In Reply to: There is a slightly problematic problem posted by Passing By on May 12, 2005 at 19:58:12:
"This is relevant to the discussion in that the numbers given by TFI now may or may not include those who are in the periphery - I suspect they do..."
They like to include the number of so-called "active members" (something close to catacombers/friends/etc) in their current total membership stats, but the statistics on xFamily do not include these. So far we have only posted numbers for live-in members (aka DO/CM/FD, the new MM status, and TS/FM).
Granted, we have no way of verifying the numbers, but they are the official, internally published statistics.