Starting out all by yourself can be pretty overwhelming. Reddit is a big place, with lots of room for new users to get lost. This certainly isn’t helped by the fact that some subreddits are chock full of rules and regulations (that’s right, even mine has it’s own set of rules – take a look). But fear not, because this FAQ is here to help. I’ll go over everything you need to know in order to get off on the right foot when it comes to Reddit – including how it works, what all those downvotes mean, and why people even use it.

Reddit is a content aggregator – think of it as a giant online bulletin board. Users can submit links, text posts and images and other users (called “redditors”) can vote these submissions up or down depending on how they like them. The more votes something has, the higher on Reddit’s front page it will be. And the most popular links on Reddit can get MILLIONS of page views.

What is Reddit and how does it work?

Reddit is a social media website that allows users to post links, images and text. While anyone can view the content submissions on Reddit, you must sign up for an account to be able to submit links or direct links (just enter the URL in the search bar). This means that when someone posts something interesting on Reddit, it will show up in your “subscriptions” and you’ll be able to vote on it. If the content submission is popular, it will move up the “upvote” rankings and potentially be seen by more people. The opposite is also true – if a submission receives a lot of downvotes, it will move down the rankings and be less visible to other users.

Why do people use Reddit?

There are a number of reasons why people use Reddit. For starters, it’s a great way to find new and interesting content from around the internet. Additionally, Reddit is a great place for discussion and debate – users can submit links or text posts about their opinions on various topics and receive feedback and additional discussion from other Reddit users.

How to find new music reddit

One great way to find new music is to browse the “new” tab on r/music. This subreddit is dedicated to sharing newly released songs and albums. You can also check out r/listentothis, which is a place for users to share their favorite new songs.

How does a submission move up the rankings?

Upvotes have an affect on the rankings of content submissions. Each user receives “karma” for voting – you can see how much karma you have in your profile. The more karma you have, the better chance your vote will move a submission up the rankings. If a submitter has higher karmathey may be able to post their submission to a more popular subreddit. Additionally, if a submission receives a lot of downvotes, it will move down the rankings and be less visible to other users.

What do the numbers next to submissions mean?

The number next to each submission is the “score.” This score is calculated by adding up the upvotes and subtracting the downvotes. The higher the score, the more popular the submission is.

What is a subreddit?

A subreddit is a forum dedicated to a specific topic. For example, r/gaming is a place for gamers to discuss all things gaming-related, while r/cats is a place for cat lovers to share pictures and stories about their furry friends. There are subreddits for just about everything.

How many subreddits can you subscribe to?

Reddit users can subscribe to as many subreddits as they would like. They will then receive updates in their “home” feed when new content is posted by their subscribed subreddits. You can unsubscribe from any subreddit at any time.

Can I submit my own content to Reddit?

Yes! Anyone can submit links, images and text posts to Reddit. However, your submission will only be visible to other users if you have a registered account. Additionally, your submission may not be popular enough to make it to the front page.


Now that you know a little more about Reddit, go ahead and create an account so you can start submitting your own content. Be sure to check out the “help” section if you have any questions about how the site works. And most importantly, have fun!