Sometimes spam is obvious, but often it is a gray area. If you are posting your own content and other redditors appreciate and upvote your posts, you shouldn't have anything to worry about. However, you might want to read these guidelines.
- If your contribution to Reddit consists primarily of submitting links to a business that you run, own or otherwise benefit from, tread carefully.
- Additionally, if you do not participate in other discussions or reply to comments and questions, you may be considered a spammer and banned from Reddit.
- If your contributions are often off-topic or not relevant to the community you are posting in, you may be considered a spammer.
- 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 really want to play it safe, 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.