According to this, Tatoeba may very well reach 1,000,000 sentences on the 1023rd day of its existence. C'est-à-dire, in 273 days, or roughly 9 months.
But that's an even-weighted model. If we give the recent few months more weight (though I don't know any justification for doing so), it might fall down to 5 months or even less...
I think also promoters of Tatoeba should take contact with defenders of minority languages such as Amerindians who sometimes are desperate to save their near defunct languages and could see Tatoeba as an opportunity with their young.
There are contacts to be taken with universities across America but also Australia, India, etc...
But I agree, rather than a "absolute" adding rate, my "hope" is not to reach a million, 10 million, but to boost contributions in our current minority languages, and add new ones, especially endangered ones.
1 - as sacredceltic a lot of contributors have come in a burst, and we're still in the "high motivation" part, most of the time it last one month or two, and after their contribution rate drop, so it suppose not only new comers will come to "replace" them, but new ones too.
2 - I don't think for the present time tatoeba is able to support 10000 contributions a day ^^ (but I can be wrong, and I hope I'm wrong)
Again, bursts play no role here. The fit ignores the bursts, since it looks at the entire two years.
10000/day is exactly what you might get on day 1023 (you did the calc, didn't you?)... Well, you have almost a year to build up the server.
Il faudrait doubler le rythme actuel à 3500 nouvelles phrases/traductions par jour, 120 x 3500 = 420 000 et ce serait tout juste suffisant...car on est même pas à 500.000
Alors à moins d'un miracle...
So, we continued on average "at present pace" and not exponantially growing.
And, above all: the weather in Europe wasn't better last year!
And indeed, the weather is even shittier...
you should've used "should" or "will" instead of "could"...