These books may have errors. If found, please visit this forum.
Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Monday, December 29, 2008
What draws us all into this community? For me, it was the Audiobook project, which is always looking for new contributors. (plug #1) I’ve always been interested in being a part of something, being active in a community. I think that is what really changed things for a lot of the members of THIS forum, THIS community. For some of us (myself included) this was your first ever forum, for others, it was your hundredth. What kept many of us here is a sense of belonging, of camaraderie. If you ask my fellow RAFcasters, the first episode of which can be listened to on our youtube site (plug #2), this was just another forum until we started working together, sharing our ideas and putting out something that we are really proud of. The members of our old roleplay, Operation MAAS (no plug, this has been dead for quite awhile), will agree that they were just a part of a faceless forum until we all became truly good friends through the experience.
What I’m trying to say is this; this forum, this community, can be so much more than an internet site if you get out there and be as active as possible. Still trying to find your place around here? Join a roleplay, the audiobooks, the video project, wikiraf, the ebooks, or start up a project of your own, but GET ACTIVE. You’ll meet some great friends that will stay with you for as long as you’re here at RAF, and you’ll have a great time.
Pages will now load much faster, so if you're on dial-up this is tip should be great for you.
Sunday, December 28, 2008
Saturday, December 27, 2008
After a bit of deliberation, I've decided to put back the R in RAF. No matter how I try to escape people calling our Animorphs community Richard's Animorphs Forum, it keeps haunting me.
So I've come to the conclusion that RAF is inextricably linked with my name. So I have regressed on my October 2007 decision to rename us The Animorphs Forum.
It's Richard's Animorphs Forum... or RAF for short.
I honestly intended to purchase richardsanimorphs.com & richardsanimorphsforum.com on my birthday; January 1, but I already went ahead and did so, right in time for the name change. I don't want people to get confused, so I won't publicize the new domains; their only purpose is to secure the names.
All pages have been renamed Richard's Animorphs Forum.
Friday, December 26, 2008
I'll mostly post stats and updates on the RAFparties (if you don't know what they are, you seriously need to attend one). If you have some of your own stats or things that, you believe, deserve to be noted, and that I've possibly missed, you can either PM them or email them to me at firstname.lastname@example.org , and yes i'll most likely miss some because the second day of an RAFparty occurs when I'm at school (because I'm currently living in china).
Hello my fellow RAFians!
I hope your winter break is going well. As some of you already know, I'm Touquie. I've been an active member on RAF for just over a year now and I intend on staying for as long as possible.
I'll be bringing you some RAFlicious news now and then to keep you informed on what's happening. If you have any suggestions, or just want to contact me you can shoot me an e-mail at Touquie.RAF@gmail.com
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
CEO of XeSolutions Sean Frank indicated that the reason for RAF being down was nothing more than miscommunication. The name servers, or computers that point you to the respective host that RAF is on, apparently expired. The members of staff at the company were not informed, which led to the extended day downtime, which lasted from Thursday December 18 to Sunday December 21.
So in light of this situation I have vowed to prevent this type of downtime from occurring again; if downtime does occur (which is unavoidable), it happens smoothly. I don't want to bore you with server and domain talk, but let's just say that steps are being taken to prevent a complete loss of RAF for such a long period. Chief among the improvements is the acquiring of another host (bringing our total hosts to 3), this more expensive and expansive host will provide us with redundancy. If our main host (who admittedly was performed well prior to this month) XEhost dies on us again, there will be a full usable backup available for me to use, and point you guys to.
Talking about backups, prior to this event I only backed up the forum's database on my hard-drive; now I will begin backing up the entire website (over 4 gigabytes of data) on external devices each week. This copy of RAF will be uploaded to our newly acquired secondary host.
Let's just hope we don't run into more problems. But if we do, we should be better prepared this time around.
Sunday, December 21, 2008
Thursday, December 18, 2008
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
As most of you may know, winter places major limits on my free time, but I devote what time I can to RAF, RAFipedia, RAFchat, and now the RAF Blog.
