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Latest Breaking News (Forum): About This Forum

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Current forum Hosts, in the order they were added:

Number Hosts Days served
1 boston bean 87
2 discntnt_irny_srcsm 78
3 Sissyk 74
4 geardaddy 71
5 Warren DeMontague 69
6 maddezmom 64
7 azurnoir 50
8 Scurrilous 50
9 DonViejo 50
10 aikoaiko 50
11 Terra Alta 50
12 LeftishBrit 49
13 hibbing 47
14 Rhiannon12866 43
15 bluesbassman 41
16 Go Vols 38
17 sarisataka 37
18 greatauntoftriplets 33
19 etherealtruth 31
20 Douglas Carpenter 31
21 defacto7 28
22 ScreamingMeemie 28
23 Renew Deal 25
24 Raffi Ella 22
25 ismnotwasm 19
26 Ptah 18
27 Bobbie Jo 17
28 cbayer 14
29 hlthe2b 13
30 NRaleighLiberal 5

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Number of people trashing: 4

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