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i created 3 instagram accounts in 2 days

Discussion in 'Instagram' started by txholdem, Jul 27, 2015.

  1. txholdem

    txholdem Elite Member

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    i read somewhere on bhw that one can have 3 accounts on a phone.

    so i created 3 in 2 days, writing description, profile photo and all. then i found out that i cannot follow anybody?
    am i being blacklisted or something? email to instagram got no reply.
     
  2. laowai

    laowai Power Member

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    I just created my 6th account today on same phone so you can definitely have more than 3 accounts on a phone although it's not recommended as you can get all accounts banned once.
     
  3. txholdem

    txholdem Elite Member

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    am i being banned? why cant i follow?
     
  4. laowai

    laowai Power Member

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    If your account would be banned you should not be able to even login. Most likely you have temporary follow ban which should go away in a day or two. If you wasn't too aggressive with following then maybe your IP is being blacklisted.
     
  5. LleixG

    LleixG Senior Member

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    You are probably banned from following for 24h
     
  6. txholdem

    txholdem Elite Member

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    i have NOT followed ANYBODY at all. all i did was creating the 3 accounts and 'bootstrapping.' i posted just 3 photos. they blacklist my ip for that? it says 'action or content not allowed.' 'please update your profile to start liking photos...'
     
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  7. laowai

    laowai Power Member

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    Is it possible that the IP was already blacklisted? Otherwise it could be related to your content, did you put links to your bio?
     
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  8. txholdem

    txholdem Elite Member

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    yes, i have a website url in each of the 3 bios.
     
  9. laowai

    laowai Power Member

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    My guess is that the links are the reason. If those are blocked on Facebook it could be the reason.
     
  10. anthonynyc

    anthonynyc Newbie

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    You didn't think of mentioning in your original post that you had links in all 3 bios? That should been the most crucial piece of information that you should have mentioned... Anyway, I think that answers the question.

    Oh and by the way, I run about 7 accounts, all of which I log into from the same iPhone on a daily basis and from the same location/wifi connection. Never had a problem so far...
     
  11. txholdem

    txholdem Elite Member

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    if they dont want people to put links there, why do they even have that box?
     
  12. anthonynyc

    anthonynyc Newbie

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    They do want people to put links in there but when someone creates 3 accounts within 2 days, using the same account, and having a link in all of them, let's be honest, that is not typical behavior for the "normal, average" Instagram user, and it probably gets picked up by Instagram somehow and raises a couple of red flags.
     
  13. txholdem

    txholdem Elite Member

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    actually its 3 accounts, 3 emails, 3 sites, same phone. so thats a problem?
    now what do i do? remove the urls? would that work?
     
  14. laowai

    laowai Power Member

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    I would just wait 1-2 days and see if the ban would be removed, if not then remove urls.
     
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