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the future of this website #2837078 02/20/17 09:38 PM
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Well, folks,
Since the Low Down Lowdown was shut down with no warning, only to reappear later, we seem to have lost a huge number of posting members. That's really too bad. It would have been nice to get a warning notice and even better for all members (including many who have not posted in years) to get a reinstatement notice.

In the meantime, we have lost people to other websites and alien abductions. There is now a Facebook page where 76 of our members can be found (and no, they aren't playing trombones.

I found a FB page called Bass Players United which has a very large membership and includes bassists from all over the world, male and female, experts and beginners. (and everything in between). The sense of humor of our MusicPlayer site doesn't appear much, but on the other hand, the site is heavily moderated and no one insults anyone (and there is only one warning).

Just thought I'd mention this.

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Re: the future of this website [Re: jeremy c] #2837126 02/21/17 12:23 AM
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Yes Jeremy it is sad to see the LDLD in such a sorry state.
This is the place that got me started on forums in general and learning my way around the internet.

Bassplayer mag (and its parent company) just have never figured out how to leverage this forum and the website in a truly productive way.

Sadness.


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Re: the future of this website [Re: Basshappi] #2837180 02/21/17 08:26 AM
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I still check the page every morning. It's kinda like home. I may not always contribute much, but it's nice to know it's there waiting.


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Re: the future of this website [Re: Flemtone] #2837197 02/21/17 10:35 AM
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I feel much the same as Flemtone. It's sad to see what this place has become. This always seemed like one of the few places on the web where things don't turn ugly very often, which is why I keep my face out of my profile picture.

I don't Facebook so you won't be seeing me there.


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Re: the future of this website [Re: butcherNburn] #2837207 02/21/17 11:09 AM
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This is the first bass forum I ever joined. Harmony Central's was the second. Both are mere shells of their illustrious former selves. I posted MP3's on both. I can't help but somewhat blame myself. frown


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I've been lurking on the FB page more than checking out this page. The decline has been unfortunate. But I do take something positive from the experience in having gotten to know a good number of forum members. And I think it's enriched my life.

Except for lug, of course. wink


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Re: the future of this website [Re: Nicklab] #2837322 02/21/17 05:33 PM
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Originally Posted By: Nicklab
I've been lurking on the FB page more than checking out this page. The decline has been unfortunate. But I do take something positive from the experience in having gotten to know a good number of forum members. And I think it's enriched my life.

Except for lug, of course. wink


Now hold on. You know damm well I provide an EXCELLENT example of what not to do on bass, with music, and possibly life....HOW CAN YOU DISCOUNT THAT! mad


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Originally Posted By: lug
Originally Posted By: Nicklab
I've been lurking on the FB page more than checking out this page. The decline has been unfortunate. But I do take something positive from the experience in having gotten to know a good number of forum members. And I think it's enriched my life.

Except for lug, of course. wink


Now hold on. You know damm well I provide an EXCELLENT example of what not to do on bass, with music, and possibly life....HOW CAN YOU DISCOUNT THAT! mad


30% off! No takers? 75% OFF!!!!


That's how. sick


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Originally Posted By: Nicklab
Originally Posted By: lug
Originally Posted By: Nicklab
I've been lurking on the FB page more than checking out this page. The decline has been unfortunate. But I do take something positive from the experience in having gotten to know a good number of forum members. And I think it's enriched my life.

Except for lug, of course. wink


Now hold on. You know damm well I provide an EXCELLENT example of what not to do on bass, with music, and possibly life....HOW CAN YOU DISCOUNT THAT! mad


30% off! No takers? 75% OFF!!!!


That's how. sick


BUT WAIT!!

If you order in the next ten minutes, we'll throw in a 2nd Lug absolutely free! You just pay shipping and handling...

*shoots FedEx driver, self*

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Originally Posted By: Flemtone
Originally Posted By: Nicklab
Originally Posted By: lug
[quote=Nicklab]I've been lurking on the FB page more than checking out this page. The decline has been unfortunate. But I do take something positive from the experience in having gotten to know a good number of forum members. And I think it's enriched my life.

Except for lug, of course. wink


Now hold on. You know damm well I provide an EXCELLENT example of what not to do on bass, with music, and possibly life....HOW CAN YOU DISCOUNT THAT! mad


30% off! No takers? 75% OFF!!!!


That's how. sick


BUT WAIT!!

If you order in the next ten minutes, we'll throw in a 2nd Lug absolutely free! You just pay shipping and handling...

*shoots FedEx driver, self* [/quote]

ummmm....I'm a little nervous about the "handling" part........


