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Avoid Banning FL settings

Discussion in 'Instagram' started by NetForceOne, Jan 7, 2016.

  1. NetForceOne

    NetForceOne Registered Member

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    Whats'up Guys, I've been using FL for 3 months now and with a lot of banning happening I would like to change my settings. I read the imristo guide on FL but I'm still having issues with pauses between tasks.

    My goal is to like 800 pictures/day. With a 30-45min pause every 200-220 Likes. What I did was:

    set the automation interval to: 30-45 min.

    set the Like Limit: 200-220 Likes.

    set the Daily Like Limit: 800 Likes.

    And it doesn't work.

    I think I'm lucky that I didn't get banned yet because I'm not using automation interval at all atm (2-4sec).
     
  2. carlitosd

    carlitosd Newbie

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    it is possible to also run multiple instances, spaced a few hours apart. so you could have an dawn, a midday, and an evening instance for example. in your case each one does like 250 likes in the time that its running and then stops. It's not overly complicated, it requires a little bit of thinking and planning about what accounts you want to scrape so that each instance isn't scraping the same users, but you can make it run and stop. IMO this makes it look a bit more natural as not all 800 likes are coming in one period of time.
     
  3. respectable

    respectable Newbie

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    Why change settings when there is no problem. I'll say leave your settings but if you feel your current settings are too aggressive, click stop and change the settings.
     
  4. Cherry

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    Not too aggressive for me at all. I like 1500 - 2000 photos a day with 5-12 seconds delay and I don't run FL 24/7.

    But of course, it's different for every account. Experiment with the settings and yes, run multiple instances.
     
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  5. NetForceOne

    NetForceOne Registered Member

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    In that case, what are the automation interval and like limit made for :/

     
  6. carlitosd

    carlitosd Newbie

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    to space the tasks. they each serve a valuable purpose. FL is a good tool but it can't think and act like a human, which seems like what you are going for. you have to make it do what you want. I've had good results doing what I mentioned, but I don't use it for all my accounts only the newer ones.
    i like between 1000-1500 pics a day, no follows, and each of my accounts gains about 200-800 followers a day depending on niche.
     
  7. colorme

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    One of my new accounts just got a temporary ban from Instagram. Instagram sent the usual "we changed your password, funky activity in your account, blah, blah". I click on the Instagram email and put a new password per their requirements. On that account, I can login, like and follow via the browser; but not via Follow Liker.
    Just like the other 2+ year account that had a temp ban last week.

    By the way, this new account was only scraping users and photos, posted 1 photo per day with 8 hashtags (no porno, adult, whatever), and liked and followed 10 per day with a delay of 1000-2400 seconds. I mean, crawling speed.

    I did read on the Instagram forum, here, that some bots are still using the "old" Instagram app version to do their stuff and that is how Instagram is catching the bots.

    I'm not a programmer, so don't know if the above is the reason, but dang, temp ban an account that posts 1 photo a day and follows/likes 10 per day?

    Weird, just plain weird. I do hope my other larger accounts don't get permanently banned. For those of you running 1K+ follows/likes, etc., how many followers do you have? Could be that after an X number of followers, Instagram doesn't care much. Unless you're spamming or uploading nudes.

    Please let us know.
     
  8. carlitosd

    carlitosd Newbie

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    i got hit with the PW change today too. it happened to 7 of my 25 accounts that have been running FL nonstop for the past month. it was a tedious task to use bluestacks to change all the passwords, and afterwards FL wouldn't login either. I had to completely change the proxies, one account at a time, in order to get FL to login again. So i've put everything on a 24 hour pause at the moment.
     
  9. NetForceOne

    NetForceOne Registered Member

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    @carlitosd
    That's a huge amount of followers. I'm getting 300/day with 800 likes on a 20k account. How big are your accounts?
     
  10. NetForceOne

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    I read that too, something about version 4 keys. How old was your account?

     
  11. carlitosd

    carlitosd Newbie

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    the accounts i bot like this are between 8k-45k. I run my newer accounts on different instance(s) of FL and these are obviously a lot slower. i'll tell you my secret, its FLC. I only scrape and like, and I target accounts with extremely high engagement within my niche.
     
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  12. NetForceOne

    NetForceOne Registered Member

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    @carlitosd, what's FLC, the real key to high engagement is to scrape "Followers who liked" but unfortunately FL has a lot of issues with that option.
     
  13. carlitosd

    carlitosd Newbie

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    users who liked and users who commented is a great (maybe the best?) feature for scraping. i find it works best when using the Follow-Like-Comment (FLC) function of FL
     
  14. orran

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    Hey guys I was hit with password change today too. The weird thing is after I changed password, now I CANNOT log in with Followliker at all! What is going on? Anybody have a clue? FL is not working at all for these accounts after the password change. :(
     
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    Just remember, its 24 hours in a day, use them all.

    No need to rush everything, make FL do its actions as slow as possible while still hitting your daily target.

    And I actually only let FL run for about 16 hours a day but you get what I mean :)
     
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    Follow liker is definately the problem and they had the balls to tell me I am the only one having this issue. I should copy and paste every post here and send them a long as* email telling them to stop with the lies and fix their software. I am so glad I paid for the unlimited license which is now useless. I had over 150 accounts password reset using private proxies and some of them were only posting one pic a day and following 200 accounts per day.
     
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    I'm following 1200 a day, and liking 1600 a day. Have done this for a few months now haven't been banned yet!
     
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    @ MissJenna: Nice to know. How old is your account, how many followers do you have and how many pics did you uploaded? And how often are you unfollowing?

    @ NetForceOne: So you say, gaining followers is particularly successful by following followers who liked pics with specific hashtags?
     
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    Only people with FL having these issues?
    Could the fault be at the proxies you are using? Are you not all getting proxies from the same source?
     
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  20. ScreamingMidget

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    How many new followers do you gain, daily?