Reason.com links are not currently welcome at Reddit.
Reached by telephone, Reddit General Manager Erik Martin confirms the ban; he said "most of" the site's previously reported bans, which snagged domains like Atlantic.com and Businessweek.com, had been lifted. "Those bans were for a week or two at most," Martin said, noting that Reddit had been in touch with Reason and that "we still have more investigating to do."
Reddit bans sites "after a long period of coordinated spam activity from that domain, and often after admins contact the domain in question," Reddit user MrDubious, who seems to know a lot about the site's anti-spam activities, writes. "For a while, Reason.com spam reports were showing up daily."
On the phone, Reason.com Editor-in-Chief Nick Gillespie said Reddit is consistently one of Reason's "top 3 or 4 traffic referrers." Reddit, he said, "has been the site that puts stuff through the roof. When a piece goes big on Reddit it goes gigantic on Reason." (more...)