AJM STUDIOS.NET is a website that was started by USAPatriot on May 19, 2005. It is known as the friendliest site on the internet by the members who go there. AJM Studios currently has over 500 threads, over 180,000 posts and over 100 members. On October 26th, 2007, the site got it's one millionth hit since it's creation back in 2005.
During the year of 2004, Ron Reports prospered at Gametalk, a website for people to chat at about video games and pointless stuff. Ronstoppable (Ron) started making his Ron Reports at Gametalk with the support of KimPossible (Kim) and NASCAR_RULES (USAPatriot.) The goal was to always hit 100 posts, then the thread would close. 100 posts was a lot of posts for Gametalk and the Ron Reports were well known because of that. As time went on, new people participated in the Ron Reports such as people like elf Jedi Teen, Dark Night Leader X, Vampire lord X, Unwanted, Ubs, #1 Link Fan, Drk Dragon 2000, DarkGirl with Dragon Wings, HBKFANS#1, Noise Tank, Killer Boy24(Killerboy), ShiningforceNeo, Lk227, and Link 619. There were many more, but some of those people transfered over to AJM STUDIOS.NET when it was created later. The Ron Report shared a very touching Christmas and New Years program that got many people choked up, and had a great time. It was not until 2005 that a reality took place and was created.
2005: The CreationEdit
USAPatriot decided to create a site using Proboards message boards systems to make a site to help him and his friends at school complete school work more efficiantly, especially for a big science project they were all working on. When Ron heard this, opportunity struck. When word of this new "planned" site took place, Ron, USAPatriot, and Kim all tried to rally support for the new site, and many said they would be excited to follow over. It was advertised that the famous Gametalk Ron Reports would move over to their own website. The site never was used for homework purposes as it was meant to be, and instead became home to the Ron Reports, and would grow into something much more then that. USAPatriot created AJM STUDIOS.COM on May 19th, 2005. Immediately members from Gametalk moved over to AJM STUDIOS.COM. Also other members from a Kim Possible fansite called Ron Stoppable.net moved over to AJM STUDIOS.COM after hearing about these mysterious thigns called Ron Reports. Many stayed, but a lot of friends from Gametalk were lost to never be seen again, since they never switched over to the new site. Still within it's early months, USAPatriot renamed AJM STUDIOS.COM to it's current name, AJM STUDIOS.NET. The exact date is unknown. During the summer, AJM STUDIOS.NET exploded and grew. Over 4,000 posts were made within a short time period. While still learning the site, a administrator accidentally deleted all the 4,000 posts, and the site was devastated. Having to start over the site grew again well past the number during the busy fun summer months of growing and learning. During this first summer, AJM STUDIOS.NET's major members were, USAPatriot, Ron, Kim, Ubs(Who was a guest at this time still), Killerboy, Sven, Xanderm, Phil, Frankie, Mtnron, Erin, Joeducttape, and Fredmickmuffin. Later in the year, many new thigns came to AJM STUDIOS.NET including some threads no logner around, but were famous. USAPatriot's "Your Day Oh Hey", was a very popular chat thread started in late 2005. Ubs started his poll tallies as a guest and Ron had is Ron Reports goign strong, now hitting over 1,000 posts! A Large Christmas party made a strong imapct at the end of that year. A strong unity grew on the site that carried over to 2006.
A year of major changes as the site started to grow to outstanding numbers. The very first brand new board ever so far to be created on AJM STUDIOS.NET was "Your Community" which was later changed to "Your Community Office" when all the baord names changed to replicate the inside of a building, the AJM STUDIOS Building. Many new members came to the site, but many members were seen to be not "regualrs" like the old ones and had a new face to them. The joined, to not post much, or never coem again. A few were an exception, but it had the whole site community wonder what was going on. A new breed of members came o nthe site with the addition of "Your Community Office," a breed nicknamed "City Buffs." A term unofficially given to members who enjoy the city development section within the board. The famous "AJM STUDIOS Northwest Photo Journey" was also created this year. Art work became very popular and the start of the AJM STUDIOS Comic became an instant hit by members, never being able to see anything quite like it before. Another chat thread known as Chatta Box that was real popular in 2005 slowly declined to finally stop in early 2007. Ron Report had extreme growth during the early part of 2006 all the way till mid year, then a slower trend began. Over $200 dollars was raised to donate to local charities from the site this year too. New members that became active this year were CorneilandBernie#1 and Jmt5887. Again the year ended with a very big Christmas bash that had everyoen looking forward to 2007 with a great sense of unity.
