[wp-meta] [Making WordPress.org] #3113: Child theme stats does not count for the parent theme

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#3113: Child theme stats does not count for the parent theme
 Reporter:  averta           |       Owner:
     Type:  enhancement      |      Status:  new
 Priority:  normal           |   Milestone:
Component:  Theme Directory  |  Resolution:
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Comment (by dd32):

 Just to confirm, WordPress.org currently is not collecting any data on
 number of child themes of a theme (or the connection between themes, etc)

 I can see an argument for including child themes of a theme in the count,
 but only if they're not a theme that's hosted on WordPress.org. Once a
 theme is released on w.org it's it's own theme IMHO.

 Due to the amount of data that would need to be collected here, I don't
 think we'll be able to provide any stats here anytime soon though, not
 even for the purposes of seeing if any change here would be worth it.

 I don't think adding stats here would be of benefit to WordPress end-users
 either, which is arguably what the active_installs number is for.
 Lets say a theme has 5k active installs, and then there's 3k child themes
 - Yes, that theme is used by a lot more than 5k people; However, showing
 those 3k users as using the parent theme would only lead a end-user to
 think more people use the parent theme as-is than they really do.

Ticket URL: <https://meta.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/3113#comment:8>
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