FBX Importer


Why did you build this?

I built this because although I am extremely embarassed at my previous self, there was no denying that it was who I was back then. Being able to keep my old articles stored somewhere like a digital scrapbook where I can see them again is something I want to be able to do. Reading my old posts is like traveling back into time and experiencing what life was like back then as a teenager. Countless times when I was working on FBX Importer, I found myself taking a break and reading my old posts. Many facepalms, laughs, and old memories were had. I hope for others to be able to do the same, which is why I built this.

Why does my note say, for example, "2 Comments" when there is only one comment?

I wish I knew the answer as well. If you unzip your archive.zip file and view the raw HTML file, you'll find the same problem. Some entries say X Comments when there is actually only Y comments. It seems as if either their count was wrong, or maybe someone deleted their account and as a consequence, their comments are gone as well.

I received a {"error":{"message":"(#1) An unknown error occurred","type":"OAuthException","code":1}}. What does that mean?

It can be for a variety of reasons. One of my blog posts had this error because it was linking to http://www.gunbound.com (that game was awesome btw) and it is a URL that FB has blocked for being spammy or unsafe. To fix this, you would have to remove the offending URL out of your post and then create a new note.

Some of the embedded images in my FB Notes are still hosted on Xanga. What is going to happen to them?

I couldn't come up with an ideal solution for this in time. If Xanga was to shut down, unfortunately, that means your images will disappear as well. The only solution that seems reasonable is to upload your photos into a FB photo album, so you can at least view them. However, figuring out the permalink and fixing the links in each post was too much work and I couldn't get this done in time. Feel free to send a pull request, however!

FBX Importer is not working for me, how can I contact you for help?

Sending me a message on Facebook is probably the best way to get support. I can't promise that I'll be able to help everybody, but shoot me a message and I'll try to get to you.

This is awesome. How can I show my appreciation?

This service will always be free and I don't take donations, but my girlfriend is doing the Heart Walk to support the American Heart Association and we would really appreciate your support if you would like to help her team out!