By active, I include viewing stuff. I know, that there is the Data Explorer. So are there queries that cover this?

Otherwise I would request this as a feature.

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    $\begingroup$ What do you mean by "currently active"? You mean "right now"? Data explorer is not real time, you know. (It is updated monthly.) $\endgroup$ Commented Feb 8, 2012 at 22:48
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    $\begingroup$ "Right now" would be a little too short, but what about the last 15 minutes? No, I didn't know. Thanks. $\endgroup$
    – draks ...
    Commented Feb 8, 2012 at 22:56
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    $\begingroup$ What might be your justification for this feature? $\endgroup$ Commented Feb 9, 2012 at 3:15
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    $\begingroup$ @JM It would help people who are not Arturo know if Arturo is online or if they stand a chance to write an answer to something. :-P $\endgroup$
    – Asaf Karagila Mod
    Commented Feb 9, 2012 at 5:53
  • $\begingroup$ @AsafKaragila I thought of a number not a list of people. $\endgroup$
    – draks ...
    Commented Feb 9, 2012 at 8:00
  • $\begingroup$ @J.M. Just like the question counter, this gives you a feeling how vivid M.SE is, at this moment. $\endgroup$
    – draks ...
    Commented Feb 9, 2012 at 8:23
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    $\begingroup$ @Asaf: at least some of the John Skeet Facts should apply. $\endgroup$ Commented Feb 9, 2012 at 12:20
  • $\begingroup$ Related posts on Meta Stack Exchange: How many SO users are online? and View approximate number of users online. $\endgroup$ Commented Mar 31, 2020 at 13:24

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I found:

Does anybody know similar pages?

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    $\begingroup$ That doesn't agree with the "audience demographics" I see on Alexa, which reports that, with high confidence, relative to general demographics, MSE users are most over-represented in the categories of 25-35 year-olds, males with graduate degrees, no children, and browsing from work. $\endgroup$
    – Math Gems
    Commented Feb 17, 2012 at 23:16
  • $\begingroup$ @MathGems You're right. Sorry. I was puzzled. $\endgroup$
    – draks ...
    Commented Feb 18, 2012 at 10:04

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