Redditor

class praw.models.Redditor(reddit: Reddit, name: Optional[str] = None, fullname: Optional[str] = None, _data: Optional[Dict[str, Any]] = None)

A class representing the users of reddit.

Typical Attributes

This table describes attributes that typically belong to objects of this class. Since attributes are dynamically provided (see Determine Available Attributes of an Object), there is not a guarantee that these attributes will always be present, nor is this list necessarily complete.

Note

Shadowbanned accounts are treated the same as non-existent accounts, meaning that they will not have any attributes.

Note

Suspended/banned accounts will only return the name and is_suspended attributes.

Attribute Description
comment_karma The comment karma for the Redditor.
comments Provide an instance of SubListing for comment access.
created_utc Time the account was created, represented in Unix Time.
has_verified_email Whether or not the Redditor has verified their email.
icon_img The url of the Redditors’ avatar.
id The ID of the Redditor.
is_employee Whether or not the Redditor is a Reddit employee.
is_friend Whether or not the Redditor is friends with the authenticated user.
is_mod Whether or not the Redditor mods any subreddits.
is_gold Whether or not the Redditor has active Reddit Premium status.
is_suspended Whether or not the Redditor is currently suspended.
link_karma The link karma for the Redditor.
name The Redditor’s username.
subreddit If the Redditor has created a user-subreddit, provides a dictionary of additional attributes. See below.
subreddit["banner_img"] The URL of the user-subreddit banner.
subreddit["name"] The fullname of the user-subreddit.
subreddit["over_18"] Whether or not the user-subreddit is NSFW.
subreddit["public_description"] The public description of the user- subreddit.
subreddit["subscribers"] The number of users subscribed to the user-subreddit.
subreddit["title"] The title of the user-subreddit.
__init__(reddit: Reddit, name: Optional[str] = None, fullname: Optional[str] = None, _data: Optional[Dict[str, Any]] = None)

Initialize a Redditor instance.

Parameters:
  • reddit – An instance of Reddit.
  • name – The name of the redditor.
  • fullname – The fullname of the redditor, starting with t2_.

Exactly one of name, fullname or _data must be provided.

block()

Block the Redditor.

For example, to block Redditor spez:

reddit.redditor("spez").block()
comments

Provide an instance of SubListing for comment access.

For example, to output the first line of all new comments by /u/spez try:

for comment in reddit.redditor("spez").comments.new(limit=None):
    print(comment.body.split("\n", 1)[0][:79])
controversial(time_filter: str = 'all', **generator_kwargs) → Iterator[Any]

Return a ListingGenerator for controversial submissions.

Parameters:time_filter – Can be one of: all, day, hour, month, week, year (default: all).
Raises:ValueError if time_filter is invalid.

Additional keyword arguments are passed in the initialization of ListingGenerator.

This method can be used like:

reddit.domain("imgur.com").controversial("week")
reddit.multireddit("samuraisam", "programming").controversial("day")
reddit.redditor("spez").controversial("month")
reddit.redditor("spez").comments.controversial("year")
reddit.redditor("spez").submissions.controversial("all")
reddit.subreddit("all").controversial("hour")
downvoted(**generator_kwargs) → Iterator[Any]

Return a ListingGenerator for items the user has downvoted.

May raise prawcore.Forbidden after issuing the request if the user is not authorized to access the list. Note that because this function returns a ListingGenerator the exception may not occur until sometime after this function has returned.

Additional keyword arguments are passed in the initialization of ListingGenerator.

For example, to get all downvoted items of the authenticated user:

for item in reddit.user.me().downvoted():
    print(item.id)
friend(note: str = None)

Friend the Redditor.

Parameters:note – A note to save along with the relationship. Requires Reddit Premium (default: None).

Calling this method subsequent times will update the note.

For example, to friend Redditor spez:

reddit.redditor("spez").friend()

To add a note to the friendship (requires Reddit Premium):

reddit.redditor("spez").friend(note="My favorite admin")
friend_info() → praw.models.reddit.redditor.Redditor

Return a Redditor instance with specific friend-related attributes.

Returns:A Redditor instance with fields date, id, and possibly note if the authenticated user has Reddit Premium.

For example, to get the friendship information of Redditor spez:

info = reddit.redditor("spez").friend_info
friend_data = info.date
classmethod from_data(reddit, data)

Return an instance of Redditor, or None from data.

fullname

Return the object’s fullname.

A fullname is an object’s kind mapping like t3 followed by an underscore and the object’s base36 ID, e.g., t1_c5s96e0.

gild(months: int = 1)

Gild the Redditor.

Parameters:months – Specifies the number of months to gild up to 36 (default: 1).

For example, to gild Redditor spez for 1 month:

reddit.redditor("spez").gild(months=1)
gilded(**generator_kwargs) → Iterator[Any]

Return a ListingGenerator for gilded items.

Additional keyword arguments are passed in the initialization of ListingGenerator.

For example, to get gilded items in subreddit r/test:

for item in reddit.subreddit("test").gilded():
    print(item.id)
gildings(**generator_kwargs) → Iterator[Any]

Return a ListingGenerator for items the user has gilded.

May raise prawcore.Forbidden after issuing the request if the user is not authorized to access the list. Note that because this function returns a ListingGenerator the exception may not occur until sometime after this function has returned.

Additional keyword arguments are passed in the initialization of ListingGenerator.

For example, to get all gilded items of the authenticated user:

for item in reddit.user.me().gildings():
    print(item.id)
hidden(**generator_kwargs) → Iterator[Any]

Return a ListingGenerator for items the user has hidden.

May raise prawcore.Forbidden after issuing the request if the user is not authorized to access the list. Note that because this function returns a ListingGenerator the exception may not occur until sometime after this function has returned.

