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Monday, March 1, 2010

Record Members in February

Last month, February 2010, Richard's Animorphs Forum saw record users registering on the forum. The surge in new members is due partly to the authors of Animorphs, K.A. Applegate and Michael Grant joining the forum and answering our member's questions. Additionally, the mild increase, month over month is a result of beefed up promotions of our community.

As it stands, 190 new users registered in February 2010. This means February 2010 has overtaken April 2009 by exactly 30 members. At the end of February, 2035 members are currently registered on RAF.

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Tuesday, February 23, 2010

2000 Members

The biggest Animorphs community keeps getting bigger and better. Our latest milestone is achieving 2000 members. I would like to congratulate Hundo (who registered on February 23, 2009 at 9:47 AM EST) for being our 2000th member (on paper).


Monday, February 22, 2010

10 Million Hits!

Three months after crossing the 9 million hit mark on Richard's Animorphs Forum, we've finally made it to double digits.


Friday, February 5, 2010

NEW RECORDS - February 4 2010

Yesterday, February 4 2010 two RAF Records were broken:

Most users online - First, the RAFmultitude came out on the forum. This resulted in 168 members logging in. See image / screen shot below:

Most new members in a single day - A day or so after the Animorphs Author(s) (K.A. Applegeate / Michael Grant) started answering Animorphs fan's questions, RAF saw the most new members in a single day. This record was previously held by June 5 2008, when Richard's Animorphs Forum completely moved from Conforums to SMF and 23 persons registered on the present-day RAF.
Fast-forward to February 4, I tweeted that RAF was 7 members away from breaking that very old record. I felt that because of the influx of members to ask questions to Applegate / Grant and read their replies, this record could come down that day.

I was right. 27 persons registered on RAF within 24 hours on February 4. Beating the old record by 4 members.

To all those 27 members who registered yesterday - welcome to RAF - The Ultimate Animorphs Forum, and congratulations for being a part of the record breaking batch. Even though you had no idea that records were falling.

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Thursday, February 4, 2010

1900 Members

A first for RAF in our almost 7 years - we have crossed the 1900 members mark. Our 1900th member is Iapetus, so welcome to Richard's Animorphs Forum, and congratulations to her for being our 1900th member.

It took 24 days for our member count to jump from 1800 to 1900.

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Monday, January 11, 2010

1800 Members - again

The biggest Animorphs community has yet again hit a 100 members milestone. This time Richard's Animorphs Forum hit 1800 members; taking less than a month to jump from 1700 to 1800.

The next milestone - 1900 members has never been hit before.


Saturday, January 2, 2010

2009 according to Google Analytics

Old Google Analytics Logo

So 2009 has come an gone, so in keeping with tradition, I have saved and uploaded statistics for RAF provided by Google Analytics.

Click here to see 2009
Click here to see December 2009


Thursday, December 31, 2009

Congrats to the Gods!

This year a few members reached the pinnacle of the RAF Ranks: God.

Congratulations to the following members who crossed the 5000 post mark in 2009:

1. Gaz
2. estrid
3. Estelore
5. Russell
6. Goom
7. Phoenix
8. Faerie Larka
9. TobSie
10. Liz
11. Anna
12. DinosaurNothlit

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Monday, December 14, 2009

1700 Members - again

Richard's Animorphs Forum has 1700 members

Looks like there is no shortage of Animorphs fans. Why? Because Richard's Animorphs Forum has once again crossed the 1700 member mark.


Friday, November 20, 2009

9 Million Hits on RAF Forum

Today RAF Forum passed the 9,000,000 hit mark.

To see more stats, visit the RAF Forum Statistics Page.



Monday, October 12, 2009

1500 Members - again

RAF Forum has today reached 1500 members... again. The last milestone reached came on May 20 of this year when we reached 1000 members.

It therefore took us a whopping 5 months to attract 500 members.

The last time RAF reached 1500 members was on February 24, 2008 on RAF Classic (old RAF).

