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Hi all:

The Bogleheads forum has now registered 100,000 members. Here is our blog post commemorating the milestone: Bogleheads forum attains 100,000 members.

Special thanks to Alex and Larry and all who have contributed over the years.

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Thanks to all who have made this Board possible, and to those who moderate it and keep its standards high.
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Barry Barnitz wrote: Sun Sep 27, 2020 8:31 pm Hi all:

The Bogleheads forum has now registered 100,000 members. Here is our blog post commemorating the milestone: Bogleheads forum attains 100,000 members.

Special thanks to Alex and Larry and all who have contributed over the years.

regards,
Thank you Alex, Larry and all the moderators. Cheers!
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That's cool, I guess. r/wallstreetbets is up to 1.5 million members though. :P
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Great.
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Congrats to the folks who got this forum started AND to the many dedicated volunteers who keep it running and well moderated.
Thank you very, very much!!
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That’ll pay dividends in the future, but may tax the system.
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What can I say? I did my part. :mrgreen:
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I can thank my former financial advisor for losing a large retirement check. I ended the relationship and moved my stuff back to Vanguard. This site was instrumental in helping me understand what to do. I decided to hang around and haven't looked back.
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What a great milestone! A couple of thoughts:

1. Having "only" 100,000 members really puts into perspective (for me anyway) what a small subset of the population this forum represents. Bogleheads really do do things differently than everyone else.

2. Again, for having "only" 100,000 members, and undoubtedly much less than that contribute, this forum is extremely active. I would like to thank all those that share their knowledge here, answer questions, and provide advice/guidance on a regular basis. I have learned a lot from y'all since I discovered this site and it's made a significant difference in my investing life. I'd also like to thank the moderators, who really do a fantastic job maintaining a high standard of quality for the content posted here.

Just my 2c, and it's worth about that, but wanted to share. :sharebeer
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Multiply that 100,000 registered member number by 10 to understand the forum's actual reach and popularity, since there are usually about 10 non-members for each registered member browsing the forum at any one time.

Folks only need to register if they want to post. Non-members can read and learn forever, and they do in droves.
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What is the average view per day of members and non members?

Congratulations!
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Great benchmark, for sure. Mel's multiplier really gives a picture of the popularity of the forum.

Though, I will say a lot of members have seemingly left over the years. Every now and then I will be reading an old discussion that someone reopens, and I wonder where some of the posters have gone.

Kinda sad sometimes when a poster I highly respect seems to disappear.

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Broken Man 1999 wrote: Mon Sep 28, 2020 3:28 pm Great benchmark, for sure. Mel's multiplier really gives a picture of the popularity of the forum.

Though, I will say a lot of members have seemingly left over the years. Every now and then I will be reading an old discussion that someone reopens, and I wonder where some of the posters have gone.

Kinda sad sometimes when a poster I highly respect seems to disappear.

Broken Man 1999
I have often thought that, too. Because many bogleheads are retired, I wonder whether they got tired of the forum or if they passed on. It would be nice to know if the latter.

I'm in another internet-based group, all retired guys from the same large organization. We get an obituary about once every month as our members leave us.
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Mel Lindauer wrote: Mon Sep 28, 2020 12:21 pm Multiply that 100,000 registered member number by 10 to understand the forum's actual reach and popularity, since there are usually about 10 non-members for each registered member browsing the forum at any one time.

Folks only need to register if they want to post. Non-members can read and learn forever, and they do in droves.
Multiplying that with some estimate of money saved per capita through low-cost investing, bogleheads.org has easily saved investors billions. :sharebeer

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I feel like I have found my tribe in this forum. Thanks to all for making this such a helpful and thought provoking place.

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LadyGeek wrote: Mon Sep 28, 2020 7:35 am I can thank my former financial advisor for losing a large retirement check. I ended the relationship and moved my stuff back to Vanguard. This site was instrumental in helping me understand what to do. I decided to hang around and haven't looked back.
You have definitely made a huge contribution!

Thank you for all that you do! :beer
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UpperNwGuy wrote: Mon Sep 28, 2020 3:38 pm
Broken Man 1999 wrote: Mon Sep 28, 2020 3:28 pm Great benchmark, for sure. Mel's multiplier really gives a picture of the popularity of the forum.

Though, I will say a lot of members have seemingly left over the years. Every now and then I will be reading an old discussion that someone reopens, and I wonder where some of the posters have gone.

Kinda sad sometimes when a poster I highly respect seems to disappear.

Broken Man 1999
I have often thought that, too. Because many bogleheads are retired, I wonder whether they got tired of the forum or if they passed on. It would be nice to know if the latter.

I'm in another internet-based group, all retired guys from the same large organization. We get an obituary about once every month as our members leave us.
Yes, that's pretty much what the DEC facebook group is. That and posts about decades old souvenirs.
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Stinky wrote: Sun Sep 27, 2020 8:44 pm Thanks to all who have made this Board possible, and to those who moderate it and keep its standards high.
As one of the 100k who made this possible, you're welcome. :P
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Barry Barnitz wrote: Sun Sep 27, 2020 8:31 pm Hi all:

The Bogleheads forum has now registered 100,000 members. Here is our blog post commemorating the milestone: Bogleheads forum attains 100,000 members.

Special thanks to Alex and Larry and all who have contributed over the years.

regards,
Congrats!

How many of the 100k were active in posting in the last year?

My guess is 1k
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lostdog wrote: Mon Sep 28, 2020 3:09 pm What is the average view per day of members and non members?

Congratulations!
Can't answer that precisely, but the number of hits per day is in the millions (I think a "hit" is someone reading one post).
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Barry Barnitz wrote: The Bogleheads forum has now registered 100,000 members. Here is our blog post commemorating the milestone: Bogleheads forum attains 100,000 members.

Special thanks to Alex and Larry and all who have contributed over the years.
What a wonderful milestone - and thank you Barry for maintaining the Bogleheads Blog and keeping track of all the many things going on in Bogleheads Land :D
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Mel Lindauer wrote: Mon Sep 28, 2020 8:48 pm
lostdog wrote: Mon Sep 28, 2020 3:09 pm What is the average view per day of members and non members?

Congratulations!
Can't answer that precisely, but the number of hits per day is in the millions (I think a "hit" is someone reading one post).
Wow! Thank you.
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I just joined the forum today, but have benefited as a “lurker” for a couple years.
Thanks to all the volunteers and contributors.
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According to worthofweb the site could make a little over $1k a day if monetized. With a 3 year gross income valuation it values the site around $1.5m. They get the visits and pageview stats from Alexa.

76,000 visits per day
180,000 page views per day
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