Does anyone have advise on using reddit subs to get feedback on personal projects without getting banned from the sub reddit (and more drastically, Reddit entirely)? I have twice now been banned or had threat of banning for posting a link to my personal projects (2 different ones over the course of multiple months) and asking the community 1. Would you use this, or 2. What do you think about this / could you critique this?
In both instances i targeted specific subs that my target audience would use to get specific feedback from potential users.
Obviously, since i'm looking for feedback, i get the 'self-promotion' argument from mods. But i genuinely think that the tools i built would be useful to at least SOME of the subs' users.
I contribute to a couple subs when i can, but i've mostly been a 'lurker' and admittedly get more information from Reddit than i provide.
Also, i HAVE submitted my projects to other subs dedicated to Design, UI, or Start ups to get GENEREAL 'does this look good?', 'is this usable?', is the biz idea sound?' types of feedback and have had no problems.
Most recently, i circled back to one of my projects to pivot the MVP and instead of just posting a 'hey take a look at this and tell me what you think' post, i messaged the respective community's moderators FIRST and asked if there was a way i could solicit user feedback with out breaking the sub rules. I was told no, and that my request broke the sub' self-promotion rule.
So, i'm asking anyone that has submitted their projects to Subreddit for feedback in a TARGETED subreddit that contained your target audience, did you get banned or is there a legitimate way in which someone CAN get feedback from targeted subs.....kind of like a 'Show: /r/subreddit-name'?
Just curious as i don't want to be spammy and don't want to burn bridges.