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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • Why not write a short paragraph telling people that you are interested to see who is able to benefit from your software and ask them to please send you a note. Or you could set up a wish list on a shopping site and ask people to please buy gifts if they appreciate your work :)
  • There are generally accepted return rates for any surveys. If you find out what the usual response rate for voluntary "I use this software" registration is, you can extrapolate a rough number of probable users.

    This would satisfy your curiosity, but it might be a little difficult to use as a talking point, since it's essentially voodoo statistics.

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    • There are generally accepted return rates for any surveys. If you find out what the usual response rate for voluntary "I use this software" registration is, you can extrapolate a rough number of probable users.

      But no one knows the usual response rate ... how could they?