Today marks the fourth anniversary of Dhamma Wheel's inception in late 2008. During that time we have connected with thousands of people from all over the world, the vast majority of them either Buddhist or with a genuine interest in the Theravada.
David N. Snyder wrote:There are several other Buddhist boards, but virtually all of the others are not this successful. And Theravada is in the minority, compared to other forms of Buddhism. Some numbers:
About 219,000 posts
Approx. 54,750 average per year
Approx. 150 average posts per day!
Alexa.com ranking around 200,000 to 350,000 (currently # 77,000 in the U.S.) probably in the top 10 of most visited Buddhist sites? If not the top 10, for sure in the top 100.
We still have the vast majority of the admin/mod team as well as our original members. I'd like to thank members of the ordained sangha for their presence and guidance. I believe that the health of a Buddhist discussion board can be determined by the presence of ordained sangha members. We have been blessed with many monastics joining our online community.
Thank you also for David for your generosity for providing Dhamma Wheel and the moderation team for their tireless and selfless service to the Dhamma and the Dhamma Wheel community. Their commitment and effort to be here as often as they do and applying the terms of service in a rational and consistent manner was the fertile ground in which a culture based on mutual respect and friendliness and an environment relatively free from spammers and trollish behaviour have been nurtured. Thank you also to our founding members and long standing "alumni" members who have been invaluable in providing advice and feedback.
As I have stated time and again, it is the membership that make Dhamma Wheel the place that it is.
Thank you for your contributions and companionship on the path.
I dedicate my merits to each and every one of you, for sharing this priceless gift of the Dhamma.