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Has anyone else seen this pop-up message? Blocked from gaining followers

Discussion in 'Instagram' started by M00sh, Dec 29, 2015.

  1. M00sh

    M00sh Newbie

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    So I was mass following and one particular user, I cannot follow. a pop up comes up saying

    "action not allowed
    This account cannot be followed right now. We restrict certain content and actions to protect our community. Tell us if you think we have made a mistake."

    i can follow anyone else but not this person and I'm not blocked. I noticed that user has like 250k followers and I'm thinking.. So it's possible to be blocked from gaining followers!?
     
  2. onelettershor

    onelettershor Supreme Member

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    I don't get it, you're blocked from following or being followed?
     
  3. BlueLemon

    BlueLemon Junior Member

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    Good question. There are quite a few people you are not allowed to follow. Even I'd like to know the reason.
     
  4. onelettershor

    onelettershor Supreme Member

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    Maybe because they blocked you?
     
  5. jesuswalks

    jesuswalks Newbie

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    I would guess this is the answer.
     
  6. Cherry

    Cherry Supreme Member

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    It happened to me too. I couldn't like someone else's photo and got almost the same message. Weird.
     
  7. txholdem

    txholdem Elite Member

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    250k did not block OP.
    OP is saying the 250k is blocked from gaining followers.
     
  8. Double Tap

    Double Tap Newbie

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    I've gotten this before manually following/liking large numbers. Seems Instagram has been cracking down, depending on how much you've "gone over" it should allow you to resume normal use in the next 24-48 hours. At least that was the case for the 2 accounts I've had this happen to.

    Something I will add, is that I noticed those particular accounts were very sensitive to over liking or following for a period of time after.
     
  9. Nomophobic

    Nomophobic Registered Member

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    I've noticed some accounts i'm not able to follow, and i highly doubt i've been blocked by them since there's nothing that could relate us, could be the person is temp banned, i'm not sure what could cause this.
     
  10. Weblycos

    Weblycos Senior Member

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    Always try to Play slow mate. It helps for the long run.