Sharing Other Facebook Posts to the Corgi-L Facebook Group

Periodically your Corgi-L administrators are asked to approve a post to the Corgi-L Facebook group that, to us, looks like one of these:

Attachment Unavailable

The dreaded “attachment unavailable”, in Facebook.

This content isn't available right now

The equally dreaded “This content isn’t available right now”.

Important: If you want to share something that’s already on Facebook to the Corgi-L group on Facebook, it’s important that the “audience” for that original post be public. You can tell by the globe that appears as part of the original posts header:


If that is anything else, then your share of that post to the Corgi-L Facebook group may not display properly. Common alternative icons include a silhouette of people, or a gear. Generally you’ll see the post fine because you’re in the original poster’s audience, but pretty much anyone else in the Corgi-L group will see one of the two error messages above.

A globe means that the original post is public and can be seen by anyone. Anything else means that the original poster has specified that their post should be shared only with certain people. (Typically only their friends.) If you can share it at all, your share will still be restricted to the original author’s limits.

An example:

  • I post a photo, and set the audience to only my friends.
  • You are my friend and see my post.
  • You share my post. You may even mark it as public, or only to your friends.
  • Your share can still only be seen by my friends – in fact only the friends you and I have in common.

This all applies if you’re sharing a post that already on Facebook to the Corgi-L group. (I do this often: post to my own timeline, and then, separately, share that same post to Corgi-L so that both my friends  and everyone in the group might see it.)  If you make an original post to the group then there should be no problem.

Group to group shares

If you’re a member of multiple groups on Facebook (and who isn’t?), this can also happen if you see a post in one group, try to share it, or try to share it to another group.

Many groups are set up such that their posts can be seen only by members of the group. Sharing elsewhere, if even possible, is still restricted to members of that original group. Everyone else sees “Attachment Unavailable”.

The solution

If someone has shared something with a limited audience — say only their friends — you can’t share it beyond that audience. The only legitimate way to share the post is to first ask the original poster to make the post public.

Attachment Unavailable and Moderation

The Corgi-L moderators will not approve posts that include “Attachment Unavailable” or “This content isn’t available”.

We will try to private message you (sometimes referred to as PM or DM) using Facebook Messenger. BUT — since we’re unlikely to be direct friends on Facebook you won’t get a notification that we’ve done so. (This is how Facebook works.) You’ll need to check for “message requests”, and accept the message if it’s from one of the moderators before you can see it.

If you post something and it’s not approved within 24 hours, check your messages or please check the settings on the post you’re trying to share.