Understanding Forum Statistics

Steve Freides

Active member
We are running XF v2.1.10 Patch 2.

I just took a look at the statistics of User Registrations and Users Active in the ACP, by the day for the last month. Questions:

Could we have a definition of "user" in this? Registered? Do spammers count? Do bots count? Do guests count? I run the user promotion for the first 3 posts, so I catch a lot of spammers that way, and they get banned. Do those count? Are "active" users those who visit my forum in any form, even if they don't post?

And whatever else you'd like to tell me here, including whether any of what defines "user" and "active user" are things that I can control.

Thanks in advance.