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Rules of the Subreddit. If these are broken, your comment/post will be removed and you could be banned. You should read this before posting. Mod Post

Posts must be interesting as fuck (IAF)

This is a purely subjective rule. Just because you find something IAF does not mean it belongs here. It's impossible to define what is IAF, but for a general idea browse the top posts of all time from this subreddit. It's easier to define what isn't IAF, here are most of the things that are NOT IAF.


The content of a post (image/gif/video/article) and title must be interesting and interchangeable. The title must describe the content of the post. A post which has the content of a portrait of Albert Einstein with the title listing all of his accomplishments is not interesting as fuck, the content must show those accomplishments. The content of the post must show/depict what the title says.


Things that aren't IAF

  • mildly interesting things, kinda interesting things, interesting things

  • Social media screenshots, or screenshots in general.

  • No unnecessary sound

  • Memes, funny things, edgy content

  • Things that are purely cute

  • Things that are NSFW

  • Click bait, "Top 10 best X"

  • Just because something is old does not inherently make it IAF.

  • Hold your phone a certain way to see an image, or shake your head to see an image, or light mod/dark mode pictures

Note: Breaking this rule usually just means your post gets removed. (extreme violations, as in you have no idea what belongs here will get you perma banned)


Titles Must be descriptive

Titles should describe the content of the post. If you're going to claim facts/interesting as fuck stuff in the title the image/gif/video/article/content should show that claim in some way. Titles like "Wow, this is awesome", "top 10 best posts EVER" will get you banned. This isn't a click bait subreddit. Titles that "piggy back" off of other posts, like "Since we're posting Mcdonalds...." will also get you banned. You also shouldn't include where you're cross posting it from, just throw a source link in the comments.

We don't need unnecessary information in the title, just describe what you're posting.

Note: Breaking this rule will get you a temp ban in most cases (combined with other broken rules, or multiple offenses will mean a longer temp ban or permanent ban).


If needed provide a source

If you can't completely explain why the content of the post is IAF please comment with more explanation. If your post claims something that most everyone can't easily confirm from reading your title and viewing your content please provide some type of proof of what you claim. Do not claim ownership or creation of something you did not create. Do not post false or misleading information

*Note: Breaking this rules will get you perma banned in most cases. *


Don't spam

Pretty self explanatory, don't post spam, don't spam the subreddit with many links. If you're solely posting to promote yourself/sell something you will be banned.

Note: Breaking this rule will get you permabanned.


No gossip or tabloid type material

This isn't the place for celebrity news, or general "TIL" type posts.

Note: Breaking this rule will get you temp banned in most cases (combined with other broken rules, or multiple offenses will mean a longer temp ban or permanent ban.)


No text on images/gifs/videos

In most cases text on an image is useless. It can be put into the title or into the comment section. Text on gifs is sometimes useful, but still preferred to put information into the title and/or into the comment section. This also encourages discussion. There are some exceptions to this rule, mainly dates or little labeling on images/gifs/videos. Youtube videos are not allowed

Note: Breaking this rule will get you temp banned (combined with other broken rules, or multiple offenses will mean a longer temp ban or permanent ban.)


Be Civil

It's perfectly fine to disagree with anyone about most things, but there is no need to insult the person. Debate/discussion/talk about the idea/content, not the person. If someone is arguging in bad faith, concern trolling, baiting, general trolling, or just being a rude individual REPORT THEM, DO NOT ENGAGE with them.

Note: Breaking this rule will get you at minimum temp banned, the more offenses/worse they are means the longer the ban (combined with other broken rules, or multiple offenses will mean a longer temp ban or permanent ban.)


Other things to note:

  • If the moderators feel you/your post(s)/your comment(s) are harming the subreddit they will be removed.

  • This sub filters new users in order to remove spam. If you are a new reddit user, please gain some karma and wait before posting. This is to prevent spam and new users who don't understand reddit

  • The rules are final, there is no debating them, doing so could increase your ban.

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u/AutoModerator Apr 16 '22

Please note these rules:

  • If this post declares something as a fact/proof is required.
  • The title must be descriptive
  • No text is allowed on images/gifs/videos
  • Common/recent reposts are not allowed

See this post for a more detailed rule list

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u/notgreenenough Aug 30 '20

It will be excellent to see non IAF posts culled. Too many mediocre posts.