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I still drop by once or twice a week. I notice that the FB group is not particularly active.


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Originally Posted By: lug


ummmm....I'm a little nervous about the "handling" part........


As well you should be. love


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Re: the future of this website [Re: Flemtone] #2837738 02/23/17 08:31 AM
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Compared to the keyboard and guitar players, we have always been a quieter group of folks for as long as I've been posting here, I don't know why that is.

On a better note, last night I saw the Dirty Dozen Brass Band in Richmond. Kirk Joseph's playing is so incredible, beyond words. I got to speak with him briefly after the show, really nice guy.


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Last year the same thing happened at the Gtr Forum.
Members brought it back to life, which might be what happened here.

Also, aft KBoard Mag shut down late last year [http://forums.musicplayer.com/ubbthreads.php/topics/2828304/Oh_oh_what_s_ahead#Post2828304], I wondered what might be in the air for the forums in general.
Note how little response to any posts in that regard, members OR EDS OR MODS, there was.
Now this.

Honestly, I never look at the FBook options & wonder why the exist (likely more profitable via ads) but I have a deep distaste for FBook based on several of their policies, which include claims of (c) to all material posted there (& likely marketing of images, etc) plus their stunning manipulation of members.

If you go there regularly you may not have experienced this but since I stopped checking there, I began to get multiple daily alerts to messages, etc, that don't exist when I actually checked.
Attempts to get them to stop or correct that only got me diverted to their "Help" staff which turns out to be, more or less, a FAQ with no actual response from the sites administration.
I suspect they garner some percentage of ad revenue simply based on how many visitors, logged in or otherwise just hit the site.
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The continued claim that print media is dead/dying is a self-fulfilling prophecy (as less is offered, more don't come) & what ever is driving the drift toward multiple split sites like Twit-ster laugh , FBook , etc, instead of a single focused site seems a mistake, too, at least to me.

However, as we see regularly, management of various sorts frequently disregards the best interests of patrons & even themselves.
idk


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Re: the future of this website [Re: Bottom End] #2838309 02/26/17 08:10 PM
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Originally Posted By: Bottom End
Compared to the keyboard and guitar players, we have always been a quieter group of folks for as long as I've been posting here, I don't know why that is. .


Basses generally have 4-6 strings, guitars 6-12 strings, and pianos usually something like 230 strings. Maybe the more strings, the more active.


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Originally Posted By: J. Dan
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Compared to the keyboard and guitar players, we have always been a quieter group of folks for as long as I've been posting here, I don't know why that is. .


Basses generally have 4-6 strings, guitars 6-12 strings, and pianos usually something like 230 strings. Maybe the more strings, the more active.


It's science!


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I think I've figured it out. We bass players are so actively involved in living and playing that we just don't have time for social media. Let others chat and maunder, we go out and do.


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I check in now and then... don't post much anymore. i have learned more here about being a musician than anywhere else over the years.

I am in a band. i am hoping it lasts. they are good, but hte guitar players still noodle over other peoples conversations... some things never change.


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Can't speak for anyone else, but yes the whole shut down mess was a major problem. I used to check our beloved forum every day, and today is the first time I've dropped by in quite a while. Actually, I half expected the bookmarked link to not even work, which is sad.

I agree with others that FB doesn't seem to be the ideal environment to host discussions. However, it is fun to see more real time updates and pictures from several friends from this forum. I even get invites to Paul K.'s latest gig (though I'll probably never make it since I'm approximately 2,600 miles away). So maybe that's a recommendation of sorts for those who don't "Facebook" to give it a shot.


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When there are comments such as this

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I have learned more here about being a musician than anywhere else over the years


I'm surprised there's not a greater sense of concern or action.


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Originally Posted By: Russkull
I even get invites to Paul K.'s latest gig (though I'll probably never make it since I'm approximately 2,600 miles away).


Wussy. I'd put you up for the night.


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Originally Posted By: d
I'm surprised there's not a greater sense of concern or action.


Concern without action could mean not very concerned.

For whatever reason, on the other forums almost anything that gets posted gets commented on, argued about, etc. On the bass player forum, a lot of posts rest in place for weeks if not months. This is also true on the FB site, where a clip of a bass performance gets one or likes or comments.

Either most people agree, or don't care to comment or participate. Maybe it's our nature. I don't know.


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Originally Posted By: Bottom End
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I'm surprised there's not a greater sense of concern or action.


Concern without action could mean not very concerned.

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I recently became aware of the fact that I now check "the other forum" before surfing here. Used to be the other way around. But as some have mentioned above, there is so little activity and interaction going on that it entices this sort of behaviour. Which has a negative influence on the activity and interaction going on ...


