I have made a spreadsheet with this forum's daily statistics that includes several charts. I pulled the statistics from

here. If Google Sheets gives your computer fits as it is so poorly coded, I will link to a download for an Excel chart copy of it later. (as I just discovered I cannot upload Excel spreadsheets)

What immediately struck me the most as I was assembling these statistics is that the activity level this summer is so much higher than what has come before. The activity (11-day averaged posts) has been at or near record highs for nearly 2 months! Also, that the number of posts being made is completely unrelated to the number of new topics started. In fact, the number of new topics seems to have only gone down since the beginning.

Other stats that aren't in the Statistics Center and don't change much daily:

Percentage of members who have made a post: 59.8%

Average number of posts by a member: 128

Median number of posts by a member: 1 (this one is surprisingly close to 2)

As this is my first topic, I searched far and wide for topics that could already be covering this but couldn't find one.