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Thanks for being a part of the reddit community! We ask that, as a writer or contributor to an outlet, that you observe the following guidelines on reddit in addition to our basic rules:

Respect the community when sourcing content.

When utilizing reddit comments in an article, we strongly encourage you to use reddit comment embeds, which show a comment in context & reflect updates, rather than taking screenshots or copying & pasting content. If you see an interesting story or photo on reddit, message the redditor who shared the piece to ask for their permission prior to using it in an article or list, ask how they would like it to be attributed, and provide them a deadline before you move on to another story. Please respect redditors who may wish to stay anonymous, or to not be featured in an article.

Remember that each subreddit belongs to its community.

Your content is probably already being shared on reddit (you can look up your domain here for Indiewire, for example) so if you see discussions around your posts, great! Your goal should be to let redditors connect around your content organically. If you have any questions, check out the rules of each individual subreddit (typically on the right-hand sidebar) or our wiki on self-promotion prior to submitting anything.

Engage with transparency.

We're glad you are a part of the reddit community. Whether you decide to just read a reddit thread, or register so you can comment and vote on content - that's great. However, if you are engaging to try to generate content or on behalf of your outlet - we ask that you be transparent in those efforts.

See an image on reddit you like?

We recommend clicking on both the original reddit link to privately message that user to ask for permission to use their image, as well as looking at where it's hosted and doing a quick search to make sure that it's original content and not a repost. Since reddit does not host images, you can also contact the image poster directly, and the image hosting sites as well.

Stick to the rules

If you're submitting your own work, keep in mind that reddit's rules on spam are a bit different than you may be used to. People on reddit feel like a community, and they want to make sure you're part of that community and not just exploiting it for pageviews. See our self-promotion guidelines for more advice.

In keeping with the community ideal, redditors want to make sure that the items they're seeing on their various front pages were fairly chosen by the community as a whole. This means that, if you're submitting something, don't pass it around to your co-workers to upvote. We consider that vote cheating and it's the quickest way to get people to think of your posts as fraudulent.

Remember: reddit is not a monolithic entity

It's a site made up of individuals, who contribute to communities and who, unless otherwise expressed, speak only for themselves, not for a community or the site as a whole.


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