If I haven't personally welcomed our last 500 members-here's to you. Welcome to the Ultimate Animorphs Forum: remember to leave your sanity at the door.


Monday, August 3, 2009

Year 1 With Google Analytics

So our first year with Google Analytics passed on the 14th of July.

Here's the breakdown:

Year One Statistics

Click to download PDF


Wednesday, May 20, 2009

1 000 Members... all over again.

RAF has yet again reached the 1000 member mark.

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Thursday, May 14, 2009

200000 Posts

Sunday, April 5, 2009

6,000,000 Hits

So, since I normally note when RAF Forum passes a million hits, and today that happened, there is this post. 6 Million now.


Sunday, March 15, 2009

27 Days, 1 Million hits

While RAF Parties may be less populated these days, RAF is nowhere near slowing down. It was only 27 days ago that I blogged about RAF passing 4 million hits.

Today, the RAF Statistic Center total hits passed 5 million. The counter now stands at 5,008,725.

Continue to RAF; continue to Party!


Monday, March 9, 2009

Year one: RAF eBooks - Stats

Your original source for Animorphs eBooks, made by members of RAF; RAF eBooks is now over 1 year old. Statistics show that from February 14 2008 to February 14 2009:

104,934 persons visited, &
363,730 hits were recorded.

In case you didn't know, since late last year, we have been working on Everworld and Remnants ebooks; the latter is complete. To get involved in Everworld ebooks, go here.

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Thursday, February 19, 2009

4 Million Hits on RAF Forum

When I started blogging about each time RAF Forum hits 1 million hits I had no idea that we would be hitting the milestone every month/ few weeks.

Today, after 3 weeks (and a day) of hitting 3 million the counter passed 4 million.
I probably will continue blogging about each millionth hit, just to keep a record of when it happened.

So expect 1 more million in 1 month? I hope so ^_^


Monday, February 16, 2009

100+ Members Online Today!

This is the most I've seen it since we moved to SMF in May/ June 2008. As of 10:56PM 103 members have logged into RAF Forum today.

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Saturday, February 14, 2009

RAFparty #5 day 1

Yep, it's that time of the month again...

Today was the first day of the fifth RAFparty (or as I like to call it RAFparty 09.02.01). My name is morfowt, and I will be your author today.

The party started at midnight (like usual), with people counting down the minutes left, hours before it even started. This RAFparty wasn't quite as active or crazy as previous ones, most likely because it was also valentine's day, so some people were spending it with their dates. Others, were probably busy with work and other things.

As the first day draws to a close, let's look back at some of the highlights...
  1. Top Poster: Esplin 9466, now an admin, has beaten Leigh, and is now the top poster, with 11245 posts total.
  2. New Gods: Congratulations Azguard and Mirienne for achieving God status! Azguard, especially, because he is the first new member (a member that wasn't from RAFclassic) who achieved God status
  3. 10000+ posts: Superclaire, recently promoted to Sr. Staff, has made over 10000 posts, and is the 4th member on RAF to do so.
Other Stats include:
  1. Top Poster Today: Esplin 9466 has made 800+ posts today. Not as high as previous parties, but still pretty high, nonetheless.
  2. New Topics Today: The first day, we've created 36 new topics. That places it in second place (first place goes to the first day of the RAFparty in January, with 46 new topics).
  3. Page Views Today: Not much happy news here. Although we've made 60440 hits (which is a high number, and the second most on RAFparty days), it's not even the most number of hits this month. On February sixth, we made over 61000 hits.
  4. New Posts Today: Alas, we've only made 4188 new posts today. That's lower than the last 4 RAFparties (1 day counts as 1 party).
To summarize, not the best RAFparty ever, but a successful one, with goals achieved...

And remember: the RAFparty lasts 2 days, so if you missed the first day, there's still the second...

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Wednesday, January 28, 2009

3,000,000 Hits on RAF Forum

Richard's Animorphs Forum's actual forum just recorded its 3 millionth hit. We recorded our 2nd millionth hit back on December 30, 2008, meaning we gained a million hits in exactly 4 weeks.

