Since the forum is doing rather well, we will try to "publish" some statistics about its use, especially the rates of new registrations and solved topics.
- Number of posts, members and topics is taken from the phpBB information bottom of main index page
- Solved topics
are counted in all the forums except admins and archives sections (not visible to standard users)
Note that the ratio solved topics vs. total topics is slightly biased since the topics in the archives and admin sections are counted but not the solved ones. However, there are less than 550 topics and 6400 posts there. These last figures shouldn't change very much since the private sections are not very active.
Here it is (since the solved topics is a new metric, there is only one point today).
The decrease in the number of members is linked to the cleaning of banned users. They had just been banned until now but to keep only the "real users", their account has been deleted (nearly 1800). This was the first cleaning ever done from the launch of this forum 4 years ago.
The ratio of the solved topics is rather good: 14,000 solved (green triangle) in 41,000 (red triangles).
For the record, last quarter has been in line with the rest: 2100 new users from Oct. 1st to end of this year, meaning 1800 new topics.
As for the spam, we have had 1800 users in almost 1500 days, it makes 1.21 spammer a day, still rather low. They come by bunches, usually during vacations.
Last figures: 2011 has shown an increase in the max number of online users along the months. Peak was 232 beginning of October:
Note that there was a 357 value in the Most users field but we have strong doubts about it (could come from connection requests released at once). The counter has been set reset on Jan. 1st, 2012.
As for the Volunteers, 4 new users have been promoted in December 2011 (the last approval was in April). Total is now 92.