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FL; 2 Separate instances for Follow and Unfollow vs 1 Follow/Unfollow

Discussion in 'Instagram' started by CarlitosWay, Oct 12, 2016.

  1. CarlitosWay

    CarlitosWay Registered Member

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    I hope that title/question makes sense to people. I can try to clarify if it doesn't. I'd like to use separate instances for extra control. Eg.
    From 12pm-6pm Follow
    From 6pm-10pm Unfollow

    But I worry that this will affect two things if I separate the functions.
    1. Will "Unfollow After X number of days" work properly?
    2.Will Follow function wind up following the same users because the Blacklist is on the other instance?

    Also

    3. How does "Follow users who follow X account work"? Does it go down the list of users chronologically, randomly, alphabetically?
    4. Does it start over from the top of the list when the list has been exhausted?

    I know it's a lot. I imagine that some of the inner workings of FL are not known to most users. Thanks!
     
  2. HoNeYBiRD

    HoNeYBiRD Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    I can only answer your 2nd and 4th question, because i don't have my FL with me anymore, working from memories. :)
    2nd: I'm pretty sure, that every instance writes and loads the same blacklist file, so you won't wind up following the same users. It would be pretty chaotic otherwise.
    4th: I think no, the process stops when a list is exhausted.
     
  3. CarlitosWay

    CarlitosWay Registered Member

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    Awesome! Thanks so much. I honestly wasn't sure if anyone would know.
     
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    Noah Hawryshko Senior Member

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    IG uses immediate mass unfollowing after very recent mass following as criterion for PVA/ban, OP. Always wait at LEAST 3-4 hours after following before you start unfollowing. Personally, I'm going to set whole days apart for unfollowing once I get to that stage.
     
  5. CarlitosWay

    CarlitosWay Registered Member

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    Wow, thanks for letting me know. I had no idea. Does that mean wait 3-4 hrs before doing ANY unfollowing at all or 3-4 hrs before unfollowing a user that was just followed? I had heard that some people go as far as running follow/unfollow functions simultaneously provided that the "Unfollow After" be set to at least 3-7 days. Is that bad advice?
     
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    blackacer Junior Member

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    when I hit the 7500 follow limit, I'll start unfollowing/following with the same ratio at the same time, works well for me for the past few weeks without pva/ban.
     
  7. CarlitosWay

    CarlitosWay Registered Member

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    Interesting. My main issue is that my followers are all clients/potential clients. I don't want them to see radical changes in the number of people I follow. Ideally the Following number on my profile would float around 1000 consistently even though I'm running the following and unfollowing functions. Any advice is welcome.
     
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    florin22xxl Regular Member

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    You can follow 1,2 days till you are following 1000 people,than unfollow 1,2 days till you reach 0.
     
  9. colorme

    colorme Supreme Member

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    None of this will work, unless you run both tasks in the same instance, and use Global settings. If you use separate settings, it's a headache exporting/importing data from the follow task to the unfollow task and vice-versa.
     
  10. CarlitosWay

    CarlitosWay Registered Member

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    Thanks colorme. That's what I was worried about.