Sunday, December 30, 2007
Our 1100th member is somewhat ironically MCCCXXXVII or 1337. He registered today at 08:28:39EST.
Thursday, December 27, 2007
Monday, December 24, 2007
Happy Holidays to all our members and fans. I would personally like to wish everyone a great holiday.
Oh and you guys can now download all the Animorphs TV Show episodes (in the best quality we have) via a torrent that was seeded. All files come up to 3.80GB, and took 2 days to be seeded. But hopefully we have sharing Animorphs fans, an you won't have to wait so long for the download to complete.
Thursday, December 13, 2007
Tuesday, December 11, 2007
I have removed the 10 post restriction on the Ebook boards, and the Other Section. So all those who are hungry for Ebooks no longer need to spam RAF to download them. All that is required is your membership.
What we do ask of you, if you have the time, is to, while reading the e-books, note any typographical errors and post in the Animorphs E-Book Project Board.
Friday, December 7, 2007
Here's the first banner for Richard's Animorphs Forum, used in early 2003:
Monday, December 3, 2007
- 362 posts
- 120 Members online in 24 hours
- 10 new member registrations
- 8,587 page views on RAF (most in over 2 years)
- 79 page views on the 'Blog (most since blog started in Feb.)
- RAF Audiobook Project got some activity on Teamspeak
- Alternamorphs 02 uploaded (only #49 left)
- 13 Members online at the same time
- Staff members increased and updated
In addition to Mike, Russell AKA Esplin 9466, has also been promoted to the team.
TheEllimist / Adam has been promoted to an administrator.
Welcome, and congratulations to all of the above members.
Saturday, December 1, 2007
Friday, November 30, 2007
The most popular & the most downloaded episode is Episode 1: My Name Is Jake - Part 1.
The least popular is Episode 18: The Release.
Wednesday, November 28, 2007
Friday, November 23, 2007
Friday, November 16, 2007
Another thing. I sent out emails to two different groups of members, both instances resulted in the emails being sent, or appeared to be sent to the wrong person. Not to worry (and hopefully your email agent didn't mark it as spam), the email is legitimate.
For further assurance that emails from RAF are received, please add firstname.lastname@example.org to your contact list.
Member Groups have been edited.
They are as follows:
New Member: 0 - 9 Posts
Junior Member: 9 - 99 Posts*
Full Member: 100 - 499 Posts
Sr. Member: 500 - 1999 Posts
Xtreme Member: 2000 - Posts
RAF Elite: Member who in a RAF Elite. #2 top poster.
#1 Poster: Top posting RAF member.
* RAF Junior Member group has been expanded from 100-499, to 9 - 499 to accomadate the new system whereby persons have to post 10 times in order to access the RAF E-Book Board.
Sunday, November 11, 2007
Wednesday, November 7, 2007
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
Monday, November 5, 2007
/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.
Thursday, November 1, 2007
I've created two help pages to assist persons who are unfamiliar with the process.
Wednesday, October 31, 2007
I've acquired the Animorphs TV series from Demonoid, they have been re-formatted to reduce file size, and are being uploaded as I type onto friendly file hosts. Expect the collection to be available on November 1, which is today, depending on which time zone you're on.
Here's a taste of what is to come. VLC Player is recommended.
I'll like to thank whoever the original uploader of the series, pretty hard to track who that might be, but thank you.
(link is the first episode of Animorphs) Animorphs Image courtesy of Wikipedia.
Tuesday, October 30, 2007
The Animorphs Forum's domain (http://theanimorphsforum.com) is host switching from a 100mb / 3gb per month, to a 25gb, 35gb per month host. As a result of the DNS switch, the e-books may not be available for a time. Ripway's links will still be up, but links in the Direct Download thread will be affected.Wednesday Update: Ripway links are down until 6PMCST
Monday, October 29, 2007
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:
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.
Our 700th member was TobyRocksSoHard, registered today.
Monday, October 22, 2007
Their jobs will be to moderate the forum, and have fun. I'd like to welcome Adam, and please, don't harass him... :) thanks.
I'm still hung up over the RAF, because that is what the forum is known as. So for the time being, You will see RAF: The Animorphs Forum atop all web-pages/
As usual, accessing the forum via animorphsforum.com is recommended.
theanimorphsforum.com is on the way...
Monday, October 15, 2007
Monday, October 8, 2007
After years of members having to ask a staff member to remove threads, I have finally removed the block that prevented members from removing their own threads.
Initially, this was done to prevent disjointed threads, but I realised that members should know what they are doing when they remove their own threads.
Sunday, September 30, 2007
As all members of RAF should know, the Animorphs eBook Project, started by Dace, has a home with RAF. To date 36 Animorphs books have been scanned and uploaded by volunteers. These books can be downloaded free from the Richard's Animorphs Forum eBook Project.
Thanks again to the members who have taken their time to scan copies for members unable to access an Animorphs book.
