I really like Reddit and I really like Stack Exchange.
Reddit provides a great environment for community building, link sharing, and discussion. It does provide some support for questions and answers; however, it is very different from the aims of Stack Exchange. It's much less structured, and it is more pitched around helping the individual case rather creating an internet artefact for the future.
As a fan of both sites, I'd like to expose those on Reddit who might be interested to our site (and I guess expose those reading this to Reddit). That said, I'm highly mindful of the importance of being respectful to the various Reddit communities. This is because I like Reddit, and I don't like the idea of rubbish being posted there; and it is because I like Cogsci.se and I don't want the reputation of cogsci.se sullied in the Reddit community through disrespectful link sharing.
So far, there have been a few attempts at sharing links with different Subreddits. You can see these attempts here. In general, sharing the site link has only really been successful in the academic psychology Subreddit. Sharing well selected links that are relevant and of interest to the target community has been much more successful (e.g., here).
There is a large number of Subreddits that may have an interest in the content of our site. However, I think it is critical when sharing a link to really think: Is this a link that the community would enjoy reading? Is the title phrased in a way that respects community norms?
- What subreddits might be interested in the content on our site?
- What kind of links does the subreddit enjoy or not enjoy?
- What other tips do you have for respectfully sharing links on Reddit?
Preliminary list of subredditsLarge