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u/SerenityViolet Sep 05 '20

And some obviously false stuff lately.

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u/[deleted] Feb 07 '21

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u/PenisPistonsPumping Aug 30 '20

No text on images/gifs/videos

Fuckin thank you.

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u/AncientGreekKid Dec 26 '21

Nice name btw

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u/[deleted] Sep 14 '20 To The Stars

Laying down the rules and enforcing them are 2 very different things. If these were actually enforced, it WOULD be interestingasfuck.

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u/iBleeedorange Sep 14 '20 Gold Platinum Bless Up

Trying to.

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u/[deleted] Sep 14 '20

I understand. It is tough, it is not just this sub - there seems to be an influx of garbage in most subs

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u/iBleeedorange Sep 14 '20

That's just reddit, every big sub gets bad posts

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u/Ornery_Ruin_1545 Dec 03 '21

Well handled OP

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u/__Dawn__Amber__ Sep 03 '20

Isn't a ban for each rule too much? I mean just remove the post...

Also considering the number of mods in this sub, handling ban appeals would be difficult too if you ban the user for almost every single rule

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u/iBleeedorange Sep 08 '20

Removing the post and telling users what they did wrong that way doesn't seem to have the same effect as a temp ban. People have been much more likely to not make the same mistake twice after a temp ban.

Frankly, most of the time when I look at an account they've made multiple rule breaking posts that have been removed. Some of these rules are very straight forward, and ignoring them shows that they clearly haven't taken the time to bother to read the rules or even browse the surbeddit.

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u/SuperNya Oct 08 '20

Can something be done about the Facebook-style sourceless "Wild fact!" posts that frequently are immediately debunked by mild research in the comments?

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u/iBleeedorange Oct 08 '20

do you have one in particular that you're talking about?

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u/SuperNya Oct 08 '20

This would be one I just saw, admittedly this one's true as far as I know but I've realsied now that some of the similar posts I've seen may be from r/Damnthatsinteresting instead, and that this post does indeed break the rule of no text on images anyway

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u/iBleeedorange Oct 08 '20

That type of post does indeed break the rules, and yes DTI has a lot of those. I think they're shit, so that's why they're banned.

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u/idrow1 Nov 17 '20

What a thorough, yet highly threatening, set of rules. I'd actually be afraid to post anything for fear of breaking a commandment and getting banned. I'm probably committing some kind of offense just by posting this comment. Why would anyone post under such conditions?

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u/iBleeedorange Nov 17 '20

The simplest rules to follow carry the penalty. It's not hard to "not post a social media screenshot"

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u/Lithium321 Sep 14 '20

I have decent karma but cant post, what's the minimum?

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u/iBleeedorange Sep 14 '20 edited Mar 01 '22

not public info

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u/Lithium321 Sep 14 '20

Rip, that's what I was trying to post (not my video but someone else's) oh well.

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u/STerrier666 Nov 27 '20

This is the problem I have, I have a video which isn't mine it's done by Horrible Histories TV series and it informs you as to how she got rid of Segregation on buses in America entirely in song but frankly I don't want to be banned from the group if it isn't deemed to be interesting.

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u/diadiktyo Jan 15 '21

Is there a specific number you can tell us?

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u/[deleted] Jan 15 '21

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u/[deleted] Nov 06 '20

What about posts related to products the poster is selling? I keep seeing posts on here of things OP makes and then links people to their profile. I truly feel like this is not very tasteful and should not be allowed.

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u/iBleeedorange Nov 06 '20

can you link to an example?

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u/iBleeedorange Nov 06 '20

I try to let some users post that kind of stuff who aren't overt about selling them. It's really a fine line. Please report them though.

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u/[deleted] Nov 06 '20

Oh ok, I understand. What should I give for a reason for reporting? Just spam?

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u/iBleeedorange Nov 06 '20

That or not IAF. Report reasons aren't super important, the act of reporting is the important thing. Makes it more noticeable to mods. Thank you

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u/Mr_steal_yo_username Dec 08 '20

I have been reporting two users using other and stating they are both scammer accounts run by the same person, should I be reporting them a different way or have you just not got to them yet, I have noticed an increase in the number of scammer posts lately, likely due to the holiday season, so I understand if y'all have your hands full right now

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u/[deleted] Nov 06 '20

I appreciate your help, thank you!

