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Recreational Instagrammer with Instagress concerns

Discussion in 'Instagram' started by blissedignorance, Mar 1, 2015.

  1. blissedignorance

    blissedignorance Newbie

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    Hello everyone,

    First post here, been reading for a bit now trying to gather the most info I can about instagress before I commit my personal, and only instagram account to the possibility of getting banned.

    From everything I have read so far, it seems that I should be okay in avoiding being banned if I remain inactive while running the bot.
    - Does this mean that I should not even be logged into my account while running?
    - I know not to like, comment or follow. Is there any more actions to avoid?

    I have noticed a ton of spam accounts recently liking my photos, especially ones posted quite some time ago. Some stats - I have about 250 photos and almost 650 followers. I am hoping to get to about 2-5k followers and call it quits.

    My intentions:
    I don't plan to run this full time, as I do like to post and have organically gained a bunch of followers since I started through my interactions with them. I don't specialize in a particular niche, but my posts do follow a somewhat common theme. I don't want to be paid or affiliated with any one else throughout this process, I am simply hoping to gain myself some exposure through liking recently posted photos in the tags I am already as active as possible in.

    If there are any other things the experienced people on this site think that I should know, I am all ears. This whole world is new to me and I am trying to do it as safe as possible. Thanks in advance for your insights.
     
  2. BlueWaterLover

    BlueWaterLover Junior Member

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    Hey!

    Welcome!

    Instagram is very good if you are just starting out on instagram bots. It is online so you don't have to run your computer. Also no proxies needed.

    Instagress settings are very safe to run. I was even liking pictures while running instagress. You shouldn't use other bots when using instagress. or no other instagram api using app.

    I would not do comments. But only likes & followers.
    Because if you use spammy comments you'll be banned easily.

    I hope I was clear for you
     
  3. BlueWaterLover

    BlueWaterLover Junior Member

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    stop trynna sell your bots mate
     
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  4. blissedignorance

    blissedignorance Newbie

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    Yea im not interested in purchasing anything from anyone other than instagress and that is still just a thought.

    Bluewaterslover,

    You are pretty clear, however from what I've read even on instagress' site it specifies to have no action on the account you're running the bot on. I am just wondering if I can remain logged in to view my friends posts as they come through without taking action on them.

    I don't plan on running the bot to follow any one either. I am content with who I am following now as it is a good mix between real life and instagram friends. I would go through the people who have followed me after i stop the script and engage with the accounts I am interested in.

    looking for any additional info on how to best stay off of Instagrams radar to avoid being banned
     
  5. EnronCEO

    EnronCEO Junior Member

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    I wouldn't recommend instagress WOT report that site has a lot of negative reviews :p
     
  6. blissedignorance

    blissedignorance Newbie

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    Can't be sure if you're serious here, but I've heard the contrary.

    In all seriousness, serious input appreciated. Only need to be pointed in the right direction and I am on my way. Thanks
     
  7. mladz

    mladz Power Member

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    I have been using Instagress for a year now. You can safely perform normal actions on your phone while the same account is working in Instagress. When i say normal i mean the odd comment here and there and the odd like every so often (not spamming 50 likes an hr etc).
    Comments are also safe to use if you are doing the default ones plus add 10 of your own to make 30 rotating comments. The worst that will happen is you may hit captcha once a week, just fill out and wait 24hrs before doing any other actions. My spamm accounts in instagress would have been captcha'd at least 200 times each by now and the worst case is a 24hr ban.
     
  8. blissedignorance

    blissedignorance Newbie

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    Good to hear, can I post pictures while the script is running? What is captcha, can I assume it is when I need to verify I am a human by entering a code or something of that nature?

    As far as password resets go, do I just need to be certain of the email I've used with the account should that happen? I plan to set it on normal and very conservative settings...

    Any additional input appreciated :cool:
     
  9. mladz

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    Yes you can post pictures and you are right about the captcha process. I recommend keeping a list of the emails and passwords to your accounts somewhere as the odd occasion your password will be prompted for reset. The first time you log into instagress it should trigger a password reset on email.
     
  10. Complete

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    I found instagress to be fairly safe but I made sure I never used the accounts while instagress was running.

    Every now and then I had to log back into my account and I think once I had to change my password but it ran \pretty smoothly.
     
  11. jtluongo

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    I have used instagress for a long time. over 6 months. I have an account built to 30k that it stays running all the time and hasnt had any issues. Although I started 2 new accounts and used instagress on them. Same settings as usual and a variety of comments. They both got banned for some reason at about 1500 follwers. Not sure why.
     
  12. yopyui

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    Personally, I've used Instagress for comparison testing, and if I keep my rate at "slow" or "normal", I've never run into any issues with follows and likes. (I don't believe in comments - too obviously spammy.)
     
  13. waitier

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    Instagress - Runs on their server
    Other bots - Runs on your server

    So it depends on who you trust. And running lots of accounts get very costly on a monthly payment basis.
     
  14. EnronCEO

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    For me instgress is too expensive for a volatile type deal where you don't know if you will get banned or not for any reason. I rather one shot payment for a bot like FL, so if I get banned I wont feel like a have to eat such a loss.
     
  15. blasterweb

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    InstaGress is time subscription based.
     
  16. Extraordinare

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    Hello, Blissed.

    I have come across your thread and would like some update on your plan. Did you go through with it and used Instagress? I am having second thoughts too if it is worth it.

    If anyone could give out an answer, or another alternative that will not be too costy, or has a free-trial, please let me know.

    Kind Regards,
    Ex.