I can't elaborate but what does this these words people reached mean? For example:- 15k people reached.

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    – Qmechanic Mod
    Jun 23 '19 at 13:36

The people reached, or impact score, is a metric loosely based on how many people have seen your posts (both questions and answers). The formulation is based on:

That's how we got to the current method, which counts views on the following:

  • Questions
    • Non-deleted only
  • Answers - Views of the parent question for answers that are:
    • Non-deleted AND
    • Score > 0 AND
    • Also meets one or more of the following criteria:
      • In the top 3 answers OR
      • Is the Accepted Answer OR
      • Score at least 5 OR
      • Has at least 20% of the total vote count

For more details on what the goals of the score are and how this was determined, check out the announcement on the mother Meta site: We're working on a new stat to help convey the reach of your posts here


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