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Name: reddit
Owner/Maintainer: commercial entity
Dates: 2005-present
Type: entertainment and social media
Fandom: multi
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Reddit is an extremely popular 'entertainment, social networking, and news website where registered community members can submit content, such as text posts or direct links'[1]. Content is organised into 'subreddits,' user-created sites with specific rules or guidelines for content. Content and comments can be 'upvoted' or 'downvoted' by registered users, allowing more popular posts increased visibility.

Content Policies

Although many subreddits enforce strict rules regarding hate speech and bullying, reddit as a whole is not a 'safe space.' Harassment is absolutely disallowed and can be reported to both the moderators of a specific subreddit and the administration. See reddit's content policy and 'reddiquette' etiquette guidelines for specific rules.

YouTube user C.G.P. Grey has published a popular video further describing reddit's function and culture.


AMAs, or "Ask Me Anything" (also "AMAA" - Ask Me Almost/Absolutely Anything), are a popular thread format on Reddit. They are often used for guest and celebrity users, such as John Green, Bill Gates, President Barack Obama, President Donald Trump, and Zachary Quinto. Any user on the website may post a comment or question for the AMA host to ask and respond to.


There are hundreds of subreddits dedicated to specific media like television series, movies and video games. Fans use the subreddits to discuss content, make social connections, to share fannish creations like fan art and memes and to grow their fandoms. Some fans prefer having discussions on Reddit because of the format: a post is made and all the responses are contained in one thread.

An Incomplete List of Fannish Subreddits

The following list contains an arbitrary selection of user-created fannish subreddits:

For a more detailed description of fannish reddit, visit user climatemom's fannishreddit wiki page (listed under their marvelfans' subreddit)

Note that the OTW does not maintain an official reddit presence at this time.

Meta/Further Reading


  1. ^ "Reddit." Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. 22 July 2004. Web.