Over the past few weeks, I've added a few new features to Later for Reddit to make it easier than ever to manage your posts. Most of these are centered around the new post scheduling screen, available immediately to all users. Look how cool it is!
Ok, time for me to be honest: among the many useful things that one might use Later for, "content marketing" is high on the list. But unlike platforms like Twitter, which I understand is a place where marketers masquerade as normal people to market social media marketing to other sock puppets (p.s. follow me on twitter, I'm @adambard), Reddit has its roots as a curated discussion board – a forum where the users are the moderators, and the moderators are extremely fickle.
As a purveyor of a potentially usage-intensive tool, Reddit's rate limits have long been a source of some consternation. The primary reason for this is that the term "Ratelimit" as used by Reddit's API metadata in various places is not as well-defined as one might like—especially if one is engaged in writing a Reddit post scheduler, and especially of one has decided to charge per-post, incentivising one to encourage users to post freely (while maintaining a close eye on Reddiquitte, of course).
If you are looking for advice on how Reddit's rate-limiting works, or just want to know how Later deals with it, read on!