I started doing a basic experiment with the Reddit API in May 2016. I was initially interested in working with web-based OAuth2 authentication, which I hadn’t done before, so I started hacking away using Flask, PRAW, and SQLAlchemy. There was really no set goal, I just wanted to experiment with extracting data from my account and displaying it on a webpage.
It later dawned on me that if you have had a Reddit account for awhile and have saved a few hundred different items, that there is no readily available tool to extract that and back it up somewhere.
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