It’s been a while we update the rule since the inception of this instance, and i think it’s time we get a proper rule set for (hopefully) better handling of situation. Here’s the 4 general rule to be enacted:

1)Be Nice

This one is self explanatory and intentionally open-ended. Just get along with each other and we’ll be fine.

2)No Bigotry

This one is also self explanatory. Malaysia is a multiracial country and sometime we tend to rub shoulder with each other, sometime stuff getting heated up. Argument is fine, disagreement is fine, as long as it stay civil and no one get banned. Bigotry include but not exclusive to: Racism, Sexism, Homophobia, Transphobia, Xenophobia, and so on.

3)No Porn

Do not post, share, or distribute any pornographic material. NSFW discussion(in words only) is allowed, and should be marked as NSFW.

4)No Ads & Spam

Do not spam this Instance with irrelevant shitpost or ads. If your intention of creating an account or community is to flood this place with shitpost, then it break this rule.

All the rule above also extend to the username, community name, banner, and avatar.

Now, lets talk about community that’s without mod and community that’s without post + inactive mod. There’s a few community that fit the description, namely !quran, !hadith, !fiqh, !backlash76, !islam, !wanita, and !islamichistory. For these communities, if anyone want to claim it, do let us know. By the 8th of September, 2023, if no one claim it or no activity from the mod, it will be purged.

I’ll further elaborate on this topic in the future.

Next, we talk about community creation. We have two paths to choose from:

  1. Open up like how it used to be: anyone can create any community as long as it adhere to the rules, or;

  2. Request only: user will have to request for the community to be created, but as long as the community in question isn’t breaking the rule and the general vibe of this instance, it will be approved.

I’m leaning toward 1 and only goes to 2 for temporary measure, but i accept suggestion.

As for prohibiting community creation from new account, we might need to either remove it ourselves, make a bot to auto-remove community that’s created by new account, or request lemmy dev to have this function to be added. For now I’ll leave it to two option.

I guess that’s all. Do discuss and give suggestion about anything above. It still haven’t set in stone.

  • @wahming
    38 months ago

    Is this instance ABOUT Malaysia, or FOR Malaysians? There’s a big difference between the two. The first is as you say, pertaining to Malaysia. All communities should be Malaysia-centric. The second would recognise that just because we’re Malaysians we may still have interests that are unrelated to the country, and for those who want to start a community, our home instance is generally the logical and most convenient place to do it.

    But yes, Malaysia-centric communities should definitely make their focus clear to prevent confusion from visitors.

    • @ruk_n_rul
      08 months ago

      It can be both, I guess. But it only works on the premise that the user is local. If it was like the case yesterday, i.e. non-locals making generic communities, then it fits neither case. It’d make less friction if community mods and instance admins have more in common imo.

      OTOH, I can also see how having general communities for the worldwide fediverse here would be able to draw in more users from across the fediverse. Then they might stick around for the local communities. That said, anyone endeavouring on that should promote it hard because this place is the fediversal backwater. 😭

      One extreme solution for clear MY vs global community distinction is to have the community names prefixed with 🇲🇾 vs 🌐, but I’ll leave it to the admins to decide.