There are so many answers to this question, but most of the ones you’ll see are based on an ill informed, very biased opinion.
The issue I am addressing here is NOT the morality of using the snag bar offered by Gamers Unite. It’s not my place to tell you what is ‘cheating’ and what is not. That is an individual choice and will produce a different answer/decision from each individual – and so it should. I am simply imploring you to make your own mind up after assessing the truth – the facts – for yourself. Whether your opinion is the same as mine, somehwere in between, or completely different – I applaud you for choosing for yourself and not jumping to a conclusion based on what someone has told you to do.
(This can be applied not only to this particular group or issue, but is a good way to deal with many situations in your life where you are required to form an opinion – you don’t want it to be an uneducated one do you?)
It’s simply not in your best interest to make a decision about a person or group, without adequate knowledge of it or them, or based on the opinion of someone else. It’s easy to ‘sound off’ angrily at what appears to be an injustice, just because somebody told you about it – it may even be your best friend/mother/father. They are entitled to their opinion, and so are YOU.
I encourage you to do your own research- look at the site, browse their information, even try out their tools. Ask around and get the opinion of some of your friends or colleagues. If possible get them to tell you what their praises or objections are without emotional additions. THEN and only then, make an INFORMED decision – positive or negative – about the group/site for yourself.
Here is MYopinion -
I am not asking you to agree with me. I’m not trying to tell you what to think – I’m offering my own well researched and educated opinion – which I formed on my own – for myself only. You are entitled to do the same.
They have a bucketload of information you can read to help you play, get more neighbours, send building materials that you can’t send anymore, see your farmville feed without all the other suff in it, and so much more.
It only ever takes what is rightfully yours to click on and does not steal anything. Some people who are members of Gamers Unite use it, and some don’t.
Flaming discussion/debate and downright bullying is taking place all over Facebook, with many threatening their neighbours/friends with deleting them if they do not delete the snagbar.
The fact is, many of the people being threatened have not got the snag bar, don’t use it, or don’t even know what they are being accused of.
Many use the site for its informational value and stumbled across it by accident.
Many don’t even know they are actually ‘members’ of the group – having clicked ‘like’ at some point.
The information used by the growing number of bullies is based on the ‘fan base’ of the Gamers Unite Facebook group – that means that they are encouraging others to delete anyone who appears on the wall as a fan whether they use the bar or not.
Nobody has a right to demand that someone comply with their wishes, nor to demand they agree with their opinion.
EVERYONE is entitled to choose for themselves whether they agree or disagree with the ‘morality’ of the situation and what they themselves consider ‘cheating’.
Everyone has a right to be Facebook friends with whoever they please, just as they have the right to remove from their friends for any reason. There is no need for flaming, threatening or tricking – just press the button and move on.