What constitutes spam? Am I a spammer?

Sometimes spam is obvious, but often it is a gray area.

  • If your contribution to Reddit consists primarily of submitting links to a business that you run, own or otherwise benefit from, tread carefully.
  • If you flood a Reddit community with posts or comments, you may be considered a spammer. Instead, post one or two times and see what happens.
  • If other users in a community historically downvote your posts or ones similar to yours, but you feel the need to continue submitting them anyway, you may be considered a spammer.

If you're still unsure if your post will be considered spam, write to the moderators of the community you'd like to submit to. They'll probably appreciate the advance notice. They may also have community-specific rules that supersede the guidelines above. And that's okay, part of letting users create their own Reddit communities is allowing them to define what's relevant and what's spam. We also provide advertising opportunities to those who want to promote their product, service, or otherwise. You can get started using our self-serve platform here.

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