Bogleheads® Wiki 2015 annual report
In a departure from the wiki's policy of neutrality, this content presents the personal viewpoints of LadyGeek and Barry Barnitz.
May 13, 2015 marks the seventh anniversary of the launching of The Bogleheads® Wiki. The wiki was publicly announced on May 21, 2008. . Our Wiki statistics page provides us with the following numerical snapshot of our wiki project as of May 9, 2015.
|Statistics||Most Viewed Pages||Most Viewed Pages (cont'd)|
The past year continues a seven-year trend of steady increases in wiki readership, as average daily views of the wiki accelerated to 18,600 views per day. The table below shows the growth of daily readership over the wiki's seven year history.
Historical statistics and a timeline of wiki initiatives can be found in the appendix to this report.
The year in review
"Many thanks: To the wiki editors for their contributions; And to the forum members whose ideas and insight make the wiki successful." --LadyGeek 22:23, 12 May 2015 (CDT)
"My thanks go to Larry and Alex, for continuing to provide us with our wiki platform. Many additional thanks to administrators Peculiar Investor and Lady Geek for providing a fuller gamut of technical tools for the wiki; To wiki editors for contributions; and to our readers --Blbarnitz 04:40, 12 May 2015 (CDT) "
This year saw an increased focus on international investing (domiciled outside the US). The addition of articles such as Investing from the Netherlands and Nonresident alien with no US tax treaty & Irish ETFs show how Bogleheads' style investing can be applied world-wide. With the continuing global growth of index investing we remain hopeful that our site's global membership can expand our content to incorporate additional domiciles.[note 1]
In addition to articles, the wiki provides spreadsheet tools developed and maintained by forum members.
- Retiree Portfolio Model and Variable percentage withdrawal are two examples of retirement planning spreadsheets.
- Calculating personal returns is an example of a spreadsheet used to calculate an investor's return.
The wiki saw the addition of fifty new pages during the fiscal year. The most viewed new pages are included in the following table. For a complete list of new pages, refer to the 2014 - 2015 new pages box provided below.
|Most Viewed Pages||Most Viewed Pages (cont'd)|
The main technical addition to the wiki over the past year was the incorporation of many functional wikimedia templates.
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 annual statistics for each year.
|Views per Edit||388.53||284.44||242.11||173.09||118.46||75.24||37.70|
|Average Page Edits||13.12||13.38||13.62||13.15||13.08||12.83||11.06|
- We would be remiss to not mention our sister Canadian wiki finiki, an excellent resource for Canadian investors.