2014 is going to bring a very different community to the one we know now.
Five years since the modern MicroWiki community came into being, a great number of nations are facing the saddest fate of all: inactivity.
MicroWiki site management has expressed concern about a financial gap that is seeing the site run at a more than §2 monthly deficit.
Alston, CA, Apr 1 – In a shock move this morning, MicroWiki site owner Pierre d’Égtavie has announced his intention to shut down the popular micronational encyclopedia and shift back to the Wikia platform in the face of financial difficulties. In an exclusive interview with the Times this morning, d’Égtavie gave his reasoning behind the shock decision. “Our hosts have put the cost of running the site up to £35 [§39 7d/NZ$63.53] a month, up from the £19 [§21.55/NZ$34.49] I was paying for the site before. A year ago when the site was profitable, the costs could easily have been … Continue reading MicroWiki to shut down, community to move to Wikia
Alston, NCD, Nov 11 – The Times can tonight reveal the reason behind the outage on MicroWiki early this morning was due to a drunken site administrator. At 9:36 this evening, MicroWiki site owner Pierre d’Égtavie admitted to having “a shot or two of vodka” as a result of curiosity. He then admitted that he “decided that everyone hated [him] and that [he] should close the site”. He ultimately did not shut down the site, but instead ran what he called a “if you want to close the site run this” script before logging off and taking a bath. A now sober … Continue reading MicroWiki outage due to drunken administrator
Alston, NCD, Nov 11 – MicroWiki is facing the threat of shutting down with a peculiar message blocking access to the site appearing this morning. The site’s owner, Pierre d’Egtavie, appears to be considering shutting the site down within the next fifteen days citing a concern over the future of the site. d’Egtavie has not been available to anyone for the last several hours. St.Charlian Prime Minister and site administrator Alexander Reinhardt has offered to buy the site off d’Egtavie to secure its future. Ultamiyan President David Salapa said “”With the disappearance of our great encyclopedia disappears a lively and … Continue reading Uncertainty over the future of MicroWiki
Alston, NCD, Nov 4 – Sirocco has surpassed the longevity of the Glorious Dictatorial Republic of Andersonia by reaching its second birthday today. At midnight the national anthem was played, while later on in the morning a large breakfast was held in Alston this morning to mark the occasion. Throughout the day there have been celebratory messages, videos and a general feeling of patriotism throughout the nation. Premier Daniel Anderson spoke tonight live on SBC National Radio on several topics. Discussing the importance of maintaining activity, he stated that: A micronation is not an easy thing to maintain. Much planning must … Continue reading Sirocco marks second anniversary, Anderson warns of micronational inactivity