Click on Home at the top of this page (or any page) http://www.knittingparadise.com/ The almost 180K is the number of members that have ever gotten a KP user id... there may be a few others who have had their accounts totally deleted. There are many out there with zero to few posts. Many that have not been active in quite awhile. Even when someone dies, their ID is not deactivated. Further down, there is a list of the number of members currently online... when I looked a few minutes ago there were about 250. There are about 4000 posts (not new topics) per day across all of the many sections.