My intent is to make at least one regular post in the blog for every week that I have access to my laptop. This may change with time, but my hope is to start a series of RAF-related editorials, articles, and opinion pieces.
I've worked several years on the staff of a small local newspaper, where I live, and I love to talk about virtually anything (as you may have noticed from my forum posts), so this could, potentially be very interesting.
If you have any suggestions at all about an article that you would like included in the blog, feel free to PM me or e-mail me at any time. My e-mail is email@example.com , and I reserve that address almost exclusively for RAF-related messages. I check it daily.
You can look forward to subjects like these in upcoming weeks:
Richard - Do we know ANYTHING about this guy?
Avatars - What does your user image say about your personality and about RAF?
RAF - Why we really ARE the best forum on the Internet.
RAFcouples - A Rising Trend.
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Xtreme Members to Gods (and of course Donators), this is your chance to rise to the occasion.
This is your opportunity to write about RAF, on the RAF Blog. Always wanted your little column? This is your chance.
Just send me a PM, and I'll set up your account.
Monday, December 15, 2008
He now joins the very elite club, where only he and Leigh have managed to achieve 10,000 posts.
Sunday, December 14, 2008
Saturday, December 13, 2008
Also: I still haven't gotten a response re the forum slowdown & constant connection problems, but I'll keep you posted. As of 1:20am Saturday, I was told that the connection problem had been resolved.
Friday, December 12, 2008
1. Bored Board counts towards post count.
2. +2 Karma for creating a new thread.
The party will begin on 12:01 am Saturday and end on 12:00 am Sunday
December 13-14 EST
Last time was a blast. Come out and post if you can.
PS. Who knows what might be revealed at the end?
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
That's right. From about 4:30pm EST, 'till 7:30pm EST RAF in its entirety went offline. This was caused by "temporary routing issues", and according to XEHost's support manager "it happens randomly occasionally and is unpreventable". Yet I have never had the entire website shut down.
So, being the person I am, redundancy is key. Now that I know of this issue which can affect anything under our domain animorphsforum.com (which is what happened today), I am asking everyone to bookmark, or simply remember rafforum.com our quick domain to the RAF Forum.
Monday, December 8, 2008
HERE ARE THE CATEGORIES. Please send me nominations (by PM) by December 20th so that we can do this before the end of the year. Ill create polling threads for these categories and on the day of the new year the results will be revealed.
Member of the Year
most dedicated RAF member for 2008
Mr. Mrs. RAF
basically the best RAF couple or best people to make a RAF couple, think prom queen and king.
Profile of the Year
who's signature and avatar do you like the most this year?
Funniest Member of the Year
who is in your opinion is the funniest member this year on RAF?
Coolest Member of the Year
who is it you liked throughout the year?
Staff Member of the Year
who has been the most helpful, active, and coolest staff
"Ani-master" of the Year
the person with the most information on Animorphs
Least Talkative Member of the year
what's up with the one word posts?
"Mystery" Member of the Year
does anyone even know this person?
Fan Fiction writer of the Year
who has the best writing skills?
Star-Struck Member of the Year
member most likely to know and share everything there is to know about their favorite celebrity
member who has an opinion and isn't afraid to express it
Music Man (or Woman)
most likely to start or join a band
Bes' Thread of the Year
which is the best thread of the year
Most Useless Thread of the Year
which one of these are the most useless threads created on RAF
Most Interesting Thread of the Year
pick the most interesting thread in your opinion.
Most Fun Thread of the Year
which one of these, you can't stop posting in?
Fan Fiction of the Year
which fan fiction did you like the most this year?
Most useless Announcement of the Year
what, was Richard bored?
the board I love so much is...
what was Richard thinking when he created this board
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
Monday, December 1, 2008
Sunday, November 30, 2008
I started to edit the pages of RAF 5 hours ago. I am now done for the day. What was done?
