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Worst thing happened to me today! (The risk of using followliker!)

Discussion in 'Instagram' started by willteasle, Nov 21, 2015.

  1. willteasle

    willteasle Junior Member

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    Just have to get this off my chest...
    So I am a photographer specialising in fitness shoots... I set up my followliker to like pics of users who follow girlswholift
    So one of the models I have shot and tagged on my insta.. send me a really angry email about getting followed by dodgy guys (150, since I tagged her in a pic)
    I untagged her and unfollowed her (she told me they are using my follower list to follow all her an her friends)
    I thought I had sorted it... but now she has sent me a screenshot of a pic I "liked" and it was a picture of ISIS propaganda glorifying the paris attacks.
    Shes really really pissed off! And wants to know why I liked that and why I am connecting these people to her.. I told her about the autoliking and didnt mean to like it... but shes not impressed, she told me this is not okay.
    This could really ruin my business... with potential clients and who knows what else... its a disaster!
    Oh well... theres always a risk running bots! :(
     
  2. Frankie4Fingers

    Frankie4Fingers Power Member

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    Yeah, that's one of the worst downside of using bots...at the beginning when I was using Instagress I noticed that my main account was liking pics of teens if not naked pictures of young girls (these ones from accounts spamming dating affiliate links). Needless to say I decided to block everybody I knew in real life from my main account to avoid being labeled as a pedo haha

    The only remedy I found to this is to laser-target tags avoiding the most used ones (like "instacool", "instapic", etc.) as those kind of tags get stuffed in every kind of pictures, especially the one aimed to spam

    You still run into some unwanted pictures here and there, but that's unavoidable if you want to use automation tools
     
  3. HoNeYBiRD

    HoNeYBiRD Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    you could have just thanked her that she notified you about this, because you weren't aware and could have explained to her that you're an extremely busy person, you don't have time to manage your account, so you hired a VA and that you will definitely check up on him/hire a new one and you make sure that nothing like that will happen again, it's always easier to blame someone else lol
    i guess it's too late for this now though
     
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  4. envisioned

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    Depends on which photos you like and which tags you used. More and more tags are being abused of so I'd rather recommend staying away from those tags... Use more related, specific tags to like rather than popular tags which everyone uses.
    I'd rather focus on smaller accounts which get good followers a day, rather than those "big" ones who are followed but a lot of spam accounts.

    Using a bot will always have those risks but get away with it, there's nothing you can actually do.
     
  5. outrage666

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    i would never run any bots for my own main account. sorry but this must be clear to anyone that you have absolutely not any controll what the bot is liking and not.
     
  6. splishsplash1

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    I just like my own followers' pics. It boosts engagement too
     
  7. luisk

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    Not a good choice to use a bot for "personal" account.
     
  8. envisioned

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    well, you can if you do it right. of course you don't have control over what your bot is liking, but remember that people can only see the last 8 pics you've liked so you can kinda use that to ur advantage :)
     
  9. Worm99

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    I set one of my adult tumblrs to follow all the accounts who liked a post with "teen" tag over and over again. All of a sudden I get like a 1000 messages from an angry father saying "stop following my daughter you perv!!".
    Obv, she liked some justin bieber photo with the tag.
     
  10. mladz

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    Little does her father know that she has probably already taken 2 dicks at once...she ain't no little princess mate.
     
  11. kimanierick

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    sorry pal. every thing has its pros and cons. since the damage has already has already occurred, all you need to do is clean your image. maybe you could consider not using the auto liker software or hire someone do the job for you. I know this can be stressful but in the end, we have to do what is good for business for it to grow and rise. ALL THE BEST
     
  12. dominate9

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    Thanks for sharing. I will definitely NOT be using Followliker on my personal account then...only my niche accounts.
     
  13. praetserge

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    You liked isis post... well, your bot... you deserve all the bans and I really hope IG will ban you as well.
    I wish I saw your face after a relative of yours or a friend died in paris and then you follow or like those posts... retard.
     
  14. envisioned

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    lol, it ain't actually his fault why are u being so rude? if the bot liked it it ain't really under his control. yes, he could have chosen the target users and tags better but dafuq!?

    Isis is actually trying everything to promote themselves, they're using a lot of social media so it might happen, they ain't dumb.

    Just be sure to use tags that aren't that popular and more specific and you're good to go.
     
  15. JustChillin

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    First of all, this is not a risk of using FL, but any other bot. And second, you can skip images with specific words in them. For example, add "ISIS" in your blacklist and you will be fine.
     
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  16. willteasle

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    Problem was I was using FLC method to scrape users following the massive girlswholift account! :/
    Its a shame because using this method I was growing by 100 followers a day..
     
  17. willteasle

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    Thanks for all the messages guys! I feel a bit better today! haha
    Still shaken up, but hopefully it will blow over and she wont bad mouth me to potential clients.
    I did explain everything to her and seemed to have convinced her I didnt do this on purpose. She told me she expects me to screen all my followers from now on, which will be hard since I get 100 a day.. but I guess I should... and also regularily check what posts I'm liking on the app. I also blocked and reported the extremist account.
    Thanks again guys!
     
  18. JustChillin

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    It does not matter how you scrape users/photos, if you have blacklisted the word "ISIS", FL would have skipped those pictures and not like/comment them.
     
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    When something goes wrong, blame your subordinates. :)
     
  20. utterlyadrift25

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    Yeah this is probably the most powerful thing you have to be able to control such things.

    @To the guy that called OP a retard. Sympathise with you deeply if you have lost someone personally in that horrific event but I think what you're saying is baseless since OP has outlined that the bot itself has ended up liking something which he wouldn't like himself...