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How many members does Instructables currently have? Answered

300,000 subscribers to the newsletter, 2.4 million new views per month, but how many actual signed-up members? How many of those members could be classed as "active" (for any given definition of "active")?

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kelseymhBest Answer (author)2009-02-27

The last page of the list https://www.instructables.com/tag/type:user/?&offset=575660 has 13 entries, so 575,673.

How many are active? I think that would require a more invasive database query, asking for each user when they last logged in. I have no idea if I'bles even keeps that information internally.

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NachoMahma (author)kelseymh2009-03-01

. All the info should be in the server logs. . I think number of posts would be a better metric of activity than number of logins. I haven't taken the time to investigate how posts are handled, but they should show up in the logs so that they can be gleaned. YMMV.

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n8man (author)kelseymh2009-02-28

They keep track of log-ons, look at the maker fair austin topic.

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Zaphod Beeblebrox (author)2010-01-20

as of when the staff went to trapese world (or something like that) there were exactly 100,000,000

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ewilhelm (author)2009-02-27

In the past 30 days, we had 100 K logins. Half of those were new users.

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Kiteman (author)ewilhelm2009-02-28

>insert surprised face< 50 thousand new members per month. Adding in a fudge-factor for slow initial growth, call that 2 million members??

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ewilhelm (author)Kiteman2009-02-28

No, kelseymh's method is accurate. The growth hasn't been linear, and was much slower in the beginning.

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SoapyHollow (author)Kiteman2009-03-01

Don't let him fool you. There's only 13 members. A crafty cabal, if you will. All the rest are clever Turing devices. It's true. I wouldn't make things like that up.

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Karroo Oakey (author)SoapyHollow2009-11-17

Ha! you can't fool me! I know you're programmed to say that!

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Kryptonite (author)SoapyHollow2009-03-02

What? How does that work?

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Kryptonite (author)SoapyHollow2009-03-03

How does any of those links have anything to do with only 13 members? Although seriously it could be true, most people's last log in was like 6 months ago.

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Kryptonite (author)SoapyHollow2009-03-04

Yea yea whatever, although thanks for the link to the stick figure cartoon joke website thingy, there's some pretty funny stuff on it.

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Hiyadudez (author)Kiteman2009-09-30

It is different. Now there is currently 1084840 members on Instructables.

https://www.instructables.com/tag/type:user/?&offset=1084840

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comodore (author)ewilhelm2009-02-28

Wow! That is quite a lot! I mean Instructables is the best site I know on the net but still it has some good competitors like youtube and metacafe and make... How many members actually have more than 1000 comments?

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Bartboy (author)comodore2009-02-28

Runescape still has way more members, last time I checked.

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comodore (author)Bartboy2009-02-28

That site doesn't have to do anything with DIY and make....

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Bartboy (author)comodore2009-02-28

I know, but I am just saying it is way more popular than this.

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comodore (author)Bartboy2009-02-28

Yea, to people that are gameholics... and know a thing about anything accept games...

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fwjs28 (author)comodore2009-03-22

except...i couldn't help myself

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fwjs28 (author)comodore2009-04-28
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Bartboy (author)comodore2009-02-28

I know, but I am just saying it has more members! Instructables is better, but it still is more popular.

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dombeef (author)Bartboy2009-04-10

How about 13826400 members?

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dombeef (author)comodore2009-04-17

I counted how many members there are and it is that

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comodore (author)dombeef2009-04-20

WoW! That is a lot of people... Did you get bored while counting??? :D

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caitlinsdad (author)ewilhelm2009-02-27

So you are saying there were 50 Kling ons to the newble ones?

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Hiyadudez (author)2009-09-30

It is different. Now there is currently 1084840 members on Instructables.

https://www.instructables.com/tag/type:user/?&offset=1084840

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I_am_Canadian (author)2009-03-13

Well, there's me, you, ewilhelm, randofo... and i'm probably missing a few more, so I'd say around 10.

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I counted, it's 19... well 20 if you count the instructables robot.

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dombeef (author)I_am_Canadian2009-04-10

Do you include me? ("Crys") lol

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