1. New background.
2. Tidying up of the backend codes (bulk of the 5 hours). Will allow for faster page loads.
3. RAF eBooks: fixing mis-matched links.
5. RAF eBooks pages edited: added a discuss link to RAF Forum.
Saturday, November 29, 2008
These two boards are where threads pertaining to role-playing and fan-fiction (and are not Animorphs related) are put.
Thursday, November 27, 2008
Sunday, November 23, 2008
This time, I am looking for persons to join the staff who are experienced with CSS & HTML. Feel free to contact me on the forum via PM, or email me at richardatanimorphsforum.com.
Spread the word if you know anyone who is knowledgeable in SMF.
Saturday, November 22, 2008
Simply put, the chat room, and the forum are on separate hosts/ computers. This was done so that if the forum experiences difficulties (as it has been shown in the past) we will still have access to the chat. So they are in essence two different websites.
//So take the time (10 seconds) to register if you haven't:
Monday, November 17, 2008
The second day of the RAF Party has ended. If you missed it, remember that the roof will be on fire twice per month; the second weekend (Saturday and Sunday).
So on to the second RAF Party, which was held yesterday Sunday November 16, 2008:
First, the statistics:
The top poster by a mile was Jules Winnfield (also known as Esplin 9466 or just 9466). He made 914 posts. You read that right. 914 posts in one day; setting the record for the most posts in one day on RAF. He was the most active member throughout the Party, logging many hours on RAF.
Forget the previous records for page-views (hits), and most posts in one day; which by the way, were made the day before.
Sunday saw 3025 posts created, and 22,157 hits recorded. The house indeed rocked and the roof is still charred.
The highlight of the night though has to be the second installment of the Count to 1000 thread.
The night was ending, therefore the Bored Board would revert to not adding to the post count. Just 45 minutes to go, we rushed the thread in an attempt to reach the number 1000. 270 posts were made, and the thread was complete with 20 minutes to spare. That's 270+ posts in 15 minutes.
Now if you weren't there, let me put things into perspective (*begins to relive the moments*) : the forum will notify you each time there is a reply before you've posted. With quite a number of us in the thread it was near impossible to get your number in.
I remember at one point I was hitting the enter button constantly to submit my number only to be greeted with the famous "there was a reply, you might want to revise your post" warning. My number was long gone; they've already reached 20 numbers ahead. It was a bundle of confusion and rabid excitement.
To further heighten the intensity of getting your number in (at the appropriate time no less), goom suggested at 935 that the person who got the number 1000 would be showered with applauds (ie given a Karma point). Oh how we salivated at that notion of swimming in a sea of applauds.
After 15 minutes of non-stop posting, 1000 was very near... there were, at the end, about five 1000 showing up from different persons amid the confusion. Russell (Esplin 9466) posted the number 998, but it was in fact the 1000th reply. Lucky much? But then again the difficulty in posting made the karmaing a well deserved one.
The night pretty much ended when we made it to 1000.
If you don't want to miss the +2 karma on new threads, and the Bored Board counting to your post count, the date for the next Party has been set. Mark your December 13 on your calendar as a day of fun and without a doubt; excitement.
The quick reply feature (allowing you the option to post without clicking on "Reply") has been updated to give you access to the highlighted options.
To attach files, you sill have to use the standard method, and Reply.
Sunday, November 16, 2008
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?
Saturday, November 15, 2008
Ken's total time online is up to this point 38+ days.
Friday, November 14, 2008
Adam will now enjoy the perks donators enjoy.
Thursday, November 13, 2008
I moved the RAF Chat back to our sepeate host, nothing should be changed.
If you experience problems with connection drops, please notify me in this thread.
The RAF Chat URL is, for those who didn't know is:
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Sunday, November 9, 2008
Saturday, November 8, 2008
Starting now you need to give a reason why you are changing someone's karma; being it smiting or applauding. Adding to the upgrade, you have the option to see who changed your karma and why.
