I'm writing to ask your help in gathering information for the Scientology Stats Project at http://www.truthaboutscientology.com/stats/index.html . It's been a few years since we made any tabulations, partly because there have been some gaps in the data. If you have any Scientology magazines, or if you know anyone who does, you can help! Thanks to some prodding from Patty Pieniadz, I've recently added several new completions lists to the site. (I believe Patty has been posting these to a.r.s., and it looks like they're finding their way here, as well. I'm always happy to see the data spread around where people can use it!) My original motivation for the stats project was to gain a better understanding of the CoS's success rate. Were they really growing? Were they shrinking? By how much? My preliminary analysis of Celebrity magazine stats, from November 2003, even gave me some approximate answers to questions like How long do new members stay involved? How many services do new members take? How long does it take to go Clear? How long does it take to go OT? http://www.truthaboutscientology.com/stats/ccint/prelimanalysis.html I'm looking forward to doing some updated analysis. You can help. Here's what I'm missing: SOURCE MAGAZINE http://www.truthaboutscientology.com/stats/source/index.html Of the 190 issues of Source Magazine, we are only missing 3. From 2007 Source 188 Source 189 Source 197-most current One we get these three issues we can show Flag's completions stats since their opening in 1975. That's 32 years worth of stats. FREEWINDS http://www.truthaboutscientology.com/stats/fw/index.html We are only missing 3 magazines. Once we have the lists from these 3 missing mags, we will have 19 years of Freewinds completions and OT 8's. Missing 2006 Freewinds 61 Freewinds 62 Freewinds 63 CELEBRITY CENTER INT http://www.truthaboutscientology.com/stats/ccint/index.html Not all Celebrity Magazines have completions. Celebrity alternately issues a Major and Minor magazine. The Major magazine issues have the completions list. MISSING 2005 Celebrity 368 September 2005 Celebrity 369 November 2005 2006 Celebrity 372 Major February 2006 We are missing Celebrity Issues from July 2006 to present. Those would be any Celebrity Mag numbered from 377 and up. NOTE: I'm also missing some older Celebrity mags, such as 224 and 234. I would love to get completions lists from those, or to know that they don't have lists, if that's the case. ADVANCE MAGAZINE - AOLA http://www.truthaboutscientology.com/stats/advance/index.html MISSING 2005 Advance Issue 181 2006 Advance Issue 190 2007 Advance 196 Advance 197 Advance 198 Once we have these Advance Magazines, it will give us a 14 year trend of AOLA's making of OT's. ADVANCE MAGAZINE -- ANZO http://www.truthaboutscientology.com/stats/advance-anzo/index.html We are missing a majority of Advance Magazines from ANZO. Go to the link above and you will see what we currently have. Hopefully we have some Aussie's out there that have these mags. ADVANCE MAGAZINE EUROPE http://www.truthaboutscientology.com/stats/advance-eu/index.html As per the above link we only have a few of these magazines. ADVANCE MAGAZINE UK (AOSH) http://www.truthaboutscientology.com/stats/advance-uk/index.html We are missing: Advance 1 to 148 - Older issues may not have completions. 2005 Advance 173 Advance 177 Advance 178 2006 Advance 179 Advance 181 and everything later than issue 181. THE AUDITOR (ASHO) http://www.truthaboutscientology.com/stats/auditor/index.html These missing lists will allow us to complete a 7 year stretch of stats for ASHO. 2000 Auditor 286 April 2000 Auditor 287 June 2000 Auditor 289 October 2000 2004 Auditor 322 October 2004 2006 Auditor 328 February 2006 Auditor 331 September 2006 2007 Auditor 333 April 2007 Auditor 336 ?? not sure if it's been published. THE AUDITOR UK - Saint Hill, UK http://www.truthaboutscientology.com/stats/auditoruk/index.html As per the above link, we are missing quite a few Auditor UK Magazines and we don't have any Auditor UK's after issue 330. ORG MAGS I would also LOVE org mags. Org lists are much harder to come by than other mags, but they're tremendously valuable for learning how the orgs (and missions) are doing. You can see the lists I've got so far here: http://www.truthaboutscientology.com/stats/orgs/index.html Please help me fill in this collection of stats. HOW TO GET US THE COMPLETION LISTS Please use any method that's convenient for you: * US mail * email * if it's okay with Emma (wait for her to say it is), via attachment to this board or in a private message to me US Mail You can send an entire magazine or you can photocopy the completion pages with a copy of the cover of the magazine so we can see the Issue number. (If you can estimate the date and write down the actual copyright date of the magazine, that would be REALLY helpful, too.) Patty has posted her address on a.r.s., and my address has been on my site for a long time: Patty Pieniadz 130 Squire Street New London, CT 06320 Or Kristi Wachter 2443 Fillmore St #202 San Francisco, CA 94115 We will remove, shred, and safely dispose of ALL envelope information, including the postmark, so OSA won't find any trace of you in the garbage. Email Email scans of completion list pages to Patty: ppieniadz at gmail dot com or me at: humanrights at racerrecords.com Scan the completion lists and attach them to an email. If the list was published as nice crisp black text on a white background then please send it as a compressed .tif, preferably 600 dpi. 300 dpi is also fine. If the list was NOT published as black text on a white background, but has color and background tones, then a 300 dpi color jpeg is best. If you're able to send along any completions lists, you will have my enormous thanks, along with the appreciation of the many people who use the site to learn more about Scientology's growth (or lack thereof). As always, my huge appreciation goes out to Patty and the many others who have proofread and contributed lists to the project. Thanks! Kristi P.S. As part of this whole project, I'm working on a better standardization of the many variant names for services. One big question I have: Is "Hubbard Name of a Service" the same as "Name of a Service"? Is there any difference between Basic Art Course and Hubbard Basic Art Course or Dianetics Auditor Course and Hubbard Dianetics Auditor Course ? P.P.S. Suggestions for types of analysis you'd like to see would be most welcome! I'm hoping to do overall completion tallies; numbers of individuals (to show the difference between 1000 comps by 750 people and 1000 comps by 200 individuals); Clears; OT levels; and PTS/SP completions. Maybe OT Hatting Courses, too. What else would be of interest?