META: how many Extropians?

David McFadzean (
Mon, 09 Aug 1999 15:46:05 -0600

During the last session at Extro-4, Greg Burch showed a graph that displayed a fairly steady rise of extropians list subscribers from ~200 to ~400 over the last couple years. However he didn't take into account the digests and the regional lists.

Here are the current stats:

    170     exi-bay
     52     exi-can
    130     exi-east
     94     exi-euro
     98     exi-la
     29     exi-midwest
     15     exi-russia
     14     exi-tex
    377     extropians
    376     extropians-digest
    114     extropians-select
     41     extropians-select-d
   1510     total

Of course some people are subscribed to more than one list. When I remove duplicate addresses from the count I get 1219 unique e-mail addresses. This estimate may be on the high side because some people use more than one address. On the other hand, several of the subscribed addresses appear to be other mailing lists. If this is the case, I would appreciate it if the owners of the secondary lists would send me their respective subscriber counts.


David McFadzean       
special agent