January may/ will be the first month in RAF history, that the forum was viewed 1 million times.

What is a hit?
It's also called pageview... each time the page is loaded it counts as a hit. Because RAF is a forum, this number tends to be high.

Update 1: 10PM. RAF Forum passes 1 million hits in January alone:


Monday, January 12, 2009

Best (Statistical) Day in RAF History

Date: January 11, 2009
Place: RAF Forum & RAF eBooks

The January RAF Party is done; the place is a mess, hung-over members litter the grounds, and records lay tattered, smashed... destroyed.

What happened on January 11, 2009 is quite spectacular. First the forum experienced activity like never before.

8,156 new posts were created
77,318 hits were recorded

Both these statistics are new RAF Records!

Tallying the two days of the RAF Party, we see 13,424 new posts created (that is more than the individual months of August, September and October 2008). As for hits, the two days accumulated 112,349 hits on the forum alone.

The image below shows us the comparisons between RAF Parties... The last 3 spikes are the RAF Parties. The last spike is January's.

Now I'd like to turn your attention to the following graph You see that Burj Dubai like structure?:

Here is where RAF eBooks comes in (you know, the place which houses all the Animorphs eBooks, and now includes Remnants & Everworld?).

Yesterday, January 11, saw thousands of users from all over the world coming from StumbleUpon; a social bookmarking website. This accounted for the unprecedented (according to Google) 3,284 visitors, according to StatCounter 3,969 visitors which visited yesterday.
The RAF average prior to yesterday was 583.

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Russell @ 10 000 Posts!

The RAF Party has alllowed many RAFians to achieve their post count goals. This includes Sr. Staff Russell, who got to ten thousand posts before the last night of the RAF Party ended.

Congrats to Russell, who according to our stats, made over 1,000 posts on Sunday, and 1,941 in two days!

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Thursday, January 8, 2009

500 Members - Again

After moving from RAF Classic, we have yet again crossed the 500 members mark.


Tuesday, December 30, 2008

2 Million Hits on RAF Forum

Just 3 months after getting to 1 million hits, RAF Forum recorded its 2,000,000th hit today.


Sunday, December 14, 2008

RAF Passes 100 000 Posts

Thanks to the RAF Party, RAF Forum has crossed the 100,000 posts made since May 30 2008.


Monday, December 1, 2008

November 08 Stats Report

November has gone, so here I give you RAF's November 2008 stats provided by Google Analytics.

Click to download PDF


Sunday, November 16, 2008

Top RAF Party Statistics - Day 1

RAF Party

The first day of the RAF Party can be described only as a success. The intent was to get members out, break records, and have fun. Members came out, records were broken, and I surely had fun.

Here are the statistics for Saturday November 15, 2008:

Firstly, 73 members turned out.
11 new topics created.
1,625 new posts were created (RECORD).*
21,320 hits were recorded. (RECORD).**

*The average new posts per day on RAF Forum is approximately 400 posts: we quadrupled that average.
**Of the impressive statistics recorded, the 21,320 hits breaks the most hits recorded of all time. The previous best was 19,407 on RAF Classic on July 30, 2005.

So who were the top posters 5 on the first day?

  1. 9466 - 406 Posts
  2. Dan - 241 Posts
  3. Touquie - 104 Posts
  4. Richard - 100 Posts
  5. Azguard - 92 Posts

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Saturday, November 15, 2008

Ken/Dan Takes Top Spot on Most Time Online!

Ken (Dan at the moment) has taken the top spot on the Most Time Online list. He dethrones morfowt after months after dethroning myself.

Ken's total time online is up to this point 38+ days.

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Saturday, November 1, 2008

October 08 Stats Report

RAF's October 2008 stats.

Click to download PDF


Saturday, October 25, 2008

New Stats: Top Poster Today & This Week

As of now you can see who posted the most today, and who posted the most for this week. See the RAF Forum Statistics Center for that information.

