A big milestone for DIY Drones today--we passed 10,000 members!

On average, this site gets 12,000 visitors and 25,000 page views a day, or 300,000 visitors and 700,000 page views a month. The biggest country by far is the US, but even that is only a third of our traffic. The rest of the top ten is below, but note that the rest of the world beyond that accounts for another third of the traffic. The amateur UAV world is a very long tail:

We continue to gain 1,000 member every 2.7 months. After we instituted some tough spammer-control measures at the beginning of the year, it slowed down for a month, but now it's speeding up again. Every one of these members has been reviewed by a moderator; I hope you notice the near-total absence of spam as a result. Thanks, moderators!

And thanks to all 10,000 of you---this community was created by the members, and it's a thrill to watch it grow and take new shape each day. And a special thanks to Morli, whose role as head moderator is perhaps one of the most important here, even though it doesn't show up in the code or PCB boards. The key to great community development is great community management, and our growth while keeping the signal/noise ratio high is a tribute to the job Morli is doing.

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Comment by Javier Robaina on July 7, 2010 at 4:14pm
Felicidades a toda la organización de la web, in spanish and english.
Ahora lo voy a intentar en ingles. contratulation to organization for the web. No es lo mio el ingles.
Comment by Faisal Shah on July 7, 2010 at 4:56pm
Thanks to those of you, both well-known and behind the scenes, who help make this community as vibrant and helpful it is!

Comment by Mark Colwell on July 7, 2010 at 6:35pm
Wow 10K valid users! Great work Morli, and crew!

Comment by Morli on July 8, 2010 at 12:22am
On behalf of Chris who is away on trip to sort out the supply chain and QC for much needed chips/important components & Jordi who is working 24/7 to meet the demand to bring new products every day , I apologize for not being able to write detailed report mentioning every one of team including all the moderators name and thanking them for their tireless work.
The Credit goes to the whole team of moderators (33 of them ) who work hard to keep this great forum one of the best maintained forum into vibrant community. Thank you Guys.
But the real heroes are 10000 members without whom it won't be so much fun.
The core developers and prototype designers who thanklessly work behind the scene to improve the code/product/project design need special thanks from every one. You guys make it so much fun for every one. Thank you & congratulations for making this one of the most active and vibrant DIY forum ever. Have a nice day
Comment by Dr Mike Black on July 8, 2010 at 10:32am
Congrats Chaps!.....

you have earned it, this place is superb!

now for the next mile stone 20k :~)

Keep up the excellent work!

Comment by Jack Crossfire on July 8, 2010 at 11:28am
What about the check?
Comment by Dr Mike Black on July 8, 2010 at 11:56am
do you mean cheque?
Comment by JOHN PIZZICARA on July 9, 2010 at 11:41pm
Great work! Where do I buy THAT stock for my 401K?!?


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