Sunday, November 30, 2008

Website Wide Edits

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.

4. RAF eBooks pages all edited to include easy navigation between Remnants, Animorphs and Everworld eBooks.

5. RAF eBooks pages edited: added a discuss link to RAF Forum.

6. RAF eBooks - added Remnants eBook 9.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

New Boards - General RP & Fanfiction

New Boards

Newly suggested General Role-Playing and General Fan-fiction boards have been added to RAF Forum.

These two boards are where threads pertaining to role-playing and fan-fiction (and are not Animorphs related) are put.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Remnants eBook - #7 - The Isolation

The 7th Remnants e-Book is now available. Visit RAF eBooks to get it.

Remnants 1-8 are now available. More to come, as the members of the Animorphs Forum have completed their uploading.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Need Specialized Persons (HTML & CSS)

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

Spread the word if you know anyone who is knowledgeable in SMF.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Why register on RAF Chat?

RAF Chat

The RAF Chat has been a part of the RAF world since February, but with the update to a more secure and powerful application, one issue is brought to the forefront: registration.

While one may think that once you've registered on the Forum you automatically have login credentials on the Chat; this isn't the case. But why?

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

RAF Party - Day 2

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.

Quick Reply Pimped

Quick Reply

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

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

Edits to RAF Home & TV

RAF Home & RAF TV have been modified. Nothing big, nothing drastic, only simple edits. 

  • RAF Home saw a banner change, and a RAF eBooks & RAF TV images changed. This one done as to emphasise the two links, so new visitors can easily go to the respective RAF Pages.
  • RAF TV saw all dead links removed.

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.

RAF Party - Day 1

Today is the first RAF Party. In addition to the Bored Board counting towards your post count, you will be awarded 2 karma points for each thread you create today (and other RAF Party days).

Friday, November 14, 2008

Thanks to Adam for his donation!

Adam / The Ellimist has provided us with some well needed funds to keep the website alive. This is to thank him for his donation, and notify those with the additional funds to donate to our Keep RAF Alive Fund.

Adam will now enjoy the perks donators enjoy.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

RAF Chat Back to Old & Seperate Host

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

Emails Not Being Sent

I'm aware of the lack of emails being sent from the Forum. I've submitted a support ticket to our host and am awaiting a response.

11:30PM EST Update: Things are resolved.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Special Members & Post Colors

Starting today, moderators/ administrators, eBook contributers,
donators, and other special groups will have their posts changed to
their group colors.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Karma Upgraded

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:

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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.

RAF Forum Upgrades to SMF 1.1.7

This release is a security-only update which addresses a few recently discovered security issues in SMF 1.1.6 and older.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Temporary Move of RAF Chat

Until the issues with connection to our server are resolved, the RAF Chat will be moved until the issues are resolved. I have submitted a support ticket with our service provider, and am awaiting a response from them.

Go to:

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:,1359.msg75133.html

Saturday, November 1, 2008