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Jamesblakey
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Is this how the results progress?

1. Joni phones the finalists. Finalists are requested not to disclose their status, so they go semi-silent in the forum.
2. Email notifications of Rs, HMs, and SHMs (If people start reporting receiving these and you didn't get a call from Joni, you know you aren't a finalist)
3. Email notifications for SFs. (If people are reporting their Rs, HMs and SHMs and you haven't received and email, you are probably a SF)
4. 2-3 weeks after the initial notification, the winners are announced.

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Posted : July 9, 2019 3:13 am
Disgruntled Peony
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Is this how the results progress?

1. Joni phones the finalists. Finalists are requested not to disclose their status, so they go semi-silent in the forum.
2. Email notifications of Rs, HMs, and SHMs (If people start reporting receiving these and you didn't get a call from Joni, you know you aren't a finalist)
3. Email notifications for SFs. (If people are reporting their Rs, HMs and SHMs and you haven't received and email, you are probably a SF)
4. 2-3 weeks after the initial notification, the winners are announced.

More or less, aye.

If you are in difficulties with a book, try the element of surprise: attack it at an hour when it isn't expecting it. ~ H.G. Wells
R, SF, SHM, SHM, SHM, F, R, HM, SHM, R, HM, R, F, SHM, SHM, SHM, SF, SHM, 1st Place (Q2 V38)
Ticknor Tales

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Topic starter Posted : July 9, 2019 5:01 am
thewritescott
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Is this how the results progress?

1. Joni phones the finalists. Finalists are requested not to disclose their status, so they go semi-silent in the forum.
2. Email notifications of Rs, HMs, and SHMs (If people start reporting receiving these and you didn't get a call from Joni, you know you aren't a finalist)
3. Email notifications for SFs. (If people are reporting their Rs, HMs and SHMs and you haven't received and email, you are probably a SF)
4. 2-3 weeks after the initial notification, the winners are announced.

More or less, aye.

Huh. I was always under the impression that Finalists got notified last, or at least near the end. Misperception on my part, since they get quiet?

Scott Hughey
WOTF HM X 4
http://www.amazon.com/author/thewritescott

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Posted : July 9, 2019 5:12 am
chuckt
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Yes, that seems to be the same sequence that was settled upon in the Q1 thread which was as follows. I note that, for Q1, Rs and HMs seemed to all come out April 18, a couples of SFs announced theirs on April 21, some finalists were revealed May 14, and results went up on May 15.

Quote from the Q1 thread:

1. Finalists get a phone call. They are asked not to share on the internet yet.

2. The first waves go out on email over a few days - includes R, HM ,SHM. There doesn’t seem to be a clear order or anything.

3. Semi finalists wait a week or two before they are told their results.

4. Once the finalist judging is completed by the guest judges, finalists can announce their results.

Anyway, just wanted to flag this now - if the results all seem to be out, but you haven’t heard anything at all, you are probably a semi finalist.

36: R, R, R, SHM
37: R, HM, R, HM
38: HM, R, ?

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Posted : July 9, 2019 5:33 am
Corbin.Maxwell
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Are the Q2 results still pending?

I ain't cut out to be no Jesse James.

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Posted : July 9, 2019 6:02 am
Wulf Moon
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Is this how the results progress?

1. Joni phones the finalists. Finalists are requested not to disclose their status, so they go semi-silent in the forum.
2. Email notifications of Rs, HMs, and SHMs (If people start reporting receiving these and you didn't get a call from Joni, you know you aren't a finalist)
3. Email notifications for SFs. (If people are reporting their Rs, HMs and SHMs and you haven't received and email, you are probably a SF)
4. 2-3 weeks after the initial notification, the winners are announced.

More or less, aye.

Huh. I was always under the impression that Finalists got notified last, or at least near the end. Misperception on my part, since they get quiet?

