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Instagram issues

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annatannat Forumite
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Hi
I know this is not an unique issue but, there appears to be extensive account blocking at present. I try to look everyday but am only allowed to tag etc. about every three days for two hours? I can only access instagram on my desktop, so this is already frustrating!! I have noted other accounts are able to tag without any issues at all? Please can anyone advise? I have sent daily report issues, even contacting facebook to see if there is anything they can do? (they own it?).
Any help anyone can offer would be great
Thanks
Anna

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  • xbexbexbexxbexbexbex Forumite
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    Comping constitutes as spam, and there is against instagram's terms of service. It's pointless contacting them to fix the issue. The only way around getting blocked is to take things slowly so you don't get flagged as spamming. 
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  • english_roseenglish_rose Forumite
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    I feel like there's been a definite change in the last week or two. Now I can enter far fewer competitions than I could do previously before getting banned. It's frustrating when companies ask you to tag as many people as possible. Surely the companies and Instagram should communicate on this....if repeated tagging gets accounts banned, then Instagram should make it a rule that companies request 1 tag only to enter a competition.
  • xbexbexbexxbexbexbex Forumite
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    Once your account gets banned a few times, you're under more scrutiny from the algorithm. This is why you get banned more often. Eventually this could lead to your account getting deleted sadly (happened to me.) I doubt Instagram will care enough to intervene and inform promoters sadly. 
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  • annatannat Forumite
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    So is it a better idea to just start again with a new account, it is so pants like English Rose says for companies to ask you to tag and then to block!!
    Thanks for the feedback
  • xbexbexbexxbexbexbex Forumite
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    The problem with new accounts is that the threshold for tags ect is even lower because of the age of the account.  :( Its so annoying that instagram is like this, as its my favourite place to comp. 
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  • annatannat Forumite
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    definitely more wins too!!
    Thanks for your help

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