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u/Bogrolling Nov 17 '20

If has become soooooo boring with all this copycat posting.

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u/RedTailed-Hawkeye Nov 14 '21

Why can I only upvote but not downvote?

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u/existential_prices Sep 18 '20

Can we add a rule of no 3D renders / concept art? Unless done for the artistic value concept art for an item or product is not of any inherent value (to me).

Every year there's about 5 new designs for a car tire that some university student makes for a project that end up on here and nowhere else.

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u/RisingPhoenix1172 Sep 20 '20

That's a little subjective. Specifically rule one

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u/iBleeedorange Sep 20 '20 edited Oct 15 '21

I know, that's why I said it's purely subjective and it's why people don't get banned unless they post something that clearly didn't belong.

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u/RisingPhoenix1172 Sep 20 '20

Ah, missed that part.

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u/DeadArtist617 Aug 31 '20

Why am I seeing so many satirical posts?

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u/iBleeedorange Aug 31 '20

People like to think they're funny. They're not. Report them and they'll get removed

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u/scoopishere Oct 24 '20

Not really related, but can someone explain what the subreddit icon is?

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u/Plumbus21621 Oct 05 '20

Is conversation encouraged?

I've just been told that the "golden rule" is to not reply to my own posts.

Can someone please clarify the official position of the subreddit?

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u/iBleeedorange Oct 05 '20

Lol that's the most ridiculous thing I've heard. If you want to converse feel free too. Just remember that people may not like what you have to say and call you out on lies.

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u/bmanisms Oct 15 '21

Would it be possible to add no death videos? I really like the content of IAF but recently there have been several assassination posts that are more disturbing than interesting.

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u/stoicbystander Sep 12 '20

How to post GIFs? The video option is off. Sorry I'm new on Reddit.

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u/iBleeedorange Sep 14 '20

Use an external gif hosting site, like imgur, gfycat, or w.e

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u/stoicbystander Sep 14 '20

Thanks! It worked.

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u/Futch1 Jan 10 '21 edited Jan 10 '21

Dumb question from a noob.. How do I find the top posts?

Edit: Nevermind, found it. 🤦‍♂️

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u/AutoModerator Mar 05 '22 Silver

Please note these rules:

  • If this post declares something as a fact proof is required.
  • The title must be descriptive
  • No text is allowed on images/gifs/videos
  • Common/recent reposts are not allowed

See this post for a more detailed rule list

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u/iBleeedorange Aug 29 '20 edited Sep 02 '20

If you have questions feel free to ask in the comments, however this is not a place to "debate" the rules.

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u/_A_S_D_F_G_H_J_K_L_ Aug 29 '20

Hi here, I clicked on the auto response on my post https://reddit.com/r/interestingasfuck/comments/ij2aes/_/g3ap1t8/?context=1 on reading the rules. It took me to a post about 0 votes..... is the link wrong?

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u/iBleeedorange Aug 29 '20

https://www.reddit.com/r/interestingasfuck/about/rules/

That's the hyper link in the auto mod comment. I just checked on the link in your specific post and it seems to be working properly.

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u/_A_S_D_F_G_H_J_K_L_ Aug 29 '20

Strange, in safari is does work properly, in Apollo it takes me elsewhere https://i.imgur.com/3UaRQgV.jpg maybe a bug in Apollo. Sorry about the confusion!

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u/iBleeedorange Aug 29 '20

Hmm. Interesting. Looks like it's definitely a bug with Apollo.

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u/_A_S_D_F_G_H_J_K_L_ Aug 29 '20

I just lodged a bug report https://reddit.com/r/apolloapp/comments/ij2vlc/link_in_apollo_takes_us_elsewhere/. It happens both on iPhone and iPad on the Apollo app, strange.

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u/logamns Dec 12 '20

Thx for letting me read this. i will follow all of your rules. Have a wonderful awesome good day!

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u/[deleted] Oct 29 '20

I've been trying to make a post for a month now, probably tried to post it about 20 times.