Calling the Finalists is the first thing Joni does. I think she lives to do be the bearer of this good news. That, and saying, "Are you sitting down?" wotf001 In my case, she had been sending me certificates quarter after quarter for many years. When she caught my name in the Finalists of Q4 last year when initial results came in, she told me she screamed, pulled over, and called me from her car--she didn't even wait to get back to the office! Joni is very hands on. She is excited for everyone, and she is keenly aware of the names that keep coming up and cheers when they make finalist, even more if they win. I think if you asked her, she'd say calling Finalists and Winners is the favorite part of her job.

And yes, there are reasons they ask you to remain totally silent. You cannot tell anyone, so you don't talk about it on the Forum. And then, as results come pouring in and you don't post yours, people here start figuring it out. You still remain silent. Joni asked you to, because she wants the Finalists to hear it from her, and it's not like they are all instantly accessible to tell them. Even later, when I was informed I was a winner, I was told not to tell anyone until she had contacted the others. You can understand that. It should come from the contest coordinator, not the rumor mill or adding up that first, second, and third have announced, and if you were among the Finalists, it would mean you didn't win. Joni has a nice consolation prize if she has to let you down as well--there's always a chance you could still be a published Finalist, and that would get you all the WotF goodies, just like a winner. It didn't occur this last volume, but it does happen. Ask Kate Julicher. wotf011

And yes, I know in years past, things were done differently. But the world is always changing. So is this contest.

All the beast,

Wulf Moon

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Posted : July 9, 2019 6:03 am
penprince
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This is probably digressing. But while I always knew this contest was important, I didn't realize how much till I joined this forum. So many great writers, all with held breath that its so important to. Waiting and watching. Man. It feels good to be part of a crowd like this. Makes me just feel the importance again. Like I didn't before. Thanks WOTF. Great stuff here for writers. *Hugs*

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Posted : July 10, 2019 4:47 am
thewritescott
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This is probably digressing. But while I always knew this contest was important, I didn't realize how much till I joined this forum. So many great writers, all with held breath that its so important to. Waiting and watching. Man. It feels good to be part of a crowd like this. Makes me just feel the importance again. Like I didn't before. Thanks WOTF. Great stuff here for writers. *Hugs*

Yep. It's a great community.

I wish I'd stay more involved here. I tend to only lurk and/or post when I have a story in the contest. The people are supportive, creative, and tons of fun to be around.

Scott Hughey
WOTF HM X 4
http://www.amazon.com/author/thewritescott

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Posted : July 10, 2019 4:53 am
Wulf Moon
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This is probably digressing. But while I always knew this contest was important, I didn't realize how much till I joined this forum. So many great writers, all with held breath that its so important to. Waiting and watching. Man. It feels good to be part of a crowd like this. Makes me just feel the importance again. Like I didn't before. Thanks WOTF. Great stuff here for writers. *Hugs*

Yep. It's a great community.

I wish I'd stay more involved here. I tend to only lurk and/or post when I have a story in the contest. The people are supportive, creative, and tons of fun to be around.

It's good to find your Tribe. Most of writing is done in solitude, and isolation may be good for getting dreams transcribed, but it's not always healthy for the soul. We are social beings. We need one another. As writers, we need people that understand the writing life. They *get* us. They let us know that in *their* world, we're normal.

Your Tribe also has the power to help and encourage you to become all you can be as a writer. They also offer you a shoulder to cry on when things disappoint, and there are many trialsome things every writer faces, no matter the level they are at. They rejoice when you rejoice, and they weep when you weep. And they help you stand back up, because they believe in you, even when you may not believe in yourself.

In short, we are friends. We do what good friends do. wotf008

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"Super-Duper Moongirl and the Amazing Moon Dawdler" wins WRITERS OF THE FUTURE VOL. 35 & BEST SF&F STORY OF 2019. Order WotF Volume 35 HERE!
“Muzik Man" in Deep Magic Fall 2020 wins BEST SF&F STORY of 2020
NEW! Don't miss the Super Secret "Character Agency: I Need a Hero!" in DreamForge Anvil Magazine!
JUST RELEASED! BEST OF DEEP MAGIC ANTHOLOGY TWO! Three Super Secrets Workshop members made it into this best of the best anthology! KD Julicher, Brittany Rainsdon, and some guy named Wulf Moon. Click HERE to get yours!
NEXT MASTER CLASSES AT FYRECON ONLINE, NOV. 18-21ST. Click HERE before they are sold out once again!

