If you’re a proper social media user there are more chances that you have heard about Reddit. The website bills itself as the “first page of the internet” and this is not a small boast. Reddit is the 7th most popular website in the U.S., according to Alexa, and the 19th famous site in the whole world. So, we came back to our title intentionally about Reddit, it is a platform where we can post something and comment on others’ posts. We have described it briefly below.
The Jargon And Design Of Reddit
Reddit stretched down into more than a million communities such as “subreddits,” every community having its topic name. The name of the subreddit begins with “r/,” which is the member of the URL that is in use on Reddit. For example, r/nbg is a subreddit where people gossip about the national cricket association, while r/boardgames is a subreddit for people to discuss board games. Those are constant working subreddits, but they can be misused such as r/ birds with arms, a subreddit devoted to pictures of birds with arms, in fact, nonsense.
If you are signing in for the first time, you may get confused but here is a sudden rundown. The homepage represents many posts that are currently trending on Reddit, scratch out from various subreddits. You can check out these posts by just clicking one of the icons on the ribbon menu. If you are logged in to a Reddit account the icons will show you Hot, New, Top and Rising, if you are not logged in.
The search bar located near the top that you can use to search posts and subreddits consists of a particular term. A search for “Olympics’ ‘ for example, shows the relevant posts and some subreddits such as r/tokyo Olympics and r/olympic sports.
You can only create a subreddit for a topic if you find special blogs. Generally, to have a Reddit account, this account must be more than 30 years old and your account must be active and you must have minimum “karma” points as the result of that activity. The limits are not set for the karma points for this purpose but it is just under Reddit.
Subreddits are under control by moderators (“mods,” for short) users who can edit the appearance of the special subreddit. Decider what types of posts are allowed in the subreddits, and remove posts or content or ban users from the subreddits. Reddit as a whole is moderate by admins, employees of Reddit who have various powers across the site, with the ability to strip moderators of their profiles, and even more ban whole subreddits from the site.
Users can click on the arrows to upvote or downvote posts, increasing and decreasing their appearance, and the number of reactions the current sum of upvotes and downvotes. Reddit users can also upvote and downvote other member’s comments, and every account has a karma number consisting of it, which shows how much karma their comments have received in total. Karma not having avail you hip Reddit swag or something like that, but it helps you to upgrade your position in the Reddit community.
Be Proud Of Your Achieve Karma!
Like other online platforms, Reddit also has its language. Redditors tolerate talking in languages such as OP, TIL, IAmA, and AMA. OP only produces the “original poster” in a thread, while TIL means “today I learned” and is the most using abbreviation you will see.
Redditors can send gifts to other users to recognize and brightness posts the producer enjoyed. Sending a gift costs Reddit Coins, which you can buy as a way of helping the community.
There is also another way to support the community by buying Reddit Premium, the site’s membership program. 6 Dollars for a month, premium members do not see ads and they are blessed with access to r/lounge, a super-secret subreddit where the brightest minds on Reddit gather to engage witty banter and have other benefits. Premium membership is also given by a regular supply of coins to spend on awards. For using Reddit there are no special limits such as premium accounts, it is just a way to support the Reddit community, with a few perks, and be spent on the community.
Remember that, Reddit is a platform where people collectively meet on the internet, share data, and chat with one another. Show us you would if you were hanging out with old friends and new ones. Be careful about your language and where you post (some subreddits are against unrelated gossip and posts). Reddit has become a famous place for various posts such as good, bad, and niche. And Reddit officials also took steps to make the site better by removing harmful content from its user’s homepage. With all these interesting features, it is not surprising that it attracts so many subscribers.