Here are are the stats over the last year on the forum. You can see it materializing in just the last few months.
Our group is on a steady path of growth. If we continue down this path, it might be twice as many people in a couple months. A couple months after, it could be many more. Remember @AndyWalsh’s book club begins in September.
At this point, it is critical that we do what we can to include more people. Invite others to join us, and also treat them well when they come. I have to hold back more on the ID advocates that come this way, for example. I will reach out to them after the initial arguments die down, letting them know they are welcome even though I might disagree. We have to build common ground with people.
Right now, we have about 15 active users per day. I am hoping that we get up to about 100 active users per day within the next year or two. That is a good milestone for us. At that point, I’ll start to believe we have a real sustainable community. Till then, it all could evaporate quickly.
The more people that participate and the more welcoming we are, and easier it will be to grow. So let’s work together on this.
Also, keep in mind the lessons from: Woman Leaves the Westboro Baptist Church. Be kind to people, especially if they are rude and aggressive.
We are a group of strangers on the internet. Most of us have never met in person. Still what happens here matters. Treat people kindly. It can do good in the world.