Breaking news: Instagram Punished me @endrebarath for being kind...

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Instagram Punished  me @endrebarath  for being kind…

No! The reason is not what you are thinking. I was not writing hundreds of posts about Real Estate No not because I was spamming people.

Well let me give you a little background I have been on Instagram since August 2016 during this time I have posted 75 times. I did manage to build a following of about 960+/-  followers, since that number is fluid depending when you look up or down by 30+/- and I am following about 411 people.

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I do not use a third party to do any of my social media posts. All is done by me for better or worse. I decided the past two weeks that I owe it to my followers to press the “like”  or “heart” icon to show them and give them love.

Now with that said you might ask so, what was “The crime” ? The crime was “too many loves” period! I had no idea that there is a limit on how much love you can give. Well thanks to Instagram there is a limit.

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How do I know this? I tried to press the heart icon yesterday and I received this ominous message:

 

                                     Action Blocked

Based on previous use of this feature, your account has been temporarily blocked from taking this action. This block will expire on 06/09/2019. We restrict certain content and actions to protect our community. Tell us if you think we made a mistake.

Tell us                                                Ignore

 

 I then tried other features such as leaving comments, no problem with that. I was just shaking my head and grousing to Diane about it.

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I decided to do some research and I learned that this is not so unusual. If you happened to get blocked temporarily, don’t do anything with your profile and do not start searching for customer service, just wait it out before the “privilege” is restored. It will happen faster then trying to get a response from the customer service people.

I have also learned that do not try to do time blocking with Instagram, such as liking too many posts in a short amount of time. Also try not to comment to too many people in a short amount of time.

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So, what was the ‘Lesson’ I learned? Well my lesson out of this is that remember who owns Instagram. If you do not let me share here: It is owned by Facebook. So either accept it that they do what ever they want to do or take a more aggressive approach and write to  mark@fb.com I am confident you will get a response😊

 

 

 

If you are looking for a knowledgeable, focused and goal-oriented Realtor in the Beverly Hills area who will help you achieve your Real Estate goals, please reach out to me directly!

If you are looking for a pet friendly Beverly Hills Realtor who can handle and sell the most difficult properties that no one else could, please reach out to me directly!! If you are considering buying or selling a home, a luxury home, luxury investment real estate, luxury vacation homes, or luxury beach properties in Southern California, Los Angeles, Century City, Westwood, West Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Marina Del Rey, Venice or Malibu, feel free to contact me at 310.486.1002 (m) or homes@endrebarath.com or visit one of my websites at https://www.endrebarath.com  I contribute a portion of my commission to local animal rescue organizations.

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Rainmaker
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Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Ron and Alexandra Seigel  and now that is an interesting subject, what is in the Future? Ron or you should write about it, I am very interested and I am sure many would be interested on this platform too:))Endre

Jun 16, 2019 10:46 PM #32
Rainmaker
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Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Kathy Streib  as long as you keep it under 30 likes within the hour and then you can spread the love... at least that is what my research said... and thank you for adding me to your weekly posts:)Endre

Jun 16, 2019 10:48 PM #33
Rainmaker
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Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Debe Maxwell, CRS  reminded me of being a kid and my father would punish me by putting me in the "corner" for a certain amount of time:))Endre

Jun 16, 2019 10:49 PM #34
Rainmaker
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Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Sometimes it’s just an algorithm thing I think, and really can’t be more than that in most cases I’ve found with most people I talk to

Jun 16, 2019 11:36 PM #35
Rainmaker
2,735,146
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Also please forgive that terrible run-on sentence and the lack of punctuation haha!

Jun 16, 2019 11:37 PM #36
Rainmaker
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Kat Palmiotti
Grand Lux Realty, Monroe NY, 914-419-0270, kat@thehousekat.com - Monroe, NY
The House Kat

That's nutty. I would think they would encourage likes. ??

Jun 17, 2019 02:51 AM #37
Rainmaker
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Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Good morning Endre Barath, Jr. ,

I'm so glad that Kathy Streib featured your post in her "Ah-ha" moments for the week. Who knew..too much love will get punished! I like Debe Maxwell, CRS are glad you are now out of your time out!

Jun 17, 2019 05:08 AM #38
Rainmaker
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Carla Freund
Keller Williams Preferred Realty - Raleigh, NC
Raleigh - Cary Triangle Real Estate 919-602-8489

Wow, you have twice as as many followers as you're following. That's pretty good! I've not been slapped with that on instagram. I have seen people suddenly follow me then like a ton of post including old one which seems a bit creepy.

Jun 17, 2019 05:32 AM #39
Rainmaker
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Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Realty Center - Waukesha, WI
Giving Back With Each Home Sold!

Congrats on the feature by Kathy this week!  Terrific post!

Jun 17, 2019 07:06 AM #40
Rainmaker
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Marte Cliff
Marte Cliff Copywriting - Priest River, ID
Your real estate writer

Who knows what these people are thinking. I read the other day that Pinterest shut someone down for posting Bible verses.

Jun 17, 2019 07:55 AM #41
Rainmaker
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Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line

Interesting, never encoutnered that so far. 

Jun 17, 2019 08:03 AM #42
Rainmaker
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Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi
NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656 - New Lenox, IL
708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience

I had no idea that Instagram did this, Endre Barath, Jr. .  I'm new to Instagram and still trying to get the hang of it.  This particular punishment doesn't seem to make much sense to me, given some of the other actions that are allowed ... or should I say accounts allowed.  Glad that I found you a while back on Instagram and look forward to "liking" and "hearting" many of your posts there ...

Gene

Jun 17, 2019 08:40 AM #43
Anonymous
John C Henry

Take 'em down. That's what I say.

Jun 17, 2019 09:44 AM #44
Rainmaker
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Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

My husband and daughters are on Instagram but not me. I have no interest. Seems strange to me to limit "likes".

Jun 19, 2019 06:39 AM #45
Rainmaker
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Jill Sackler
Charles Rutenberg Realty Inc. 516-575-7500 - Long Beach, NY
LI South Shore Real Estate - Broker Associate

Had no idea, thanks for letting us know about their rules.

Jun 19, 2019 04:44 PM #46
Rainmaker
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Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Grant Schneider  Diane might have a different take on that:)Endre

Jun 19, 2019 11:05 PM #47
Rainmaker
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Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Brian England  good question maybe the message I put out? or the people I follow? who knows it is a mystery to me too:)Endre

Jun 19, 2019 11:07 PM #48
Rainmaker
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Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD  I am such a time blocker this really messes my time up... now I have to be concerned how many likes I put out in the past X number of hours...Endre

Jun 19, 2019 11:08 PM #49
Rainmaker
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Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Carol Williams  you make a good point I wonder what they charge for liking 650 posts a day?:)Endre

Jun 19, 2019 11:10 PM #50
Rainmaker
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Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886  you make an excellent point... not just on that platform but on all of them<Endre

Jun 19, 2019 11:11 PM #51
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