Instagram annoyance - why so many of these accounts?

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8/19/2018 7:39 PM

What is with the multitude of Instagram accounts that seem to me "dirt bike" related, but I'm assuming they are only there to get a bunch of followers and somehow fish info from us? After the first few I didn't think much of it, but this is just a list from the past couple of months, there's no way all these accounts are just fans wanting to post (other peoples) cool pictures, there's got to be something up here right? I block these accounts now Immediately because it freaks me out. Again, this is probably just 3 months worth of blocked accounts before I got tired of typing them out:

motocross_vest
_motocross_today_
vintage.motocross
dbike_gear_
motocross_amazingg
rideverve
dbike.lifestyle
dbike.family
dbike.racing
dirtbikejump
biker.planet_
supercrosslove
motocross.world.lovers
dirbikedownhill
dbike_days_
dirtbikebooter
supercrossclub
motocross_l0ve
photos_motocrosslife
dbike_magazine
photos.motocross.for.life
stroke4everday
dirtbikewhoops
motocross_school
dbike_parts_
wheeliedailys
motocross.photoss
dirtybikeworld
dbike_awesome_
stroke4evertime
dirtbikedouble
dbike_forpresident_
photos_motocrosstraining

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8/19/2018 7:48 PM

I’ve been busy blocking all the dbike ones.

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8/19/2018 8:23 PM

What exactly are they doing? Stealing my crappy pictures?

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8/19/2018 8:24 PM
Edited Date/Time: 8/19/2018 8:25 PM

I don't understand the concern. You choose whom to follow and what content you see on Instagram. How hard is it to just ignore what are obviously garbage accounts?

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8/19/2018 9:01 PM

colintrax wrote:

What exactly are they doing? Stealing my crappy pictures?

No, stealing my crappy pictures.

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8/19/2018 9:10 PM

colintrax wrote:

What exactly are they doing? Stealing my crappy pictures?

GuyB wrote:

No, stealing my crappy pictures.

At least you have legal recourse for anyone who steals your stuff. I've seen stuff I shot in the Navy for sale on eBay, or with Alamy Stock Photo's watermark plastered all over them, and there's nothing I can do about it, because they're public domain.

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8/19/2018 9:32 PM
Edited Date/Time: 8/19/2018 9:33 PM

It’s because their Instagram pages have links to their websites where they sell goon sweatshirts for $50 that say stupid shit. Can’t blame their capitalism, but it’s so ridiculous that some of them have millions of followers and they’re probably cleaning up.

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8/19/2018 9:59 PM

Sully wrote:

At least you have legal recourse for anyone who steals your stuff. I've seen stuff I shot in the Navy for sale on eBay, or ...more

I've had the same in the past. It's probably best that I don't look. wink

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8/20/2018 12:30 AM

They are just junk accounts trying to find MX fans to sell junk MX gear to. Think of them as .info websites.

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8/20/2018 1:38 AM

Motocross Vest is a legitimate company, lol. The rest are either teenagers who want a bunch of followers before they switch the account over to being personal or dudes who want to sell shirts.

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8/20/2018 4:57 AM

Social Media is trash these days. Deleted everything but IG earlier this year and honestly its still a bit much.

If this tells you how bad the fake accounts were before they began going through and deleting them, KR94 had over 3 million followers, after IG went through and cleaned them up he's at 1.1 million, which is still the most of any moto rider ever.




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8/20/2018 8:00 AM

I know a guy that started one of these Instagram sites with crash related video's and pics. He actually started getting free riding gear from a company when he hit a certain number of followers because he was advertising for them occasionally.

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8/20/2018 8:02 AM

I get a request every single day from one of the stereotypical motocross instagram pages and I block all of them. I don't need @funmotocrossmemes following me.

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8/20/2018 8:36 AM
Edited Date/Time: 8/20/2018 10:27 AM

adastramx wrote:

What is with the multitude of Instagram accounts that seem to me "dirt bike" related, but I'm assuming they are only there to ...more

Glad we weren’t on that list! ? @DailyMotoMedia isn’t here to phish anyone’s info! Just want to share rad content

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8/20/2018 8:39 AM

GuyB wrote:

I’ve been busy blocking all the dbike ones.

Glad we aren’t blocked! ??

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8/20/2018 9:11 AM

adastramx wrote:

What is with the multitude of Instagram accounts that seem to me "dirt bike" related, but I'm assuming they are only there to ...more

DailyMotoMedia wrote:

Glad we weren’t on that list! ? @DailyMotoMedia isn’t here to phish anyone’s info! Just want to share rad content

See here’s what’s wrong with social media in general. Your site isn’t bringing any new, meaningful, or breaking content. You’re literally just regurgitating info or posts, often times without the owners consent. IMHO sites like yours need to be taken down.

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8/20/2018 9:15 AM

My instagram is fun and exciting. @vanillaice782

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Amateur helmet painter

8/20/2018 9:16 AM

Social media was a mistake.

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8/20/2018 11:01 AM

adastramx wrote:

What is with the multitude of Instagram accounts that seem to me "dirt bike" related, but I'm assuming they are only there to ...more

DailyMotoMedia wrote:

Glad we weren’t on that list! ? @DailyMotoMedia isn’t here to phish anyone’s info! Just want to share rad content

Premix wrote:

See here’s what’s wrong with social media in general. Your site isn’t bringing any new, meaningful, or breaking content. You’ ...more

Agree, Same thing with MX fails and there annoying ass t shirts.

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8/20/2018 11:57 AM
Edited Date/Time: 8/20/2018 11:57 AM

@buttsnorkeler is legit

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8/20/2018 2:32 PM

peelout wrote:

@buttsnorkeler is legit

All these haters probably will hate on that account too ?

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8/20/2018 2:49 PM
Edited Date/Time: 8/20/2018 2:49 PM

DailyMotoMedia wrote:

All these haters probably will hate on that account too ?

“Haters” ? Are you 12?

Take a look at IG’s User Agreement. My guess is you’ve never read it. Better yet, read the US Copyright law.

Simply put, all it would take to get rid of your account is for someone to file a DMCA takedown and IG would wipe you of the face of its platform. They don’t mess around with those.

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8/20/2018 2:52 PM

@pizzaandbootyy is another gem bro

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8/20/2018 3:02 PM

As irritating as it is sometimes when people "repurpose" our photos, they often make up for it by adding a filter to make them look worse.

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8/20/2018 4:38 PM

MXfails is where it's at.

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