2007 started out beyond the realm of what most thought. Ron Reports literally died, having a month absence from creating an new one and continue to gain posts slowly compared to newer boards and threads on the site. New popular threads were made and the AJM STUDIOS Comic grew to highest rated season ever. AJM pro-Cup Racing was created and World Market RPG, both becoming huge successes. 100 members joined the site within the year 2007 and over 1 million hits. 2007 has become one of the most successful years for AJM STUDIOS.NET to date and continues to grow as the year goes on. On October 26, 2007, AJM STUDIOS.NET got it's one millionth hit. That is a huge benchmark that most sites never reach, and in just this short time, AJM STUDIOS.NET is growing at a fast rate. As of October, a new resurgence of "old time" flare has hit AJM STUDIOS. Apart from the beginning of the year, now Ron Reports are ocne again popular and have old style chats with crazy fun outcomes. Bussiest members on the site in 2007 were USAPatriot, Ron, Kim, Ubs, Killerboy, Jmt5887, Northsider, Citi, Seawa, CorneilandBernie#1, Hoomajocky, Erin, and Kimmyfan48. The Christmas party was a good uniting time.
2008 began in a big way with heavy activity that later slowed late in the early fall months. There was a very busy summer, as well as the creation of the new Killa's Krib thread series which replaced the famous Ron Reports. The World Market RPG went done and saw the rise of AJM Pro-Cup Racing and the AJM NFA RPG. The AJM STUDIOS Northwest Photo Journey really hit new highs with people viewing the highly complex thread series. The creation of the New Land RPG at the end of the year became a instant success after the failure of the new RPG, Crime & Punishment. The top members during the year was the return of Phil. Dr. Belch gained status and USAPatriot, Ubs, Ron, Kim, Ubs, Killerboy, Citi, Seawa, CorneilandBernie#1, Hoomajocky, BaltoRacing, former Kimmyfan48, and Northsider. Other members that came on a lot were Randomerror and Robin. Treenbeen and Shackles also became constant users as well as Vinciummo. The creation of the AJM LCPD Force was the first non-AJM STUDIOS Based meeting place for AJM Members outside of a computer. Players could talk and meet each others via the Playstation 3 game, Grand Theft Auto IV. There was also a rise in member unification, especially through question and outreach threads. The site also supported the 2008 Senior graduates telling of their plans with photos, that made many people happy to know the AJM Family community supported them. Many members were going to various careers, some including police, West Point Military, fire department, and writers. A new member Omar it a record of 10,000 posts in record time, within two weeks. Robin also broke a record of gaining over 200 posts in less then 20 minutes. 2008 saw a Christmas and New Years party that reminded many AJM regulars or the old times at AJM, and everyone became united and cared for each other.
2009 had a slow start, but a huge outcome of members in late January. Poetry and writing stories became popular again, even more popular then Xanderm's writings in 2005-2006. Vince, former Vinciummo became the head story writer on the site and Colin one of the top poets. Killa's Krib continued to be a hit as well as the AJM STUDIOS Northwest Photo Journey and saw the rise of city buffs again, especially in the Northwest Region. New Land RPG became the largest hit for an RPG since the S.S.S.S. RPG. The AJM STUDIOS Comic made a comeback that had many excited. Early in the year, AJM STUDIOS Search was created, in partnership with Google, and was a hand made search engine that focused on results based off of results that would ctaer to AJM Members. The AJM LCPD Force expanded and had major growth with AJM members. Later in the year, the AJM PS3 Network grew from just the AJM LCPD Force, and focused on major hit games many members had and could play on the Playstation 3 computer system. It was a whole new era, and way to connect with AJM STUDIOS members. A whole new sub forum was created for this new type of communication. It also brought in a influx of new members known by regulars as the "Gamer Members." The name is appropriate because these members came to game, and explore the AJM Network. The months of August, September, October and most of November saw a huge increase of a new grouping of members known as the "Night Crew." Nightly first starting at 10pm, then moving to 9pm western, member Erin and Murray would meet nightly and have long chats and games together. Often other members like Seawa, Omar, and Trollis would join. They would often meet in Ask Erin, Cafe Murray, or Killa's Krib in Killa's Zone. A opposition from Killerboy and Ron ended when they realized it was good for the site, getting more views and activity at night because of their chats. It was during this period that Killa's Kribs and questions threads became real popular, being worn down real fast by their chats. Nightly, hundreds of posts would be written, and large crowds would be attracted.
