I have a theory, that the number of new members is very closely related to the number of new topics. So here's a bunch of math.

Stats from | New topics | New members | Ratio

2017 | 2088 | 584 | 3.5;1

2016 | 3314 | 1078 | 3;1

2015 | 3169 | 830 | 4;1

2014 | 3389 | 679 | 5;1

2013 | 3114 | 793 | 4;1

2012 | 1716 | 578 | 3;1

2011 | 2037 | 634 | 3;1

2010 | 2420 | 545 | 4.5;1

2009 | 1592 | 351 | 4.5;1

2008 | 1167 | 281 | 4;1

2007 | 955 | 277 | 3.5;1

2006 | 751 | 148 | 5;1

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47;12

Then you add all the ratios~

Then you Divide by twelve!

47-4

12-1

4;1!

So, for every new member they make at least 4 topics ^^

But looking at the other stats, either I made a mistake or a lot of new members don't post any new topics =/

Soooo, I decided to check my work!

There is a total of 5075 members and 22846 topics as of posting date, and you just divide 22846 by 5075 and you get 4.5.

5075 divided by its self is one, so we get the ratio of 4.5;1

Not on the dot, but close enough for me! What do you guys think of my theory? Did I make any mistakes?

One thing I notice was that the ratios on my table seemed to always stay in a 5-3;1 range. Can someone explain how/why please?