Lightroom: Error logging into Facebook: ?:0: attempt to concatenate field 'name' (a nil value)

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LR 3.6 NEW BUG on Facebook: Everything working just fine, uploaded many pic on FB and then, today I got this:

When logging in Facebook via the LR publishing manager to log in my account, I and my friend who is on PC, I'm on Mac, we have the same error panel popping up saying:

?:0: attempt to concatenate field 'name' (a nil value)

Anyone know's the fix on that one?!?

Thanks
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Posted 7 years ago

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Julie Kmoch, Sr. Development Manager

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We don't know what's up yet, but we're seeing a few reports of this and are investigating.
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Allison Charnin

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I have previously had Lighroom publish photos to Facebok. Starting last night when I try to publish I get this message. "Can't update this collection. An internal error has occurred:?:0 attempt to compare string with nil" I tried to find information about this error and couldn't find it. Why can I no longer publish photos to Facebook?

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Lightroom: Error when publishing to Facebook. "attempt to compare string with nil".
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Julie Kmoch, Sr. Development Manager

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We expect this to be resolved and working properly later today. Thanks for your patience.
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Barry Goodall

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Look forward to the fix for this one.
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Nik Sargent

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glad it's been spotted and getting resolved, as my 500px plugin has stopped working too and I thought my whole installation was borked :)
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Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

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Is your 500px plug-in still misbehaving? Knowing what the fix is for this, I don't think that they're related.
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Nik Sargent

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Hi Jeffrey.. Yes, 500px is still broken, also giving something about missing or "nil" value - but I don't think it's related either, more due to the big site changes 500px made yesterday - just coincidence I guess...
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Hmm. Interesting - I agree, it was probably related to a site change. I'll make sure engineering is aware that 500px is having a similar issue. Thanks.
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Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

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Just a guess - do you log into 500px using the Facebook api?
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Nik Sargent

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not knowingly Jeffrey - my account is linked but in the plugin i use my specific 500px login details...
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John Glowacki

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Unrelated or not?? Flickr is also down and will not connect to Lightroom 3. This looks like a Flickr problem and not Lightroom related.
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John Brassil

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I am also having the Facebook ssue, have disabled and re-enabled the plugin and still getting the same thing...
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Victor de la Uz

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I just had this happen to me, as well. I certainly hope that a solution is on the horizon.
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Nik Sargent

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There's something very weird going on - I've just tried to export to twitter using Jeffrey Friedl's plugin, and now I'm getting: TiwtterAuthenticaion 383: attempt to index a nil value... :-0
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Flick was down for a different issue (flickr announcement on Facebook due to servers) where as this is different... This has now been rectified

I have the same issue as outlined above by other users.
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John Glowacki

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This seems to be fixed.
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Official Response
This issue should be resolved now. Let Julie and I if you're still experiencing this issue.
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Barry Goodall

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Managed to upload my photos with no problem tonight. Just out of interest, What was the problem?
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Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

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A server API change
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Nik Sargent

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I'm getting fails again - and at one point got this page:
http://static.photoshop.com/products/...
not quite sure how...

is that official?
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That's strange. Nik, which services are you publishing with that are failing. Is it directly to Facebook? Using Lightroom 3 or Jeffry Friedl's plug-in? Or 500px? Or the Photoshop.com uploader?
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HI Jeffrey - I'm not entirely sure what caused the above to appear but my browser opened up on that page at one point after I'd been trying a few different publish plugins to see what was working - the ones I am using are:
The Adobe Facebook
Jeffrey Friedl's jfFlickr
jfPicasaWeb
jfZenfolio
500px (from 500px)

jfZenfolio & jfPicasa seem to be working fine. But facebook, jfFlickr and 500px are the ones that have been causing errors. There is an issue still with 500px generating errors and getting out of step with the site, but I guess that's for another thread :-)

After receiving the web page i mention above, the FB plugin seems to be currently working..
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K' so the only issue is 500px now? If so, create a new thread. You'll probably want to let the 500px people know, too. They developed that plug-in and control the API on their site as well.