What does ACTIVE USER number represent on the about page?

(Tobias Eigen) #1

The stats table on the about page indicates number of topics, posts, users and likes but also active users - I would like to understand what that number means and how it is calculated. Thanks for any illuminating guidance. :cloud_lightning:

(Jeff Atwood) #2

I believe it is number of logged in users that touched the site in that time period, that is, they made a web request to the site with their user cookie in tow.

(Tobias Eigen) #3

… or posted by email?

Thanks for the reply. It would be nice to know the precise definition if there is one available. :wink:

(Jeff Atwood) #4

Why isn’t that precise enough for you? Feel free to browse the source code if needed, it’s on github.

(Tobias Eigen) #5

It’s mostly the “I believe” part that made this seem like a fuzzy definition. :sheep:

(Jeff Atwood) #6