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Friday October 14, 2005
08:13 PM

Perlmonks' 500,000th node

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The 500,000th node was posted on Perlmonks yesterday.

By way of comparison comp.lang.perl.misc has had approximately 550,000 posts since May 1995 based on the data here.

Using the same data I created some charts that show the number of monthly posts on clpm and Perlmonks and the total number of posts.

These results aren't exact. For instance only about 90% of the nodes on Perlmonks are actual questions or answers.The rest are administration or home nodes. Also I don't know if the figures reported by Google Groups for clpm are accurate.

Nevertheless, the data is interesting. It shows that clpm's peak was in July 1999 (about the time that I started hanging out there but I doubt that has anything to do with its decline). It also shows that currently Perlmonks is getting about 8,500 posts a month in comparison to 2,500 on clpm.

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  • I just ran across this node, after having read about Grant. A sad day, indeed.

    Anyway, a better source of PM node counts can be had from JC Wren's site, since he has a direct regular dump of the database to play with.

    You should be able to scrape some better numbers from