Bogleheads® Wiki 2018 annual report
In a departure from the wiki's policy of neutrality, this content presents the personal viewpoint of LadyGeek.
May 13, 2018 marks the tenth 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 6, 2017.
Over the past year, growth in wiki readership spiked near the end of 2017. Historical statistics and a timeline of wiki initiatives can be found in the appendix to this report.
|Statistics||Wiki Visits over the past Five Years|
The year in review
| Personal Reflections
To the wiki editors for their contributions;
And to the forum members whose ideas and insight make the wiki successful."
The wiki grew by the addition of 20 new pages during the fiscal year. There were several pages added to cover frequently discussed concepts:
The update to US tax law drove the need for Outline of tax law changes, which may explain the spike in readership at the end of 2017.
TSP Modernization Act of 2017 was also the result of a change in US tax law.
Our non-US editors are continuing to reflect the increased readership from Bogleheads forum members outside the US. The category of "International domiciles" was changed to Non-US domiciles in order to provide a global perspective.
- Investing from Spain
- Non-US investor's guide to navigating US tax traps
- Nonresident alien's ETF domicile decision table
For a complete list of new pages, refer to the 2017 - 2018 new pages box provided below.
On March 29, 2018 we added a software module which allows navigation menus (templates) to be displayed in mobile devices.[note 1]
An example menu is here: Bogleheads investing start-up kit
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.
|Average Page Edits||12.19||12.13||12.02||13.12||13.38||13.62||13.15||13.08||12.83||11.06|
- A navigation template is a menu located at the bottom of an article which links related content. Previously, these menus were only supported on desktop displays. Expand the last heading in the article to see the menu. The technical details are here: Module:NavboxMobile
- Bogleheads® forum topic: , Barry Barnitz. May 21, 2008