This post is for bouncing around thinking and ideas around future plans for monyet.cc!
Where we are now
As of 25 June, we have achieved a minimum bar for success vs. our goals on this post.
- We have proven that our community can defintely set up shop here. Hundreds of people have switched over very smoothly: posters, readers, regulars, everyone.
- What this means: We have built the boats. If reddit dies, either suddenly or gradually over years, we won’t lose the community we’ve created together.
- Before reddit there were lots of cosy forums across the internet. In the worst case, we can be one of them.
- A huge thank-you to everyone who has created an account and taken part in this experiment. Especially those of you who have been helping to make this place lively and fun ❤️
The next challenge
r/Malaysia comes back online tomorrow. Can we keep this place alive and healthy, and build it into something that can thrive independently of Reddit Inc.?
- This seems much smarter than just declaring success and putting the site in hibernation.
- monyet.cc could be a sister community like our Discord and r/malaysians, except not be 100% dependent on Reddit for new users!
- We know it can be done, because lowyat.net does it: they have literally millions of users.
What helps our chances: This week we've confirmed that this platform can serve the community in many ways that reddit can't. Because we now have "subreddits":
- Local language communities, like 中文嘛嘛档 and Berita
- Local interest communities, like AMG, Pets, Meme Everyday. Food hunting, meetup groups, relationship advice, students, bargain hunting, etc.
- Local classifieds! Job boards, buying and selling, dating / personal ads, promoting local artists, newtubers, businesses, etc.
1. Direction: What do people think about this direction? This is still very young thinking.
2. Growth: Having all of this good stuff depends on us convincing lots of users to regularly use monyet.cc. Any thoughts on how to do this?
- Our current best idea is that instead of competing with the types of content on r/my, we could try to be a complement: focus on stuff we can't offer there.
- For example, we remove a lot of classifieds, newtubers, etc. We could start redirecting all this here.
- What kinds of content might people enjoy coming here regularly for?
Thanks again everyone!!