This is a very long time idea that I had, that could help a lot the promoting of Elive made by the users
It consists basically in a simple desktop widget/gadget, which will show the "rank" of Elive
if you ask "what is rank?", it will be based on the stastics of distrowatch, why: because its a very simple way to get these numbers in more or less coherent way, for example we are now at number 68, the goal would be to be at number 1
So, this gadget will show the number and also an up (green) or down (red) arrow, meaning if is increasing or decreasing. Clicking to the gadget will provide a menu with different options that are already planned to promote Elive, like "create a youtube review" or "internet article" or "wikipedia entry" etc...
This will of course would have nothing to do with distrowatch, not even fetching the values from their website (if will be fetch by the elive server and then the user's systems will use the value fetch from it, this means entirely to not alter in any way their statistics)
Question will be, people would use it?
In any case, sounds like a good way to motivate people helping make elive more known, like "there's a goal to reach" feeling
And of course, it will require some work, but is possible (not for e16)