QuakeNet hit a peak of more than 151,000 users tonight - that means an extra 50,000 users have joined QuakeNet in the past 3 months.
QuakeNet is now firmly established as the biggest IRC network in the world, with an average of 139,091 users per day, compared with IRCNet's 120,033 daily users.
Update: I got an email from one of the DALNet server admins last night - it seems DALNet's all-time record was a little over 142,000 concurrent users. It now seems that QuakeNet is the first network to reach 150,000 concurrent users. And we're still growing.