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FL and FLC likes issue

Discussion in 'Instagram' started by Narau, Sep 25, 2015.

  1. Narau

    Narau Newbie

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    I'm having problems with FL and FLC method.

    Basically FL will mostly follow, unfollow and unlike during the day with few likes and comments then when it reaches follow, unfollow and unlike limits it will start to comment and like. When comment limit is reached it will like a couple hundreds pictures and then stop without reaching my requested number of likes... I think it runs out of scraped photos and won't refresh them with new ones.

    To have the program find new photos to like I have to stop tasks, open the wizard, uncheck everything but "Scrape user" and "Scrape photo", save settings and then start tasks again.

    I hope you can help me out, I contacted support as well but until now they couldn't help.
     
  2. oldfart

    oldfart Newbie

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    FL has an issue with how it implements FLC. The premise of FLC is to follow one user, like a few of that user's photos, and then comment on one of that user's photos. That is a proven strategy to increase the chances of a follow back and/or engagement.

    However, how FL truly works isn't quite like that. FL scrapes users based on certain defined queries to build a master list called "Scraped Users". Then it narrows down that list based on additional restrictions you plug in (e.g. when was the last time they posted a picture, etc.) and then if a user on the master list passes all of that, FL follows that user.

    For likes, FL refers back to the master list (not the narrowed down list of users it just followed), scrapes XX amount of that unfiltered user's photos, and then likes the photos. Same as comments. So what ends up happening is that users that may not have passed your follow restrictions end up getting likes and comments that were meant for the users you just followed....

    I reached out to FL support when I noticed this and this is an acknowledged issue with how FL processes FLC. This may or may not be why you are having issues with FLC.
     
  3. Narau

    Narau Newbie

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    Thanks for your answer and detailed explanation! However I don't quite understand why FL won't like more photos than follows... To me it doesn't really matter if it will pick photos from users I'm not following as soon as my daily like limits are met. I don't get why FL will stop scraping photos to like before like limits are met.

    Among other answers FL support told me to set the "Daily Follow Limit" to something slightly higher than the "Daily Like Limit" and try again. But I can't do that because what I want is FL to do more likes than follows.

    Also I double-checked the guide and FLC setup seems changed.
    In scrape pictures tab I set "FLC:usernames - relevant" just like I did "FLC:usernames - user's follower" in scrape users. The updated guide reads
    What setting do you use?
     
    Last edited: Sep 26, 2015