It looks like the recent "Community Showcase" Blog on SourceForge called "XOOPS, There it is! A CMS for the Masses"
helped in spreading the message about XOOPS
In the last couple of days XOOPS moved up to Top 10 overall projects on SourceForge! Yesterday we were at #9, today we are at #7 (see here
While the ranking always fluctuates, and in few weeks we could be way lower than today, it is a good feeling to be the Top 10 project!
Of course, we hope that all the improvements and new developments that we're doing on XOOPS, will actually help us to keep that position, as more people will join our community and contribute.
While some people don't care about ranking, it's a good indicator how active and vibrant is the project and the community, and thus a good news for all of us!