2005 in the MicroWiki community

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2005 (MMV)[a] was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2005th year[b] of the anno Domini (AD) and Common Era (CE) designations, the fifth year of the 3rd millennium and the 21st century, and the sixth year of the 2000s decade. MicroWiki was founded on 27 May 2005, thus making this the first year to see the wiki's – and subsequent community's – presence.[3] The entire year takes place in the "Foundation Era" of the history of the MicroWiki community.[4]

Foundation of MicroWiki

Fabian Schneider, the founder of MicroWiki, and his micronation the Sovereign Principality of Seraya

MicroWiki was founded on 27 May 2005 by Fabian Maximilian Schneider (under the username Monsterfurby), then-Prince of the Sovereign Principality of Seraya, as a wiki hosted on the Fandom (then Wikicities) wiki hosting service, at the domain micronations.wikicities.com. This was in order for Schneider to be able to easily record information on his micronation and other related micronations, such as the Holy Empire of Tritoniakamia and Umoria,[3][5] which alongside Seraya were member states of the League of Sovereign Nations. MicroWiki purposed itself as "a database of micronations, small nations, created for various purposes, that simulate the proceedings of a real country."[6]

Seraya would however fall into inactivity in the following month, causing Schneider, as well as Richard Conklin and Matthew McQuade, to leave the wiki, resulting in MicroWiki falling into a complete dormancy.[7] Nevertheless, for reasons unrelated to Seraya, MicroWiki started to become active again in early September upon seeing an influx of micronationalists discovering the wiki via the Internet; the most prominent micronationalists being Perry of the United Republic of Arlberg, a micronation founded in 2003, which dominated the remaining year,[8] and Dan of Beardmonkeya, a seemingly jocular micronation founded on 30 September 2005.[9] Other micronations, such as the Carpathian Empire and Virtual Commonwealth of Cyberia, were either inactive or short-lived, having no influence on the wiki.[9][10]

Events

Micronationalists

Notable microntionalists in the MicroWiki community in 2005 included:[13]

Name / born Image Micronation Role Span of influence
Fabian Maximilian Schneider
(5 December 1988)
Monsterfurby.jpg Flag of Seraya.jpg Seraya Founder of MicroWiki and head administrator 27 May–June 2005
Perry Chancellory.jpg Flags federal.gif Arlberg Active MicroWiki editor; Chancellor of the United Republic of Arlberg c. 18 September 2005–c. 12 May 2006
Richard Conklin
(3 August 1988)
Conklin, 2013.jpg Flag of Seraya.jpg Seraya
Tritoniakamia
Co-founder of the Sovereign Principality of Seraya; proposed leader of Tritoniakamia May–June 2005
Matthew McQuade Matthew McQuade, 2006.jpg Flag of Seraya.jpg Seraya
Umoria
Co-founder of the Sovereign Principality of Seraya; founder and leader of Umoria May–June 2005
Dan Dan of Beardmonkeya, contemporary portrait.jpg Beardmonkeya Founder and Supreme President of Beardmonkeya September 2005–11 July 2006

Micronations

Notable micronations in the MicroWiki community in 2005 included:[13]

Micronation Flag Foundation Span of influence
Sovereign Principality of Seraya Flag of Seraya.jpg 2004 27 May–June 2005
Holy Empire of Tritoniakamia early May 2005 May–June 2005
Umoria 12 May 2005 May–June 2005
United Republic of Arlberg Flags federal.gif 2003 c. 18 September 2005[11]–c. 12 May 2006[14]
Beardmonkeya None 30 September 2005 September 2005[11]–11 July 2006[15]

See also

Notes

  1. Abbreviated mw.1 in the history of MicroWiki.[1]
  2. There is no year 0 in this numbering scheme.[2]

References

  1. Skye, 2020. p. 3.
  2. Grumel, V. (1958) "La chronologie". Presses universitaires de France. Paris. p. 30. Retrieved 13 February 2022.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Skye, 2020. p. 5.
  4. MicroWiki contributors, n.d.. "Foundation Era".
  5. MicroWiki contributors, n.d.. "Monsterfurby", Foundation Era.
  6. Parker I, 2010. "Foundation", ch. 1 "The Early Days".
  7. Skye, 2020. p. 6.
  8. MicroWiki contributors, n.d.. "Refounding", Foundation Era.
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 Skye, 2020. p. 6–7.
  10. Parker I, 2010. "Carpathian Empire" and "Cyberia", ch. 1 "The Early Days".
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 Skye, 2020. p. 7.
  12. Wikia, 2012. p. 14–15.
  13. 13.0 13.1 Skye, 2020. p. 5, 7–8.
  14. Skye, 2020. p. 8.
  15. Parker I, 2010. "Beardmonkeya", ch. 1 "The Early Days".

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