There seems to be a lot of conjecture around the actual size of the playing community with a lot of people incorrectly assuming that the ‘concurrent player count’ on the RuneScape website represents the total number of active players.
To clear up any confusion on this matter I want to confirm that our Unique Active Player stats for the proceeding 14 Days from Monday the 11th Feb was actually 8,229,459!
Gotta love MMG and his wonderful spin-doctoring. He gives no mention of what a "Unique active player" is. For all I know, that could be including every single spambot that botwatch kills after 30 seconds. The highscores certainly disagrees with his premise that the current P2P population can blow past the 750k mark. I'll try to find the exact point of where the untrained 34-total accounts end, but like Sy said previously, it's around 760k. Far from the 8M+ MMG makes it sound like.
EDIT: Current number of people on the HS = 1,845,266
The spot in the HS where untrained accounts end (1154 xp)
Just proof that trial members will not be able to vote:
Lastly, I want to add members that do indeed vote for the reinstatement of the service will all get their first month of 'Old School' RuneScape for free regardless of the eventual level achieved therefore those signing up just to vote you will not need to pay twice
And of course they use bribery to get people to vote. ONLY if you vote can you recieve a month free. I'm almost tempted to vote just so I can get the free month, but I certainly wouldn't ever pay for RS07. This will only work to hurt Jagex because it inflates the number of votes, thus driving the prices lower, even if people have no intention of actually paying for the service.
** These images from the HS are intended as a reference as to the APROX number of members there are by removing untrained accounts (assumed to be spambots on trial memberships). Many of the spambots I encounter are trained beyond 34 total and some paying members may still be untrained for various reasons, so the numbers will be different that those I've shown. The actual number of paying accounts is only known by Jagex.