Moving on from the last post of checking your URL has been banned on the reddit.com social media bookmarking website (also known as the imgur linking machine) we now take a look at how to tell if your actual username itself is banned or listed as a spammer.
Note: I keep emphasizing the need to make interesting, content filled posts in the following system. The reason is because you want to get votes. Either up or down (ideally up of course) and further, you want to get some comments on your comment.
How to check if you have been listed as a spammer:
- Find a busy topic of discussion.
- Sort the comments with best at the top.
- Read the top few comments.
- If the topic interests you then make an interesting post, otherwise return to 1 and find something else more interesting to post on.
- Once you’ve found your interesting remark and a good discussion in which to make it, post it.
- Now wait.
- Remember, you chose a discussion which was busy and active, and posted towards the top of an active (best) discussion.
- IF you’d like to know for sure, make a few more interesting content filled posts. 4 should be adequate, each in a busy, active discussion.
Now wait some more. If you have no replies after a good few minutes (30 miins) to 2 hours max i’d say, then their is a small chance you have been listed as a spammer. If you did the 4 posts thing and you get nothing, then yes, you are flagged.
As in the URL banning post here URL banned on reddit there is no way to unban a username at this time. Your best bet is to just give up and make a new one.
WHY DID THEY BAN ME?
It seems the only way to get banned from reddit is if you’re a spammer. I’ve seen folks with -9072 karma. Thats no small feat, since every post you make gets an auto +1 karma right of the bat. So we should respect even the losiest of losers for this achievement. Going back then, yes the way to get banned is to be a spammer. ie. submit a url that gets repoted and flagged. Read here for more: URL got banned on reddit.
BASICS OF WHY THE NERDR SPAM DETECTION SYSTEM WORKS?
Its due to the use of “ghosting” on Reddit. Basically, rather than just tell spammers they are a spammer, reddit decided to implement a ghosting system. In ghosting the spammer still sees their own posts, but no one else sees them. This is incredibly easy to implement on the programmatic level and so was implemented fairly early on in the life of Reddit.
The loss of hard earned Karma can be significant and may of course lead to other issues such as an increased intake of bitter and sour pills… but let it slide warrior…time to start a new reddit account, new you, stay fabulous. NO MORE TROLLING THIS TIME. Promise.