To see who has changed your karma, or whose karma you changed, visit your profile.
Additionally, you can have the option to be notified when someone changes your karma. See screen-shot below:
To do so, go to your profile, click on Look and Layout Preferences.
An addition to this upgrade is that once you have changed someone's karma you can now see how many times you have been applauded or smited.
Tip: to see this, go to your profile, click on any of the karma options, there you will see in brackets the total applauds and smites beside the username.
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
7:14PM EST: I received word from our service providers; they say nothing is wrong on their end. Therefore, I'm going to ask that you report kicking / connection problems in this thread:
Saturday, November 1, 2008
Monday, October 27, 2008
Sunday, October 26, 2008
You now have the ability to enter your Skype username into your profile. When you do so your profile will be tricked out with the Skype logo; enabling anyone to click on it and add you into their contact list.
Here's a tip: To see who has entered their Skype information into their profile, click here.
Saturday, October 25, 2008
Tell me here.
The poll runs for three days and:
If yes is the majority, the RAF Chat rooms will be limited to 10 persons.
If no is the majority, the RAF Chat rooms will stay at its current limit of 20 persons.
If yes is the majority another random room will be created.
Note that the statistics use the forum time (EST).
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
I spent the entire day yesterday (Monday) creating e-book pages for Everworld. Currently there is only one Everworld eBook (#1), but the hope is thatonce the books are converted to eBook format, they will be readily available for all to download.
If you have the Everworld books and would like to help to make Everworld ebooks, feel free to visit this board.
Monday, October 20, 2008
Claire was inspired to come up with a fun competition where she'll post pictures sent in and we'll guess who the baby picture is.
See this thread and give Claire your picture:
Sunday, October 19, 2008
As you may, or may not be aware, the RAF Chat has been upgraded.
1. Registrations (this prevents multiple members and spammers)
2. Better User Control (for staff and moderators)
3. Private Chats
4. Dedicated Rooms
5. User Profiles with Avatars
The Opera Browser does NOT work with the new Chat.
Sunday, October 12, 2008
We haven't seen RAF go offline, knock on wood, since we moved to our new host on July 23 of this year. That's a good 3 months of 100% uptime. This means all our previous bouts of downtime, since our move from Conforums, and issues with our previous host was worth it.
Big up to XeHost: our current provider.
Saturday, October 4, 2008
Thursday, October 2, 2008
It is unfortunate that we've had to ban another member, but it's important to the staff to show that abusive comments and other rule breaking will not be tolerated. We encourage all members to report offensive posts to the forum moderators.
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
Monday, September 29, 2008
Of course, this was done to promote the community involvement in the creation of eBooks.
Sunday, September 28, 2008
Thanks to Russell / Esplin 9466 for his donation.
This will be the first of many thanks to future donors. Of course, donating to RAF will ensure we are kept up and running; allowing other persons to enjoy our forum, Animorphs eBooks, TV Show, and other downloads.
Please feel free to send your donations (any value) using our PAYPAL system located on RAF Donate.
As of today the top donators are:
2. Almighty Queen
4. Esplin 9466
Saturday, September 27, 2008
I've upgraded to the latest version (non-BETA) of our Forum system SMF. Here is announcement made by SMF admins:
Simple Machines is happy to announce the release of SMF 1.1.6, which fixes a number of minor bugs in 1.1.5 and addresses a security vulnerability. While the vulnerability primarily affects SMF installations on Windows servers, we would like to encourage all users to upgrade as soon as possible. A successful exploit could result in privilege escalation.
Thursday, September 25, 2008
If you didn't already know, you can access the RAF Forum on your mobile device/phone using the WAP URL. This page (RAF Mobile) will take you to a scaled down version of the forum; optimized for mobile phones.
The URL is: http://m.animorphsforum.com
Sunday, September 21, 2008
The usual RAF Chat history has been removed. While I acknowledge the benefits of looking back to see what you missed; I removed it to prevent stalking activity.
