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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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kelseymh
kelseymh

Best Answer 12 years ago

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
NachoMahma

Answer 12 years ago

. 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
n8man

Answer 12 years ago

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

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Zaphod Beeblebrox
Zaphod Beeblebrox

11 years ago

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

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ewilhelm
ewilhelm

12 years ago

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

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Answer 12 years ago

>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
ewilhelm

Answer 12 years ago

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

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Answer 12 years ago

OK, thanks.

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SoapyHollow
SoapyHollow

Answer 12 years ago

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
Karroo Oakey

Answer 11 years ago

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

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Kryptonite
Kryptonite

Answer 12 years ago

What? How does that work?

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Kryptonite
Kryptonite

Answer 12 years ago

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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SoapyHollow
SoapyHollow

Answer 12 years ago

Dude...it's a joke.

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Kryptonite
Kryptonite

Answer 12 years ago

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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comodore
comodore

Answer 12 years ago

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
Bartboy

Answer 12 years ago

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

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comodore
comodore

Answer 12 years ago

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

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Bartboy
Bartboy

Answer 12 years ago

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

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comodore
comodore

Answer 12 years ago

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

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fwjs28
fwjs28

Answer 12 years ago

except...i couldn't help myself

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fwjs28
fwjs28

Answer 11 years ago

i do agree with you...

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Bartboy
Bartboy

Answer 12 years ago

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
dombeef

Answer 12 years ago

How about 13826400 members?

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comodore
comodore

Answer 12 years ago

What?

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dombeef
dombeef

Answer 12 years ago

I counted how many members there are and it is that

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comodore
comodore

Answer 12 years ago

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

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dombeef
dombeef

Answer 12 years ago

Yeah and google

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comodore
comodore

Answer 12 years ago

...

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dombeef
dombeef

Answer 12 years ago

lol!

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dombeef
dombeef

Answer 12 years ago

And google

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caitlinsdad
caitlinsdad

Answer 12 years ago

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

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I_am_Canadian
I_am_Canadian

12 years ago

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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dombeef
dombeef

Answer 12 years ago

Do you include me? ("Crys") lol