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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 Baitball Blogger 89
2 NYC_SKP 85
3 Autumn 84
4 libodem 80
5 In_The_Wind 79
6 greytdemocrat 75
7 Agschmid 74
8 X_Digger 74
9 Systematic Chaos 73
10 Hassin Bin Sober 71
11 kristopher 70
12 cyberswede 69
13 pinto 60
14 Kali 59
15 NutmegYankee 56
16 zappaman 55
17 boston bean 39
18 discntnt_irny_srcsm 30
19 Sissyk 26
20 geardaddy 22
21 Warren DeMontague 21
22 maddezmom 16
23 mtnester 7
24 DonViejo 2
25 aikoaiko 2
26 one_voice 2
27 Terra Alta 2
28 Scurrilous 2
29 azurnoir 2
30 LeftishBrit 1

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Status (Active or Pending): Active

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Primary Category: Main
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Number of posts, All time: 859,215

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Number of people trashing: 4

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