LinuxQuestions.org
Help answer threads with 0 replies.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > LinuxQuestions.org > LQ Suggestions & Feedback
User Name
Password
LQ Suggestions & Feedback Do you have a suggestion for this site or an idea that will make the site better? This forum is for you.
PLEASE READ THIS FORUM - Information and status updates will also be posted here.

Notices

Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 01-08-2010, 06:11 AM   #1
XavierP
Moderator
 
Registered: Nov 2002
Location: Kent, England
Distribution: Lubuntu
Posts: 19,174
Blog Entries: 4

Rep: Reputation: 428Reputation: 428Reputation: 428Reputation: 428Reputation: 428
Half a Million Members


As at 1209 hours GMT, we have 425,835 members who have made at least one post in their time here. This may be a little premature, but when do you think we will hit 500,000?

It took around 5 years to hit 200,000 and only 4 years to double that.

I think sometime around July, personally.
 
Old 01-08-2010, 06:14 AM   #2
EricTRA
Guru
 
Registered: May 2009
Location: Gibraltar, Gibraltar
Distribution: Fedora 18 with Awesome WM
Posts: 6,805
Blog Entries: 1

Rep: Reputation: 1290Reputation: 1290Reputation: 1290Reputation: 1290Reputation: 1290Reputation: 1290Reputation: 1290Reputation: 1290Reputation: 1290
I think it'll be somewhere in the last week of October, but for certain this year.

Kind regards,

Eric
 
Old 01-08-2010, 06:19 AM   #3
brianL
LQ 5k Club
 
Registered: Jan 2006
Location: Oldham, Lancs, England
Distribution: Slackware & Slackware64 14.1
Posts: 6,923
Blog Entries: 51

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
I'll split the difference and say about the middle of August.
 
Old 01-08-2010, 06:32 AM   #4
pixellany
LQ Veteran
 
Registered: Nov 2005
Location: Annapolis, MD
Distribution: Arch/XFCE
Posts: 17,802

Rep: Reputation: 728Reputation: 728Reputation: 728Reputation: 728Reputation: 728Reputation: 728Reputation: 728
Where did you find this data?

The member ID number is already over 500,000, but there is a gap in the numbers back aways. Just guessing that the real total is more like 450,000, that includes everyone that has NEVER posted.

Note also that a list of members with exactly one post includes homework trolls and others that will almost certainly never post again.

Also, how do we count the spammers that have been permanently banned?
 
Old 01-08-2010, 07:40 AM   #5
H_TeXMeX_H
Guru
 
Registered: Oct 2005
Location: $RANDOM
Distribution: slackware64
Posts: 12,928
Blog Entries: 2

Rep: Reputation: 1269Reputation: 1269Reputation: 1269Reputation: 1269Reputation: 1269Reputation: 1269Reputation: 1269Reputation: 1269Reputation: 1269
I want to know the number of reasonably active users, that would be more important. Like ones that come here or post here at least once a year or so.
 
Old 01-08-2010, 08:12 AM   #6
DragonSlayer48DX
Registered User
 
Registered: Dec 2006
Posts: 1,454
Blog Entries: 1

Rep: Reputation: 74
With (roughly)75k members to go @ (app)2.5k/month, SpeedCrunch says 30 months, so June 2012 looks a little more realistic. However, the number of new members per month is still increasing, so that is definitely subject to change.

Cheers
 
Old 01-08-2010, 09:49 AM   #7
jeremy
root
 
Registered: Jun 2000
Distribution: Debian, Red Hat, Slackware, Fedora, Ubuntu
Posts: 10,319

Rep: Reputation: 2612Reputation: 2612Reputation: 2612Reputation: 2612Reputation: 2612Reputation: 2612Reputation: 2612Reputation: 2612Reputation: 2612Reputation: 2612Reputation: 2612
Keep in mind that we regularly delete inactive members who have never posted (which is why we have ~425k members but the uid's are > 500k).

--jeremy
 
Old 01-08-2010, 02:58 PM   #8
XavierP
Moderator
 
Registered: Nov 2002
Location: Kent, England
Distribution: Lubuntu
Posts: 19,174
Blog Entries: 4

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 428Reputation: 428Reputation: 428Reputation: 428Reputation: 428
That's what I was going to say.
 
Old 01-08-2010, 03:06 PM   #9
DragonSlayer48DX
Registered User
 
Registered: Dec 2006
Posts: 1,454
Blog Entries: 1

Rep: Reputation: 74
Quote:
Originally Posted by XavierP View Post
That's what I was going to say.
Little late with that one, aren't we?

Must've been speed-reading elsewhere...lol

Cheers
 
Old 01-08-2010, 04:01 PM   #10
XavierP
Moderator
 
Registered: Nov 2002
Location: Kent, England
Distribution: Lubuntu
Posts: 19,174
Blog Entries: 4

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 428Reputation: 428Reputation: 428Reputation: 428Reputation: 428
Nah, Jeremy has powers to make me post after him. It's probably a conspiracy. Whoops, wrong thread
 
Old 01-08-2010, 04:54 PM   #11
DragonSlayer48DX
Registered User
 
Registered: Dec 2006
Posts: 1,454
Blog Entries: 1

Rep: Reputation: 74
Quote:
Originally Posted by XavierP View Post
Nah, Jeremy has powers to make me post after him. It's probably a conspiracy. Whoops, wrong thread
ROFL

Must admit though, the rate of growth has increased dramatically over the past three years.

Cheers
 
  


Reply

Tags
count, members


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
LXer: Wikimedia to Sloan: Thanks a million, thanks a million, thanks a million LXer Syndicated Linux News 0 03-26-2008 02:50 PM
Beryl/Ati/XGL half working, half not! LDJ Ubuntu 4 04-23-2007 04:05 PM
Half command constant half reiterated? PLRCA2 Linux - General 1 10-27-2006 02:55 AM
LXer: LinuxQuestions.org Reaches Two Million Posts and Two Hundred Thousand Members LXer Syndicated Linux News 0 12-21-2005 06:31 AM
how do I install half windows98 half linux? xandar Linux - General 3 09-07-2005 03:23 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:36 PM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration