I think what matters more than how many users we have on the site is how many hits we get on this webpage.
One of the statistics I've read is that for every reply to a thread, there are 10 people who viewed the thread that did not post.
Like most forums, we have a lot of lurkers. If we folders could tap into that vast amount of lurkers, the team would benifet greatly.
The fact is that we are at the bottom of the page, and we aren't seen unless somebody actually scrolls down. Even if they do scroll down, they may see us and not really know what we are about.
Most people aren't willing to join something they haven't seen or know little about, so it's important that Folding becomes more visible on the main pages. However, we don't just need visibility, we also need to spread the word about who we are and what we are about.
Basically, we need to get noticed, and in a way that gets people to learn about what folding is and why we do it.
At the very least, a "Folding" link on the left-most frame would be very benificial. That could either take us to the FAH forums here on the MaxPC forums, or
a special page dedicated to Folding at Home complete with details on what it is, why we do it, and how to get started.
Most of the other websites such as The Tech Report
already have one of these pages.