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What to do about FollowLiker not being able to follow my followers.

Discussion in 'Twitter' started by punkinhead, Sep 25, 2015.

  1. punkinhead

    punkinhead Regular Member

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    I'd be more than happy to learn I'm doing something wrong, but as far as I can tell, the following is the current state of affairs with FL. Users, PLEASE help me work through this since dev will not, and share how you are dealing with this issue:

    FollowLiker does not have a simple function (as almost everyone would want) to follow those who follow you. Without this, it's pretty much pointless to even bother doing any retweets or favorites. After all, the whole point of doing those actions is to get people to follow you, but if they just unfollow later because you never follow back, the whole effort all around has been wasted.

    So... I contacted dev and asked, and he said I need another instance with individual settings per account that enter it's own account name into field for follow users of. Forgetting for the moment how tremendously inefficient this setup is for what should obviously be a default setting and a simple press of a button, and ignoring how it invites all sorts of user errors to have to manually enter hundreds of account names and make sure they all match the correct one, etc...

    The next issue becomes... ok, I've got hundreds of accounts on global settings, and I need to recreate another instance with all the same accounts, except all on individual settings. So, I ask the dev how to do this and get circular talk response with no method. So... I can't just make a copy and switch to individual settings since that is set prior to creation of project, and not something that can be switched later. So, I need to create a new project from scratch, and enter hundreds of accounts in. No problem, just export the accounts, and import them, right? If you've ever tried, you know this does not work.

    So, first off, how do I do this without having to manually reenter hundreds of accounts?

    Second, is that all just a tremendous waste of time? Reason I ask is... I tried the method on my main account of telling it to follow all followers of itself. I gave it 10 days. What I found was that 10 days later, I had people who had followed me 10 days ago that I STILL wasn't following. So, it didn't even work. I understand the basic issues about number of followers scraped per round, etc... but after 10 days? This seems to fit the general pattern with FL of being extremely inefficient in the way it deals with databases. Have others found this to be true? Is this feature working for you at all? Are you managing to follow those who follow you? Have I missed something?

    Please tell me I'm missing some magic button somewhere, or that you have found some other way to deal with the very basic issue of following those who follow you in FollowLiker.
     
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  2. punkinhead

    punkinhead Regular Member

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    Anyone? PLEASE give input on this if it is working for you or you have found workaround. I can't count the hours wasted trying to make this work.
     
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    i have another problem with following. my bot cant follow 500 users per account with 50 accounts in one project in 12 hours. this is very bad.
     
  4. punkinhead

    punkinhead Regular Member

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    I'm asking a very specific question here that takes some focus to understand and work with, please stay on topic.
     
  5. punkinhead

    punkinhead Regular Member

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    Damn, this is really driving me nuts. Spent half the day yesterday trying to find a way around it. SEVERAL problems here with the way FL is set up.

    FL just does not seem to understand when someone follows you, then unfollows you. Plenty of websites, etc can show this clearly in seconds with a list of those who unfollowed, but FL does not have this function. Instead, it scrapes endlessly, and never identifies the unfollowers. As a result, it gets clogged, and you run into follow ratio limits.

    So, if I do what the developer suggests, and run an entirely separate instance just for the purpose of following those who follow me, instead of fixing a problem, I now have two. New problem is that the follows generated by the second instance weren't followed by the first, which is doing the unfollowing. If IT didn't do the following itself, then it will never recognize those users to unfollow on it's 3 day dump cycle. So, once again, if those people unfollow in the future, I now have TWO instances of the same software that will never unfollow back.

    It's just not set up right.

    Please tell me someone has a way around this. Between my accounts, I've got to have tens of thousands of deadbeats clogging them up, and I keep having to do things like stop following for a few days to try and flush them,e tc. Plus, NONE of my mass accounts are following their own followers at all as this would just cause more issues with FL. So... I lose all sorts of followers who leave when I don't follow back. This has cost me thousands of followers.
     
  6. punkinhead

    punkinhead Regular Member

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    No one has found any solution here? With all the FollowLiker users, you'd someone must have worked something out... even it it's using something from a 3rd party.

    Confirmed the last few days across 7 different projects: FollowLiker does NOT unfollow accounts it cannot remember following even if you scrape every single follower, every single following, and set unfollow after ZERO days.

    So... it's not even an option to make up for the software's flaw by following all your followers personally. What will happen (as has been happening to me by the thousands) is that all those who follow you, then drop later will clog your account permanently and screw up your ratios keeping you from being able to follow more.

    So, the software itself HAS to do the following, or it will NEVER unfollow, and the developer's advice to create a SEPARATE instance just to handle this is invalid... both because it scrapes endlessly yet goes days or more without catching up to your recent followers, and even more importantly because this only creates TWO instances of the software that now will not unfollow those who unfollow you.

    I've tried explaining this to the dev multiple times, and it's like talking to a brick wall.

    Who has some way around this?
     
  7. Boriss

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    Looking to purchase FollowLiker, but need to wait for answer on this thread.
     
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    Okay, you're very confusing but I understood one thing. FL cannot follow every person you follow because some people are private accounts, if they don't accept you or decline you, then it counts as a follow even if you don't see it in following list. So you need to make sure you keep a list of all your follows so later on you can unfollow all those you didn't allow your follow.
     
  9. 93chandu

    93chandu Power Member

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    Why do you want to follow people who have already followed you? Most people use FL to unfollow people who have followed them already.