Bogleheads® Wiki 2012 annual report

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In a departure from the wiki's policy of neutrality, this content presents the personal viewpoint of Blbarnitz and LadyGeek.

May 13, 2012 marks the fourth anniversary of the launching of The Bogleheads® Wiki. The wiki was publicly announced on May 21, 2008. [1]. Over this four year span, the wiki has experienced slow, but steady expansion. Our Wiki statistics page provides us with the following numerical snapshot of our wiki project as of May 9, 2012. Historical statistics and a timeline of wiki initiatives can be found in the appendix to this report.

Cumulative statistics
Statistics Most Viewed Pages Most Viewed Pages (cont'd)
  • Content Pages: 657
  • Views: 4,910,881
  • Edits: 28,372
  • Views per Edit: 173.09
  • Average Page Edits: 13.15
  • Registered Editors: 158



The Year in Review

Personal Reflections

"Many thanks to all who have contributed to the wiki this year: to Larry and Alex for hosting the enterprise, and to Mel Lindauer, for highlighting the wiki in his Forbes columns.-Blbarnitz "

"As well, my thanks to all who have contributed to the wiki this year. I am encouraged by the number of members who have taken initiative to help improve the wiki.-LadyGeek"


A major overhaul of the wiki main page styling, designed to better integrate the page with the Bogleheads® Forum styling, took place during the February 6 - February 18, 2012 site upgrade. The upgrade also included incorporating a separate wiki section into the forum board index.

Wiki participants created 80 pages this year. Major accomplishments realized during the year include:

The following table highlights the more frequently viewed pages which were added to the wiki over the recently concluded year. For a complete listing of new pages, refer to "New wiki pages 2011-2012" in the footer box below. New page creation is, of course, not the sole measure of wiki editing activity, since existing pages are always subject to updating and improvement.

Most Viewed Pages created in 2011 - 2012
Most Viewed Pages Most Viewed Pages (cont'd)



Ongoing wiki projects

Currently a number of page topics are undergoing expansion and revision. These include:

Appendix

Welcome technical additions to the wiki were added over the course of the year. These include the creation of collapsible tables and the addition of a math extension that enables the rendering of mathematical formulas.

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Wiki Timeline
  • Change to (sm) service mark designations (May 20 -May 27, 2011)
  • Change to ® registered service mark designations (October 16, 2011)
  • Introduction of collapsible table formatting option (January 25, 2012)
  • Introduction of new main page style (February 6 - February 18, 2012)
  • Introduction of new Getting started category for front page inclusion (March 12,2012)
  • Installed MediaWiki Math extension to render mathematical formulas (April 7, 2012)


The table below provides a history of cumulative annual statistics for The Bogleheads® Wiki, derived during the annual May anniversary week of the wiki's founding. The spreadsheet component of the table also contains tabs showing the statistics for each year.

Cumulative Annual Statistics
2011 2010 2009 2008
Content Pages 657 559 483 377
Views 4,910,881 2,671,296 1,401,496 490,687
Edits 28,372 22,550 18,628 13,016
Views per Edit 173.09 118.46 75.24 37.70
Average Page Edits 13.15 13.08 12.83 11.06
Registered Editors 158 134 113 87

(view Google Spreadsheet in browser or download as xls, ods, or pdf)

References

  1. Announcement: Introducing The Bogleheads Wiki, forum discussion