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Well.....been awhile since I've posted. Got to say that I've seen this coming for awhile. Forums are becoming outdated technology and social media is the new norm. I keep up with the FB page and vary rarely come here. I hate to sound so negative but it is what it is.


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I still like the forums. I started here. Went to TB when the end ws near...yet it's still here. It's a little sad. I loved this forum. Took a lot of "constructive criticism" here. Still haven't learned, but I'm getting better.

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Originally Posted By: Tenstrum
Well.....been awhile since I've posted. Got to say that I've seen this coming for awhile. Forums are becoming outdated technology and social media is the new norm. I keep up with the FB page and vary rarely come here. I hate to sound so negative but it is what it is.


Maybe but that's a blind alley.
The 2 are by no means equivalent, in function or purpose.
Little if any idea exchange in "social" media, & almost impossible to keep focused.


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It's really just a natural evolution of how social sites work. The bulletin board format like Musicplayer's is going to have a hard time recruiting new, younger folks who Snapchat land Youtube like we used to email and text. I have two living in my house, so this is not just supposition. Information these days is just ephemeral, and the only effective way to retain a bit of info and distribute it is through video and blogs. Video has the attention-capturing power, and blogs have search engine indexing, both of which are sorely lacking here.

Lately, almost all forums I participate in or moderate have felt like that one barbershop in town where old guys hand out and no one is getting their hair cut.

It's not a good or bad thing. It just is.


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Maybe but I think yer discounting how modern advertising affects all this stuff.
For example, that's the main driving force behind FBook now & a primary reason I no longer use that site (along with their ever-growing encroachment on rights of users---consider how they claim ownership, including (C), & right to sell of all material posted there.
So MPlayer or mag sites there is a non-starter for me.

& twitter's just witlessly short for the exchange of any info such as we might exchange here.

The newer ones I know less abt but my general impression is they offer users a chance to post semi-fragmented updates on themselves ["me-ness"]...how's that work to interconnect a community ?


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Been a member here for years. I just don't have much to say.

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Originally Posted By: BargeOn
Been a member here for years. I just don't have much to say.


Well, less is more, after all... rimshot


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Les Claypool? Is he more?

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More or les...


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What is happening here I see on other forums as well, the FDP, BadAss, BassPlace, Last Bass Outpost. Membership dwindles down to a few old hands, they all know one another. Where do the new, young players hang? Facebook? TB? (Seems to stay active with some turn over in the population) We may look like a stodgy bunch to them. That's how guys my age loked to me back in the day.

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I think I'll just wave my hands to say "Hi Jeremy, hi everyone else. Long time no see, but I stil come in once in a while. Miss you all and wish it was as lively as it used to be".

By the way, I am a digital subscriber of BP, so, I still read the mag on my iPad for a bargain price. Just to keep the steam in pressure.

I will have a look at the FB group you mentioned.


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Hi, guys! Just stumbled back here and am thrilled to see the LDLD still exists. I've missed everybody. What a great bunch of folks you are.


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As our dearly departed friend Greg Lake used to sing:

"Welcome back, my friend,
to the show that never ends*.
We're so glad you could attend.
Come inside, come inside."




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Hello.

I've been on a Meshell Ndgeocello kick recently.

Peace.
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I guess it is my turn to say "Hello Everybody, long time no see!!" smile

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Hola, Juancarlin! Thanks for popping in. Hope all is well with you, and you are just too busy playing to post?


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I haven't been here for a long time. But then again I haven't played for a long time (long story). I joined the LDLD FB group and see the posts there.

Even before that, when I wasn't playing much, I still liked to read this forum and occasionally post something.

One thing I did earlier this year was build a bass from a kit in a guitar building workshop at a "Neighbourhood House" - it looks like a Squier PJ clone. I like it anyway. Plays a bit crisper (is that a word?) than my Epiphone mud machine.

Anyway, nice to see the forum is still chugging along. I'll be back.


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Does anyone have info on some departed folk:

BassGodOffspring
ThannyXIII
That nice lady in the band Cooking with Gas
That really young girl who really liked Tony Franklin

Many others that are gone from here have become really close friends.

Has anyone spoken with Wally Malone lately?

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I speak with Wally every once in a while. He's on Facebook, btw.

He got remarried and he does a lot of work for the Musician's Union.

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I think Thanny made some bad choices, but I could be wrong.

The girl with the Tony Franklins, IIRC was Jessica / Overture1928. She was/is a Dream Theater fan, based on her screen name. I would love to discuss TF-basses with her, now that I have one smile But whilst we did PM every now and then, we never kept in touch.


