Statistic-Dime

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The Statistic-Dime Company
Statistic-Dime
Privately held company
IndustryStatistics
Standardisations
Intermicronational rankings
PredecessorDIME
Statistic-Fire
Founded21 October 2019; 1 year, 9 months
FounderZarel "Zed” Smith
Headquarters,
Number of locations
2
Key people
Daniel Hamilton (CEO)
ProductsMicrocode
Micronationalist of the Month
Micronationalist of the Year
MicroWiki General Survey
BrandsDime
Roscoe Statistics
Statistic-Fire
(components, de jure divisions)
ServicesSurveys
Indices
Awards
Opinion polls
Projects
Number of employees
6 (March 2021)

Statistic-Dime (SD) — colloquially spelled without the hyphen or erroneously capitalised "DIME",[1] and officially The Statistic-Dime Company — is an intermicronational non-profit private company headquartered in New Yera, Australis. Its primary business is creating and running surveys, indices, awards, electoral opinion polls, standardisations and other developmental projects, spread across Statistic-Dime's three components; Dime, Roscoe Statistics, and Statistic-Fire, although for simplicity's sake nearly every public project has been labelled as being solely under Statistic-Dime.[2]

Founded as a New Eiffelic organisation headquartered in New Leeds by entrepreneur Zarel Smith from the merger of Statistic-Fire and DIME in October 2019, the company began to grow exponentially.[2] Its public opinion as well as influence continued to see rapid growth throughout 2020, with a number of new records being set for the company, such as largest voter participation for the second MicroWiki General Survey.[3] Following New Eiffel's dissolution in November 2020, the company had no national backing. In December, the company was incorporated as an Australissian organisation and incorporated Roscoe Statistics, and Smith appointed Daniel Hamilton as CEO and left the organisation to commence his break from the micronational community.

Statistic-Dime's projects include Microcode — the largest standardisation for two-letter country codes[4] — the highly publicised Micronationalist of the Month and Year awards, and Project Micronation. It also created the MicroWiki's 25 Most Influential for 2020 list, with another edition planned for the year 2021. Statistic-Dime's largest surveys, the GUM Member States Positivity Survey, MicroWiki's Top 25 and annual LGBT Rights Indices and MicroWiki General Surveys have received critical acclaim, and totalled over 200 responses. Statistic-Dime has also previously worked with Jayden Lycon from Curio Publications on DIME Magazine and the Dime-Curio Micronational Organisation Poll, though the latter was met with criticism.[5]

History

Former logo of DIME and Statistic-Fire respectively
Zarel Smith, founder and first CEO of Statistic-Dime

Background

Zarel Smith founded both Statistic-Fire and Dime, stylised as "DIME", on 8 October 2018 and 31 January 2019 respectively. The latter as an independent, New Eiffelic government-funded institution to cover data of considerable importance, acting as a New Eiffelic company register, for which it publicly stored general data such as administrative and financial data, and the former company as an intermicronational New Eiffelic registered company with the sole purpose of publishing the Micronationalist of the Month award.[6] By February 2019, Statistic-Fire expanded into intermicronational projects, like indices, a development classification and later surveys, from the controversial Micronational Popularity Index in March to the critically acclaimed 2019 LGBT Rights Index in August. Anthony Dickson and Jeremy Kyaber, who primarily worked with Statistic-Fire's Microcode, were influential in the company's developments, though both would have quit by September. Smith, whom was now the sole employee of both companies, wanted to keep all his intermicronational projects in one place, and merged them to form Statistic-Dime on 21 October 2019.[7]

CEO Zarel Smith era

By November 2019, Microcode, which previously had plans for expansion, was largely neglected,[4] as was Project Micronation, with Smith bringing much of his focus on surveys and Micronationalist of the Month, which would see huge growth in 2020 to become a highly publicised event, with doubled voter participation. The MicroWiki General Survey, conducted in November 2019 was received positively and had 34 respondents.[8] In late December 2019, Statistic-Dime partnered with Curio Publications' Jayden Lycon to jointly create DIME Magazine, which announced 2019's Micronationalist of the Year.[9] The two would later conduct the Dime-Curio Micronational Organisation Poll in March 2020, but it was largely unpopular among critics because of an observational error due to its low turnout and the way it was advertised.[5] Statistic-Dime saw more success with the critically acclaimed surveys the 2020 LGBT Rights Index with 34 respondents in May, GUM Member States Positivity Survey with 40 respondents in July,[10] and second MicroWiki General Survey in November, which became Static-Dime's largest survey with a participation of 63 respondents.[3] Following New Eiffel's dissolution in November, the company had no national backing.

