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Reddit’s self promotion rules have Redditors up in arms……again.

What’s a good way to piss off Reddit users? Mention the “self promotion” guidelines. See what this bloke thinks!

If you’re unfamiliar with the popular social-sharing site Reddit, one of their users sums it up in a few sentences:

Reddit, according to this user.

Alright, maybe that wasn’t the best explanation, but broken down in its purest form: Reddit is a place where you go to share stuff. I could give you the nuts and bolts, but for sanity’s sake, click this link.

In a recent post, another user posted: “Reddit in a nutshell for me” with a link to the video below:

Now that we got that out-of-the-way

Every couple of months or so, Reddit will blast out their Self Promotion rules to help fight back against spam. Just to make sure everyone’s on the same page.

“It’s perfectly fine to be a redditor with a website, it’s not okay to be a website with a reddit account.” – Confucius

Reddit is a tricky community. When submitting a links, you’ll have to deal with moderators (the guys with the final say if your post stays or not), community moderators, and then you have the Reddit community, which is a force in its own.

Here’s Reddit’s tl;dr version of their Self Promotion guidelines:

Reddit's tl;dr of their self submission guidelines

Check out the video above and watch this wanker give you the breakdown.

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