Note that the statistics use the forum time (EST).

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Wednesday, October 1, 2008

September 08 Stats Report

RAF's September 2008 stats.

Interesting tidbits:

  • More Page Views
  • More Visits
  • Less Visitors
  • Google's Crome Browser now 4th most used browser.

Click to download PDF


Saturday, September 20, 2008

1,000,000 Hits on RAF Forum

Today RAF Forum passed the 1 Million hits mark. RAF Forum as you should know, has been open from May 31, 2008, some 4 months ago. In contrast, on RAF Classic (the old RAF), it took one year and 5 months to cross the million hits mark using StatCounter totals.

Additionally we seemed to have crossed the 1000 topic mark. There isn't any active Animorphs forum posting those numbers. Most active Animorphs Forum on the net? Not sure, but this shows us that Animorphs is still alive and kicking. 


Monday, September 1, 2008

August 08 Stats Report

Our first comprehensive statistical report provided by Google Analytics.

This is the first of our monthly reports which I will provide for anyone to view.

Click to download PDF


Saturday, June 14, 2008

Insight into RAF's Uptime

This weekend for RAF has not been good as it relates to the website's uptime. According to statistics, RAF: The Animorphs Forum since last year April has been online 99.227% of the time. Sounds like a lot? It is. 

But as of June, and we are two weeks in, our uptime has fallen to 97.305%, while for this month we've been offline 2.695% of the time. That's a statistic I'm not proud of.  Granted, for May 2008 / last month, our downtime percentage was mearly 0.067%. There was only once instance of RAF being down. We have been offline 11 times this month.

You can keep up-to-date with our uptime, and percentages, by following this link.

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Sunday, May 11, 2008

Email Service War

With 1790 members, I decided to run a search to see which email service RAF members prefer. Here are the results.

Hotmail/Live - 505 Members

Yahoo! - 489Members

Gmail/Google Mail - 396 Members

Other - 398

Edit: Numbers updated to show new member list as of May 13 2008.

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1800 Members

After removing about 7 members yesterday, we've hit 1800 members. Our 1800th member is OrangesofDeath.


Monday, April 21, 2008

RAF - 2 Million Hits

Ah yes, according to trusty StatCounter, our primary hit tracker, RAF, the forum itself, has crossed the two million hits mark today. We started tracking on February 23, 2005.

To view the number, just visit RAF's main page.


Thursday, April 10, 2008

1700 Members

RAF's latest member, brings our total member count to 1700.


Friday, March 7, 2008

1600 Members

12 days after our 1500th member registered, our 1600th member superunderline, decided to register.


Monday, February 25, 2008

Record Day's Records

Forget our previous best where there was 8,587 page views on one day. Yesterday, when we were attempting to break the record for most users online (which we didn't), RAF | Forum was viewed 13,634 times, let's put things into perspective...

Chart showing the page views from our previous best day in years, to yesterday, our second most viewed day in our history.

Another record we saw broken was the amount of members online at the same time. Never has there been so many members (20)...

As for the big record-breaker, we saw the most users online in 24 hours... (124+)


Sunday, February 24, 2008

1500 Members!

swevo24, was our 1500th member. Registered today, 14 days after our 1400th member registered.


Sunday, February 10, 2008

1400th Member

Our 1400th member registered moments ago, 11 days after our 1300th member registered.
At this rate we're gaining about 9 members per day!


Friday, February 1, 2008

January Stats

The first month of 2008 was statistically a good one for RAF. The numbers show that RAF is growing...a lot.

The graph below shows page views/ hits from January 1 2007 to last month / January 31, 2008.