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Posted : July 10, 2019 5:43 am
storysinger
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When you need a helping hand
Or an attaboy pat on the back
Words of advice saying you can
Here on the forum there's no lack

Of friendly writers of like mind
Wanting to help you learn to scribe
Your words and thoughts of every kind
Welcome, welcome to the tribe

Today's science fiction is tomorrow's reality-D.R.Sweeney
HM-V32/Q3
HM-V36/Q4
HM-V38/Q1

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Posted : July 10, 2019 9:10 am
Wulf Moon
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When you need a helping hand
Or an attaboy pat on the back
Words of advice saying you can
Here on the forum there's no lack

Of friendly writers of like mind
Wanting to help you learn to scribe
Your words and thoughts of every kind
Welcome, welcome to the tribe

Nice lyrics, Storysinger! Truer words were never spoken...or sung! wotf001

JOIN THE WULF PACK! http://the super secrets.com
"Super-Duper Moongirl and the Amazing Moon Dawdler" wins WRITERS OF THE FUTURE VOL. 35 & BEST SF&F STORY OF 2019. Order WotF Volume 35 HERE!
“Muzik Man" in Deep Magic Fall 2020 wins BEST SF&F STORY of 2020
NEW! Don't miss the Super Secret "Character Agency: I Need a Hero!" in DreamForge Anvil Magazine!
JUST RELEASED! BEST OF DEEP MAGIC ANTHOLOGY TWO! Three Super Secrets Workshop members made it into this best of the best anthology! KD Julicher, Brittany Rainsdon, and some guy named Wulf Moon. Click HERE to get yours!
NEXT MASTER CLASSES AT FYRECON ONLINE, NOV. 18-21ST. Click HERE before they are sold out once again!

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Posted : July 10, 2019 9:29 am
storysinger
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I have to admit you calling us a tribe inspired me to write that. I had the title before the rest.

Today's science fiction is tomorrow's reality-D.R.Sweeney
HM-V32/Q3
HM-V36/Q4
HM-V38/Q1

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Posted : July 10, 2019 9:32 am
CCrawford
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In my case, she had been sending me certificates quarter after quarter for many years. When she caught my name in the Finalists of Q4 last year when initial results came in, she told me she screamed, pulled over, and called me from her car--she didn't even wait to get back to the office!

This is the best thing ever. I love that she was so excited for you! Also, I've been reading all the blogs/listening to all the podcasts and also caught your speech at the awards... so happy for you! Thank you for being an inspiration. Smile

v35: Q4 - HM
V36: R, R, R, R
V37: SHM, HM, HM, SHM
V38: SHM, HM, ??
Indie author of The Lex Chronicles (Legends of Arameth), and the in-progress Leyward Stones series--including my serial, Macchiatos, Faerie Princes, and Other Things That Happen at Midnight, currently available on the new Kindle Vella platform. The Vella story is also available through my Patreon, along with side stories, behind the scenes content, and in-progress drafts of other books from my Leyward Stones world.
Website: http://ccrawfordwriting.com. I also have a newsletter and a blog!
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Posted : July 10, 2019 11:41 am
Wulf Moon
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In my case, she had been sending me certificates quarter after quarter for many years. When she caught my name in the Finalists of Q4 last year when initial results came in, she told me she screamed, pulled over, and called me from her car--she didn't even wait to get back to the office!

This is the best thing ever. I love that she was so excited for you! Also, I've been reading all the blogs/listening to all the podcasts and also caught your speech at the awards... so happy for you! Thank you for being an inspiration. Smile

Thank you, CCrawford. Glad I can inspire people like you to never give up!

