Why So Many New Users All The Sudden?

I’ve seen post after post after post of new users, was there some big marketing campaign recently? I would understand after Christmas when people got something for a gift, but it’s been a deluge of new users these past few days.

Christmas lighting… it draws them in and they get hooked.


There’s a slight uptick in recent months (not inconsistent with past fluctuations) but on the whole it is following a fairly linear trend:


I suppose it looks pretty normal but it feels like 75% of the new questions are first time posts so I figured there was something influencing that.

New forum user signups have been pretty constant.

Screenshot 2023-12-23 at 08-21-48 Admin - Home Assistant Community

Nothing obvious here:

Screenshot 2023-12-23 at 08-23-47 Admin - Home Assistant Community

You joined December 18, 2020. So, three years ago.

What brough you in?

Damn near the same time period.


My Indigo subscription was about to renew and I didn’t want to keep paying for a software that was stagnating :wink: