Tell HN: Reddit shadowban account upon creation
It seems my first and only reddit account created two hours ago is shadow-banned since the very beginning, tried one comment on /r/cpp and one post on /r/rust, nobody ever seen them other than one kind mod that confirmed there's nothing they can do.
Even funnier is that there is a subreddit /r/ShadowBan dedicated to test shadowban and some obvious spam-bot accounts are not banned yet mine is.
related:  https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=30344907  https://old.reddit.com/r/modhelp/comments/oonfba/
If you are a regular here and have a proper account then why did you make a throwaway for this? If you are not a regular here then why do you make a name-and-shame post as your first post?
I concluded they place a 'score' on your IP. Obviously Tor has low reputation, so they ban that. I imagine residential IPs due to their traceability actually helps Reddit in some cases where if you say something off-color or highly inflammatory or outright illegal, then they have grounds to call law enforcement and track you down.
Hackernews does this too. I can't create throwaway HN accounts on a VPN/Tor because my first post is always shadowbanned, but my residential IP is never banned, and my posts show up in /newest every time.
Also: Welcome to the Internet!
A more usable term might be 'muted' or 'hidden' instead of a complete 'ban without letting you know'. Internally it's even more likely that they work with an extra reputation system next to the visible karma system where new accounts are simply given 'bad' reputation way sooner than they should.
You try to create a second account and they will "suspend" you automatically and force you through a verification system.
Their spam algorithms have to be better than this...