I’m quite new here, and though I’ve been keen on photography for a while (I date back to processing film from my Yashica Minister-D), my retirement sees me with more time to pursue my interests which include novel writing.
I wanted to put my images up for friends and family to see, and thought Instagram would be a good choice. So, I created an account, and I left it fallow for about 6 weeks. Circumstances prevented me from uploading anything until just yesterday.
When I tried to access my account, I received this error message: Your account has been permanently disabled because it didn’t follow our Community Guidelines. This decision can’t be reversed either because we’ve already reviewed it, or because 30 days have passed since your account was disabled. Learn more about why we disable accounts in our Community Guidelines.
I’m a little bit miffed at this, because I hadn’t actually attempted to upload anything. I also spent a fruitless hour or two yesterday, trying to resurrect it or at least find out why I’d been booted-out.
I’d still like to have some of my better images online, but it appears that Instagram is no longer available to me.
I’d like a free service - or at least one that isn’t too expensive - and is easily accessible to friends and family.
Can anyone suggest a viable course of action for me?
I’ve considered creating a new email address (Instagram has made note of my current email address, so I can’t use it again) and going in that way, but I’m not comfortable doing that. I used to use Photobucket but they changed to a subscription model, and that was unsuitable.
I use Flickr for this purpose too… I don’t get much out of the groups and community on it, but it works ok and is reasonably well known. It does show a few ads though, with the free version. I don’t find them too intrusive. If you wanted a whole new project, you could build a website! I don’t think I’d recommend that as a quick and straightforward solution though😉
My wife got bounced from Instagram a few months ago through no fault of her own, and couldn’t get the ban removed. Then it was suddenly reinstated. Apparently they had a bug that kicked users for no reason.
Vero is the closest thing to what Instagram was before Facebook->Meta wrecked it.
At this point, Vero is free, and shows only what you choose to see. No ads, no “you are seeing this because we thought you’d like it”, and the feed is strictly chronological. And they don’t squeeze all the quality out of photos.
that did occur to me, but given it had only been around for a couple of weeks at most before shutdown, a hacker would have to have been pretty lucky to find the account and break into it. I’ll never know for sure, because I just can’t communicate with them.