I'm here because of stack overflow. I wonder how many of our first time questions come from people who have other accounts on SE?

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    I don't have access to that info, but I'll try and see if a dev can dig that up. I'd guess that the number will be upwards of 50-60%. We had quite a few non-SO/trilogy affiliated users in the early days (some still around) and the ones that stood out the most are Mancuniensis and Shanna. Both of them haven't been around in a long time (with Shanna not visiting since the first week of public beta!). I'd clump Mike Perry in there too, but he did hint that he was on SO earlier... – Lorem Ipsum Jun 10 '12 at 0:02
  • Thanks, just doing what I do best. Asking good questions... – kevinskio Mod Jun 10 '12 at 0:07

Here's your info, thanks to Rebecca Chernoff:

1247 (non-employee) users on Gardening
1122 registered users
1030 users have an account on SO or SU or SF
1003 users had SO/SU/SF before Gardening

I didn't ask for users who had accounts on SE 2.0 sites prior to Gardening, but as you can see from the above, that number is going to be pretty tiny.

  • If I understand correctly then about eighty percent of users on Gardening are users of other SE forums. – kevinskio Mod Jun 14 '12 at 12:16
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    What about people like me, who won't be included in the 'other SE users' stats - I'd never heard of Stack Exchange, but was looking for a less 'social' gardening site - my son's a mobile computer programmer, he told me about this, wouldn't have known otherwise. – Bamboo Aug 11 '12 at 14:04
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    It's February of 2016. Is anyone willing to add a new answer based on more recent information? That would be great, thanks! – Sue Saddest Farewell TGO GL Feb 16 '16 at 16:39
  • @Bamboo I would imagine you would fall under the 'registered users' number since you are a registered user. – Citizen Feb 22 '16 at 4:18
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    @Citizen - yea, I certainly do now, I belong to 4 or 5 other parts of SE apart from G & L – Bamboo Feb 22 '16 at 13:35
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    I definitely do. – Kelvin Mar 8 '16 at 16:00

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