Hey all, So my bot has excellent content flow and engagement. It's growing by itself but I'm ready to speed it up a little with some churn. I'm about ready to tune my follower churn bot and I thought it might be productive to post here with the information I gather. I have hopes that others will add information if this is found useful to them. Let's save each other a few banned accounts? Here is the information I've gathered pre-testing. It seems like there are three automatic banhammer flags we will need to avoid. Automation Rules You may not use or develop any application that allows for the following or unfollowing of user accounts in a bulk or automated manner. So first of all to do this we will have to mimic manual following / unfollowing. Since they cannot see our front end with personal code, all they can do is check the bots activity. This means we have to be as human-like as possible. No bulk processing at fast speeds. My theory on this is to have multiple work sessions per day, every few hours or so on a semi-random interval. During each work session follow a small group of users with short but randomized timing between each follow request. Something along those lines.. 2. Aggressive Following We monitor all accounts for aggressive following and follow churn (repeatedly following and unfollowing large numbers of other users). You can read more about these below, but if you don’t follow or unfollow hundreds of users in a single day, and you aren’t using automated methods of following users, you should be fine. Aggressive following is defined as indiscriminately following hundreds of accounts just to garner attention. However, following a few users if their accounts seem interesting is normal and is not considered aggressive. Key thing to note here is they mentioned "Hundreds" twice. Meaning it's likely that their flags will not trigger for accounts that follow less than 100 users per day. I will probably start with somewhere around 75-90 per day every day for safe sustainability. It's worth noting that you can probably get away with much more if it isn't sustained. You can get away with following under 1,000 people in a day, but probably not doing it daily. My goal is to boost growth, but keep it subtle enough that I can get away with it 24/7. 3. Aggressive Follow Churn Aggressive follow churn is when an account repeatedly follows and then unfollows a large number of users. This one might be the trickiest. The simplest fix is just don't churn. The problem is that relies on natural growth and a good follow ratio. Personally, I plan to start by monitoring my follower ratio and only following when my ratio allows it. This is the safest and most sustainable way of continuously building up an authority account. If the account does not grow enough naturally some unfollowing may be required. In previous tests I have managed to unfollow 300-500 people once every 3-5 days without issue. I plan to test spreading this out as gradual daily unfollowing in small human-like amounts (like following). I also think it would be wise to mix in unfollowing some followers with all the unfollowers we are removing. That's about all I've got for you guys. Hopefully this post helps out a few fellow botters. Let me know if you guys find anything worth mentioning, specifically any follow/churn rates that are known to trigger suspensions. If you get banned from churn, it's very helpful to let us know how fast you were churning. Similarly your follow rates for non-banned but actively churning accounts. Good luck friends.