- in memoriam -
I'm not going to pretend nothing bad happened on Miiverse clones. A lot of bad things happened on them, the list of which being too long to mention. With that said, it wasn't always this way. Miiverse clones started out as a happy side project to two Miiverse hackers who wanted a place for their friends to post without the restrictions of the Miiverse administration. Eight months later, they had succesfully gained a community of hundreds of users across many countries all willing to become friends with each other. Sure, there was drama, but what else do you expect from a group of teenagers slowly reaching maturity? There was good times and bad times, just like any other social network.
By the end of 2018, Miiverse clones had changed and the community which used to be full of fun art and harmless memes changed. The lenience of administration provided by the two original owners leaving the community left an echo chamber to rise and a set of "gangs" to come up. Before we knew it, everything was about politics, and any transgressions made by users of the community were magnified 10x. Don't get me wrong, pedophilia was a serious issue on Miiverse clones and attention deserved to be brought to it. However, Miiverse clone users took it too far. Witchhunts happened over religion and sexuality because there was nobody there to stop them. Nobody deserves to feel unsafe because they said something dumb online when they were 12... but, that's what happened, and eventually it was decided that all of it needed to end. By the end of April, what we knew as Miiverse clones vanished, save for smaller communities like Uiiverse and Project ULTIMA.
Today, Miiverse clones are little more than a memory. Besides the walled garden that is Banama Club, there aren't really any active clones anymore, and what few there is left are heavily controlled so as to avoid the events of last year. Is that for the best? Maybe, but I do believe Miiverse clones could come back someday. When everyone is more mature and knows what's right and what isn't, and when the dust has settled on all the bad things that happened and the good memories come flowing back, maybe a reunion could happen. Maybe. For now, please respect Closedverse's right to remain shut down and dead. You won't gain anything from joining current-day Miiverse clones; nothing will happen there until somebody changes that. That's just how it is.