@New Eiffel Government

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An image of the @New Eiffel Government message chain, from the perspective of Zarel's account
An example of an @New Eiffel Government meme

@New Eiffel Government is a MicroWiki meme and chain originating from MicroWiki@Discord. The meme is about 'pinging' ("@ing") Zarel I's Discord account called New Eiffel Government#4073. The meme originally started on 19 April 2019. It is notably one of the most popular memes in the MicroWiki sector. Various memes about the message chain have been created. The chain has occasionally been broken and gone unnoticed, however this is very rare.

History

Beginning

The meme originally started on 19 April 2019, when users started pinging New Eiffel Government#4073, creating small chains of pings in between conversations.

The meme eventually died down a bit near the end of April. On 2 May, the meme had moved to the channel government-and-politics, where it started a small chain of messages pinging New Eiffel Government#4073. Every now and again in between other conversations, people would start message chains pinging New Eiffel Government#4073. On 1 June, the user known as Lord Dweebington LXIX#7588 pinged New Eiffel Government#4073 in the same channel. 3 days later, another user by the name cameron#8067 also pinged New Eiffel Government#4073, when on the same day another seven users did the same. This started a chain which as of 1 July 2019 has more then 562 messages pinging New Eiffel Government#4073. On 7 June, the channel was renamed to new-eiffel-government, and a new government-and-politics channel was created. All messages on new-eiffel-government that are not pinging New Eiffel Government#4073 are deleted. New Eiffel Government#4073 changed his nickname on MicroWiki@Discord to ! Prince Zarel I 【New Eiffel】!, which is also what the channel was renamed to.

Modern

On October 2019, Cameron I created a role called 'Zed Manager' which he gave himself so that whenever the chain gets broken other users can ping the Zed Manager role, rather then the 'Administrators' role, which would needlessly ping all of the administrators. As of 6 April 2020, there are three users with the Zed Manager role, including Zarel himself.

By 18 November 2019, the channel had 2,476 pings. On 24 December 2019, 164 pings were posted in the channel, the most in record.[citation needed] Because of this in early January 2020, a one minute slowmode was added.

A "fake ping" sent on 29 January 2020 by Jayden Lycon, it was later deleted on 8 April 2020.

Most commonly in February 2020, the chain had occasionally been repeatedly broken by a small number of users in protest against the channel or simply to troll, resulting in most of them being warned and some temporarily kicked from MicroWiki@Discord. Multiple users (most commonly Jayden Lycon, Cole Baird and Alex Cwerl) have posted photos in the channel which looks like the ping. The longest and most notable fake ping was from Jayden Lycon (Governor of the State of Iowa) who sent fake ping on 29 January 2020 and was later removed on 8 April 2020. Some users have also edited older messages to no-longer be pings, making it not easily visible to administrators.

On 21 April, a technical administrator wired a command to Dyno bot, a server moderation Discord bot, which can ping Zarel by being commanded by a user with the administrator role.

As of 22 April 2020, the channel had over 5,875 pings and the chain is still active.

Statistics

Notable statistics:

  • On 24 December 2019, 164 pings were posted in the channel, the most in record.[citation needed] Because of this in early January 2020, a one minute slowmode was added.
  • Over 300 individuals have pinged in the channel.[citation needed]
  • By 18 November 2019, the channel had 2,476 pings. By 22 April 2020, it had over 5,875 pings.
  • The longest time vandalism has gone undetected is from Cameron I on 18 November 2019 with the message "happy birthday" added in front of the ping, as it was Zarel's birthday. As of 17 May 2020, the message is still there, being left alone.
  • Zarel has pinged himself over 1,000 times in the channel.

Users who pinged the most times

User Pings
Prince Zarel I 1,375
Jonathan I 625
Cole Baird 400
Tomáš Falešník 400
Nicholas Randouler 200

Reception

The phrase has sometimes been used outside of MicroWiki@Discord.

Response from Zarel I

Zarel has stated that he likes the meme because it makes him 'feel famous'.

Criticism

Chains based on @New Eiffel Government

During the North African Empire Defensive War, the user Karlos was disregarded as a troll and made the target of an equvalent channel on the Czech-language MicroWiki discord.

See also