Did this translate into any new users?
I've been looking at the stats, and while there was a bit higher anon voting going on, I don't think there is actually a huge increase of users. The new users looks like a typical day, although perhaps a bit on the higher end. Not sure about compensating for the day of the week, which usually makes a difference. Still, stuff like this tends to increase the google power, and will no doubt result in a few new users at some point in time, but I don't see a huge direct benefit, unfortunately. Of course, you never really know, so...
So the TIL post was timestamped
Fri Aug 3 12:48:13 2012 UTC.
Looking at our users list sorted by creation date, I looked at each user's creation time until I found the first one after that timestamp: logoff, who registered at
2012-08-03 12:53:39Z (
Z being shorthand for UTC, so there's timezone agreement).
So, that means 36 new user accounts were registered after the TIL post was created. Of those 36:
- 11 already had accounts elsewhere on the network (they got the 100 rep association bonus)
- 5 actively contributed to gain reputation
The user list doesn't track unregistered users, though, and I've seen several around the site today. I vaguely remember the moderator tools having something that can track those.