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I think that in light of all the facebook social media manipulation/use of data online space such as this are becoming more important again. I hope it continues and people come back.

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Hello? Is this thing on?

Having just bought a house, music has been put on the back burner as of late, but playing with power tools is fun and rewarding in it's own way. I pop in here from time to time to see what's new, but doesn't look like much!

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I came here today thinking I will post something just to keep in touch. This thread seems to have been waiting for me. Hello, everybody: I'm here, still playing.


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Re: the future of this website [Re: jeremy c] #2920861 04/11/18 05:47 PM
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Originally Posted By: jeremy c
I speak with Wally every once in a while. He's on Facebook, btw.

He got remarried and he does a lot of work for the Musician's Union.


Jeremy, have you seen or heard from your old student BGO?


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Years ago he came and watched my play at one of my gigs. Now as far as I now, he is working in the recording field.

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I was abducted by aliens, myself. But after I put up a fuss about the anal probing, they decided I was no fun and let me off in Timbuktu. I've been making my way back to KC ever since...


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I was abducted by aliens, myself. But after I put up a fuss about the anal probing, they decided I was no fun and let me off in Timbuktu. I've been making my way back to KC ever since...


You don't like the anal probing? That's my favorite part. sick


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I was out of the country for work, and not playing. Combine that with terrible/intermittent internet, and I dropped off the net for a while.

Got the new Lake Street Dive album yesterday, more great tunes.


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Originally Posted By: BargeOn
Been a member here for years. I just don't have much to say.
That might be true of bass players as a group, days go by without anyone posting anything, meanwhile the Keys and Guitards prattle on about everything.


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Originally Posted By: Bottom End
Originally Posted By: BargeOn
Been a member here for years. I just don't have much to say.
That might be true of bass players as a group, days go by without anyone posting anything, meanwhile the Keys and Guitards prattle on about everything.


Well, less IS more, after all... rimshot


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In the case of keeping an online forum alive, less is actually less. It's like walking into an abandoned and gutted building.


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Wow. Go away for a couple of years, and look what happens.



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Hey! Welcome back. What's been going on?


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In a word, sucky.

Drummer and I dismantled Last Call. Still all good friends and all, visit each other for jam sessions, but the guits had no desire to learn anything that would keep younger people in the club. The drummer and I got tired of trying to book us in a world where everyone wants Danny Dull and his smooth jazz keys or Bobby Boring and his campfire folk rock acoustic guitar at $100 for three sets. But really, the "state of live music today" was beat to death on this forum before I went on hiatus, so no sense in going full metal rant now.

Doing some work for a local worship project right now. I don't necessarily identify as "Christian", but the hang is good and I am trying to get the guys into doing some things that are more secular.

Me and Klhoe were talking (my 3/4 Double) about maybe trying to start an acoustic Bluegrass/Old School Blues thing. Enough wineries and stuffy, high end microbrew pubs locally that I might could pull that off.

Other than that - working for the Dept of Energy, keeping America safe from Democracy one barrel of radioactive waste at a time.



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I was abducted by aliens, myself. But after I put up a fuss about the anal probing, they decided I was no fun and let me off in Timbuktu. I've been making my way back to KC ever since...


You don't like the anal probing? That's my favorite part. sick


Who said HE didn't like it? razz


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Well, you can. If not you, who? If not now, when?

Oh, and BOO! Happy Halloween! coffee


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Hey guys. Forgot to check in for a while.

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Howdy, Steve! What gear have you flipped recently?

wave poke roll


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Originally Posted By: Danzilla
Howdy, Steve! What gear have you flipped recently?

wave poke roll


Well, I'm not sure where I left off. I am playing my Roscoe Century Plus 5 in my avatar. That's all I have - save for a G&L Tribute JB-2 my wife got me last Christmas for a ridiculously low close-out price. Nice enough bass, but I just don't play 4's at all. I play it on occasion and it's there for a back up.

I have a Genzler MG350 combo for home practice and occasional non PA gigs.

I use a Boss TU-2, Rolls PM50S for my IEM's and OmniCabSim Deluxe for my DI/IEM playing at church and with the cover band. The OCSD is a fantastic way to get that "amp" sound in my otherwise very clean DI signal. I use the DI in the pedal and it's as nice as my JDI was I think.

The cover band"requires" some synth bass so I have a little microKorg for that.

That's about it. I have been pretty flip free for a while. I'm just a few grand away from being debt free - minus the house and truck of course. Should be there by the end of the school year.




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