It feels that each Ubuntu release is clearly attracting more and more people every time, and some small details seem to confirm that feeling. Ubuntuforums.org reads:
Most users ever online was 11,277, 1 Day Ago at 05:01 PM.
Currently Active Users: 8482 (1295 members and 7187 guests)
That’s a pretty big bump from the previous ~9500 max users
The forum staff have my deepest admiration for keeping it up and running so smoothly.