How to Fix Reddit Error Code: 403 (Forbidden)
If you receive error 403, Reddit has banned your account. This error message can appear whenever you try to comment on a thread or perform any other action on the platform.
You may get a ban for a few reasons:
- Too many comments
- Posting the same comment multiple times
- Your account got flagged as a bot
You may get banned from a single subreddit or get shadowbanned. To find out if the 403 error code means you got a shadowban, try to load your user page with this url: www.reddit.com/u/yourusername. Log out, and refresh the user page. If you receive a Not Found error, then it means that your account is shadowbanned.
Try these actions to avoid the ban or get the ban lifted if your account got suspended:
- Message the administrator and ask to lift the ban
- Create a new account
- Use Reddit proxies, which will help you shield your IP address and avoid the ban
Using proxies will help you avoid getting banned altogether and enhance your anonymity.