Love Hate Relations

Instagram. I love the service, so much creativity out there, and so many great people too. I’ve made some cool friends on Instagram as I have here on WordPress. That’s the Love side. Hate Instagram. Hate is probably too powerful a word to use in this instance but… Once again, the software or whatever they use on Instagram has unfairly blocked my account from making comments on other sites. And why is this?

I was making an honest comment this morning, using NO bad words, NO racist remarks or anything out of line. As you who know me will understand, I NEVER make those kinds of comments on any website or blog. If I can’t say something nice or constructive, I won’t say anything at all. The block is unjustified. Instagram offers a way to report this. I did yet was not taken to a page where I can actually leave my thoughts on this nonsense. Really?

This crap is what caused me to close my first Instagram account. Supposedly my account will be fully reinstated in 24 hours. I am being punished by a damned software program running on a server somewhere on the planet, for a crime I did not commit. Just as a chain is as strong as it’s weakest link, software is only as smart as the dickhead who wrote the software. It’s very much a love/hate relationship for me with Instagram.

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John is a native of Michigan, the Great Lakes State, he is 56 years young and retired. I've been using WordPress since 2000 with various websites both self-hosted and the WP.com side. Thanks for visiting my website!

3 Responses

  1. That is crazy. I hope that never happens to me, and hopefully your page will be up and running again soon.

    Twitter always seemed more strict to me on terms of service than Instagram though.

  2. You are not alone! I’ve been blocked as well for very strange reasons which is pretty annoying. Assume the software is trying to prevent misuse, with varying luck I would say:)

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