Reddit User Analyzer and More
Release Note: The issue with the latest update asking for access to your browsing history has been resolved. RPT didn't need or use your browser history. I had something enabled that I didn't need. Oops. --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Reddit Pro Tools identifies trolls and propaganda on Reddit. How does it work? It analyzes the comments and overall karma for all users on the current page and tags offending users. Tags applied: Troll - User with -100 comment karma. Mouse over tag to see stats. Frank - User with a new, low karma account. (Fresh Reddit Account; No Karma) Sub Troll - User with less than -100 comment karma in the current subreddit. Mouse over tag to see stats. (yes, it downloads, stores, and caches the latest 1000 comments for each user) Deplorable - User who has too much comment karma from a deplorable subreddit. You can change which subreddits are on the deplorable list. Mouse over tag to see stats. (The_Donald, sjwhate, milliondollarextreme, greatawakening, etc) Propaganda - Thread linking to a domain on your propaganda list. You can edit this list of domains as well. (breitbart.com, dailycaller.com, foxnews.com, gop.com, etc) Other features: Adds a link to the user's SnoopSnoo page to the RES user mouseover window that pops up. No more copying and pasting to research a user. Adds a link to the Ceddit version of the current page. No more need to edit the URL so you can see deleted comments. FAQ: Does this track me? No. It doesn't even grab your username off the page. It doesn't know who you are and will flag you right along with everyone else if it applies. It doesn't send data to any other sites either. It only communicates with the Reddit API. How much bandwidth does this use? About a gig of data in a heavy day of Redditing. I wouldn't use this if you are on a data capped connection. It does cache the data though. It fully caches everything for 24 hours. And after 24 hours, it will only download their latest comments. The extension is fairly smart but there millions and millions of people on here every day. How much storage is this going to use on my computer? Chrome supports up to 16 gigs of data stored in its database. I have it set to delete users not seen in two weeks when it gets near the quota. So, less than 16gigs.
- (2021-03-03) Henry Cornuelle: I don't really care about the political side, but it's nice setting custom tags for people who post in music subs I like so I can see other fans of GYBE in the wild and so on. I just wish adding subreddits wasn't case-sensitive.
- (2021-02-18) rob rob: Very useful. So many idiots on reddit need to filter them out.
- (2020-11-12) Zachary Jensen: It works. But it also stores way too much data on my computer. I had been using it for a few months, and it stored over 60 GB in AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\IndexedDB. Took me a while to figure out what was taking up so much space on my computer. Wouldn't install unless you've got plenty of hard drive space to spare.
- (2020-09-03) Chris B: My alt account has been tagged with "pol troll" for 80 or so comments on US politics based subs. I never post on these subs because I am not American, nor am I interested in US politics. It is very apparent that the developers are tagging accounts so certain users receive harassment.
- (2020-04-01) J S: This addon is useful for useful idiots that need someone to tell them what to think and believe. Beyond that it's utterly worthless.
- (2020-02-11) Abc Def: Very useful extension thanks
- (2019-11-14) George Spelvin: Awesome extension. It's like seeing MAGA hats in a crowd of people to see who is not worth talking to! It helps identify those who support a fascist regime so that I can ignore their often racist/xenophobic venom and discuss reasonably with those that don't fall into these categories. Someone who frequents The_Donald on Reddit is too deep into the kool aid to be rational. Edit: had to adjust my vote -- no update in months and I now have to run another version of this put out by another user after RPT stopped working.
- (2019-11-14) X W: Was great but is pretty much abandoned by the author now. The support sub on Reddit goes completely unanswered (until someone asks about taking it over and doing fixes.)
- (2019-10-28) Vicious: No updates and broken.
- (2019-08-05) Rich De Luca: Great extension. Highly customizable - Only thing missing is tracking User/subs that is the user-"subreddits" based off of userpages.
