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Imagine being able to use instagram.

Imagine being able to use instagram.

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Fuzzy-Moth

Whaaaat?? There's got to be more context to this.


Churdlezz

Absolutely none, just wanted to scroll through instagram but it’s broke, i still can’t do anything.


Craniumology

Close the app and reload it. Resets it for me each time.


Churdlezz

I have, multiple times not sure what’s going on.


Craniumology

¯\_(ツ)_/¯


Kl--------k

You lost an arm


Craniumology

No arm, but I still have the hand!


Bob-The-One

In case you didn't know, backslashes, asterisks, and underscores need to be escaped using a backslash, so you should've typed ¯\\\_(ツ)\_/¯ Keyboards _should_ do it automatically when inserting emoticons imo but they don't.


Craniumology

Yours looks like it has a shattered arm and a hunchback... at least it's happy still.


Bob-The-One

Hehe, i meant this is exactly what you need to type to get the right thing. I put it in a code block so it doesn't escape. This is what happens if i type those ¯\\\_(ツ)\_/¯


freeturkeytaco

It’s an error. Do you think they designed the app to not work on purpose? What about this is asshole design?


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locaprincesaa

It’s not a limit on scrolling. Every so often Facebook’s network will act up and WhatsApp’s and Instagram will go down with it. It’s shifty and annoying but it’s not purposely implemented.


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cadedis

It's not trying to shift the blame. When the servers start acting up it mostly because something internally happened that makes the server think that the action is being spammed. It's something that's implemented to prevent people from spamming the server is just being shit.


weezerisrael

huh. i got that message around the same time, it would full on crash when i tried to DM someone. maybe instagram’s servers were fucked up or something, causing some accounts to be action blocked?


MrBlueDeath

Same thing happened to me


Churdlezz

Strange pretty sure it’s not happening anymore.


MrBlueDeath

Thank you


archangel_mjj

Instagram's major design problems are not some shonky retry code.


Specy_Wot

Laughs in react native


theREALhun

This is obviously not by design, it could be an glitch on their server or on your end (I suggest a reinstall), but this is not designed like this on purpose. So no assholedesign…


-bluedit

Not an asshole move - either Instagram servers are overloaded, or the API thinks you're a bot for whatever reason (e.g you scrolled too fast or too much) A more appropriate place would be r/crappydesign, and even that's a strech


misterslothman

Tried trying later?


correctingStupid

Oh no! Software millions use is buggy for one person. Better go run to asshole design and whine like a baby about it.


polka_a

Not asshole design


_Ki_

It would appear that you are pressing the wrong button.


Churdlezz

is there a third option????


NudeReciver

Pov: you are a flie


DeKlaasVaag

Again, someone who has absolutely no idea what design entails complaining about something that has nothing to do with design on a sub meant for design.


Churdlezz

It’s them saying they limit something to protect their community. Them limiting the one function and making it out to be to protect the community instead of them admitting that it’s an error with their severs is something I would call assholedesign.


Any_Shame7913

PAIN MOMENT


SilverSniper512

I think it’s because you’re in “similar posts” this happens to me too and it just stops after a bit. But the fact that it keeps giving you the error is weird. It’s always annoying because I’m normally just mindlessly scrolling


Rumplesforeskin

Well tell them!


Churdlezz

if you keep watching i did press it a lot


Rumplesforeskin

I know lol


maddogmular

This is just a bug with a placeholder error message put in. They're not intentionally limiting your usage of Instagram, well I guess they are, that's why that message is there. This specific behaviour, however, is an unintentional bug. The error message is normally to stop thing like API spam but it could be a problem with the application, using the wrong err message because it doesn't know the problem exactly. It could also be a problem on Instagrams end, returning an error that the application can't explain.


twohams

/r/softwaregore


Antman5000

What did you do to cause this? Ive used instagarm on my iPhone many times before but this...this is just off...


Churdlezz

I opened instagram and scrolled.


nobunnyknowsme

That crap happened to me yesterday out of nowhere! I reported a problem in the help center on the profile definitions and a few minutes later it was fine. Not sure if it’s related but it’s worth a try…


AF1011

It's looks like shadowban... You'll may to take your time for rest using instagram, you may to Temporary Close Account.


NetworkEasy

ok but like r/softwaregore or somewhere else would be for this post


Ok-Entry-3392

I used to have Instagram and they shadow banned all the flipping time for no reason it was stupid😅😅😅😅👌🏻


The-man_with-no_name

I actually think it’s a fantastic feature. In a world saturated with social media it’s good to see one of the bigger platforms limiting over use, I would think a conglomerate like Instagram wouldn’t dare do this but I’m happy to find out they do. Like cmon 3 hours of scrolling and then telling you to stop shouldn’t be a bad thing, right?


Churdlezz

I agree with your point apart from the context behind this is i had just opened the app and scrolled down about 4 posts.


-bluedit

It's to prevent auromated scraping...


ThatSpiderImSpider

Wow Instagram really thinks your that big of a dick


Cems975

Just delete it. Trust me, its worth it


Churdlezz

Honestly may as well at this point. But if I do that I will also force myself to delete reddit.