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How to Bypass 429: Too Many Requests Error on Reddit

If you’re running bots on Reddit, you’re very likely to run into an error code 429, which indicates that you’re sending too many requests in a short amount of time.

Even if your bot is not too active, it can get flagged and receive this error message on Reddit. Too Many Requests error can appear even if you just try to scrape one page, but you set your user agents wrong.

Here are some tips that will help you bypass the 429 error code:

  • Make sure your user agents are set right
  • Reduce the number of requests you send
  • Register your bot on Reddit
  • Use the Reddit API
  • Use a Reddit proxy to ensure that not all of your requests come from the same IP address

Using a proxy with bots on any social media platform, including Reddit, is the most effective way to avoid bans and bypass error messages.