Updates on that pesky Facebook security check

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    Karl-Rainer Blumenthal

    Hi again, everyone! Just wanted to drop in again this morning to let you know that we have indeed deployed an improvement on our end that we hope will resolve the issue with "bad"/CAPTCHA-blocked Faccebook captures from appearing on the Wayback calendar page. From this point on, your Facebook crawls should result in only the "good" capture links appearing on those calendars. By all means report to us directly if you see anything to the contrary so that we may make any necessary improvements to our fix.

    Thanks again to all for your patience as we work through this stickiest of wickets :-)

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    Rachael Gardner

    This is great news! We're looking forward to starting to include Facebook pages in our collections.

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    Karl-Rainer Blumenthal

    Hi again, all! Checking in briefly this time to let you know that we continue to monitor the quality of Facebook captures and tweak our crawl and replay mechanisms accordingly, however our latest deployments appear to have resolved any remaining issues with the “captcha”-style security block as well as some lingering issues that some partners saw with page scrolling.

    You may continue to crawl your Facebook seeds with our recommended scoping adjustments, always available for your reference here (and through the “Help” widget in the web app!): https://support.archive-it.org/hc/en-us/articles/208333113-Archiving-Facebook-pages

    Of course these latest recommendations, expectations for replay, and all others like them are made possible by you! As Facebook continues to change codes and styles, we rely on you to let us know if we can address any future issues.

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