Feb. 19, 2017 is a very special day. It marks the 10th birthday of this Bogleheads.org forum.
Born out of frustration over the lack of moderation at our previous home, this moderated Bogleheads.org forum has been a remarkable success. Over the past 10 years, we’ve had over 3,000,000 posts on more than 200,000 topics. We now have nearly 57,000 members and about 10 times that number of guests (affectionately known as “lurkers”). Our viewer numbers are off the charts. We get more than 70,000 unique visitors per day from all around the world. The forum averages around 4,000,000 hits per day.
Our community’s wiki is the repository of a wealth of investing information, contributed by nearly 250 Boglehead editors who want to help other investors gain financial literacy. There are currently more than 900 pages of content covering a multitude of investing topics such as asset allocation, taxes, rebalancing, and a host of other important subjects, all written and kept updated by those Boglehead editors. Our wiki editors continue to add additional important information on an ongoing basis. The wiki averages about 25,000 visits per day, but there have been days when that number approached 35,000.
The Bogleheads message has been expanded even further by the publication of two Bogleheads books — The Bogleheads’ Guide to Investing and The Bogleheads’ Guide to Retirement Planning. We have a number of published investment authors who freely contribute their knowledge to the forum on a somewhat regular basis. Even Vanguard founder, Jack Bogle, posts here from time to time.
We have established 70 Bogleheads Local Chapters, including three foreign Chapters (UAE/Dubai, Paris and Taiwan). These Local Chapters hold regular meetings that spread the Bogleheads investing philosophy and help investors at the local level.
While all of this is certainly impressive, what really makes this community so very special is the QUALITY of both the help and information offered by so many selfless Bogleheads who want to contribute in any way they can to help this community help others reach their financial goals.
Happy 10th birthday, Bogleheads.org forum. Thanks to all of the Bogleheads who contribute so much to make this the very best investing site anywhere and who’ve made this anniversary possible. Special thanks and kudos to forum owners Larry Auton and Alex Frakt who’ve kept this forum ad-free through their personal generosity. Onward to our next anniversary!