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Current forum Hosts, in the order they were added:

Number Hosts Days served
1 Sissyk 89
2 geardaddy 86
3 Warren DeMontague 84
4 maddezmom 79
5 Terra Alta 65
6 azurnoir 65
7 DonViejo 65
8 aikoaiko 65
9 LeftishBrit 64
10 hibbing 62
11 Rhiannon12866 58
12 bluesbassman 56
13 Go Vols 53
14 sarisataka 52
15 greatauntoftriplets 48
16 etherealtruth 46
17 Douglas Carpenter 46
18 defacto7 43
19 ScreamingMeemie 43
20 Renew Deal 40
21 Raffi Ella 37
22 ismnotwasm 34
23 Ptah 33
24 Bobbie Jo 32
25 cbayer 29
26 hlthe2b 28
27 NRaleighLiberal 20
28 petronius 12
29 octoberlib 9
30 fishwax 3

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