Anyone here an experienced Reddit scraper?

I am going to do a big project there scraping posts for word usage, and looking for correlation between seemingly unrelated subreddits. Does anyone here have any wise information about scraping there? I anticipate this project is going to be a few months long if not a year.

My main concern is avoiding detection. Of course I am going to use dummy accounts, but what is the best practice as far as bandwidth limiting. I don't actually need to crawl the whole site, so I don't need to crawl fast, I just need to do it efficiently.

I should make a new post on this... anyone have any experience capturing sites (or subredddits) with HTtrack and then scraping your copy multiple times?

Joe, it looks like Reddit

Joe, it looks like Reddit offers a variety of APIs, so they may be a better option than scraping.