Additional keyword arguments are passed in the initialization of ListingGenerator.

For example, to get all hidden items of the authenticated user:

for item in reddit.user.me().hidden():
    print(item.id)
hot(**generator_kwargs) → Iterator[Any]

Return a ListingGenerator for hot items.

Additional keyword arguments are passed in the initialization of ListingGenerator.

This method can be used like:

reddit.domain("imgur.com").hot()
reddit.multireddit("samuraisam", "programming").hot()
reddit.redditor("spez").hot()
reddit.redditor("spez").comments.hot()
reddit.redditor("spez").submissions.hot()
reddit.subreddit("all").hot()
message(subject: str, message: str, from_subreddit: Union[Subreddit, str, None] = None)

Send a message to a redditor or a subreddit’s moderators (mod mail).

Parameters:
  • subject – The subject of the message.
  • message – The message content.
  • from_subreddit – A Subreddit instance or string to send the message from. When provided, messages are sent from the subreddit rather than from the authenticated user. Note that the authenticated user must be a moderator of the subreddit and have the mail moderator permission.

For example, to send a private message to u/spez, try:

reddit.redditor("spez").message("TEST", "test message from PRAW")

To send a message to u/spez from the moderators of r/test try:

reddit.redditor("spez").message("TEST", "test message from r/test",
                                from_subreddit="test")

To send a message to the moderators of r/test, try:

reddit.subreddit("test").message("TEST", "test PM from PRAW")
moderated() → List[Subreddit]

Return a list of the redditor’s moderated subreddits.

Returns:A list of Subreddit objects. Return [] if the redditor has no moderated subreddits.

Note

The redditor’s own user profile subreddit will not be returned, but other user profile subreddits they moderate will be returned.

Usage:

for subreddit in reddit.redditor("spez").moderated():
    print(subreddit.display_name)
    print(subreddit.title)
multireddits() → List[Multireddit]

Return a list of the redditor’s public multireddits.

For example, to to get Redditor spez’s multireddits:

multireddits = reddit.redditor("spez").multireddits()
new(**generator_kwargs) → Iterator[Any]

Return a ListingGenerator for new items.

Additional keyword arguments are passed in the initialization of ListingGenerator.

This method can be used like:

reddit.domain("imgur.com").new()
reddit.multireddit("samuraisam", "programming").new()
reddit.redditor("spez").new()
reddit.redditor("spez").comments.new()
reddit.redditor("spez").submissions.new()
reddit.subreddit("all").new()
classmethod parse(data: Dict[str, Any], reddit: Reddit) → Any

Return an instance of cls from data.

Parameters:
  • data – The structured data.
  • reddit – An instance of Reddit.
saved(**generator_kwargs) → Iterator[Any]

Return a ListingGenerator for items the user has saved.

May raise prawcore.Forbidden after issuing the request if the user is not authorized to access the list. Note that because this function returns a ListingGenerator the exception may not occur until sometime after this function has returned.

Additional keyword arguments are passed in the initialization of ListingGenerator.

For example, to get all saved items of the authenticated user:

for item in reddit.user.me().saved():
    print(item.id)
stream

Provide an instance of RedditorStream.

Streams can be used to indefinitely retrieve new comments made by a redditor, like:

for comment in reddit.redditor("spez").stream.comments():
    print(comment)

Additionally, new submissions can be retrieved via the stream. In the following example all submissions are fetched via the redditor spez:

for submission in reddit.redditor("spez").stream.submissions():
    print(submission)
submissions

Provide an instance of SubListing for submission access.

For example, to output the title’s of top 100 of all time submissions for /u/spez try:

for submission in reddit.redditor("spez").submissions.top("all"):
    print(submission.title)
top(time_filter: str = 'all', **generator_kwargs) → Iterator[Any]

Return a ListingGenerator for top submissions.

Parameters:time_filter – Can be one of: all, day, hour, month, week, year (default: all).
Raises:ValueError if time_filter is invalid.

Additional keyword arguments are passed in the initialization of ListingGenerator.

This method can be used like:

reddit.domain("imgur.com").top("week")
reddit.multireddit("samuraisam", "programming").top("day")
reddit.redditor("spez").top("month")
reddit.redditor("spez").comments.top("year")
reddit.redditor("spez").submissions.top("all")
reddit.subreddit("all").top("hour")
trophies() → List[Trophy]

Return a list of the redditor’s trophies.

Returns:A list of Trophy objects. Return an empty list ([]) if the redditor has no trophies.
Raises:RedditAPIException if the redditor doesn’t exist.

Usage:

for trophy in reddit.redditor("spez").trophies():
    print(trophy.name)
    print(trophy.description)
unblock()

Unblock the Redditor.

For example, to unblock Redditor spez:

reddit.redditor("spez").unblock()
unfriend()

Unfriend the Redditor.

For example, to unfriend Redditor spez:

reddit.redditor("spez").unfriend()
upvoted(**generator_kwargs) → Iterator[Any]

Return a ListingGenerator for items the user has upvoted.

May raise prawcore.Forbidden after issuing the request if the user is not authorized to access the list. Note that because this function returns a ListingGenerator the exception may not occur until sometime after this function has returned.

Additional keyword arguments are passed in the initialization of ListingGenerator.

For example, to get all upvoted items of the authenticated user:

for item in reddit.user.me().upvoted():
    print(item.id)

Note

This list of attributes is not complete. PRAW dynamically provides the attributes that Reddit returns via the API. Because those attributes are subject to change on Reddit’s end, PRAW makes no effort to document them, other than to instruct you on how to discover what is available. See Determine Available Attributes of an Object for detailed information.