2023 is coming to an finish and we wished to share some Neighborhood-focused highlights that showcase how a lot our fixers have contributed to serving to the world repair their stuff.
Our group is the lifeblood of iFixit. We wish to educate the world methods to repair each factor—however there are a lot of issues, and it is a huge world. With out restore fanatics from each nook of the globe writing guides, answering questions, translating pages, and sharing all types of restore know-how, we’d be a lot farther from our aim.
However now we have lots extra causes to rejoice.
The worldwide iFixit Neighborhood consists of hundreds of thousands of fixers, and this yr that quantity grew by nearly 200,000! Which means that restore is beginning to take root in lots of extra households, which is nice for the planet and to your pockets. The extra you repair, the much less you spend on shopping for one thing new that’s designed to break.
This yr, iFixit guests marked 23,603 guides as accomplished! Which means practically 24k individuals got here to the location with the intent of fixing their issues and saved practically 24k units from the landfill. However we all know this quantity is just a tiny portion of people that use guides—it solely counts fixers who’ve an account on iFixit and hit the blue button on the finish of a information. That quantity doesn’t account for any lurkers who’re utilizing a information to repair a factor (you realize who you’re).
We additionally had a strong turnout of fixers asking questions on the Answers Forum. In complete, this yr, we had greater than 22,000 questions requested about methods to repair one thing. Which means that people are interested in troubleshooting their stuff. Asking about methods to repair one thing is step one to repairing one thing. And we’re proud to host a beautiful and welcoming Discussion board that permits for simply that.
However generally when one thing’s damaged, you’re unsure what inquiries to ask—you simply know that it’s not fairly working proper.
That’s why this summer season we launched 228 new troubleshooting pages written by restore professionals that can assist you iron out among the easy checks and repairs that would get you up and operating. Listed here are a few of our favorites: TV Has Sound But No Picture, Refrigerator Compressor Running But Not Cooling, iPhone Battery Draining Fast, and Nintendo Switch Blue Screen of Death. These troubleshooting pages have accounted for 148,000 individuals visiting the location from Google, many for the primary time.
Anticipate to see extra troubleshooting pages like this in 2024!
Other than the English language, the Spanish language has by far been the fastest-growing language Neighborhood this yr. To pay tribute to that, we organized (on the fringes of the Mobile Social Congress) a meet-and-greet with a few of our members in Barcelona.
We’ve additionally added Korean to our list of supported languages! And consistent with our efforts to achieve extra individuals, we began our first translation collaboration with the College of Rome within the winter time period. This can be a partnership that we’re very enthusiastic about!
Our very personal Midori Doi is at the moment residing in Japan and is actively selling the restore revolution in varied displays, workshops, and occasions along with authorities businesses and faculties.
To assist with our rising Neighborhood we onboarded 7 new mods! Having extra mods implies that the location may be monitored for misplaced fixers, saved out of the clutches of spammers, and usually, made extra useful throughout. Thank you, mods, for all that you do!
We additionally launched six contests this yr to encourage individuals to repair. We had one thing for everybody. For folk who like answering questions, we had the Repair-A-Thon. For anybody with a brilliant cool profile, we had the Show-and-Tell, and simply this previous Halloween, we noticed fixers faucet into their inventive facet by taking part within the Repair-O-Lantern contest. Our Translation contest helped open up the restore world to many different languages—and helped us plant some trees in the process.
Sidenote: Our longest-running contest of the yr, Repair Hero of the Year, shall be closing on December 31, 2023, so ensure you log your repairs and enter to win!
Some contests shall be re-run and a few new ones will pop up yearly, so be looking out on the Contests web page.
Thanks, actually, from the underside of our screwdrivers, for all the pieces you do to maintain stuff working so long as doable and maintain this motley crew of repair-minded individuals fixing all the pieces we are able to. We respect you greater than we are able to say.
Right here’s to 2024. 🎉