Re: Rationale

Thank you for informing me of this. I did indeed remove the headline due to Shireroth being (seemingly wrongly) tagged as a fictional micronation, and regret to say that I did not look into this thoroughly enough. The headline has since been restored.

Austenasia (talk) 19:33, 5 January 2014 (UTC)

Thank you, I appreciate your prompt attention to the matter! - Liam

Gotzborg banknotes

Hello, I am a banknote collector as well as a micronationalist here in China. I have recently viewed a thread in a forum that Gotzborg had issued its banknotes in around 2006, I suppose. I would like to know if it is true, and if the banknotes are still available now. Thank you very much.
 --Ufkpr (talk)

Hi Ufkpr, unfortunately the Gotzborg banknotes you mention are not presently available at this time and the Royal Government currently does not have any new issues planned for the Thaler. If this changes, I will certainly let you know. Thank you for your interest! Liam Sinclair


Hi, Andrew here. I was wondering if I could contact you via Skype or some sort of private messaging system. (If you allow me so, I wish to expand upon your recent news story)
If you wish to contact me, my skype name is saboviawikia

Andrew (talk) 21:17, 20 October 2014 (BST)

Recent Article on Wikia


I am writing to you in reference to the following article on the Coprieta Standard, found here: [1]

I wish to inform you that the "member of the MicroWikia community who referenced this article to present further discussion" is me, Fionnbarra Ó Cathail. I was active on MicroWikia between January to December 2013 or thereabouts, before I moved to this wiki. I really have no further interest in taking part in MicroWikia (and I may be quoted as saying so), especially given recent events and the wiki's reputation. The atmosphere here is much friendlier and productive for me. I expected a response from admins after I posted that thread, but their handling of the situation greatly surprised me. I was subsequently banned from the wiki for one month, based on what I see as fairly pathetic charges. I did revert Andrew's decision to close the thread, I wanted it to remain open, and so I guess for that a 3 to 7 day ban may be seen as fair. However, I contest the charge that my post, which was really asking for community discussion, was actually an "advertisement". I agree with you when you say this is censorship, because given I was a lone critic it is little surprise that charges were trumped up against me. Once my ban is lifted, I am certainly not returning to MicroWikia. I am clearly not welcome there, and as it is I had little to do with it since I moved here in January.

Thanks,   User_talk:Leylandiistan

"Spat" article

Hi there,

As you can probably imagine, I'm pretty tired of the whole "spat" between Delvera and the Empire. It's my opinion that the best way to bring a matter like this to rest is to stop pouring fuel on the fire (although I doubt that was your intention), and so simply for the sake of community peace and quiet I've removed your article from the newsfeed. I do apologise for this, but things are going mad around here recently and some sort of metaphorical "curfew" or "time out" is sorely needed, I believe.

On another note, I would ask that in future I'm not referred to as "Jonathan Austen" in an official micronational context. "Emperor Jonathan" (as the Standard has used before) is fine, as is "Emperor Jonathan I" and "Jonathan I". For situations where a monarchical style is inappropriate, I use "Jonathan Augustus".

Once again, apologies for the removal of the article. I hope you don't see this as censorship of a particular opinion, but simply as the implementation of a policy of "okay everyone, enough already!" Austenasia (talk) 06:59, 6 September 2017 (UTC)

I understand the reason for the removal and your desire to put the situation in the past. The intent of the article was merely to raise the point that things have spiralled out of control and taken on a life of their own from objectively minor miscues at the Congress. For the wider community, it's become a distraction, and I think the sooner that both sides move onto focussing on substantive political/national/intermicronational matters, the better for all. To that end, it might be useful to remove all article references on both sides from the feeds honestly, especially since news isn't flowing so quickly these days that they'll drop off the feed anytime soon naturally.

I'll edit the article to fix up the name reference. Wherever possible, editorial policy has long been to use full names for micronationalists. I was unaware of the Jonathan Augustus moniker and will update your tag so that I don't forget it in the future.

Cheers Liam Sinclair (talk) 16:04, 6 September 2017 (UTC)

Thank you very much for editing the article, and for your understanding. On reflection, your suggestion regarding the newsfeed does seem to be the fairest all-round, and I will suggest it to the other admins. Austenasia (talk) 16:18, 6 September 2017 (UTC)
Thank you for bringing it forward. I certainly sympathize with the situation from an admin perspective. As an admin at the old forums, I dealt with the same issues. It's a tight rope to walk, especially when one is directly involved. Lean on your admin team accordingly, there are some very reasonable minds there to help.

Liam Sinclair (talk) 16:32, 6 September 2017 (UTC)