- (2019-07-08) John Reel: An extension that will further divide and isolate any who are not with the majority. The most devious part of tools like this is that it discourages any discussion from two or more dissenting parties. What a shame that tools like this are the inevitable end game of political discussion.
- (2019-06-22) Edin Besic: Does not play well with Reddit Enhancement Suite, the RPT information window pops under RES info when hovering over a user.
- (2019-06-19) Kyle Telechan: Incredible useful to identify people pretending to be something they're not in order to make bad-faith arguments. I'm also a huge fan of the "bias" meter on sources. It's incredibly helpful to get a quick overview of a source before reading so that I can look for other sources of the same story before taking it as verified. This goes for both leanings, politically. The database file is a bit much, but understandable considering the way the tool works.
- (2019-06-05) Daddy Finger: Tags T_D posters but does nothing to tag radical left/tankie/communist posters, which are a much, much larger problem on reddit. Tags libertarian stuff as "far right", which is laughable.
- (2019-04-18) E. Phil.: Very useful tool and easy to configure.
- (2019-04-08) Jurij Fedorov: There are a few things that make me dislike this app even though it is useful if you put a lot of time into adjusting it. The new update in 2019 deleted all my settings. I had a lot of far left subs set to a flair and that flair changed to other subs because of the update. The maker of the app is most likely far left/socialist. He calls police "oink oink" and has set media like "Reason" into the Extreme Right category even though they are not even right at all. They are libertarian. So, this app is useful. But the settings that come with the app are just mean and far left. I don't hate cops. I don't think libertarians are far right.
- (2019-03-31) Andrew Patterson: Perfect app - Thanks. I just deleted the rest of the propaganda that was automatically put on. Allows me to see who see the far left loonies are and where they post. Grouped by socialism, politics, worldnews, the_mueller, chapo etc. Thanks guys!
- (2019-03-27) Andy Densch-Giese: No reason to see browsing history
- (2019-03-27) Collin Sauve: BEWARE! Now wants access to read your entire browsing history on all sites.
- (2019-03-27) I have it installed and would give it 5 stars if the dev would explain why it needs access to my browsing history?
- (2019-03-07) David Stutzman: Just a warning... In order to cut down on the amount of requests it makes to reddit's servers, this extension will save the results it fetches to a local database. Over time, this database can grow to be quite large -- at one point for me it was over 20 GB! You can clear this out by doing the following: 1. Navigate to reddit.com 2. Open the Chrome Developer Tools panel 3. Select the Application tab 4. Expand "IndexedDB" in the left menu 5. Select "rpt - https://www.reddit.com" 6. Click the "Delete database" button 7. Click OK to confirm deletion You might want to do this every couple of months just to free up space again, depending on how much you use reddit on your computer.
- (2019-01-30) Action Jesus: Wonderful to know who to avoid. Suddenly a lot of comments make a lot more sense!
- (2018-11-28) widerdo: Useful to know who is worth my time replying to. And I know the creator of the extension is left leaning but they gave the ability to change the default list for a reason so its fine.
- (2018-11-07) John Gosling: A brilliant tool to add transparency to reddit, exposing trolls and brigadiers. This sort of quick review of a user's negative impact in communities and controversial subreddit affiliations should be a core part of Reddit if they truly want to curtail these detrimental activities.
- (2018-11-05) Witch -ypants: Opening up an askreddit thread with this installed froze my computer and put my CPU on 100% for about 10 seconds. Doesn't seem very well optimized
- (2018-10-01) Kav Subterranean: I don't see why r/tendies is a default "deplorable" sub—it's pretty clearly ironic/making fun of the people on r/incels etc. Fairly harmless imo.
- (2018-09-25) Lowell Brillante: This is an awesome extension for reddit to fight misinformation. I'm already recommending it
- (2018-09-06) So useful to weed out all of the trolls and trash comments. And for those complaining "this is left wing propaganda tool!!" you can change the default list ya nubs
- (2018-08-28) Amanda Carney: So useful
- (2018-08-12) Fantastic. Puts the label "deplorable" next to anyone who frequents certain subs. Saves a tremendous amount of time when you see a fresh comment you'd spend time to reply to. Now I can just go "this is a T_D poster" and everyone ignores them. Truly making reddit great again.
