So you'd like to do an AMA? Awesome! Here's the 101 for making your "Ask Me Anything" interview a success. An AMA (Ask Me Anything) is an online Q&A session where Reddit’s community asks a guest (or guests) questions. Any community can host an AMA. Each Reddit community has its own rules for doing an AMA - for instance, /r/IAMA has an official twitter account @reddit_AMA, /r/Music only does one AMA per day, or /r/Science AMAs have to be posted at 8 AM EST.
Regardless of each subreddit's rules, there are a few important things to know about doing an AMA anywhere in the Reddit network:
Answer a wide assortment of questions - has to be a variety, not just softballs. e.g., John Malkovich wasn't afraid to answer anything.
Make sure that your AMA is authentic - it can't be done by someone else on behalf of someone, or use pre-written answers from other interviews. e.g., Ethan Hawke keeps it real, sounds like a dude sitting across the table.
Don't spare the details - writing long, in-depth answers will make your AMA more exciting to the community and a better experience. e.g., Alice Cooper didn't leave out a thing.
If you do well enough, you'll get immortalized with one of these Snoo-hat portraits.
If you are interested in being a guest in our "Ask Me Anything" series - which has hosted everyone from an appliance repairman to the President-elect of the United States - please visit https://www.redditinc.com/ama for more information.