Yesterday I have written my first article on dev.to and shared it on Reddit. I have a good amount of Reddit karma and I was expecting it to become a trending article. However, it got no upvotes. I figured maybe it didn't resonate and deleted those posts after 6 hours.
I have tried posting on Reddit today again and again got 0 upvotes. Perhaps my account got banned, I thought. I have created a new account and posted a modified link – again, 0 upvotes. This is where I realised that the post does not even appear on Reddit. It does not appear if you search for it and it does not appear if you sort by "new".
To validate this, I have posted the same link on a sub-reddit where I am a mod. Sure enough, the post was automatically removed and put into a moderator queue.
In fact, there have been no posts linking to dev.to that were approved in the last 24 hours.