I have two Reddit accounts. My main one I use every day and struggle to get points. I did a throw away for a wildly popular post. I'd love to move the points from the throw away into my normal account. Any ideas?

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Unfortunately, it seems that this is impossible. From the FAQ:

I want to change my username. Do I have to start a new account?

Yes. Once a user account is created, the username cannot be edited. You can create a new user profile but cannot migrate karma or comment karma to the new username.

Just in case, you might want to contact a Reddit moderator. Good luck!


I can tell you that we do this for Stack Overflow users, if they can prove they own both accounts.

Here's what I'd ask for, if someone wanted this done on SO (or any SE site):

  • editing each account to include something unique that only you would know -- this part is important, to prove ownership.
  • email the Reddit moderators with direct easy click URLs to both accounts in your email
  • explain the situation, and ask nicely

We always do this for our users, particularly if they make it easy for us!

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