It looks to me as though the validation message that can be set only affects one thing - failed to validate. The reason why it failed is another story. For example, characters too short in a name, too many characters in a name, name entry empty (this would be the one that would fail validation and I entered an error message saying "Please enter your first name"). Any way to use those other validation error messages rather than just one validation error message? Perhaps I'm missing something but each of the cases I mention can be supplied using Spry validation whereas I think FB only supplies the error message that's associated with "required"