Frequently Asked Questions
Why can I only schedule 1 post per week?
This policy has been in place since well before I started charging for the service; it's mostly an attempt to keep traffic sustainable. Reddit imposes rate limits on API usage, and if I offered unlimited posting to everyone it could become difficult to support, especially since there would be a ton of competition for the most popular times.
Can I schedule several posts at the same time?
All limits apply to the time that the post is due to appear on reddit. You can create as many posts as you like at once as long as you have no more scheduled per calendar month than your plan allows.
Does it meet Reddit Code of Conduct?
I've registered it with reddit and talked to their API contact regarding commercial use, they said it was fine. But you can totally use the tool to get yourself banned if you try.
If you're worried, brush up on your Reddiquite. Here are a few relevant points:
Read the rules of a community before making a submission. These are usually found in the sidebar.
Search for duplicates before posting. Redundancy posts add nothing new to previous conversations. That said, sometimes bad timing, a bad title, or just plain bad luck can cause an interesting story to fail to get noticed. Feel free to post something again if you feel that the earlier posting didn't get the attention it deserved and you think you can do better.
Feel free to post links to your own content (within reason). But if that's all you ever post, or it always seems to get voted down, take a good hard look in the mirror — you just might be a spammer. A widely used rule of thumb is the 9:1 ratio, i.e. only 1 out of every 10 of your submissions should be your own content.
Why did my submission fail to post?
The most common reasons this happens are:
- Your account is too young and a captcha is still required to post
- Some sort of automatic moderation removed your post immediately
- You tried to submit an image post to a text-only subreddit
Failing any of those, it could be that something failed on our end. Let me know about it so I can fix it!
How does the Analysis page work?
The magic API gremlins find all the posts during the current month (because that's how it works), pick the top 1000 sorted by upvotes, and assemble some pretty charts for you.
The threshold value excludes posts with less than this many upvotes from the analysis. This should be strictly more than zero.
What time zone is used?
Your local timezone (as reported by your browser) is used for all time inputs and outputs, including the analysis graph.