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Reddit Study Reveals How to Ask For Favors Online — and Get Them

Posted on by Brandon Klein

    Narrative is fundamental: stories communicating need are the strongest pull, especially if they're about jobs, family and money.
    Reciprocation will sway the balance: mentioning an intention to pay back the favor scores big with Redditors.
    Status is important: Redditors with higher status overall (higher karma) or higher status within the subcommunity (previous posts) are more likely to get pizza.
    Politeness doesn't matter: Redditors don't care much for manners in these posts before they give pizza—but they do appreciate people saying thanks after the event