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Follow Liker Follow/Unfollow Issue

Discussion in 'Instagram' started by chad2320, Nov 7, 2016.

  1. chad2320

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    Okay so I had a sneaking suspicion this was happening but this weeks stats for my account pretty clearly shows that when the program runs unfollow it overrides/glitches/fucks up my follows and I actually unfollow more than I follow. Its even messing with likes it seems like. Resulting in less follows per day.

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    Has there been a history of issues with unfollowing on FL? Is there a solution other than turning unfollow off?

    I should add my unfollow settings are pretty standard, although I set the wait to 5 days.

    The only solution I can think of is running FL in another instance solely for unfollowing. Similar to how I do auto posting. Would this create any issues?
     
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  2. colorme

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    Yes, I've also experienced this when also doing comments and other tasks.

    I think the situation is this; the program will first FOLLOW, take a break/delay of X seconds or minutes that you specified, then continue with its next task, let's say it's LIKE, take a break as you specified, then continue with UNFOLLOW, etc., etc.

    If you take away one of the tasks, lets say UNFOLLOW, that means that the program has time left over to assign to the remaining tasks.

    In my case, I've found that when I assign COMMENT to any of my accounts, and I do give them a long delay, then everything else slows down to a snails pace because the program will WAIT for the comment delay, before doing anything else.

    A way to run around this, is to set up a separate task to only do UNFOLLOW, or whatever the task you want to run separately.

    It's really not a glitch when you look at it, because, if you were to skip any of the delays, let's then at one point or another, that task (UNFOLLOW in your case) would be done within seconds of the last delay just before it.
     
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  3. chad2320

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    I dont see how this would cause FL to think it followed people when it actually didn't then. If the simple fix is to run another task to unfollow thats what Ill test out.
     
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    I believe I didn't make myself clear. In your case, it's not that it's not following, just that it's taking longer to do that following task.
    For example, if you set the program (instance) to follow, unfollow, and like, that's 3 things that will be done X (whatever delay you set up). Let's just say you set it to wait 3-4 minutes between tasks. 3 X 3 = 9 minutes.

    If you then divide 60 minutes by the minutes above, you get how many tasks are done in 1 hour. Example from above, 60 / 9 = 6.667 tasks.
    So, it will follow 6 times, unfollow 6 times and like 6 times every hour = 18 tasks every hour.

    Now, if you don't do liking, so just follow and unfollow that gives you 2 X 3 = 6. Now in 1 hour, 60 / 6 = 10 tasks. So, it will follow 10 times, unfollow 10 times every hour. = 20 tasks every hour.

    You see where more things are done, if you're doing less tasks?

    Now, if you have it set to Shuffle Tasks, it gets weirder. It may follow 10 times, unfollow 2, and like 6 (total of 18) if set to follow/unfollow/like. Shuffle tasks just randomizes everything, so no real way of knowing how many times each task may be done. It could follow only once, and do the rest more often.

    Hope this helps.
     
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  5. rodol

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    Dude, you have to make another Project for LIKES, that's what i did to fix that delay "issue"... its not an issue at all it makes sense if you do your math... and i recommend you to dont follow/unfollow same day.
     
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    I appreciate you taking the time colorme to explain. But I think these are different issues.

    I understand what you are saying though. I have to allow the project enough time to finish running tasks, if there are to many tasks then it wont be completed in the set time I give it and I wont get the followers I want. So I have to either adjust delays between each task or each action within that task (ex: 20-40s per follow within that task).

    So here's where we are having the disconnect. My bots reach there limits before the time runs out. I have actually slowed them down with delays in order to spread out there activity throughout the day since initially it was to fast. Without the unfollow action my accounts are done for the most part a little over half way through the day, with it on, its not much longer yet the results are completely different as I have shown.

    My main issue here is that the program says in the stats above that it followed 325 and unfollowed 109. Yet the total people the account follows is lower than the day before. The delay wouldn't mess this stat up would it? Basically the program is saying it followed accounts when in reality it didn't. Not that it didn't have time, it just thought that it did.

    If I was having the issue you described wouldn't my accounts stats still be rising throughout the day as it tries to complete its tasks, but then fall short as it doesn't have enough time to finish them? Because that's not happening here.

    This problem even persists across multiple accounts handling varying volumes of work. An account following half as much and liking 2/3 as many posts still has this happen even though time isn't an issue.
     
  7. colorme

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    That last issue is a glitch, but don't know if it's due to Follow Liker or Instagram. Something to do with what IG sends FL, or FL losing connection and just saying that it did the last action.

    It's been reported here on BHW before. Just got to be able to live past it...
     
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    I thought IG don't allow follow/unfollow at the same day. That's the problem.
     
  9. rodol

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    Your problem could be some settings issues and not necessary FL glitch...
    You could be following and unfollowing the same account, FL will be telling the true but because of your settings that is happening.
    Other possibility is you are following private user, FL say it follows but it doesn't count as following till that user accept.
     
  10. OnPath341

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    Holy hell I thought my FL was just broken I was trying to do follow/unfollow on the same day. But then I realized my Liking feature wasn't working as well.
    So I have to make a whole new profile to Use the like feature? Is it the update?
     
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  11. rodol

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    No, its just that you need "help" FL to doing all the task on the same account, if you do Share + follow + unfollow + like + comment all with delays all with high limits.. if you do the math there is no way FL will deliver in one day using one project... best you can do is split the task in different projects for same account.
    Thats what i did and its working great.
     
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    My only issue with creating a a third project is wouldnt the tasks overlap and get flagged? I cant be for example, following and unfollowing at the exact same time. With posting pictures its fine because its 1-5 times a day and very quick. But if for a few hours your follows, unfollows and likes overlap it wouldnt appear very realistic.

    Only way around would be to sync up the times something like following in the morning and unfollowing in the afternoon.
     
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    There will be no problem with that if you do your settings right, Just use longer automation interval por your LIKEs project.
    In worst case scenario you will be liking unfollow and following 10 to 20 ppl in one action... that is not risky.. unless you use more than 50 to 100 followings / unfollowing / likes per cycle.
     
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    I have 4 instances of FL: follow, unfollow, like, upload. Have no problem with it.
     
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    Something is definitely up with FL. My twitter module hasn't followed anyone new in 48 hours. I think it's a bug in the 9.3.6 build. Also, Instagram and Pinterest modules are acting goofy. And I've been using FL for many years, so I know when it goes sideways. Most alarming is that their support site appears to be down so I can't even report the issue. Hopefully it's just a bad build and they'll correct everything in 9.3.7. Just wish I could report it.
     
  16. OnPath341

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    Well will definitely have to give that a try then. I might just need more help than the normal person.
     
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    FL is on 9.3.8 actually... update
     
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    delfinparis Newbie

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    Yep - and my issues are totally fixed with 9.3.8. They always get stuff fixed, and usually within a day or two. Great product.
     
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