Saturday, September 20, 2008
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.
Sunday, September 14, 2008
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
Prior to Yorick's ban I was instrumental in the decision making process of banning members. But for this one I wasn't a part of the decision. I chose to stay out of it. From now on member related issues such as these will not be handled by myself. The other Senior Staff members will have this, in my opinion, daunting task in determining whether a member is being too offensive or not.Of course don't hesitate to send me PM on these type matters; for I will relay the messages.
In addition, I urge members to use the report post feature found on each post. It will help us greatly. So instead of smiting, because someone is offensive or breaking any other rule, report the post.
Monday, September 1, 2008
Sunday, August 31, 2008
This is just to say that I know that the mirror links of the Animorphs Episodes on RAF TV have some how expired. Not to fear though, the direct links are still working as those files are hosted directly on RAF Downloads.
Thursday, August 28, 2008
One such notification is when a member registers; effective when trying to prevent duplicate registrations, and when trying to keep banned persons out.
Another handy notification is when someone sends me a personal message, I am also notified via text message. So wherever I am in the world, with or without an Internet connection; I will know I have a message waiting on me.
A great example of this being useful is sometime last week when I was enjoying some TV show, Tyler PMd me regarding some unfolding events in the RAF Chat. Luckily I was home so I promptly banned the offending member, and life went on.
There are varying triggers for the more important text alert, along with Personal Messages, there is that reported post trigger. So whenever someone reports a post, I am immediately prompted.
So what have we learnt today folks? If you want me to respond to an urgent matter, simply send me a PM. And if you are someone who got banned, don't try to re-register, because I check each member who registers.
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Thursday, August 21, 2008
Sunday, August 17, 2008
I noticed two wall questions on the RAF Facebook Page, asking what is the difference between the Group and the Page. Here we go:
1. The Facebook Page is administrated by me (Richard).
2. The Facebook Group is not. Adam created it in January of this year.
3. The Facebook Page allows me to send you updates/ notifications directly unto your Facebook home page.
4. The Facebook Group does not allow that functionality.
5. The Facebook Page is accessable via http://animorphsforum.com/facebook
6. While the Facebook Group is not :)
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Monday, August 11, 2008
The RAF Chat (where members and non-members alike chat about Animorphs in an IM style) will not be closed throughout the week anymore. I've decided to have the chat room remain open 7 days of the week.
To allow you to gauge when there is activity in the chat room, I've placed an online notification at the bottom of all RAF Forum pages.
Description from the video:
I am the artist who did the covers for Scholastic Books "Animorphs" series by K. A. Applegate. Here are some of the full morphs stitched together with some nice cloud backgrounds. Enjoy! You can see more of my work at:
In addition to the above, Mattingly made this animation:
This is a short film of me morphing into my cat Henry.
Check out more of my work at:
Monday, August 4, 2008
Sunday, August 3, 2008
I spent most of last night creating the two new pages: RAF Downloads (located at downloads.animorphsforum.com) & RAF Games (located at animorphsforum.com/games/) after I noticed persons trying to access our downloads folder, and after Truth from Hirac Delest provided us with the game respectively.
Saturday, August 2, 2008
Here's a quote from Amazon:
This is an action adventure game based on the characters from the book and TV series. Earth is being taken over by an alien race called the Yeerks, who are using cockroach-like bugs to control human minds. Visser Three, leader of the bad guys, uses a weapon with an ultra-powerful crystal that explodes and shatters reality. Players' task is to lead the Animorphs, a group of animal-morphing teenagers, in their quest to save Earth by piecing reality back together. Game play consists of jumping over obstacles, collecting coins, and morphing into an animal to fight off aliens. Despite nice quality graphics and smooth action, the game can get pretty frustrating. Also, getting past some of the obstacles requires precise timing, which younger children generally can't provide. Testers told us that in spite of their frustration, they want to see what happens as the game unfolds.
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