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Instagram Just Made Some Huge Changes Today. My Bot Now Rendered Useless. What to Do???

Discussion in 'Social Networking Sites' started by bobsleds, Aug 23, 2012.

  1. bobsleds

    bobsleds Regular Member

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    i had a bot made for me and to my knowledge it does bypass the api (it can scrape thousands of photos per min) and like thousands of pics per min but the danger with that is that your account can get rated or flagged so i never set it at full capacity

    to be quite frank, im not 100% sure i understand what bypassing the api means, (does api= 3rd party api) if my bot was able to scrape thousands of pics and like thousands of pics per minute that means its bypassing the api right?

    anyway, i set my bot to do about 300 likes per minute and it was doing just fine for about 2 weeks, but today it started acting weird. it would like about 5 pictures and then it would stop. the error message i got from my bot was that it had hit a limit. basically it was getting limited after only a couple likes.

    as u all know the reason why liking thru 3rd apis parties suck is because there is a limit. now it seems like my bot is hitting a limit even though its not using any third party apis, but as of today instagram has made some kind of change which is causing my likes to get limited.

    to my knoweldge i have the best type of bot available, but maybe im wrong

    is there a way in which you can do likes without hitting a limit ? pls know that my bot was able to do this for 2 weeks straight and all of that came to a stop today. even so, I know there must be some way to get around this new change instagram has implemented.

    any of you coding geniuses out there know of an alternative or possible methods to explore in getting around the limit?
     
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  2. bobsleds

    bobsleds Regular Member

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    wow over a 100 views and no replies?
     
  3. bobsleds

    bobsleds Regular Member

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    for background info i know someone else who started having the exact same problem yesterday so i know im not the only one.
     
  4. Gary Becks

    Gary Becks Power Member

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    Try to set the number of likes per min lower and see what it's able to do still.
     
  5. futurestunner

    futurestunner BANNED BANNED

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    Ive been getting the same problem. Likes are not properly counted
     
  6. bobsleds

    bobsleds Regular Member

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    "anyway, i set my bot to do about 300 likes per minute and it was doing just fine for about 2 weeks, but today it started acting weird. it would like about 5 pictures and then it would stop. the error message i got from my bot was that it had hit a limit. basically it was getting limited after only a couple likes."

    furthermore now when i try to scrape photos it asks for a login. before i was able to do it without logging in.

    christ whats goin on! i know instagram is cracking down but theres always a way around it...

    anyone?
     
  7. kideze

    kideze Elite Member

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    They will continue to make changes as they start officially working with facebook. Expect things to get harder
     
  8. rockstarrr

    rockstarrr Regular Member

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    i think the limit is now 350 per hour..
    what for a bot do you use?
     
  9. rockstarrr

    rockstarrr Regular Member

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    think the limit is now 350 per hour..
    what for a bot do you use?
     
  10. Chris22

    Chris22 Regular Member

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    They've added better proxy detection too.
     
  11. Phantasmic

    Phantasmic Junior Member

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    Yes they are constantly updating right now. Even API bots are getting affected. I am going to be looking into the changes they're making today.
     
  12. etizolam

    etizolam Newbie

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    yeah instaflow usesd to be a pretty good light bot now it doesnt really work always stops working . noticed this passed couple days.
     
  13. bobsleds

    bobsleds Regular Member

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    yup now even the sh-tty API bots are working worse than before because
    i think the 3rd party API's lowered their hourly like limit.
     
  14. Redox123

    Redox123 Regular Member

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    The Limit of Instagram is and was always 5000 requests per hour!
     
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    knff3443 Newbie

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    Yeah that would suck
     
  16. Redox123

    Redox123 Regular Member

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    It seems like they banned some accounts, what about yours?
     
  17. kideze

    kideze Elite Member

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    no, where did u hear this
     
  18. bobsleds

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    where did you read/hear that they banned accounts? i know a bunch of people that got banned but that was weeks ago. not within the last week.
     
  19. kideze

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    He just talking, Instagram should not ban unless your show explicit pictures. Also they have limited api to 175 requests an hour i think now
     
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  20. androide

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    advise me pls good and relevant bote for Instagram ? (make accaunts, followers etc)