Opened 5 years ago

Closed 20 months ago

#13606 closed defect (fixed)

Make old user number estimates available again

Reported by: dcf Owned by:
Priority: Medium Milestone:
Component: Metrics/Website Version:
Severity: Normal Keywords:
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Description (last modified by karsten)

users-q-and-a.txt links to

But that link is now 404. I know some stuff formerly at moved to, but I can't find where this file has gone.

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comment:1 Changed 5 years ago by karsten

Oops, sorry for that. I'll have to look where to put it, but until then, here's the file:

comment:2 Changed 2 years ago by karsten

Description: modified (diff)
Severity: Normal
Status: newneeds_information

I wonder if this is still an issue, with current user number estimates reaching back to September 2011, which is 5.5 years ago. (Though following that logic it might not have been an issue 2.5 years ago, which it was.)

If this is an issue, we should consider making these files available as (single) CSV file provided and specified on We would provide it similar to how we provide deprecated files, except that we wouldn't remove it after stopping to update it. However, merging and specifying this file would cause a non-trivial amount of work that we should only invest if this matters.

If this is not an issue, let's just close this ticket.

comment:3 Changed 2 years ago by dcf

It doesn't really matter to me if the file is merged and specified. I only care that (1) the file doesn't get deleted forever and (2) the link to it in users-q-and-a.txt works. If it's just a .tar.gz file with no support or documentation, that's fine. It doesn't need a separate web page. If nothing else, I'll upload a copy to

comment:4 Changed 20 months ago by karsten

Summary: old-user-number-estimates.tar.gz no longer at linked locationMake old user number estimates available again

Tweak summary, still unclear what to do.

comment:5 Changed 20 months ago by dcf

How does this look?

If you like, I can add anything to the description, like a disclaimer that the files are deprecated and not supported.

comment:6 Changed 20 months ago by karsten

Resolution: fixed
Status: needs_informationclosed

Thanks, dcf! I updated the link in the Q&A document to point to I think this is a good fix. Resolving. Thanks again!

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