History of MicroWiki (website)

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Articles on MicroWiki, 2005 to 2022[a]
2008–7 November 2010: "the wiki for micronations"
7 November 2010–30 November 2014; 15 April 2015–23 March 2017: "The micronational encyclopædia"
30 November 2014–15 April 2015: "The Micronation.org Wiki"
23 March 2017–21 May 2022: "the free micronational encyclopaædia"
Logo since 21 May 2022

The following article details the history of MicroWiki, from its foundation on 27 May 2005 to the present day.

MicroWiki, the largest micronational wiki, initially began on 27 May 2005 as a website hosted on the Wikicities (later Wikia and now Fandom) wiki hosting service, after being created by Fabian Maximilian Schneider for personal use. Initially available only in English, other language editions of MicroWiki would be launched between 2006 to 2012. MicroWiki became independent from Wikia on 7 November 2010, originally as microwiki.org.uk. However, in April 2012, a small rival community formed on the Wikia website (later calling themselves MicroWikia), which claimed to be the "true MicroWiki".

MicroWiki would switch domains to micronation.org on 7 November 2013 before switching to its current domain, micronations.wiki, on 20 October 2016. On 31 October 2018, the community on Wikia officially changed its name to MicroNations Fandom, formally renouncing their claim as the "true MicroWiki" and ending the schism. MicroWiki reached 100 articles on 9 May 2006, a thousand in April 2008, 10,000 in c. January 2017, 20,000 on 1 May 2020 and 30,000 on 18 January 2022. Pierre d'Égtavie managed the wiki since becoming independent from Wikia, before selling ownership of the wiki to Jonathan I, Emperor of Austenasia on 13 May 2014. Karl Friedrich became a co-owner of MicroWiki alongside Jonathan I on 14 February 2022.

Since its creation, MicroWiki has grown into an independent community (and sector) with several sister projects, most prominently including MicroWiki@Discord and Czech MicroWiki, and encompasses 33,447 articles and 46,971 registered users (mostly spam bots; of which ~500 users are active),[b][c] making it the largest micronational wiki. MicroWiki's readership was 4.7 million total views in 2021, up from 2.8 million from approximately 1.8 million individual readers in the previous year. According to Similarweb, MicroWiki was the 369,000th most visited website in the world in 2021, making it the third most visited micronational-related website worldwide, behind sealandgov.org (366K) and asgardia.space (216K).[d]

Background and foundation (2004–27 May 2005)

Fabian Schneider, c.2015

In 2004, Fabian Schneider, a foreign exchange student from Germany to Chopticon High School in Morganza, St. Mary's County, Maryland, US, founded the Sovereign Principality of Seraya alongside classmates Richard Conklin and Matthew McQuade. Seraya eventually proved successful, and sparked the creation of several other micronations in the nearby area in an event known as the Maryland micronations boom, including the Holy Empire of Tritoniakamia, created and ruled by Conklin, and Umoria, which was created by McQuade. Schneider wanted to be able to easily record information on Seraya as well as Tritoniakamia and Umoria, and so he founded MicroWiki on 27 May 2005 upon registering the domain micronations.wikicities.com on the wiki hosting service Wikicities (now Fandom).[1] Schneider registered an account under the username "Monsterfurby".[2]

Wikia (27 May 2005–17 November 2010)

The main page of MicroWiki on 11 November 2006

The first edit on MicroWiki was made on 27 May 2005 at 15:14 (UTC)[e] by Schneider.[3] In June, Seraya fell into a state of inactivity following a period of political hardship, and the enthusiasm of the Maryland micronations boom entirely diminished. As a result of this, Schneider departed from MicroWiki, causing the wiki to fall into a complete dormancy.[4] Nevertheless, MicroWiki continued to receive page views, and in early September it saw the arrival of several micronationalists who coincidentally discovered the wiki around the same time via the Internet. They began making edits and formed a small community on the wiki, with diplomacy being conducted via talk pages on the wiki.[4] On 27 February 2006, a Portuguese-language version of MicroWiki was launched by Pedro Aguiar, which reached 1,000 articles on 5 March before quickly becoming inactive. On 27 March, Wikicities changed its name to Wikia. Accordingly, MicroWiki's domain was moved to micronations.wikia.com.[5]