2010 started big with the surprise hit made by member, Seawa. SEA-WA FM was a new thread in which Seawa, the DJ, would upload new music to listen to and rank. It became an overnight success. Killa's Krib opened with a brand new thread, and its 12th thread in the series. Victory RPG began works on it's soon to be release. On March 2, 2010, Erin and Murray, the leaders of the "Night Crew" officially dis-banned their 10pm western time meets, to open up more free time, which ended the long running era of the "Night Crew." On March 11, 2010, a Tacoma radio station called Funky Monkey 104.9 FM mentioned AJM STUDIOS.NET on their morning block. It is still unknown as to the exact details why, but it was along the lines of "AJM STUDIOS.NET, a local website has some people promoting local bands, check them out today!" To this day, we still do not know how or why we were mentioned. Mid way through the year, the busiest members were CB, Ubs, Ron, Kim, Erin, Dr. Belch, Trollis and Robin. The year ended with the birth of JMT's Southern bar and Grill. AJM PS3 Network threads became extremely popular as well as more outside viewership from the AJM STUDIOS Channel on Youtube and from Flickr. The year ended with a Christmas party and moved on into the new year.
The new year started with increased expansion plans from AJM STUDIOS administration, meaning they would continue to venture beyond just the forums. The AJM Minecraft Server was created in October and grew throughout the year. In the middle of the year, nightly conversations began again, but were never dubbed a name. Erin, Murray, Trollis, and Omar made up the majority of the conversations and saw a real rise in their activity once again. The Halloween party for the year was one of the biggest on record and saw the winner of the annual costume contest. The top threads were "Cafe Murray," "Ron's Bistro," and "Ask Erin." As the football season hit the halfway mark, the creation of the NFL Fantasy League. It drew in many members, as well as member Frankie who has been gone a long time. Ubs, Citi, USAPatriot,Bronuts,CB, Blueberry, Frankie, Ron, Omar, Seawa, and Daddy-O all took part in the series. It quickly became the headline of the site and received the most attention on the site throughout the fall and winter and into the new year, where is ended after the Super Bowl. It was a very popular football pool, and was seen as the new "RPG" for the site, but was based on real NFL week statistics. It also began a spark for sports conversation on the site, and helped peak new interest in automobile discussion. SEAWA FM started again just in time for the Christmas season after a time of hiatus.
A small resurgence of Sim City activity occurred with the release of new city information by members like Ubs, CB, and Seawa. New members joined the site in droves with the following of Minecraft and a new fandom for the series "My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic." The AJM Minecraft, which started in October of 2011, gained momentum in 2012 with great growth. The AJM Minecraft server met nightly starting at 8pm, then moving back to about 9pm-10pm. New members like Blueberry and Applejack gained dominance, and the emergence of "sleeper" members popped up to talk with these new members. These "sleeper" members included the return return of Trollis, Omar, Murray, Dr. Belch, Seawa, and Erin. While these members never left, they slowed after the disband of the "Night Crew." They instead became more active then ever before, and had almost nightly meets starting around 10pm-11pm. The MLP:FiM movement saw great growth and the emergence of a mini war between "pro-pony" and "anti-pony" members, spurring the creation of 3 threads and people taking sides. Members like Ron, took an in-depth study of the pony movement declaring he, "was excited" about the new activity on the site. The revolution was started because all the new MLP: FiM members, but was instigated by Erin who was pro-pony. The other pro-pony members like Blueberry, Applejack, Bronuts, and eventually Kim all said they didn't want to be involved in any attack. Weeks later during a rather peaceful time, member Trollis who was anti-pony began starting propaganda the that the pony fans planned to take over the community once again. This time Trollis has support from new member and fellow Minecraft player Shadowzyme. They received no further support even from the pro-pony people as they did not follow suit with the falsities of the lies. The most popular threads for early 2012 was the "Bronies" thread, "Killa's Krib" and "Ask Applejack."
