don't know wishing a Happy Birthday to people I do know.

    Am I missing an easy setting to disable this that somehow got flipped on? It really diminishes the usefulness of the app to have to scroll through that much gibberish.
    11-22-2013 12:30 PM
  6. Moiz Mian's Avatar
    I was just about to post about this. I notice it happening in my Facebook Beta app as well as the people hub. I wonder if this is normal or not. We can't be sure since Facebook doesn't have an official windows phone app :'(
    11-22-2013 01:34 PM
  7. HTPCdrmr's Avatar
    But that's new. Neither WP7 did that, nor has WP8 done that in the past. Or, at the very least, it's showing more now. I'll have 15 or 20 posts in a row to scroll through, which is an entire load, of people I don't know wishing happy birthday to someone I do know that I haven't interacted with in years.

    Previously, it only showed updates made by friends, not updates made to friends. Frankly, showing me every single "Happy Birthday" post to a friend makes the app useless. An enormous chunk of Facebook activity is just happy birthday wishes, which is not what I want to see on a dashboard.
    This is definitely new and EXTREMELY annoying! In fact if I login to FB on the web or the W8.1 FB app it DOES NOT show any of these posts. I had 3 friend's b'days today and had over 150 random birthday wishes show up in my newsfeed in the People Hub. This makes me think its a problem with WP8 as it is also happening on the WP8 FB app. This needs to get fixed ASAP, I'm about to throw my phone across the room.
    jonathanrn likes this.
    11-22-2013 05:55 PM
  8. jonathanrn's Avatar
    They definitely changed something. My wife is all of a sudden getting tons of Happy birthday comments from friends to other people. VERY ANNOYING!!! Make sure to go to the FB feedback page from within the app. Someone has already started a complaint about this.
    11-23-2013 11:45 PM
  9. vinscg's Avatar
    Same for me!
    01-05-2014 08:42 PM
  10. Asrialys's Avatar
    This is definitely new and EXTREMELY annoying! In fact if I login to FB on the web or the W8.1 FB app it DOES NOT show any of these posts. I had 3 friend's b'days today and had over 150 random birthday wishes show up in my newsfeed in the People Hub. This makes me think its a problem with WP8 as it is also happening on the WP8 FB app. This needs to get fixed ASAP, I'm about to throw my phone across the room.
    Unfortunately, they are showing up in the news feed in the People app for Windows 8 :/
    01-05-2014 09:23 PM
  11. vinscg's Avatar
    I opened a thread on Microsoft community forums , i got redirected to Facebook , it seems its their fault!
    Last edited by vinscg; 01-07-2014 at 04:00 PM.
    01-06-2014 02:04 PM
  12. realwill's Avatar
    If you happen to hear anything vinscg, let us know! It's absolutely horrible on days where contacts with massive friends lists have birthdays.
    01-09-2014 08:29 AM
  13. vinscg's Avatar
    I think This problem got solved, it was a Facebook issue
    Edit: or not ... Still se a bunch of birthday wishes
    Last edited by vinscg; 02-05-2014 at 07:28 PM.
    02-05-2014 07:07 PM

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