freenode IRC stats a bit skewed

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Danny Rathjens

Mar 17, 2010, 5:12:36 PM3/17/10
to LangPop
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,

This site shows user totals for the various channels:

David Welton

Mar 17, 2010, 5:40:22 PM3/17/10

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.

David N. Welton

David Welton

Mar 22, 2010, 5:54:33 AM3/22/10
Sorry for the delay, but I got really sick and didn't do much anything
with the computer.

The new statistics are live, and indeed, the IRC numbers look much
more realistic!

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