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problems with Pinterest

  1. letstalkabouteduc profile image86
    letstalkabouteducposted 4 months ago

    Today, I'm unable to pin from ToughNickel to Pinterest. I get that message about spam.

    1. Robin profile image
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      Robinposted 4 months ago in reply to this

      Can you provide a link?  Thanks!

      1. letstalkabouteduc profile image86
        letstalkabouteducposted 4 months ago in reply to this
        1. Robin profile image
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          Robinposted 4 months ago in reply to this

          Got it.  I tried to pin as well and it was blocked.  What do you think my co-workers would think about that pin??  smile

          1. letstalkabouteduc profile image86
            letstalkabouteducposted 4 months ago in reply to this

            I'm sure you're a joy to work with, Robin! They would not be able to relate in the least.

    2. sallybea profile image97
      sallybeaposted 4 months ago in reply to this

      I had the same problem.  it mentioned the word 'spam'

      1. Jean Bakula profile image96
        Jean Bakulaposted 4 months ago in reply to this

        I had that problem too. They wouldn't let me pin anything. Maybe it's all the new niche sites.

  2. Paul Edmondson profile image
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    Paul Edmondsonposted 4 months ago

    Thank you for letting us know. I'll send it to Pinterest today. It usually takes a few days for them to fix it.

    1. letstalkabouteduc profile image86
      letstalkabouteducposted 4 months ago in reply to this

      Thanks, Paul!

  3. Carl Neumann profile image60
    Carl Neumannposted 4 months ago

    Pinterest have pretty strict spam filters and sometimes the wrong website gets caught by it. I think they penalise websites that don't have original content or don't attribute the source of the content.

    1. sallybea profile image97
      sallybeaposted 4 months ago in reply to this

      Not that problem here, all my material and images are my own.

      1. Carl Neumann profile image60
        Carl Neumannposted 4 months ago in reply to this

        Ok then it's clearly a mistake on their part.

        1. Marisa Wright profile image93
          Marisa Wrightposted 4 months ago in reply to this

          It's not a mistake, it's Pinterest protecting itself from spammers.

          The whole idea of Pinterest is that people are supposed to be sharing things they think are special, things that they really like.   

          Unfortunately, writers too often think it's a place to plug their own work regardless of whether it's special or not.  Every time Pinterest gets flooded with pins from one particular site, they suspect that someone is trying to self-promote rather than use Pinterest for its true purpose, and they react by blocking that site. So it's not Pinterest who made the mistake, it's probably a few over-zealous Hubbers over-promoting themselves that are the culprits!

          1. ChristinS profile image93
            ChristinSposted 4 months ago in reply to this

            I suspect this is absolutely what is happening and sadly, those of us who don't over promote and use Pinterest get penalized for those who abuse the system.  I'm pretty sure this is why the niche sites were having issues as well.

            1. Marisa Wright profile image93
              Marisa Wrightposted 4 months ago in reply to this

              Yes, I think you are right.

  4. Sulabha profile image81
    Sulabhaposted 3 months ago

    I am now able to access my Pinterest Account. What a relief!
    I was having DNS problem. In fact, they had advised me to configure alternate DNS Servers such as 8.8.8.8, 8.8.4.4 long ago.
    I wish I had paid attention to it earlier.
    You could try that too.

 
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