Error from facebook

Profile picture of the author nocturnal911 by nocturnal911 Posted: 08/20/2013
Hi,

When i am trying to create a new ad i am getting the following error:

Code:
Finish Your Ad

Warning
Invalid parameter: Sentry () threw a restriction on category .
Can anyone tell me how to fix this?
#error #facebook

  • Profile picture of the author rosetrees
    rosetrees
    Are you making up your own categories? I don't think FB allows an ad unless you are using their own categories. For example, if you type in "balloons", it will come up with suggested categories to click on. Just a thought.
  • Profile picture of the author YourOnlyWriter
    YourOnlyWriter
    It'll never hurt if you'll try the basic things first.
    Clear cache and cookies. Close your browser. Re-open it.
    Try again.
    If it still does not work, keep us posted so we can advise some more.
  • Profile picture of the author volcomgeyser
    volcomgeyser
    Having the same issue today. Cleared cookies/cache, etc

    Invalid parameter: Sentry () threw a restriction on category .
    I have even tried selecting a category. Still no dice
  • Profile picture of the author Raydal
    Raydal
    I don't know if the error you are getting has anything to
    do with this hacking incidence.
    Mark Zuckerberg's Facebook Timeline Hacked by Researcher Trying to Report a Bug - ABC News

    -Ray Edwards
  • Profile picture of the author Ugo Okonkwo
    Ugo Okonkwo
    Hi nocturnal911

    The same thing happened to me as I was struggling to post my first ever facebook ad.

    I found a fix for it. Here's the problem:

    Facebook doesn't like your affiliate link. Or your re-direct url. Or both!

    So go here:

    Free iFrame Hosting - LukePeerFly.com

    You will see 2 boxes.

    If you are promoting a gaming link then in the top box, type game as your keyword. Or the name of your game, or some other word.

    In the bottom box, paste your affiliate link.

    Hit the 'create iframe' button and you will get a new link that facebook will love

    Side note:
    This also fixed the problem where facebook wouldn't give me a right column ad only a news feed ad.

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