Cheers!

JOIN THE WULF PACK! http://the super secrets.com
"Super-Duper Moongirl and the Amazing Moon Dawdler" wins WRITERS OF THE FUTURE VOL. 35 & BEST SF&F STORY OF 2019. Order WotF Volume 35 HERE!
“Muzik Man" in Deep Magic Fall 2020 wins BEST SF&F STORY of 2020
NEW! Don't miss the Super Secret "Character Agency: I Need a Hero!" in DreamForge Anvil Magazine!
JUST RELEASED! BEST OF DEEP MAGIC ANTHOLOGY TWO! Three Super Secrets Workshop members made it into this best of the best anthology! KD Julicher, Brittany Rainsdon, and some guy named Wulf Moon. Click HERE to get yours!
NEXT MASTER CLASSES AT FYRECON ONLINE, NOV. 18-21ST. Click HERE before they are sold out once again!

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Posted : July 10, 2019 3:05 pm
penprince
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This is probably digressing. But while I always knew this contest was important, I didn't realize how much till I joined this forum. So many great writers, all with held breath that its so important to. Waiting and watching. Man. It feels good to be part of a crowd like this. Makes me just feel the importance again. Like I didn't before. Thanks WOTF. Great stuff here for writers. *Hugs*

Yep. It's a great community.

I wish I'd stay more involved here. I tend to only lurk and/or post when I have a story in the contest. The people are supportive, creative, and tons of fun to be around.

Yea. Supportive. And their enthusiasm is fine wine.

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Posted : July 11, 2019 4:06 am
empressed
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Thanks for the time table, Moon! I can stop holding my breath every time the phone rings or my email notification goes off. Lack of oxygen headaches were a problem. LOL

Victoria Dixon
Author of Mourn Their Courage
a 2010 Sandy Writing Contest Finalist
A Tribble Ate My Lunch: a Star Trek Cookbook (unpublished)
R=22
HM= 6
SHM=1
Finalist=1

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Posted : July 11, 2019 10:02 am
chuckt
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Sooooo. On June 13, Joni told me "another month." I know last quarter she was a bit optimistic about when results would come out. But maybe?

36: R, R, R, SHM
37: R, HM, R, HM
38: HM, R, ?

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Posted : July 12, 2019 1:20 am
LDWriter2
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Sooooo. On June 13, Joni told me "another month." I know last quarter she was a bit optimistic about when results would come out. But maybe?

Hmmm...

Working on turning Lead into Gold.
Four HMs From WotF
The latest was Q1'12
HM-quarter 4 Volume 32
One HM for another contest
published in Strange New Worlds Ten.
Another HM http://onthepremises.com/minis/mini_18.html

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Posted : July 13, 2019 3:50 pm
Corbin.Maxwell
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“All is silent in the halls of the dead. All is forgotten in the stone halls of the dead, behold the stairways which stand in darkness; behold the rooms of ruin. These are the halls of the dead where the spiders spin and the great circuits fall quiet, one by one.”

No results yet?

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Posted : July 15, 2019 10:13 am
Disgruntled Peony
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“All is silent in the halls of the dead. All is forgotten in the stone halls of the dead, behold the stairways which stand in darkness; behold the rooms of ruin. These are the halls of the dead where the spiders spin and the great circuits fall quiet, one by one.”

No results yet?

None that I've heard. At this point, I'm just doing my best to relax.

If you are in difficulties with a book, try the element of surprise: attack it at an hour when it isn't expecting it. ~ H.G. Wells
R, SF, SHM, SHM, SHM, F, R, HM, SHM, R, HM, R, F, SHM, SHM, SHM, SF, SHM, 1st Place (Q2 V38)
Ticknor Tales

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Topic starter Posted : July 15, 2019 10:52 am
RETreasure
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Polish your old subs to WotF and send them out to other editors! Having lots of stories out helps me diffuse the twitching.