Some other useless techie statistics include

Operating System usage:

Windows - 94 %
Macintosh - 4.6 %

Browser Usage:

MS Internet Explorer - 64 %
Firefox - 30.1 %
Opera - 2.8 % (Recommended)
Safari- 1.6 %


animorphs - 38.6 %
animorphs ebooks - 4.2 %
animorphs forum - 4.2 %
animorphs ebook - 3.7 %
read animorphs online - 3.2 %
watch animorphs online - 1.8 %


Wednesday, January 30, 2008

1300 Members

15 days after we saw 1200 members register on RAF, 100 more registered 15 days later. Our 1300th member (after I removed a number of invalid member accounts) is Sam, registered yesterday, January 29 at 20:01:52 EST.

As posting time, Sam has not posted, so we'll like to welcome him to The Animorphs Forum.

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Monday, January 14, 2008

1200 Members

It took 15 days for RAF to gain another 100 members. Our 1200th member is molecrabs,  who registered today 01/14/08 at 16:56:57 EST.

Welcome to RAF.

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Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Looking Back Stats... '07

Well, first off let me say thanks to all RAFers for their continued participation with us. You guys have made RAF the most popular, most active Animorphs forum on the internet, and I thank you.
So, me being a statistic buff, I'm going to go over every statistic I can find in relation to RAF.

Offical StatCounter stats show that this year RAF was viewed 399,379 times, by 38,300 people.

The most popular month of the year was December where RAF was viewed 89,889 times in that month.

There were 259 members registered on RAF on December 31 2006/January 1 2007. 365 or so days later there are 1,111 members. This undoubtetly due to the e-books.

December's top 5 keywords were:

1. "animorphs"
2. "animorphs ebooks"
3. "read animorphs online"
4. "animorphs ebook"
5. "animorphs books"

20,000 posts were made last year. I don't have official numbers on this, but who was the top poster of the year? Well, let's put it like this, Leigh has 10859. lol.

Not bad for a forum that's all about Animorphs...a series that has been dead for, uhm, 6 years. 7, when RAF turns 5 years old.


Sunday, December 30, 2007

1100 Members

Continuing the 100 increment post tradition that I started to count down to the 1000th members of RAF, RAF has gained 100 more members in 17 days.

Our 1100th member is somewhat ironically MCCCXXXVII or 1337. He registered today at 08:28:39EST.


Thursday, December 13, 2007

1000 Members

jeiwaru116, registered today at 15:50:40 EST is RAF's one thousandth member. This of course happened 20 days after our 900th member registered.


Monday, December 3, 2007

Best Day in Years

Yesterday, December 2nd (mother's birthday), RAF experienced a massive increase in activity. Here are some highlights:

  1. 362 posts
  2. 120 Members online in 24 hours
  3. 10 new member registrations
  4. 8,587 page views on RAF (most in over 2 years)
  5. 79 page views on the 'Blog (most since blog started in Feb.)
  6. RAF Audiobook Project got some activity on Teamspeak
  7. Alternamorphs 02 uploaded (only #49 left)
  8. 13 Members online at the same time
  9. Staff members increased and updated



Friday, November 23, 2007

900 Members

Our 900th member (Leonic) was registered today at 7pm EST. It took 12 days to jump from 800 to 900.


Sunday, November 11, 2007

800 Members

As I said previously, reaching 800 members came as a surprise, because only yesterday we were at 780 members, and on Monday the 5th we were at 750. Anyhow, 100 members in 13days is a new record for us. Who is RAF's' 800th member? "spottedleo69," registered Today, November 11th at 03:32:31EST.


Wednesday, November 7, 2007

7 Days Into The Month, and...

over 1.3 Gigabytes of e-books have been downloaded by our members...
the most popular ebook is The Invasion (book #1 of course), it leads by only .17% of all downloads...
the ebooks have been completely downloaded over 1000 times..books 51 & 47 have been uploaded.

There you are! Your useless statistics of the week

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Monday, November 5, 2007

47 Ebook Posted + More

/After quite a wait, msaecila has scanned book 47 for your reading pleasure, arpitnathany has OCRd it. Both users (and Dace) have been given the new title of e-Book Contributor. 6 more books are left to be uploaded to the RAF servers. Numbers 49, 52, 53 and 54. Book 51 has been uploaded, but has not been OCRd. Both Alternamorphs are still undone.

