Bogleheads® Wiki 2015 annual report

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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. [1]. Our Wiki statistics page provides us with the following numerical snapshot of our wiki project as of May 9, 2015.

Cumulative statistics
Statistics Most Viewed Pages Most Viewed Pages (cont'd)
  • Content Pages: 861
  • Views: 20,048,554
  • Edits: 51,601
  • Views per Edit:388.53
  • Average Page Edits: 13.12
  • Registered Editors: 217



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.

Average daily wiki views

Historical statistics and a timeline of wiki initiatives can be found in the appendix to this report.

The year in review

Personal Reflections

"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]

The wiki continues to provide new investor guidance with articles such as [the] Importance of saving early and Why did my fund unexpectedly drop in value.

In addition to articles, the wiki provides spreadsheet tools developed and maintained by forum members.

On September 8, 2014, the Bogleheads Blog was moved to Financial Page and is now maintained by Barry Barnitz.[2]

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 created in 2014 - 2015
Most Viewed Pages Most Viewed Pages (cont'd)

Appendix

The main technical addition to the wiki over the past year was the incorporation of many functional wikimedia templates.

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Wiki Timeline


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.

Cumulative Annual Statistics (View Google Spreadsheet in browser, then File --> Download as to download the file.)

2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008
Content Pages 861 811 721 657 559 483 377
Views 20,048,554 13,241,350 8,571,571 4,910,881 2,671,296 1,401,496 490,687
Edits 51,601 46,555 35,403 28,372 22,550 18,628 13,016
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
Registered Editors 217 202 181 158 134 113 87

Notes

  1. We would be remiss to not mention our sister Canadian wiki finiki, an excellent resource for Canadian investors.

References