Daily Kos, the online progressive political community created by Berkeleyan Markos Moulitsas (above), celebrates its eighth birthday today. To mark the occasion in a small way, Moulitsas posts some extraordinary statistics:

Registered users: 242,193
Trolls banned: 8,123

Registered current or former members of Congress: ~40
Registered current or former governors: 9
Registered current or former presidents: 2

Front page stories: 47,092 (16/day)

Diaries (Launched October 14, 2003): 618,698 (256/day)
Diary recommends (since August 31, 2004): 16,489,224 (17,257/day)

Comments (since October 14, 2003): 36,135,560 (14,957/day)
Comment ratings: 145,124,608 (60,068/day)

Sites like Daily Kos inspired the creation of Berkeleyside. Happy birthday!

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