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
Friday, August 24, 2007
Sunday, August 12, 2007
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
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.
After some SQL issues which I never got around to fix, RAF Uploads (the place where you upload your avatar / signature / random picture) is back online. This system is open to all members of RAF to register and manage your images.
To access the uploads area, click on the more link in your personal bar.
*remember, having a RAF account does not mean you have a RAF Uploads account. We have no access to the Conforums database, so everyone (who hasn't registered there, has to register.)
Initially RAF (animorphsforum.com) was hosted on 100 Webspace, but I merged RAF with my other two sites so that all my sites can be managed in one area. Anyhow, there should be no visible changes to RAF as a result of the move. What is certain though is that we'll have a host for sure until May 2008 with 100 Webspace.
Saturday, July 21, 2007
Thursday, July 19, 2007
Thursday, July 12, 2007
Of course, your website must also link back to RAF.
Click here to email the program. or simply copy email@example.com in the "to" section of your email.
Monday, July 9, 2007
Sunday, July 8, 2007
I have set up the RAF Animorphs E-Book Board which will allow members to download and read Animorphs online. This board will be maintained by new member Dace.
I look forward to the series being (finally) available online, and applaud the efforts of the members who have taken their
time and effort into the creation of these books.
Monday, May 14, 2007
Thursday, April 26, 2007
The main aim of the site was, and is still today facilitating a place for Animorphs Fans to come and get information on the dead series Animorphs (which just died when RA started).
There were quite a number of pages which included Richard's Animorphs Books (where one could located the Animorphs Books), Book Information (where there would be 'detailed' data on the books), Character's Bio (self explanatory), Quiz , and a 90s styled Guest Book.
All these pages were created, updated by me, in my spare time (most likely when I was procrastinating).
A Message Board was created (Richard's Animorphs Message Board (not so catchy huh?) which was initially hosted by Bravehost (which still aparantly exists today (http://www.boardhost.com/), then I moved from them to some unknown service provider, then in 2003 (two years after RA started) the move to Conforums happened. And as with everything web wise, I knew nothing about the software, so design and general esthetics were not a priority.
As for Richard's Animorphs Forum's history, it was created on May 22, 2003 (not many know this as the date of its opening is generally regarded as RAF's birthday), I called on a fellow, Cameron; to assist me with moderating the forum. He was RAF's second member, behind myself.
His profile can be seen here. Unfortunately, after not even a year, he disappeared into thin air, and numerous attempts at contacting him failed. He is probably best known today as the starter of RAF's biggest thread, The Continue Game which has over 7000 posts.
RAF's first real member is Asmodeus who yes, after four years only has 173 posts. He was to my knowledge RAF's oldest member, currently at 23, and administrator of Extreme Animorphs RPG.
Initial members who stand out are Ash who registered in July of 2003, and was RAF's top poster for quite some time. Jessica who registered in October of 2003, and intrepid (now Intrepid) who registered in August of 2003. Intrepid was promoted to RAF Staff on December of 2003, and was RAF's third staff member, and first female staff.
Other previous staff members included, as mentioned before Cam9037, skater, Druid, PotionsPunk (who moderated the now gone Harry Potter Board), Jay, and Neodan.
Tuesday, April 24, 2007
Thursday, April 19, 2007
In our 4 years I have never moved from Conforums. But I think for the 4th birthday of RAF I will make the move to SMF, a wholly hosted board system.
Unfortunately, all posts, members, etc will be removed. On the plus side, more features, and functionality.
What do you think? Sound off below, or at RAF.
For a list of previous winners of varying categories, click here.
+Categories have not been decided on yet.
Sunday, April 8, 2007
Saturday, March 10, 2007
Tuesday, February 27, 2007
By 2008, April, RAF: Animorphs Forum.com would be five years old, or in forum terms... old. RAF Started exactly three years after K.A Applegate finished the book series Animorphs, an oddity for a fan site, but since May 2003, RAF has seen over six hundred (600) registrations, and over one hundred and fifty thousand posts (150,000). But with interest beginning to wither, the question of 'how longer' begins to pop up.
That being said, there's still a definite one year left out of RAF, so enjoy the community, after all, that was the purpose of RAF: coming together to relive Animorphs.
Chat with me on Windows Live Messenger (Formerly MSN Messenger) or on Yahoo! Messenger. You can add me at firstname.lastname@example.org
I am mostly online, so any thing you wish to talk about outside of RAF, is welcome.
Sunday, February 11, 2007
I have updated the RAF banner. After almost a year of the same banner,
the update brings in a breath of fresh air.
Interesting thing about the banner is the simplicity: the 5 Animorphs to the left, and the RAF logo to the right.
In addition to the updated banner, the new and old icons on the main page that tells you when there are new posts to a board, has also been updated with the RAF logo.
Images such as post | modify | delete etc, have been reverted to the default images.
Watch this space for information regarding RAF, and my general
observations surrounding the forum.