Oh that's easy.

Just do a word filter on messages, and the more often you see 'My team bleeping sucks!" the more new people we have playing. :)

Seriously, I would think tracking number of hits against the metaserver would be a good measurement.

---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: James Cameron <quozl at us.netrek.org>
Reply-To: vanilla-list at us.netrek.org
Date: Mon, 7 May 2001 16:10:24 +1000

>I've a goal of growing the Netrek community.
>But I've no measurement system in place and I want one.
>Has anyone already got something?
>Would a peak number of players as shown by the metaserver be a
>reasonable measurement?  Or perhaps the number of unique IP addresses
>seen by continuum in a week?  Number of ships created?
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