MicroWiki reached 100 articles on 9 May[6] and 500 around October.[5] Schneider made a brief return to MicroWiki on 18 August 2006 to appoint a new administrator – Jeffrey II, Prince of Satirocity – and to write his now well-known "Word from the Founder" about MicroWiki.[5] As there were no other administrators on the wiki at the time, Jeffrey II had thus become the de facto manager of the wiki; however he too became inactive in November.[5] Also in 2006, the user Bolsvandia created the infobox template:Nation, which became the most used template on the wiki until being replaced by a new micronation infobox in 2010.[7] By the end of 2007, MicroWiki had 900 articles.[8] MicroWiki adopted its first logo in mid-2008, and reached nearly 1,500 articles by the end of 2008.[9] Possibly either Cesidio Tallini (editing under the account IndigoGenius) or Robert Lethler (Ptrcancer) became the first user to reach one-thousand edits, doing so by at least January 2009.[10] In March 2009, several new administrators were promoted. Presumably, an administrator of Wikia was notified of Jeffrey II's inactivity and thus a new administrator was appointed, who then proceeded to host community elections for new administrators.[11] The first administrators appointed were 'Uberfuzzy', Lethler, Kalvin Koolidge (Ramtak619), Joe Foxon (Joefoxon) and Jacob Tierney (Scientopia).[12] MicroWiki reached 2,000 articles in April 2009.

MicroWiki.org.uk (17 November 2010–7 November 2013)

Logo of the revived Wikia community, which claimed to be the "true MicroWiki"
The main page of MicroWiki in March 2012

In October 2010, Wikia implemented unpopular changes to the website's user interface; as a result of this, the community decided to move MicroWiki to an alternative wiki hosting service. After Referata and ShoutWiki were considered,[13] MicroWiki finally moved to an independent domain on 17 November at microwiki.org.uk, managed by Pierre d'Égtavie.[14] The majority of the community moved away from Wikia and registered new accounts on the .org.uk domain in an event that was dubbed a "Mass Exodus". MediaWiki, the same software Wikia and Wikipedia uses, was installed, which MicroWiki still uses.[15][16] The domain was paid for annually by running advertisements on the wiki,[17] and all articles on Wikia were automatically imported by a bot.[18][19][20] On 22 December, the MicroWiki administration launched the MicroWiki forums,[21] which eventually replaced the OAM forums as the principal means of communication and diplomacy between members of the MicroWiki community. Between mid-2011 and late 2011, Aldrich Lucas, an influential administrator, became the first user to reach both 10,000 and 20,000 edits edits.[10]

Several sister projects to MicroWiki were launched from 2011 to 2012, including UnMicroWiki[22] – a satirical parody of articles on MicroWiki, similar to Uncyclopedia – on 27 January 2011, MicroWikiMedia[23] – a micronational media database – and MicroCommons[24] – a repository of micronational literature, documentation, oratory transcripts and images – in c.2011, Czech MicroWiki – the Czech-language edition of MicroWiki – in 2012, and MicroWiki Archive[25] – an archive of micronational media – and MicroWiki News[26] – a website dedicated to news relating to micronations in the MicroWiki community – in c.2012. MicroWikiMedia and MicroWiki News quickly fell into disuse and obscurity by 2013.

In April 2012, a new community formed on the old Wikia website to rival MicroWiki by claiming to be the "true MicroWiki", causing a feud between the two wikis.[27] The schism would eventually end in 2018.[20] On 11 November 2012, d'Égtavie, while intoxicated by alcohol, added a notice to the main page of the wiki with a countdown – counting down from 15 days – accompanied by ominous music and the text "Goodbye". This action received heavy criticism from users on the wiki who perceived it as unprofessional and accused d'Égtavie of attention seeking.[28][29] Meanwhile, MicroWiki reached 5,000 articles on c.23 March 2013.[f] In October, concerns began to be raised over MicroWiki's financial shortfalls amidst a significant drop in site visits which meant that running advertisements on the wiki were no longer profitable. UnMicroWiki and MicroWiki Archive were deleted on 20 October in order to free up server resources and save money.[30]

Micronation.org (7 November 2013–20 October 2016)

