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The Org mailing list is an English language forum for discussing Org. It is used by the diverse community of Org developers, maintainers, contributors, experienced users, and new and prospective users both for discussion and as a repository of information. It was established by the creator of Org-mode, Carsten Dominik, who enjoys the different perspectives and range of interests expressed there.

The list is less formal and more diverse than a site like stackoverflow, which has an org-mode section. Subscribers' messages to the list aren't moderated and there is no formal mechanism to rate questions, answers, or reputations.

List etiquette encourages posters to be precise, concise, and friendly. Lengthy excerpts of quoted material are probably redundant and they clog certain distribution channels. Posters should include enough quoted material to establish the context for their comments and cut away the rest.

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Statistics (as of sept. 19th 2010)

Scope and method

Here are a few stats that I computed from the server archives.

I concatenated the archives into one single mbox file, then I used a small utility called gnus-stat.el.


Total number of posts: 30810
Average bytes/post: -1.000000
Total number of posters: 1402
Average posts/poster: 21.975749
Posts Authors
6325 Carsten Dominik
1227 Bastien
1169 Bernt Hansen
806 Sebastian Rose
762 Eric Schulte
574 Nick Dokos
474 Eric S Fraga
431 Samuel Wales
426 Dan Davison
415 Manish
386 David Maus
374 Leo
363 Sébastien Vauban
342 Matthew Lundin
279 Matt Lundin
271 Adam Spiers
269 Richard Riley
267 Rainer Stengele
248 Russell Adams
242 Tassilo Horn
Total number of subjects: 10085
Average posts/subject: 3.055032
# posts Subject
71 [Orgmode] Re: Sourceforge community award
56 [Orgmode] Re: [ANN] Org-babel integrated into Org-mode
51 [Orgmode] Re: Behavior of Gnus when called from an hyperlink
46 [Orgmode] Re: IMPORTANT: (possibly) incompatible Change
45 [Orgmode] depending TODOs, scheduling following TODOs automatically
43 [Orgmode] Beamer support in Org-mode
39 [Orgmode] Re: keys and command name info
38 [Orgmode] POLL: the 40 variables project
35 [Orgmode] Re: Org now fontifies code blocks
34 [Orgmode] Re: New beamer support
33 [Orgmode] Re: POLL: Change of keys to move agenda through time
33 [Orgmode] Re: org-mode on sloooow computer
32 [Orgmode] iPhone ----> org-mode
30 [Orgmode] Re: Support (or not) for Emacs 21, and XEmacs
30 [Orgmode] Re: DocBook exporter for Org-mode
29 [Orgmode] Poll: Who is using these commands
29 [Orgmode] Re: log on state change
28 [Orgmode] Re: contact management in org-mode?
28 [Orgmode] property searches for #+CATEGORY
28 [Orgmode] XHTML export -   etc.