> Obviously this statistic is a very vague indicator of popularity, but > it should at least have some semblance of reality. :)
> 360 for java is about right, but #perl always has well over 500 people > and you have it around 10. Perhaps your bot was checking ##perl > (which is only populated by a couple lost people) rather than #perl? > Many of the other languages you have listed at around 10 people such > as python and php have several hundred in their respective channels, > also. > > This site shows user totals for the various channels: > http://irc.netsplit.de/channels/?net=freenode
Yes, you are entirely correct. I have corrected the problem (they fiddled with the ircd software), and will have updated stats tomorrow if everything goes well. I wanted to give it a few workdays to gather stats since i updated the code over the weekend.