We are currently hovering near 5000 registered users, so I've been monitoring the user page. As context, 5000 users corresponds to a little under 139 pages of users, at 36 to a page.
Here's what's been happening for the last month or so:
- user page lists 137 pages
- 137th page has some number < 36 of users listed. That number steadily increases till about 30-31
- all users disappear from that page, and it goes back down to 2-3 (sometimes the page itself goes away, and we revert back to 136 pages).
Now I understand that users can remove their accounts at any time, and so the number of users is not an increasing function of time, but this seems a little strange. I know that early in the new rendering process there was some problem with how users were counted, and I wonder if there's some bug that has been observed ?