V34: R,HM,R
V35: HM,R,R,HM
V36: R,HM,HM,SHM
V37: HM,SF,SHM,SHM
V38: F, SHM, P, P
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Posted : July 15, 2019 11:53 am
KD Julicher
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No results yet?

No, but Dave posted on Facebook that he's working on the Contest all week, so hang tight, guys, probably going to be another Thursday before we hear...

WOTF: HM x 16, SHMx2, SF x 1, F V31 Q3, V32 Q2, V32 Q4, V34 Q3, V36 Q1
Baen Fantasy Award Winner 2014
V32 Published Finalist
3rd place V37 Q1!

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Posted : July 15, 2019 12:09 pm
Disgruntled Peony
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No results yet?

No, but Dave posted on Facebook that he's working on the Contest all week, so hang tight, guys, probably going to be another Thursday before we hear...

Right. Probably another week. *takes deep breaths* Thought I was done twitching, but apparently I just twitch in fits.

If you are in difficulties with a book, try the element of surprise: attack it at an hour when it isn't expecting it. ~ H.G. Wells
R, SF, SHM, SHM, SHM, F, R, HM, SHM, R, HM, R, F, SHM, SHM, SHM, SF, SHM, 1st Place (Q2 V38)
Ticknor Tales

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Topic starter Posted : July 18, 2019 9:31 am
chuckt
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What did he say? Exactly?

36: R, R, R, SHM
37: R, HM, R, HM
38: HM, R, ?

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Posted : July 18, 2019 2:59 pm
empressed
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Any chance of notices going out today? Does it have to be Thursday?

Victoria Dixon
Author of Mourn Their Courage
a 2010 Sandy Writing Contest Finalist
A Tribble Ate My Lunch: a Star Trek Cookbook (unpublished)
R=22
HM= 6
SHM=1
Finalist=1

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Posted : July 19, 2019 12:32 am
RETreasure
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Every day is Thursday.

V34: R,HM,R
V35: HM,R,R,HM
V36: R,HM,HM,SHM
V37: HM,SF,SHM,SHM
V38: F, SHM, P, P
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Posted : July 19, 2019 12:54 am
empressed
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Viva la Thursday!

Victoria Dixon
Author of Mourn Their Courage
a 2010 Sandy Writing Contest Finalist
A Tribble Ate My Lunch: a Star Trek Cookbook (unpublished)
R=22
HM= 6
SHM=1
Finalist=1

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Posted : July 19, 2019 1:06 am
chuckt
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Any chance of notices going out today? Does it have to be Thursday?

Apparently, that's just something these folks say. Could be any day. Somewhere, someone did a count. I think Tuesdays and Wednesdays happen more often. I could be wrong about that.

36: R, R, R, SHM
37: R, HM, R, HM
38: HM, R, ?

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Posted : July 19, 2019 2:40 am
Disgruntled Peony
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Any chance of notices going out today? Does it have to be Thursday?

Apparently, that's just something these folks say. Could be any day. Somewhere, someone did a count. I think Tuesdays and Wednesdays happen more often. I could be wrong about that.

Thursdays were a pattern someone noticed back in the day, so they became slang for the day we get results. Every day can potentially be Thursday.

If you are in difficulties with a book, try the element of surprise: attack it at an hour when it isn't expecting it. ~ H.G. Wells
R, SF, SHM, SHM, SHM, F, R, HM, SHM, R, HM, R, F, SHM, SHM, SHM, SF, SHM, 1st Place (Q2 V38)
Ticknor Tales

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Topic starter Posted : July 19, 2019 5:28 am
Corbin.Maxwell
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Any chance of notices going out today? Does it have to be Thursday?

Apparently, that's just something these folks say. Could be any day. Somewhere, someone did a count. I think Tuesdays and Wednesdays happen more often. I could be wrong about that.

Thursdays were a pattern someone noticed back in the day, so they became slang for the day we get results. Every day can potentially be Thursday.

I'm from back in the day. wotf002

I ain't cut out to be no Jesse James.

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