We’re posting this in order be linked on the sidebar. But very happy to discuss / take input and questions while it’s on the frontpage!
Essentials / tl;dr
- Create away!: You’re welcome to build communities of all kinds here (small exceptions below). They don’t have to be Malaysia-specific!
- (Temporary) Please rate limit your posts: Please post at most 3-4 items per day on a single topic. This is a short-term measure; see below for full details.
Purpose and context
- Our shared goals: Community mods and the admin team have the same goal: we want our communities to sustain and grow!
- Our roles: The admin team’s main role is to create opportunities for users to visit and give us a try. But we need communities’ help to convince them to create an account and stick around!
- Need for coordination: Users will only stick around if the whole experience is compelling: Sticky and unique content, good discussions, a rich default frontage. Achieving this requires coordination between our roles.
- Communities for sharing NSFW image content (text content is fine): Policy
Temporary posting limits
- The problem: The Lemmy frontage algorithm is currently buggy: it is not good at blending content from different communities.
- If you post multiple things at once, they appear as a solid block on the feed.
- If you post a lot of content on one topic, this floods the frontage and drowns out our other content.
- What this means: The above makes the frontage worse for everyone and hurts our site’s growth.
- Your posts will be downvoted: Users hate a frontage full of posts with zero comments + all on a single topic!
- Temporary measures: Until this is fixed: Please try to limit activity to 3-4 posts per day on a single topic (and space these out across the day if possible).
- This will be fixed soon: There’s active work happening on this. Reddit’s algo doesn’t do this, so we’re confident that this is solvable.
- We will reach out and remove posts if needed to maintain the diversity of the overall frontage.
- Sorry: This is definitely not ideal. We want you to be able to post as much as you want too! :(
- Keep an eye on metrics: You want users to participate in what you’re building. Engagement drives growth, and growth drives more engagement. What kinds of posts receive the most comments and upvotes?
- Start with fewer rules: In most cases, it’s better to create rules as they prove necessary. Having fewer rules encourages more participation! And when you add them, your users will understand why.
- Higher-quality metrics
- Community Discord
- Process for promoting a community on r/Malaysia
- Expanded community-building guide