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Can't follow anymore

Discussion in 'Instagram' started by bwlane, Apr 9, 2015.

  1. bwlane

    bwlane Newbie

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    I seem to have a follow block even though my account isn't at the 7500 limit yet. I don't think my ip is ghosted because I can't still follow on my other accounts. How long will it take for the limit to go away? Should I continue with the bot just liking pictures and unfollowing or should I just lay low til the block is removed? Also is it true that if I test to see if I can now follow anyone the block will become longer?
     
  2. DiBTeam

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    Can you tell us a bit more about what settings have caused you to hit the block? How many were you following each day and from how many accounts?
     
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  3. bwlane

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    I've been using instagress on fast for a few weeks now. Liking about 600 photos a day and following about 400 accounts per day. I had no problem but then I was a bit of a dum dum I think. I lost some botting time yesterday so to make up for it. I went and followed people as they commented on a popular photo. I then woke up today with the follow block but nothing else is blocked.
     
  4. hertn

    hertn Junior Member

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    Instagress fast does 1200 likes a day. I think the slow option is 600 likes a day. Did you unfollow and follow the same day? I got follow blocked like that. They removed it after I reported it.
     
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  5. bwlane

    bwlane Newbie

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    I unfollowed very few people. Only accounts that were a bit frightening and I did that manually. If the ban doesn't get lifted tomorrow should I contact instagram about it? In an odd turn of events I was just briefly able to follow people again for a few minutes so I followed a few new followers back (like 3) and now I can't follow again. So frustrating
     
  6. littleko

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    I typically got follow blocked from unfollowing too quickly/too many people in a short period of time, if you're using new accounts you also need to be more careful.
     
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  7. bwlane

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    how long do the blocks usually last for?
     
  8. bwlane

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    Also should I still use instagress to like photos from the accounts I'm following or should I just lay low until the ban is lifted?
     
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    Paper-Boy Elite Member

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    Take a look at hertn's previous posts. From what I can recall, he posted a link that you can use to contact FB regarding this issue.
     
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  10. bwlane

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    ok if I'm still blocked in the AM I will contact them. Thank you!
     
  11. hertn

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    Yeah, I did post a link to it. I was blocked for almost a week if I remember correctly. Then found the report form for IG and that helped to solve the problem. I think the key is to just dumb yourself down when you contact them. It's easy with new accounts. :)
     
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    Yea I had to contact them to remove my block.
     
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  13. bwlane

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    How long did it take them to get back to you guys? Was there a conversation or did they just remove the block?
     

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    Leave the account alone for 24hr then try again, and if you can't follow then leave the account alone for 72hr and then try again and so on and so forth. I have had accounts blocked as long as 7 to 14 days. So be sure to use recommended safe settings and don't get greedy. If you get blocked to much on the same account you might as well start over with a new account.

    PS. When you find that the block has been lifted, don't just start to run the software again. you should follow a couple people and then stop for a few days to make sure they are not watching the account manually.
     
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  15. bwlane

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    In terms of leaving the account alone...can I still post pictures and like photos or would would you discourage that? Also if I were to change this accounts name would I be able to instantly make a new one with the same name? Would this new account also be tarnished in IG's eyes tho?
     
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    I never personally keep posting or liking on the account, I just let the account go dead, and I never tired what your asking.
     
  17. Globalization

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    Damn, Im using instagress and just got follow blocked. Ill just do the same thing when they comment blocked me, lay low
     
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  18. EdgeMalone

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    I would go on liking pics at 100 p/hour. Return may be unpredictable but it's something (and it's better than waiting for the bans or your daily follow limit to raise).
     
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    how long did it take for your comments to come back?
     
  20. bwlane

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    But do you think Instagram is manually watching my account now?