Subreddits are the backbone of Reddit, also known as the front page of the internet. The platform serves content to over 50 million daily active users, but as is true with any other social network space on the internet, trolls are a common occurrence, and some of those might even end up running a subreddit with spammy, abusive, harassing content or misinformation.
If you’ve got a problem with a subreddit or a specific piece of content posted there, you can, of course, contact the admins. However, this route doesn’t always bear fruit, as many Redditors have complained in the past.
It’s important to note that a subreddit has to violate Reddit’s content policy for any action to be taken against it or its admins.
In this article, we’re going through the following two ways to report a subreddit.
What all do you need to report a subreddit?
When you’re reaching out to Reddit to report a subreddit, it’ll help if you’ve got the following figured out.
- A description of the issue and why you’re reporting the subreddit.
- Links to the subreddit, posts, comments and any messages concerning the issue.
- Usernames of people involved in creating or propagating content that violates Reddit’s policy.
Reddit doesn’t consider screenshots when checking a report as they can be easily manipulated. If your report is accepted, it might lead to the subreddit getting banned.
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How to report a subreddit if you’ve got a Reddit account?
Login to your Reddit account and go to reddit.com/report.
Here you can choose to report spam or abuse and other issues. There are several options listed under either tab. Choose one that fits your issue the best, and you’ll be prompted to enter a link to the post, comment or personal message on Reddit, followed by additional information.
You can add the link to the subreddit you want to report here. Once you’re done, click on the Submit button.
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How to report a subreddit without a Reddit account?
Step 1: If you don’t have a Reddit account but want to report a subreddit, go to Reddit’s Help request form and select Report Content Policy Violation from the dropdown list under What do you need assistance with?
Step 2: The page will populate with more options soon after. Enter all the details, including your email address, subject, details. Check the two boxes and select the specific policy violation. You can also add any attachment to support your case and click on the Submit button to report the subreddit.
It’s always more helpful to provide relevant links to the subreddit you want to report in the description of your request form. As mentioned above, Reddit doesn’t consider screenshots because they can be easily manipulated.
According to Reddit, this method may take some time to get across to the right channels at Reddit, and if you’ve got an account, it might help if you log in and report a subreddit.
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