Announcement of retirement

Daniel Hamilton, the current CEO

Smith had announced his break from the micronational community in July, which would include stepping down for his position as CEO, and in September he began looking for who to appoint as his successor to the company.[2] He originally proposed creating a council of members from the organisation TOES, which much to their delight were fond of the idea and gladly accepted, and preposterous for the transition began. After Smith trialed some members of TOES members with aiding him on picking candidates for Micronationalist of the Month, he was unimpressed with their performance, and instead announced he would be appointing Daniel Hamilton, owner of Roscoe Statistics, as CEO. TOES was unhappy with the decision, who were erroneously under the impression that they were already official staff, and they "resigned" after Roscoe announced Statistic-Dime would be organising a 20th MicroWiki Influence Survey.[11] The survey was later terminated following their backlash.

CEO Daniel Hamilton era

The transition, which was reportedly unorganised and hasty,[11] was completed on 2 December, and Roscoe was officially named CEO. On the same day, Roscoe Statistics was officially incorporated into Statistic-Dime, and Statistic-Dime became an Australissian organisation. Roscoe's first project as CEO was overseeing the list of MicroWiki's 25 Most Influential for 2020 released on the same day, which had began development by Smith in early November, who by then had de facto fully left the company, holding no official positions.[12] Although it had garnered less attention than Smith had hoped, it was largely positively received.[13] Roscoe has hugely developed Microcode, purging over two-hundred inactive codes, and, conversely to Smith, whom had worked alone, Roscoe has so far employed six micronationalists to work at the company, one of them being Lycon.[14]

From January 2021, Roscoe announced that Statistic-Dime would be offering a physical certificate to winners of the Micronationalist of the Month award, via online certificate maker Zazzle. He further stated that the certificate would be made of premium linen paper, and it would be given to winners free of charge, at their request. Also coinciding with the announcement, Roscoe released a new process for selecting the Micronationalist of the Month, in which the public would nominate micronationalists, and then the three micronationalists with the most nominations would be voted on by the Statistic-Dime Council.

Surveying

Statistic-Dime conducts its surveys through Google Forms. Statistic-Dime has officially conducted seven surveys, which have in total received over 250 respondents. Although the Micronational Popularity Index received large criticism, Statistic-Dime's later surveys have largely received universal acclaim. The first survey under the Statistic-Dime handle was the first annual MicroWiki General Survey, conducted between 9–11 November with 34 respondents.[8] After that, Statistic-Dime worked with Jayden Lycon from Curio Publications on the Dime-Curio Micronational Organisation Poll, asking participants to assign a rating between 1–10 on selected intermicronational organisations. Statistic-Dime's smallest survey with 18 respondents, it received a considerable amount of criticism.[5] The 2020 LGBT Rights Index was conducted between 5–15 May 2020, and received 34 responses. If was followed by the GUM Member States Positivity Survey, conducted in two parts between 7–10 November. Receiving 40 respondences, it was received largely positively. Furthermore, Statistic-Dime conducts the MicroWiki's Top 25 every six months, a survey which takes the twenty-five most active people on the MicroWiki@Discord platform, and ask respondents to rank them by opinion from a scale of 1 to 5. Statistic-Dime also occasionally runs a poll for the Micronationalist of the Month award, which has received at least 280 respondents since it started in January 2019. Statistic-Dime has so far run two opinion polls, which were for the 2nd Cupertino Alliance chairmanship election.[15][16]

List

Survey Date Focus Respondents Notes
Micronational Popularity Index 22 January–14 March 2019 Micronational popularity 44 Conducted by Statistic-Fire via MicroWiki talk pages
2019 LGBT Rights Index 6 August–29 September 2019 LGBT rights by micronation 26 Conducted by Statistic-Fire[17]
2019 MicroWiki General Survey 9–11 November 2019 Demographics and opinion 34 [8]
Dime-Curio Micronational Organisation Poll 1–4 March 2020 Intermicronational organisation influence >18 Jointly conducted with Curio Publications[5]
2020 LGBT Rights Index 5–15 May 2020 LGBT rights by micronation 34
GUM Member States Positivity Survey 7–10 July 2020 Public opinion on member states of the GUM 40[10] Conducted in two parts[18]
2020 MicroWiki General Survey November 2020 Demographics and opinion 63 Largest survey by participation[3]
Micronational Organisation Survey 19 February 2021–Ongoing Intermicronational organisation influence 65 Survey ongoing

Projects

Ongoing projects include:

Microcode

Microcode (MC), or alternatively MicroCode, is the largest two-letter micronational code standard. It was originally developed on 16 April 2019 by Anthony Dickson, Jeremy Kyaber and Zarel Smith from Statistic-Fire with the purpose of easily marking micronations. Both Dickson and Kyaber had left the project by July. By November 2019, Microcode, which previously had plans for expansion, became largely neglected,[4] with Smith bringing much of his focus on surveys and Micronationalist of the Month. Roscoe has so far hugely developed Microcode, purging over two-hundred inactive codes, and has assigned a lot more.[14]

