Reverse Username Search
Reddit is a discussion and social news aggregator website whose registered members talk about a diverse spectrum of topics, including the weirdest things in the world, technology, news, comics, pop culture, literature, film, and even Not Safe For Work subjects. Since Reddit relies on user-contributed content, the username plays a crucial role in someone's presence on Reddit, particularly since it cannot be changed. Therefore, many contributors need a few tips before choosing the right Reddit username. Here are a few ideas:
If more inspiration is needed, username or nickname generating tools can be very resourceful. It's best to only use letters, and preferably no numbers, underscores, dashes or other special characters.
There are two ways of finding a user on Reddit, from either the mobile app for iPhone and Android devices or an internet browser on a Mac or PC:
A Reddit user (also known as a "redditor") is a registered member of Reddit - an American discussion website based on social news aggregation and web content rating. The active users of the Reddit online community discuss and submit content (text posts, links, and images) to the website and peers vote it up or down. Here are the most fascinating statistics regarding Reddit's contributors:
According to Wikipedia, as of 2019, Reddit was the sixth most-visited website in the United States. Globally, it ranks twenty-first, with 234 million active, unique users and approximately 542 million monthly visitors.
Reddit is a community of completely anonymous members, each of them characterized only by a username and the web content they provide. Although when creating a Reddit account, there is no pressure for new users to submit any personal information (such as phone number, date of birth, full name) or reveal their true identity (unlike other social media websites), at the end of the day, anonymity remains a personal choice.
The majority of the personally identifiable data saved is deleted every 90 days from Reddit servers, except the IP address used to create a Reddit account, karma, preferred language, subscriptions, voting data, and date of the last login.
It is not possible to completely change nor slightly modify a Reddit username. Once chosen, it is permanent. The only way to go around this matter is to create a new account. In this case, Reddit allows keeping both accounts even if they're linked to the same email address for verification purposes. When signing up under a new username, the karma attached to the previous posting and overall Reddit activity remains linked to the old identity and cannot be transferred onto the new one.
Reddit karma is Reddit's own voting system introduced to encourage active users to discuss, upvote relevant posts and useful comments while downvoting those that are not. Similar to a "badge of honor", the Reddit "karma" points mechanism has the following advantages:
As people upvote or downvote a redditor's constructive contributions, these points add up to that user's "karma", which is made of:
The Reddit search functionality allows members to search for posts generated by a certain user via the advanced search tool where in the "author" box should be introduced the preferred username. Just by hitting enter, a list of all the posts written by that user will be shown on the screen.
A Reddit display name is a part of a Reddit member's identity, together with the username. The display name is a redditor's public name, used to conceal and protect the username from the general public. It shows up on a user's profile page and next to the comments they leave. The main difference between the two is that only the display name can be changed as often as the users want to. The username is a separate, structural account identifier that indicates the direct URL to a user's profile, therefore it's permanent, while the display name is just a handle that facilitates an easier recognition of a redditor in conversation threads.
To change a Reddit user's display name from the Reddit mobile app or their website, the account owner has to go to Settings -> Profile -> Customize profile (located at the bottom left-land corner) -> in the new screen, Edit and Save the new display name.