We hit 9,000 members today, on the same growth trend as we've seen so far this year (adding 1,000 members every two months--we hit 8,000 on March 1st). This despite putting in place an approval process to keep out spammers, which had led us to reject about 1,500 fake members (mostly bots) over that period. So not only are we growing as fast as ever, but this is high quality, organic, growth. Spammers and marketers have been pretty much weeded out, thank to the work of your tireless moderators and admins led by Morli. Yay Morli!

DIY Drones now does about 22,000 page views a day and about 2 million visits and 6 million page views a year. Amateur UAVs are hot!

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Comment by paul hubner on April 27, 2010 at 9:18am
Comment by Wayne on April 27, 2010 at 9:29am
Yay Morli! and Congrats DIY Drones. Very cool. :D

Comment by Mark Colwell on April 27, 2010 at 12:53pm
10k soon, maybe next week?

Comment by Morli on April 27, 2010 at 5:18pm
1.5k spam bots, few 12 year olds/teens!!! and many facial/beauty/body shops too :)) had to rejected in past couple of weeks. Pleasure is in seeing lot of new comers/members getting active immediately , I guess by end of the year we would be touching 15k , even 10% of those if are really active , our purpose is served. Congrats DIYdrones & Chris A for putting up a gr8 site, it is the members & their involvement that make it worth while for all the moderators and Admins here.
Comment by Earl on April 27, 2010 at 8:25pm
Congratulations Chris !
10K soon.
Who wodda thunk that there are that many hobby UAV's out there ?
Comment by Troy Reabe on April 27, 2010 at 10:39pm
This site has been great in getting back up to speed in what I missed out on in the Past 3+ years sence school, Thanks and keep it going
Comment by Jack Crossfire on April 27, 2010 at 10:44pm
Free battery?
Comment by Troy Reabe on April 27, 2010 at 10:46pm
Morli I know that you need to watch who you add to the site but don't be too quick to turn away all 12 year olds and teens. When I was 13 I was playing with the back up wing leveler out of the family PA-27 and was trying my best to make it work on my Sturdy Birdy RC plane. Now I know that this is a mute point since my father never let me fly the system; but there are a few kids out there that might be worth adding.
Comment by Taylor Cox on April 27, 2010 at 11:43pm
I will agree with Troy. I am still only 19 but I am in college to become an electrical engineer and I have already bought all of the parts and I am well on my way to having a fully functional autopiloted UAV. Heck, by looking and analyzing the codes in the program, I have been able to better understand my comp sci classes.

Comment by Morli on April 27, 2010 at 11:46pm
Troy , sure, we won't turn anyone away, these 12 year olds claimed additional body parts that you and me won't have and wanted to share them too, we politely declined the offer. :)


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