At the bottom of the forums page it says there are 1959 registered users, yet when I click on the name of the newest registered user, gerhard, it says that he/she is member number 2165. What's with the difference of 206?
Re: Question about the number of registered users.
Since the board is database-driven, I assume the member ID is the primary key of some table describing members -- unique and automatically incremented upon each addition.
Generally in databases, when records are removed, key fields cannot be changed to reflect this -- because they establish relations between tables, their reshuffling would be an inefficient and needlessly risky operation.