Micronationalist of the Month

Micronationalist of the Month, commonly abbreviated DMM, MM or MotM, is a monthly award that features and honours a micronationalist (or a group, idea, fictional character, etc.) whom, the voters or the Dime committee (if a candidate is unopposed) deem the most influential of that month.[6] It primarily represents the MicroWiki Sector. Since it was awarded in January 2019, it steadily grew into a highly anticipated and publicised event.[20][21]

Micronationalist of the Year

A spin-off of Micronationalist of the Month, it announces the "most influential" micronationalist of that year. In late December 2019, Statistic-Dime partnered with Curio Publications' Jayden Lycon to jointly create DIME Magazine, which announced 2019's Micronationalist of the Year after a public poll commenced.[9] The 2020 winner, however, was announced in the MicroWiki's 25 Most Influential for 2020, also created by Statistic-Dime, where he was ranked first.[12] The 2019 winner was Adam I, Emperor of Adammia for his work as Chair of the GUM, and the 2020 winner was Nicholas Randouler, as a memoriam to him and his career.

Indices

Inactive and former projects

Leadership

The current office of the MicroWiki Secretary, Zarel Smith

The company has had and has a large amount of leadership, formerly with only a CEO and more recently an added Statistic-Dime Council, sometimes referred to the Board of Directors of the company.[7]

CEO

Statistic-Dime Council Members

Photo Name Date appointed Role
Daniel Hamilton January 2021.jpg Daniel Hamilton 1 December 2020 CEO
Zed in August 2020, upscaledCroped.jpg Zarel Smith 1 December 2020 MicroWiki Secretary
Suit Photo Christina Head2.png Christina Nowell 27 January 2021 Public Relations Secretary
MunroePortrait2021.jpg Liam Alexander 27 January 2021
Sertor.jpg Sertor Valentinus 27 January 2021
CreedA.jpg Andrew Creed 28 January 2021

References

  1. Valentinus, Sertor (11 October 2020) Casper von Naveria named Statistic-DIME’s Micronationalist of the Month. The Brookside Gazette. Retrieved 19 December 2020.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Smith, Zarel (30 September 2020) Zarel Smith begins to leave community just after two year anniversary celebrations. Ponderosan News Agency.[dead link] Retrieved 19 December 2020.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Smith, Zarel (15 November 2020) Statistic-Dime 2020 MicroWiki General Survey - An Overview. MicroWeekly.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 About.[dead link] Microcode Official Website. Retrieved 19 December 2020.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 J. Lycon. & Z. Smith. (4 March 2020) Dime-Curio Micro Organization Poll | March 2020 Retrieved 19 December 2020.
  6. 6.0 6.1 Cristi (31 August 2019) August 2019’s DIME Micronationalist of the Month announced. Plushunian News Service. Retrieved 19 December 2020.
  7. 7.0 7.1 Roscoe, Daniel (30 January 2021) Luxor voted Micronationalist of the Month for January 2021. MicroWeekly. Retrieved 30 January 2021.
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 Z. Smith. MicroWiki General Survey results. Retrieved 16 September 2020.
  9. 9.0 9.1 Z. Smith & J. Lycon (26 December 2019) DIME Magazine Issue #1
  10. 10.0 10.1 Smith, Zarel | GUM Member States Positivity Survey: Results, 40 respondents text archive
  11. 11.0 11.1 Lycon, Ross, and Montan (12 December 2020) Joint condemnation and resignation from Statistic Dime due to the choice to host the 20th MW influence survey, as well as the disastrous transition from Smith to Roscoe. Retrieved 19 December 2020.
  12. 12.0 12.1 Smith, Zarel et al. (2 December 2020) MicroWiki Most Influential (2020). Published by Statistic-Dime — Google Docs. Retrieved 19 December 2020.
  13. Blackwood, Ives (2 December 2020) Zarel Smith pioneers new approach to ranking community influencers. Home-made Crown Journal. Retrieved 19 December 2020.
  14. 14.0 14.1 Roscoe, Daniel (3 December 2020) Statistic-Dime Microcode Removal Order, 3 December 2020 — on Google Docs.
  15. Chair election polling — 30 November 2020. Cupertino Electoral Supervisory Commission. Retrieved 19 December 2020.
  16. Chair election polling — 18 December 2020. Cupertino Electoral Supervisory Commission. Retrieved 19 December 2020.
  17. LGBT rights in Mahuset on Royal Wiki. Retrieved 29 December 2020.
  18. Smith, Zarel | GUM Member States Positivity Survey:Results, 20 respondents on Google Docs
  19. Time zones, first edition (25 Aug 2020). Intermicronational Time Zones Standard. Beta version 1.1. Retrieved 23 December 2020.
  20. Catherine (3 October 2019) Shiro voted Dime's Micronationalist of the Month. The Micronational Times. Retrieved 23 December 2020.
  21. Smith, Zarel (10 October 2020) Casper von Naveria wins September Micronationalist of the Month award. MicroWeekly. Retrieved 23 December 2020.

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