Yeah thanks for the statistics!
Also nice sites you mentioned, which I didn't even know. Little me, still got lots of learning to do in my python time
Now before we get too proud, maybe take another look at some detailsDevshed
seems to offer many things, tutorials, etc, one of them a python forum, which isn't even linked to from their main website menu. I can understand then if activity in this sub-forum is maybe not very high.Dream.In.Code
again has a rich website with a prominent forum. For the python sub-forum then, you have to scroll down approx. 23 other sub-forums for other languages, general discussions and site questions.
Now on this forum, there is only the python-forum. Nothing else to see much. Especially with our database vacant. We are just this python-forum with lots sub-forums for individual topics.
I got another comparison with a very similar format like our site. It is the German [url]python-forum.de[/url] which stems from 2003. It now contains 235083 posts, for an estimated average of 23500 posts a year. Seems like we still have lots of room to grow!
This site also features a community wiki, etc. Amongst other forum discussions I see there regular info about local python groups, conventions, even associations to make python more publicly known, taught at schools, etc. Maybe this is easier if user base is so concentrated in Central Europe.
Come on, let's compare some more stuff.
From mid 2005 comes Reddit and its sub-site /r/python
has about 15000 posts now (not counting /r/learnpython, /r/django, etc.) Having this community for 5 years, these are about 3000 per year.
Stackoverflow started in late 2008 and currently lists 187,424 questions tagged "python
". This calculates as roughly 37000 questions a year!
While we are probably not "most frequented python forum by an enormous margin", we still hold a firm top position, even when compared with these bigger broad-interest sites. Where else is python discussed these days?