I wonder if the excess of “countries” is due to there being more top level domain codes than actual countries (with people having their service providers using those codes?), like .fo for Faroe Islands, even though they are part of Denmark. Same with Aruba being .aw but being part of the Netherlands.
Can you sort by cartridge? What is the one most mentioned? Is it really the 9mm Para, or the 30-06, or ???
Here we are discussing plenty if not most “non US” cartridges and that quite in detail. I would not see a reason for somebody ignoring the IAA forum on purpose unless he has a problem with the language but even that can be roughly managed with translation programs (as bad as they are).
I am doing this in other countries and it is much better than knowing nothing.
Here are the 210 countries and their percentage of the visits:
United States 46.6585%
United Kingdom 6.5957%
Czech Republic 1.2669%
South Africa 0.9086%
New Zealand 0.7783%
South Korea 0.2014%
United Arab Emirates 0.1402%
Saudi Arabia 0.1278%
Bosnia & Herzegovina 0.1203%
(not set) 0.1179%
Hong Kong 0.0646%
Macedonia (FYROM) 0.0462%
Puerto Rico 0.0215%
Costa Rica 0.0135%
Dominican Republic 0.0110%
Sri Lanka 0.0103%
Trinidad & Tobago 0.0079%
El Salvador 0.0075%
New Caledonia 0.0071%
Myanmar (Burma) 0.0052%
Antigua & Barbuda 0.0043%
Isle of Man 0.0037%
Congo (DRC) 0.0034%
CÃ´te dâ€™Ivoire 0.0030%
Faroe Islands 0.0026%
Northern Mariana Islands 0.0024%
French Polynesia 0.0015%
San Marino 0.0015%
Burkina Faso 0.0013%
Cape Verde 0.0013%
U.S. Virgin Islands 0.0013%
French Guiana 0.0011%
Papua New Guinea 0.0009%
Solomon Islands 0.0006%
South Sudan 0.0006%
British Virgin Islands 0.0006%
Ã…land Islands 0.0004%
Cook Islands 0.0004%
Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) 0.0004%
North Korea 0.0004%
Cayman Islands 0.0004%
St. Lucia 0.0004%
St. Vincent & Grenadines 0.0004%
American Samoa 0.0002%
Caribbean Netherlands 0.0002%
Central African Republic 0.0002%
Congo (Republic) 0.0002%
Western Sahara 0.0002%
Equatorial Guinea 0.0002%
St. Pierre & Miquelon 0.0002%
Svalbard & Jan Mayen 0.0002%
Sierra Leone 0.0002%
Turks & Caicos Islands 0.0002%
Looks like Fede is doing 1.7161% of the visits here !
Just kidding I’m sure other Argentinians are visiting too.
But I do know he answers a lot more than 1.7161% of our questions & Thanks for that.
I realize guns aren’t exactly civilian fodder in China, and that English is not widely spoken there, but given their population I am still surprised that countries like Libya and the U.A.E. are ranked above them in the list. Also seems odd that there wouldn’t be at least a few Japanese IAA members who would at least be ammunition historians in the sense of pre-war and wartime Japanese munitions history. They are far down on the list.
Yes but Japan at .4796% is still 1200 visits and over 10,000 page views. So 3 - 4 people from Japan visit this forum every day.
Since Torben passed away 6 months ago only two or three danes visit regularly, it seems. Below Japan even.
A seller in the UK once told me he was in the process of shipping a batch of inert WW2 Japanese small arms cartridges to a Japanese collector. In order to get them through Japanese customs, they apparently had to have holes in the cases and the primers drilled through.
I’d like to see an ammo collection on St. Pierre & Miquelon…
Interesting list. At least 10-12 or those listed are not countries, perhaps even more.
Do we have new statistics maybe? Any significant changes?
Any chance for updated statistics?
I am remembering back to 1999/2000 when the AA had less than 600 members with over 200 life members and no web presence! We have come a long way in 20 years. My thanks to all those who have made this happen.
You can add three more countries to your list due to the UK being ‘made up’ of four countries ;)
Thanks for the reminder TonyL!
I hope my daily visits here put Scotland on the leader board in some small way!
I’d still love to hear from an ammo collector from St. Pierre & Miquelon.
How many members do we have and how does that break down by country?
Here is an update to the forum stats!
In the past year there have been 2,291,607 page views by 339,784 different people from 218 different countries.
We are on a different forum software since last time and with the endless scrolling (rather than multiple pages per post) this is actually a lot more visits even though it is only a little more page views than in 2015.
Also, compared to 2015, this past year has had a 54.45% increase in number of visitors.
The most viewed topic in the past year is: F&S headstamp on .223 REM case followed closely by Vanguard Outfitters V57-Prime 5.7x28 and Rare Wildcats and Did I find a Gem? LC16 and Veloctiy Tactics / Fort Scott Munitions - pointy bullet . Probably these all just have a lot of Google searches directing here.
The US still has the majority of visitors, but the rest of the world is catching up as the US is down almost 10%. I would imagine the multiple languages and ease of use of the forum is making it more attractive to non-English speaking users.
|Rank||Country||% of Total|
Countries with only a single visit in the past year:
|204||Congo - Brazzaville|
Another big change is that over half of the visitors to the forum in the past year visited on a phone or tablet.
Aaron, this is great info! Thanks a lot!