r/micronations

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r/micronations
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Type of site
Subreddit
Available inEnglish
FoundedJune 10, 2009; 12 years ago (2009-06-10)
Founder(s)u/nowell
Websitereddit.com/r/micronations
Current statusActive

r/micronations is a subreddit forum on Reddit dedicated to micronationalism and micronational discussion. The subreddit advertises itself as "an official hub for micronations across the world." Since its creation in June 2009, it has grown to over 5,000 members, making it the largest micronational related subreddit.[1]

History

The subreddit was created on 10 June 2009 by user u/nowell, who also created r/micronation on the same day, As of January 2022, r/micronation has over 600 members.[2]

From its early period, the subreddit received relatively little attention, until 2015 when it began growing exponentially and more users joined, it reached 1,000 members on 4 November 2017. The subreddit reached 2,000 members on 4 June 2019, 3,000 on 26 May 2020 and 4,000 members in January 2021. The subreddit currently has over 5,000 members as of 2022.[3]

In January 2022, the subreddit was attacked by a new moderator, who spammed over 100 posts and removed many others, changed rules, images, flairs and pernmently banned mutiple users. The subreddit was made private, before being unprivatized by user u/phunanon who also un-did most of the changes.[4]

Reception

The subreddit has received multiple criticisms from the wider micronational community [By whom?], of where it is known by some as the Reddit Sector, targeted at its alleged "unprofessionalism", spread of misinformation, hostile posts such as threats and recognition of micronational warfare, including the TOES-Almendria War, and posts surrounding controversial micronations, such as Arkovia, Promatia, The Reddit Nation and Almendria.[5]

See also

References

  1. r/micronations on Reddit. Retrieved 2 October 2020.
  2. r/micronation on Reddit. Retrieved 2 October 2020.
  3. r/micronations stats. Subreddit Stats. Retrieved 2 October 2020.
  4. My apologies: the subreddit was attacked by a rouge new moderator. Retrieved 26 January 2022.
  5. Montan, Leon (executive producer) (4 January 2021) Pilot[transcript needed]The Four Horsemen of Micronationalism – on Spotify. Retrieved 15 January 2021.

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