- (2018-07-30) Craig Haseler: Very useful for identifying the foreigners trying to manipulate Reddit.
- (2018-07-25) Love The New Name: I really appreciate being able to identify potential trolls so that I don't waste time arguing with them. This works very well.
- (2020-05-30, v:1.34.2) Ryan: Recent Inconsistency
Has the Reddit API changed at all such that this extension is less consistent? My laptop and my desktop frequently disagree with what my own accounts should be tagged as. I can only imagine this inconsistency translates across the entire userbase. Is this a personal problem or has the extension become less consistent recently?
- (2020-02-05, v:1.34.2) Eric Chen: Port to Firefox?
Are there any plans to port the extension to Firefox?
- (2019-12-10, v:1.34.2) Andy von Busse: Very unclear how it works....
I tried to find help, went to the Reddit sub, and nothing easily tells me how the extension works, or how I can invoke it. I deleted it. Perhaps an FAQ would be helpful
- (2019-12-02, v:1.34.2) Ada Cohen: Sub troll karma calculation is way off
I don't want to link my reddit account to my actual identity, but I've found myself marked a "sub troll" in a subreddit where the extension shows that I have about -650 total sub karma. This surprised me, so I used Pushshift to gather my comments, and the RPT result makes no sense. I have only two comments with negative scores in that sub, one at -2 and one at about -50. I have no posts in the sub. Summing up all of the scores, my karma should be about +200 or +300 depending on whether or not the free initial point is discarded. I note that RPT also claims I have about 50 comments in the sub, which is about half of the actual count. That also makes no sense, but doesn't explain the incredibly low karma score, since even if you *only* counted my negative comments, the total would be about -50. Kind of annoying to be labeled a troll when my net contribution to the subreddit is positive. I realize that this isn't a super useful without being able to look at the case in more detail. Please let me know if there's some better diagnostic info I could pass along (I'm a software engineer; if you need me to dig for such info in the console for example, that's not a problem)
- (2019-11-27, v:1.34.2) whizzer0: New changes aren't saved
Not sure how long this has been happening but it's a while. If I try to add any new subreddits etc. and then close the settings, those changes are gone when I open the settings again.
- (2019-11-27, v:1.34.2) Christopher Donohue: How to change deplorable subs
How do I change which subs flag someone as deplorable?
- (2019-03-27, v:1.01) Le CJ: History
What's with the new read browsing history permission?
- (2019-03-26, v:1.01) Browsing history permission
Why does this extension need to see my browsing history?
- (2019-03-09, v:0.97) Morgan O'Brien: firefox port / open source code
Hi there, I am a Firefox user. Previously, there was a tool for firefox that allowed users to install chrome extensions. However, that has recently been broken by upstream Mozilla changes. Reddit Pro Tools was my biggest reason for using that tool. Do you have any plans to release a Firefox version of this extension, or can I request that you release the source code so someone else may port it?
- (2019-02-12, v:0.97) X W: It would be nice to be able to change the speed at which the mouseover window pops
As I move the mouse over my screen, it pops up immediately and then doesn't go away until I move it deliberately over another spot. If there was an optional delay, it would be better.
- (2018-11-19, v:0.97) MisCerus: Buildup of IndexedDB Files
This extension is causing an extreme buildup of .ldb files in the chrome user data folders. I've been using this extension for a few months and it had accrued over 20gb of these files. I assume this is a record of all of the of the users that have been tagged. Just wanted to let you know in case you didn't already. \AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\IndexedDB\
- (2018-07-24, v:0.92) Tom Tanner: Compatibility with redesign?
Hello, this is a great tool! Has anyone made it compatible with the Reddit redesign?