I'd love to replicate this, but try as I might, I just can't seem to get karma. I've spent a lot of time on there commenting on posts, offering help, giving feedback on requests etc etc. But I've still only got 9 karma (+1 comment karma).
It seems that karma means a LOT of Reddit, and people who post with higher karma seem to enjoy much more exposure on their posts. I really want to replicate this, so I don't have to wait to get lucky.
I've read all the tips - concentrate on helping folk, don't be too self-promotional etc, but nothing seems to be working.
My account is 8 years old - for the first few months I remember posting a lot of rubbish. Then I dropped off and didn't use it for about 7 years. I've deleted all the rubbish from back then, but could that have anything to do with it?