Happy 4th Birthday, RestoringForeskin.org!
Four years ago (plus a week) the popular foreskin restoration site RestoreForeskin.org announced that it was shutting down in two weeks. Craig, the site admin, was not responding to anyone's request for information. Nor was he responding to any offers to take over the site. We were about to lose a great resource for restoring men.
I saw the need for a replacement site and quickly got to work. I posted a request for help in building a new site. We had two weeks. If a new site was to be built before RestoreForeskin.org shut down, it would require more than one person. QBMan, a Canadian restorer, stepped up and volunteered. Others volunteered to be beta testers.
We quickly got to work and in two weeks RestoringForeskin.org went live. It took a while longer to get the rough edges worked out. In fact, we are still working on making the site better.
In the four years since RestoringForeskin.org went live, the site has grown. RestoringForeskin.org has a public face, where everyone is welcome to learn about foreskin restoration. On the public side of the site, since the site went live on March 20, 2009, we have logged more than 1,100,000 visitors and more than 2,300,000 page loads. Even when considering that many people visit the site more than once, that is still a lot of people learning about foreskin restoration.
RestoringForeskin.org also has a private community where men can learn about restoring their foreskin and find answers to their questions. From a handful of members, the member-only side of RestoringForeskin.org has grown to over 9,000 members. That is 3,200 more members than we had on our last birthday. All these members form a thriving community of men and a few women seeking a foreskin restoration support group.
I thank all the members who make RestoringForeskin.org such a fantastic site.
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