Facebook redesigns application and game Gift Requests (again)

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In a move that is sure to infuriate Facebook users of all ages, Facebook has redesigned the look of the game and application gift requests page yet again, making it actually more difficult (or at least more time consuming) to ignore gift requests sent from friends than seemingly ever before.

Visually, things have changed as well. While game requests are still separated into groups according to the game they correspond to, the overall look of the requests are now more blocky, showing a miniaturized game logo next to each and every request, rather than the tiny symbol that used to represent games - the Horseshoe for FrontierVille or the Hamburger for Cafe World, as examples.

While these are just visual changes, the ability to block application invites, or simply ignore requests on a one-by-one basis is now entirely changed. An "Accept" button still rests next to each and every request, so that you can accept them in whatever order you please, but now, to ignore the request you must make additional clicks - First click on the new X button and then click on "Ignore" from the drop-down menu that appears. This is also where you'll find options to ignore requests from a particular user, or block a game from sending you requests altogether.

These changes are minor, but if you're the kind of gamer that takes advantage of the various "Messaging" centers within Zynga's games or even games like Playfish's Restaurant City, and then only comes back to the actual gift requests page to clear out used or expired requests, you'll find your task to be much more time consuming than it used to be.

Let us know what you think of these changes in the comments below. Do you think the changes are worthwhile, or will this affect how often you answer your requests?
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