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If you start a forum or a Q&A site. At the begining you would create the content yourself. At some point you get visitors from google.

What do you think: How many users du you need to run a forum or Q&A?

I mean that the visitors start to register and to contribute.

I hope to hear some real life examples or estimates.

Edit: Maybe the question is not fully correct. Probably it is also important to know other parameters like: "How many active topics are on the site" ...

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There's not a real answer possible. Communities can form and be active with 3 people or 3,000. –  JCL1178 Jan 25 '13 at 19:35
    
For Q&A sites: general guideline is 500 visitors per day based on numbres published by Stack Exchange's Area 51. E.g., area51.stackexchange.com/proposals/48872/magento The standard for a forum is lower: 100 visitors per day to start is a general guideline based on my experience launching new forum communities. Can provide more detailed stats on that if this question is re-opened. –  mikey_w Mar 21 '13 at 6:07

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