WTF - Banned for following after following just 7 people??

I recently was blocked from following people for 2 days after following 7 PEOPLE. 7. that's S-E-V-E-N. Not 700, 7. Seven.
I had a ban for following previously because I use the "who to follow" tab a lot. I am a DJ and promoter who is always looking for new talent and fresh tracks to play before they are released on iTunes etc and so obviously I use my account a lot to scour soundcloud for up and coming producers. I follow people mainly with pro accounts and a couple thousand followers who look serious about their music but haven't made it big yet. I got a 24 hour ban from following after using the 'who to follow" tab to follow about 40 people and then a second (2 day) ban after following just 7 people when I tried again 4 days later.
WHAT THE ACTUAL F*CK SOUNDCLOUD?? Is this how you treat your pro users? Is my next ban going to be a week long after I follow 2 people in the space of 24 hours? What the f*ck is the point in having a "who to follow" tab if you're just going to ban people for using it? Your copyright system is ridiculous but this is just plain f*cking stupid.

Please restore my follow ban threshold to a normal, usable, sensible amount and remind me why I pay you guys $16 a month for a Pro account.


A very dissatisfied customer,

Sean Ferres (BIGMOO)

3 replies

Userlevel 1
Similar problem amigo.

I originally followed a lot of people on my mobile (didnt know at time me bad) but had no warnings until i went on my PC with first warning. Then got blocked after following back i think around 10 people. Sent a message to unblock me asking what daily limit is with no reply. 2 days later i get unblocked and followed back only around 10 people again. Now im blocked for another 6 days. I dont think this is fair as on second and third occassion i was not following back that many people. How can i take this further?
Userlevel 1
Please give us a reply someone as this seems pretty unfaif if you are not getting warnings on mobile only on pc and not followed that many people back on 2nd and 3rd strike
Userlevel 7
Badge +3
Hi everyone,

Please see this article on our Help Center to prevent being blocked again, and to understand why there's such a system in the first place. If you have further questions after reading the article, please reach out to our Trust & Safety team directly (trust[at]



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