/After one week since RAF hit 700 members, our 750th member is tupsumbong, registered today, November 5th. This 50 member jump in 7 days is unheard of in our history.

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Monday, October 29, 2007

Monday Update

What a busy weekend it was for me. I, for the first time, scanned and uploaded book 34, and it is officially available for download via the Animorphs Forum e-Book Project. I must thank nihtelek for OCRing (is that a word?) the book for the Project.

Since yesterday, my Ripway web-space that has been hosting the e-books for easy download access, has been overwhelmed, and has been repeatedly shut down for excessive bandwidth usage. The image below displays bandwidth usage for the past 24 hours.

As a result, I have moved the Direct Downloads links to another host which allows for 3gb with of transfers per month versus the 150mb per day with Ripway.


The last 24 hours have been a statistically active one on RAF:

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Over 70 members logged into RAF.

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See the peak that Sunday experienced.

Tuesday, Oct 30 Update: RAF experienced a huge traffic spur on Monday (when this blog was posted) because of the email I sent to all members. RAF saw 3,658 hits, 366 unique visitors (or different persons), 280 first time visitors & 86 returning visitors. The best one day stats since November 4 2005 where 3,911 hits were recorded on that day, 364 unique visitors came on RAF, 346 first time visitors, and 18 persons returned to the forum.

The graph above has been updated to show Monday's totals.


You can now access RAF via http://theanimorphsforum.com/, but that domain will redirect to http://animorphsforum.com/.


Our 700th member was TobyRocksSoHard, registered today.



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Monday, October 15, 2007

60 Members + Stats

Here are the 14 day page view stats for RAF

And for the first time in our history, 60+ members logged into RAF in the past 24 hours.


Monday, October 8, 2007

600 Members

After hitting 500 members 26 days ago, RAF has hit 600 members.

Our 600th members is rowrow, no doubt the surge in members is the result of the e-books being uploaded by our members.


Sunday, September 30, 2007

Most Active Day of the Year

Yesterday, Sept 29 '07 was RAF's most active day (in terms of page views) in exactly 16 months.

2052 hits were recorded yesterday, with 185 Unique Visitors, the last time RAF was viewed 2000+ times in one day was on May 29 '06; 16 months ago.

In addition, 139 posts were created, 1 removed, and 1 locked.


October 2 Update: On October 1, RAF received 2,618 views, extending the most viewed day since April 20,2006.


Wednesday, September 12, 2007

500 Members

Granted I have removed 428 members from RAF for inactivity (as of June of this year), RAF has reached the 500 member mark.
Just for record keeping, RAF's 500th member is bleed, who registered just minutes ago.


Friday, August 24, 2007

RAF #10 on Google

Searching a few days ago I realised that RAF made Google's first page when one searches for "animorphs". We've been hovering at 14 & 15, but finally made the jump to number 10 this week past.  The picture below shows the results for "animorphs".

RAF has been atop of the keyword rankings for "animorphs forum" for years.


Sunday, August 12, 2007

Random Statistics

Early August marked the first time in RAF's history the member list has grown over 400 members. Currently there are 412 members registered on the forum, the most in the history of RAF.
Also, in the statistic arena, RAF saw over 1000 page views, the most since June 28th of this year. At this moment 1,229,952 hits have been recorded since February 23, 2005.


Sunday, August 5, 2007

E-Books a hit for RAF Blog

After only recording 126 hits to RAF Blog since I began tracking 24 days ago, I began noticing a quite a number of persons coming to the blog in search of Animorphs E-books.

62 persons as you can see from the image below have come to the blog from search engines, and with that the keywords used have come to light. An overwhelming number of persons are in search of ebooks. And thanks to Dace we are now the place to find these ebooks.

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Saturday, July 21, 2007

Cool Visitor Map

Here's an interesting map of the persons who visited RAF recently. Click the image for the full size.