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Judy’s Book, a Web site which lets people swap tips about their local community, said it has raised $8 million in more venture backing. Judy’s Book is not based in Silicon Valley (it is in Seattle), but we mention it because it is the latest in a healthy collection of community Web sites doing similar things. And because we haven’t been blown away by any of them yet.

So, the arms race goes on. Yelp, a competitor, raises money two weeks ago. Backfence raises money last month. Who’s next?

The round was led by Mobius Venture Capital, a new investor, and included Ignition Partners and Ackerley Partners.