^ Agreed. lol.
Which is what happened over a large period so that was mainly the justification for that(some were manually deleted, but there was a large surplus of spambot accounts from about 6 years of accumulation.. not really fault of anyone). But yeah, we had the digg moment back in 2007, then the OOT2D moment in April of this year, and again with Antidote's Skyward Sword work in May.
So that's another reason for influx of new users that lead up to the rebuild to 1000.