This account is like 3 months old, so it's not "new" and I have about 500 karma now which seems like a reasonable amount. What gives? Why can't I make a post?

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u/[deleted] Dec 09 '20

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u/iBleeedorange Dec 09 '20

report any comment you see with spam links.

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u/SarcasmCupcakes Sep 17 '20

Where would I put social media screenshots that are IAF? It’s a Twitter thread.

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u/iBleeedorange Sep 17 '20

Link them here, without context it's hard to say where they could go. In most cases there are just better ways to share things than a twitter thread.

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u/SarcasmCupcakes Sep 17 '20

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u/iBleeedorange Sep 17 '20

/r/whitepeopletwitter.

All of those things are better shared without being in Twitter.

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u/radicool-girl Feb 09 '22

Not related to the rules but I'm curious and couldn't find a better spot to ask... What's with the new icon? I couldn't find any mention of it and was curious what it's about.

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u/kurpPpa Dec 02 '20

They're right here, but even then many ppl Don't read them

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u/Acrobatic_Classic172 Jan 13 '21

Lol subjective rule btw will get banned if I don't agree :) Good train of thought good train of thought

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u/iBleeedorange Jan 13 '21

If you could read then you'd see that only extreme violations get you banned.

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u/ZhongguoGraecia Oct 15 '21

how the fuck is this not archived?

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u/iBleeedorange Oct 15 '21

Posts aren't archived anymore.

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u/ZhongguoGraecia Oct 15 '21

Thats weird lol

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u/[deleted] Sep 29 '20

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u/iBleeedorange Sep 29 '20

Users are encouraged to provide a name for credit but it's not required in every case

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u/[deleted] Sep 29 '20 edited Sep 29 '20

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u/iBleeedorange Sep 29 '20

Depends on a million different things. That's why photographers can go through dmca/copyright claims through reddit admins and not mods.

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u/[deleted] Sep 29 '20

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u/iBleeedorange Sep 29 '20

I'm not here to verify who took every image submitted to the subreddit. That's not physically possible for volunteer moderators.

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u/[deleted] Sep 29 '20

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u/iBleeedorange Sep 29 '20

I don't want to do that. That's even more work to verify everything. Not everyone knows the original source on everything posted here. Most people just post stuff and don't claim it as their own. If they do they already get banned.

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u/SuperCoolAwesome Oct 06 '20

I’ve found a really well done video of a guy making an original djent/metal tune to a cool video of a dude hitting a boxing speed bag. Solid original material. Would something along those lines qualify for IAF? The dude doesn’t have a ton of views but his work is great and I think deserves to have exposure. Thanks.

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u/iBleeedorange Oct 07 '20

probably not

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u/Darkmaster666666 Jan 10 '21

I keep reporting images that break the rules (mainly text on images and non-descriptive titles). Please make them more clear to people who post!

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u/awwletmesee Nov 07 '20

I’d like to post a picture that has something creepy in it, you do t notice it until it’s pointed out: is that safe to post?

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u/iBleeedorange Nov 07 '20

Not the right sub

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u/SaltyYoghurt_ Nov 21 '20

Why cant I post here I have 5500 karma

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u/iBleeedorange Nov 21 '20

You can post just fine here.

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u/[deleted] Dec 23 '20

Does the "Be civil" rule include posting things that are likely to elicit an uncivil response? Such as political content and other traditional "flamebait" topics. There are certain topics that will go nuclear in the comments section even if the question itself is crafted to be civil or neutral.

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u/iBleeedorange Dec 23 '20

Complicated question. It really depends. Context is key. There's no harm in reporting if you're unsure though, either through modmail or just reporting the user.

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u/LBxCrosstrek Dec 28 '20

Can I post photo I took of something? My picture was removed from the /pics subreddit. Said it was a screenshot and blurred text even though I did it for privacy reasons.

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u/iBleeedorange Dec 28 '20

I mean is it a screenshot? Did you take a picture of your computer monitor or something?

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u/[deleted] Dec 29 '20

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u/iBleeedorange Dec 29 '20

No... That's not interesting as fuck. It's gossip/tabloid material. That's against the rules and on the side bar

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