Dhamma is a set of protocols, ethical guidelines and community etiquettes to enhance the quality of content on this site. Do no correlate this with Religion. But the literal meaning of the word.
These are some etiquettes.
Abiding by Site rules., One must follow Site rules, Community rules and National laws at all times. This is a must-do rule and every user and community has to follow it at all times.
Providing and mentioning information about the original poster(s)/creator(s) or source, if any, on the post., Mainly for media based communities, this will help original creators to grow and encourage everyone to make content. If the poster is the original creator, they may add [OC] to the title.
Constructive Criticism., False appreciation is worse than constructive criticism. If one may censure with content on any basis, reply to the post with the basis of your disapproval and correct/appraise their content.
Precise community for Precise content., one must post the content on the designated communities already prepared by the moderation/administration. If one has a doubt on where to post their content, feel free to message moderator/administrator or use the Help community. One must also restrict Politics and Religion to Political and Religious communities respectively
Salutations., this is rather a casual ethical norm which may help the community to achieve highest level of bliss and delight. The community currently promotes the usage of “Bhrata and Bhagini” for addressing anyone.
Sanskratisation., this is another ethical norm to increase the quality of our community. While using Indian Languages, one would use the original sanskrit root for that word. In future, the senior development may also introduce bots to assist users in this field. Also, this is not to alienate people who don’t use such Indian languages. You are free to communicate in any way.
Demotivating the inhumane., while the community has an active team for moderation and administration against the human, one must responsibly behave to any kind of hate speech by downvoting, depreciating and reporting such content right away.
Disusage of Hateful words., while slurs (religious, casteist, racist etc) are totally restricted on the site, one must also disuse words that may trigger hate towards a specific community or ideology. One must also avoid frequent cussing.
Wholesomeness of the content., one must also not spoil the vibe of the community by replying inappropriately to a rather wholesome post.
Versatility of content., posting news articles and opinions on all types of content is appreciated. Even if one feels that a news article may not relate to their and/or of majority of the community’s ideology, they still should post that content and openly accept debates and discussions.
+Implementation of Dhamma:
Even historically, Dhamma wasn’t propagated and implemented by autocratic policies or with help of military. So we will not enforce Dhamma by punishing those who wont follow it.
But it is advised that one follows it at all times.
Dhamma will be implemented in a different way than the conventional site rules. It is the duty of every member to promote this idea of Dhamma by using their power of free speech, by posting, voting and replying. Future updates may also reward users which follow these set of etiquettes. Also, it will not be a fixed document but a living document which can be changed anytime depending upon the conditions.
While Dhamma isn’t mandatorily enforced on the site as a whole, specific communities can implement it (partially or wholly) as Community rules.
Admins also have total freedom to implement Dhamma on specific communities or on the site as a whole temporarily, upon risk of increasing hate speech.
Feel free to react on this post by suggesting any more rules or criticising one.