Jonathan I of Austenasia, site owner since 2014

In November 2013, d'Égtavie purchased the domain micronation.org from Luxor (Karl Friedrich) for "around £20" with the intention of using it as the domain for MicroWiki—the domain costing less annually, and perhaps also seeing it more fit for an international website dedicated to micronations as opposed to .org.uk, the country code top-level domain for the United Kingdom.[g][31][32][33] However, the domain move consequently deleted most of the original server data, including all page revision histories and all registered user accounts (including edit counts).[34][35] After the move, MicroWiki stoped running advertisements, and in early 2014 began accepting donations via PayPal to help pay for the upkeep of the server. On 13 May 2014, Jonathan I, Emperor of Austenasia, purchased the wiki from d'Égtavie after he stated he was "looking to transfer ownership of the site to someone who [could] keep it alive."[36] On 23 April 2015, an administrative decision was made to only allow administrator-approved publications (based on a set criteria) to be added to the headlines on the main page, delegating all other publications instead to the 'more news' or 'opinion' sections.[37]

Micronations.wiki: 2016–2019

On 21 October 2016,[38] MicroWiki switched to its current domain, micronations.wiki, after complications with the previous domain host,[39] and reached 10,000 articles around January 2017. Also in 2017, Ned Gunderson (Nedland; now Mikejones) became the first user to reach 10,000 edits on MicroWiki's MediaWiki software.[10][40] On 30 July 2018, MicroWiki reached fifty good articles.[41] On 17 September, MicroWiki@Discord was launched on social media software Discord by the administration, replacing the micronational Skype chatrooms and other general micronational Discord servers to revive the inactive MicroWiki Sector. On 31 October, Jonathan I persuaded the community on Wikia to officially change its name to MicroNations Fandom, formally renouncing their claim as the "true MicroWiki" and thus ending the schism.[20] On 7 April 2019, MicroWikiDictionary was launched as a dictionary for micronational jargon and constructed languages, though it received scant attention.[42] On 3 July, featured pictures were introduced to the main page. Similar to good articles, users can nominate and vote on a new featured picture to appear on the main page every month.[43] On 5 December, Zabëlle Skye (ZabëlleNB; formerly Z Luna Skye), then–Prince of the erstwhile New Eiffel, became the first user on MediaWiki software to reach 20,000 edits;[44] they also became the first user on MicroWiki to reach 30,000,[45] 40,000 edits,[46] and 50,000 edits,[47] doing so 3 July 2020, 9 March 2021 and 13 May 2022 respectively.[10][48]

Micronations.wiki: 2020–present

Left to right: Main page before (29 December 2020) and after (13 January 2021) the redesign; censored text is due to MicroWiki:Pseudonyms.

As January 2020 began, approximately twenty alt-accounts (sockpuppets) created by Hasan Çakar and Emiel Sebastiaan Hardy were banned for mass vandalism.[49] The event caused a stir of drama in the community, as the initial search for the culprits behind the accounts was subject to much discussion.[50][51] On 17 February, a web crawler from Archive Team, an archivist collective, archived every article and page available on MicroWiki at the time on the Internet Archive; it is available for viewing via the Wayback Machine.[52] On 1 May, MicroWiki reached 20,000 articles,[53] and on 13 May a monthly newsletter was added to the main page for the intended purpose of reporting on the latest happenings on MicroWiki.[54] However, the newsletter was abandoned in October after a lack of new updates.[55] On 9 July, a new good article system was introduced where every last week of each month nominations which have been approved by an administrator either that month or the previous month will be voted on by the community to become a good article.[56] However, this change drew criticism from several users and was eventually changed in May 2021. MicroWiki's worldwide individual readership in 2020 was approximately 1.8 million from 2.8 million total site visits.[57]

Several changes were made to the wiki in 2021 – particularly in the first half of the year – including an updated main page, more administrative transparency, and updated policies concerning safeguarding and privacy on the wiki following several incidents that occurred in the previous year.[58] On 9 January, MicroWiki opened a Patreon and also moved to a new server provider for better uptime.[59] On 13 January, the main page had its first major redesign in over a decade,[60] a change which was welcomed by many users. On 3 June, in honour of the one year anniversary of the death of micronationalist community leader Nicholas Randouler, a memorial banner dedicated to him appeared at the top of all pages on the wiki, replacing the banner requesting for donations.[61] Between June and July, several new policies regarding safeguarding and privacy on the wiki were updated or introduced, and the minimum age requirement for users to be over thirteen years of age was introduced in order to comply with European Union laws, which MicroWiki is bound by. On 26 July, two websites were launched by the administration: a website showing MicroWiki's live availability status, and a website hosted on Phabricator, for collaboration between administrators and users on website suggestions, bug tracking and code review.[62] MicroWiki's millionth edit[h] was made on 5 December 2021 by the user UndeadReece on the article Republic of Arazania.[63] MicroWiki received a record 4.7 million site visits in 2021.[64]

On 18 January 2022, MicroWiki reached 30,000 articles,[65] and on 14 February Luxor became a co-owner of MicroWiki alongside Jonathan I.[66] On 16 May, an entry for MicroWiki on Wikipedia was approved through its Articles for Creation process.[67] MicroWiki adopted its current logo – featuring a magnifying glass – on 21 May.

