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.