An election took place in which member Shadowzyme (Link) then changed his views to liking ponies. Many members contributed including Erin, Kim, Blueberry, Link, Ron, CB, Dr. Belch, and Applejack. The eventual winner was Applejack, who also won every primary vote. Even though she was a new member, she had the expertise and maturity to run a strong campaign that got her the win to be a moderator. She did not accept nor deny the moderatorship, but has not taken it yet as of August 2012.
Middle of summer, the AJM LCPD Police Force on the AJM PS3 Network saw a big uptick in patrols as well as Gran Turismo 5 races. They began happening almost daily again, like in the past.
The AJM Minecraft Server welcomed the addition of Teamspeak to allow for talking via computers. This lead to a handful of members to talk by voice over the computer while they were on their computers or playing the Miencraft server. It made a tight nit bond of members become even closer, and form a group within the larger group that is, AJM STUDIOS.NET. The AJM Minecraft Server welcomed the River Bend 2012 Olympics which was a big draw in to the game after the big 1.3 update.
The popularity of MLP:FiM skyrocketed on the forum as the MLP:FiM thread became the second most viewed thread in the site's history. The site experienced the most traffic ever during the spring and summer months. The forum experienced turbulance from member Link, when he started a competition with Robin who didn't want to get passed in posts by Link. Blueberry soon felt threatened as Robin and Link began to catch up to her. It turned into a battle as these members fought to get more posts then one another. Many, including administration, criticized Link for posting in old threads and leaving "pointless responses" to threads just to get his view up. He was told he was spamming many times and made many forum members unhappy with him. Numerous members then sided with Robin and Blueberry. It came down to one night when Link continued with his spamming of the forums during an role play taking place in Cafe Murray and The Stable, that Blueberry stormed off, and other left Link alone of the forum. Blueberry apologized, but said she didn't like Link spamming the forums and not getting involved with the role play, but instead just spammed the role play. Link also apologized and the posting war ended. It is now known as, "The Great Posting Race." During the summer of 2012, the most popular threads were, "The Stable: Casual Conversation," by Applejack," Shiver Me Timbers, "A Pirates Life For Me RPG," by Treenbeen, "My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic Official Discussion," by Bronuts, and the AJM STUDIOS August News thread.
By the end of the year, the most popular threads were the MLP:FiM discussion thread, "Link's Fact of the Day", and "The Stable: Casual Conversation."
A new crew began to emerge between members, Applejack and Blueberry. They became known as the "AppleBerry" crew and focused their chats on the main chat thread, namely Killa's Krib, and The Stable. The popularity of MLP:FiM continued to skyrocket and new outside sources of entertainment began to emerge for AJM STUDIOS.NET.
A shift in members began as more prominent members emerged and old regualrs continued to fade. Besides the moderators, new faces became the face of the "Regs" such as Trollis, Applejack, Blueberry, Dr. Belch, Seawa and some others. A few others were not as prominent, but they included Link, Ubs, Ron, Kim, CB, and several others.
A popular RPG began known as AutoNation RPG. It bacame the most popular RPG in recent times on AJM STUDIOS.NET and had major success. It had to stop mid year due to the work load of the game itself. Several members joined and played creating auto manufacters competing on a world stage.
The growth of the San Andreas Law Enforcement Group developed out of the LCPD Force, with members playing on the AJM PS3 Network for the game Grand Theft Auto V. Members also continued to use the AJM Teamspeak Server and AJM Minecraft Server. For the first time, new members joined the Teamspeak and Minecraft server that were not members on AJM STUDIOS.NET. This growth continued and sustained late into the year. Halloween 2013 saw the growth of a server wide theme park in the AJM Minecraft Server.
AJM STUDIOS SlogansEdit
Since about 2000, AJM STUDIOS has used the slogan, "AJM STUDIOS, Only for the Best." For the first since 2000, USAPatriot has announced a secondary slogan that will be used for a more serious cliental and audience. On August 25th, 2009, the slogan "AJM STUDIOS, Making a Better Future" was added. This slogan is proven on the site, because of it's calm and family feel that has been generated since the site's birth in 2005.