Well, Someone said it. GJ Jollito.
It is exactly as you said I am user 1101 according to forums and I didn't notice any "big growth" in population.
I am sure I would see those 1000 new members since march but zones are still empty as they were before.
Yes it looks like there are few more people maybe, maybe not.
What this says to me is simple that people come for 1 month and then leave and only very few stay longer.
I guess that's nature of adult games *sigh* so no one is to blame.
But celebrating this is kinda meaningless since there are plenty of alt accounts, inactive etc.
I love this game so much BUT
I am glad that I am not only one realizing that this is utterly useless number same as those awards on sites with less than 150 views per month likely as D1 pointed in the past.
But then on other hand not everyone have forum account as well.
What other games do is release number of subs that paid per quarter so it easy to check. (ie wow)
But I guess they are private one and have no obligation to law to release that number. Dunno how it works anyway