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  • #16
    Originally posted by Wayne Luke View Post
    In 5.3.4, every topic has a hardcoded description that Facebook will use based on the Open Graph tags in the header. Adding Opengraph tags has been a long outstanding request from customers. Individual posts do not have their own OpenGraph tags and Facebook doesn't even allow for that. The only way for you to go to the older (and buggy) behavior is to remove the tags. An option is being added to do this and hopefully will be in the next version.

    Here are the open graph tags for this page:
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    <meta property="og:site_name" content="vBulletin Community Forum" />
    <meta property="og:description" content="When you post something and check to have it posted also on Facebook, the resulting thumbnail on FB contains the text from the first post of that topic (thread), versus content from that post itself.
    
    In other" />
    <meta property="og:url" content="https://www.vbulletin.com/forum/forum/vbulletin-5-connect/vbulletin-5-connect-questions-problems-troubleshooting/vbulletin-5-support-issues-questions/4382495-facebook-posts-thumbnail-is-a-thumbnail-of-the-first-post-in-a-topic-not-a-thumbnail-of-the-post-itself" />
    So, ostensibly one has to open a new thread for anything which is to be posted to Facebook? I assumed this was the case from the outset, as it seemed like the feature was more useful for blogs and articles. It didn't even occur to me anyone would want to use it for replies. I know Glenn has a nice mod for OpenGraph but even that uses the first attached image or the default image assigned in the Facebook options.

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    • #17
      Or remove the OpenGraph tags since it seemingly worked the way desired in this topic. Whether it will always work that way or not is up to Facebook. We spend a lot of development time following their endless API changes without adding many benefits to the vBulletin software.
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