[osg-users] [forum] 200 users mark reached :)

Robert Osfield robert.osfield at gmail.com
Tue Mar 24 07:46:11 PDT 2009

Hi Art,

On Tue, Mar 24, 2009 at 2:30 PM, Art Tevs <arti_tevs at yahoo.de> wrote:

> I do just want to inform you, that our forum has reached a mark of 200
> users (just one month after 100 users mark :) ).

You efforts are now appreciated by ever more people ;-)

> My last knowledge about the number of subscription to the mailing list
> tells me that couple of months ago there were 2000 mailing list
> subscriptions.

Subscriptions to the osg-users mailing list took at hit when
mailman/dreamhost cleaned out email addresses that were bouncing, over 200
addresses were unsubscribed.  I did a review of small sample of those the
addresses had been automatically unsubscribed and they bounced when I tried
emailing them directly so rather than be cautious I've gone with the
assumption that mailman new what it was doing, and if any of the
unsubscription were in error then those unlucky souls would just have to

Subscriptions have continued to grow since this mass unsubscription and now
is at 1844.

> Of course we do not have a map "who is who" on the mailing list and on the
> forum. However, this is still a big number of users (~10%) of the community
> using the forum.

It'd be interesting to find out the overlap - to do so we'd need to match up
osg-users subscribers to the forum. I can provide the subscriber list to
osg-users if you want to do a comparison.

In the past few years the osg-users mailing list has grown at just under
rate of 1 person per day, so your figure of 100 joining the past month would
suggest that quite a few of that number are moving across from the mailing
list to forum rather than it being just new members coming to the forum.

As time goes on it'll be interesting to see if new members predominantly go
to the forum or to the mailing list, and also what happens to original
mailing list members.

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