I was asked a couple Lobsters stats questions and wanted to paste the answers both because there was some detail and because I might as well share the numbers with more than just the submitter. The policy is that I'm happy to answer questions or run queries as long as they don't create a lot of work for me or a worst-of list.
schema if you want to write queries: https://github.com/lobsters/lobsters/blob/master/db/schema.rb
https://lobste.rs/s/cqnzl5/lobste_rs_access_pattern_statistics_for might be interesting for some recent stats
- roughly how many people visit each day/month
Weekdays I see typically 12-15k unique IPs, so probably a a few more visitors than that to account for shared wifi like coffeshops and coworkers. I think weekends are around half that. I haven't kept a close eye on this because it wouldn't have changed any decision I've made (https://push.cx/2015/will-knowledge-change-a-decision-you-make).