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Reinhard Neuwirth
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Size of Membership

Postby Reinhard Neuwirth » Mon Jan 23, 2017 3:38 am

How many members are there ion the Latex Community?

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Postby Johannes_B » Mon Jan 23, 2017 8:51 am

The smart way: Calm down and take a deep breath, read posts and provided links attentively, try to understand and ask if necessary.

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Postby Stefan Kottwitz » Mon Jan 23, 2017 11:12 am

Hallo Reinhard,

welcome to the forum!

The current numbers can be seen on the "Statistics" tab at the bottom of the board index page. Now it shows: Total posts 87389 • Total topics 22267 • Total members 14973.

The number of posts and topics tell me more, for two reasons. Sometimes spam posters register, but I always delete their accounts when they posted advertising, so it may be accurate. Some years ago we removed accounts that had 0 posts and were inactive a long time, to clean up, but not recently. Many accounts are fellow LaTeX users, who for example work on their bachelor thesis, solved their issues here together with us and were not seen later. There are some very active users, such as our moderators, but I think a big part of the members come in just a few times to ask a question.

And, many readers are not members, of cause. Browsing and reading doesn't require registration, only posting requires membership to protect us from spam bots. I don't have the number how many pages are accessed per day, I don't use statistics. Some ten thousands per day I guess, since I can see a number of users coming in via google. I registered for the google search console, there google tells me that the forum gets up to 240.000 impressions per day, this means our forum appears in search results, and up to 12.000 clicks per day (less on weekends). So we usually see 8.000 - 12.000 google users per day clicking us in their search results. This gives me a better estimation of how the LaTeX community forum is used than a count of members that accumulated over years.

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Reinhard Neuwirth
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Postby Reinhard Neuwirth » Wed Feb 08, 2017 7:37 am

Thanks for your comprehensive response. Reinhard

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