April Fools' Day

2020: the language of the entirety of MicroWiki was changed to an unreadable font called Precursor Alpha, and hovering over text with a mouse would display it normally.

Since 2011, MicroWiki has commemorated April Fools' Day (1 April) on several occasions:

  • 2011: the MicroWiki administration organised a fictional war between the Federal Republic of St.Charlie and the Federated Republics of A1 known as Operation Electrolight.
  • 2012: MicroWiki became BoratWiki, a website (rendered in faux Cyrillic) devoted to "Boratnations", based on the titular 2006 mockumentary comedy film.[68]
  • 2013: MicroWiki adopted "LOLSPEAK" on the main page and sidebar, and a video of Internet meme Nyan Cat on the main page played automatically when loaded.
  • 2015: MicroWiki became ErusiaWiki after purportedly coming under the jurisdiction of the Democratic People's Republic of Erusia.
  • 2017: MicroWiki became MichaelWiki, "the internet's top fan forum for all things George Michael". Audio of the music video of George Michael's 1984 single "Careless Whisper" played on the main page, and the wiki's typeface way changed from arial to a handwriting style.[69]
  • 2019: The main page's language was changed to gibberish called "gnome speak", and there were various images of gnomes on the site, based on an Internet meme.[70]
  • 2020: The language of the entirety of MicroWiki was changed to an unreadable font called Precursor Alpha (hovering over text with a mouse would display it normally), and the MicroWiki logo in the corner was titled slightly sideways for a wacky appearance.[71][72] This change garnered notable criticism from MicroWiki users as it was on every wiki page, and the font could not be changed without third-party plugins.[73]
  • 2021: Large advertisements blocking the view of content popped up on most pages approximately every minute.[74]
  • 2022: The entire website was flipped upside down.[75]

In 2016, no prank was made by the administration due to a technical issue that led to MicroWiki being down between 31 March and 1 April. However, some users assumed that this was the prank itself for April Fools' Day.

Gallery

Gallery of the main page (major redesigns)

Article milestones

Article milestone Date achieved Article (if known) Reference
1 27 May 2005 Main page[j] [j]
100 9 May 2006 Kingdom of Lovely[77] [6]
1,000 April 2008
5,000 c. 23 March 2013 [f]
10,000 c. January 2017
20,000 1 May 2020 Nouvellehm Cliffs [53]
30,000 18 January 2022 [65]

See also

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Footnotes

  1. Data (some months (including the majority of 2014 and 2015) are estimates).
    Every number is a month of the year, starting in January 2005 (first number above zero is on 27 May 2005) and ending on 10 February 2021:
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  2. In order to be considered active, a user must have made an edit within the last thirty (30) days.
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  4. According to data from Similarweb:
    1. asgardia.space: 216,000th most visited website
    2. sealandgov.org: 366,000
    3. microntions.wiki: 369,000
    4. westarctica.info: 433,000
    5. molossia.org: 502,000
    6. liberland.org: 527,000
    7. principaute-aigues-mortes.com: 584,000
    8. westarctica.wiki: 609,000
  5. Schneider was residing in Ashburn, Virginia when he made the edit, where the time was 11:14 in Eastern Daylight Time (EDT), four hours behind UTC.
  6. 6.0 6.1 Estimated date based on two snapshots at the Wayback Machine – via the Internet Archive.[78][79]
  7. .uk is the country code top-level domain for the UK: .org.uk is a second-level domain intended for use by not-for-profit entities.
  8. On the MediaWiki software. Any edits made to the wiki prior to 7 November 2013 are not counted.
  9. Version with cursive text.
  10. 10.0 10.1 The main page was the first article created, created automatically upon the registration of the domain micronations.wikicities.com on 27 May 2005.[76]

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