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Thread #54636   Message #866761
Posted By: IanC
14-Jan-03 - 11:27 AM
Thread Name: Sign a E Petition to 10 Downing St PELs
Subject: RE: Sign a E Petition to 10 Downing St PELs
I've just had a look at the numbers.

Apart from weekends (which seem to have special rules of their own) the number of people signing the petition is declining roughly linearly at about 200 a day. It has been doing this for about a week, so this is probably pretty reliable (though when it gets lower, I think it will not be linear as decays seldom are).

Using a linear interpolation from the roughly 37,000 signatures at the moment, this would leave us with a total of about 43,400 signatures some time toward the end of next week or the beginning of the week after.

Assuming the decay is non-linear and therefore goes on for longer, a rough figure of 45,000 might be estimated for the final figure with perhaps a couple of thousand for random extra signatures and a slightly unpredictable effect from the way weekends seem to pan out.

The main way of increasing the final total would be to find new groups who have not yet come across the petition and would be willing to sign.

Keep spreading the word!