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How to Hack the new "do a survey to get the answer" Facebook groups

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We all hate these new Facebook groups. It's become the trend recently to make a group promising an answer to a riddle or a funny picture if you just become a fan and do some sketchy online survey. Well no longer will you have to suffer this terrible plague. Today I will be teaching you how to hack these groups and get that answer, without getting a virus too.
 
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Step 1: Find a Group to Hack

Log on to Facebook. After playing FarmVille for a while and harvesting those darn pumpkins, go to your News Feed. More than likely, one of your friends has joined a group named something along the lines of "THE MOST IMPOSSIBLE RIDDLE EVERZ!!!11!" or some other h4x0rZ crap. Click on it.

Step 2: Finding the Source.

Become a fan, invite your friends, whatever. Once you get to the last step, click on the link and go to the survey. Once you're there, don't click on any of the links: they're probably spam or phishing sites, even if they don't seem to be, I wouldn't trust them. Right click anywhere on the page and a menu should come up. Click "View Page Source" and you'll be on your way.

Step 3: The Grand Finale.

Once you're at the source, one of two things will probably happen. Either a) the answer will be carelessly embedded in the code for you to see, most likely prefaced by several lines of "SCROLL DOWN! SCROLL DOWN!" or b) there will be a link, next to some code saying "The Answer" or "Click here to see the answer!". If b happens, all you have to do is copy and paste the link into your address bar, click View Source again, and find the answer in that code.
It worked out for me that the group I chose followed example A.


muller6543 years ago
I used to scroll down until it kept skitsin, going up and down all crazylike. Then id press Print Screen at the right time and copy it into paint. But that only worked with some of them.
mi77erlite4 years ago
I have the same type quiz to get a password, yet the password is defintly not located by viewing the sorce. I knew the password already and im just doing it to figure out where exactly the password would be located when theres no scroll down like you have listed. I can seem to figure it out I have 2 diffrent ones open looking for any diffrences. Could you pleasse look into one for me and if you could figure it out let me know how and where you do. Heres the link. http://www.saintspoker.com/freeroll-password.html Thanks in advance, MI77ERLITE
codongolev4 years ago
just did it. it was some image, though, and before you could see it, a popup telling you to take a quiz would get in the way, and wouldn't leave before you took it. easy. I just went to the source, typed in "jpg" and copied and pasted the picture URL into the address bar.
lemonie4 years ago
Honestly, I'd just ignore those stupid groups, but if you're dying to know

It's good advice for people who can't leave these alone. You don't play the farm thing do you?

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Salmon194 (author)  lemonie4 years ago
Oh god no. That was just a bit of a tease for anyone who does.
I've heard people talking about these things, comparing scores, doing someone else's as a favour and commenting how much of an improvement they made... oh dear.

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lukaj20034 years ago
I'm glad that I'm not the only person to figure this out!
But it annoys me to no end that people fall for these groups so much. They are VERY annoying.
On the off chance that I do join one of these groups, I always leave right after I get my answer :P
Then again, I figure out a lot of these riddles out without the answer... 
kelseymh4 years ago
Nicely written up, but...you've got to be kidding.  This kind of stuff actually exists, and people actually spend time with it?!?  Good on you for reading the HTML, though!  Very old school.