In these days I have asked myself one question:

how many are the total users of TeX.SE?

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From the tables that I am attaching I do not see any global number.

  • What is reputation change in the top table? It looks very suspicious that the numbers in the top table very much resemble the numbers in the bottom table. Commented May 23, 2020 at 18:49
  • @HaraldHanche-Olsen I suppose that is the reputation change since the beginning of the site: stackexchange.com/leagues/85/alltime/tex
    – Glorfindel
    Commented May 23, 2020 at 20:04
  • @Glorfindel Oh, I see. If one selects a shorter time period, the two tables will be more different. (That link really should have been in the question.) Commented May 24, 2020 at 11:18
  • @HaraldHanche-Olsen Hi, if you want you are authorized to change my question to be more clear. You're welcome.
    – Sebastiano
    Commented May 24, 2020 at 11:28
  • @Glorfindel How is the all-time reputation change different from the total reputation (up to possibly the initial association bonus of 100 points)?
    – user194703
    Commented May 27, 2020 at 23:53
  • @Schrödinger'scat the top table only takes users with 200+ rep into account (see the message at the bottom)
    – Glorfindel
    Commented May 28, 2020 at 5:12
  • @Glorfindel Thanks! So the last two rows are completely redundant... and one may replace the last three rows by the information how many users gained 200+ points.
    – user194703
    Commented May 28, 2020 at 20:27

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One global number in that list is the 179,089 users with 1 or more reputation (you can't have less than 1 reputation).

Another way to look at it is to check the user list, note that it has 36 users per page and 4590 pages, which amounts to (a little less than) 165,240 users. I suspect unregistered accounts aren't listed here, hence the lower number.

The Stack Exchange site list lists the number of users on each site, and for TeX.SE it gives 179k:

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The Stack Exchange Data Explorer says it's 178,499, but SEDE is updated once a week on Sunday morning, so it lags a bit.

Finally, the Stack Exchange API says the number is 179,092. Very similar to the one from the reputation leagues, but probably less prone to caching.

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    Thank you very very much for your complete answer.
    – Sebastiano
    Commented May 23, 2020 at 19:06

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