About RikaSF
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Hi Everyone,

Welcome to my profile page at Wealthy Affiliate. My name is Rika and I am a member of Wealthy Affiliate for nearly a year. I can honestly say this was an amazing year.

I am happy we can meet up here. This is home to me. Here I feel comfortable with my many online friends and would love to know you as well.

I have learned more from this community in a year than I have learned during my lifetime from anywhere else.

When it comes to creating an online career for yourself, creating your first website, learn online marketing, hosting your websites, community support and amazing online courses, there is absolutely no one coming close to what Wealthy Affiliate has to offer.

The training is phenomenal. It is interesting, easy to follow with step by step instructions.

Before I started with Wealthy Affiliate, I knew nothing about creating my own websites and writing blogs. The only thing I knew about websites was that they are on the internet and I can search them for interesting stuff. I always wanted to have one of those and now I have.

NOW: A little bit about myself. I am 46 years old. English is not my first language. I have a very demanding and stressful 08:00 to 17:00 job. At least I have a job and for that, I am very grateful.

Now that I have joined Wealthy Affiliate, I have something to look forward too after a stressful day. As soon as I log into WA, continue with my training, asking questions and reading interesting blogs, I start to relax immediately.

Thank you, Wealthy Affiliate. For me, there is also the health benefit =:)

I always appreciate the beautiful things in life and believe you are the creator of your own destiny. Wealthy Affiliate is definitely one of those beautiful things!

Thanks to everyone at WA who has given me great support and inspiration in such a short time.

With all my affection for the WA Community


Rika
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GrannyDear Premium
Hi Rikka!!

Thank you so much for including me in your network!

Well ... our beginning here on WA is more or less the same. Two months ago I did know anything on creating websites, blogging etc.

In these past two months, there has been an inside revolution going on. Knowledge wise in every aspect, but learning to connect in English, which is also not my mother tongue, is for me probably the best success so far.

The WA community is unprecedented indeed!! I could never have imagined, developing friendships in such a short period of time in every corner of the world!!

Wishing you all of the success!
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ozuell Premium
Enjoyed reading your profile page. I, too, am filled with grattitude for Wealthy Affiliate. I had watched way too many ads for automatic systems that could not work, and had pretty much decided that what I was looking for was not out there. But I could not give up, and then I stumbled across WA and almost missed it. But the next day I read a review of some scam program, and I was impressed by the reviewer, and he recommended WA, so I immediately joined, and it has been the major part of my life since.
Zuell
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RikaSF Premium
Thank you Zuell:)
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AltheaKerr Premium
Hi Rika,
Great to meet you. It sounds like your life is full and exciting. I gave up my stressful job - as my husband said - the only way to make the internet work for you is to get off the treadmill, and that is what I did. No trepidation as I was already earning from an online job part time.
Now I'm with WA - joined a week ago and I already have my first website, content filled and met some lovely people. If I can do it - anyone can!
Thank you for the follow!
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RikaSF Premium
Thank you Althea:)
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Wayne66 Premium
Good day, Rik and thanks for adding me to your network. I have added you to mine as well.

Glad to see that you are lovin it here at WA. It truly is a great program and so is the community. There are so many helpful people here and all you have to do is ask a question. Amazing.

I hope it's going well and I look forward to connecting from time to time.

Wayne
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RikaSF Premium
Thank you Wayne:)
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Gabriel20Mm Premium
HI Rik,

Thank you for the follow.

Your profile has given me an even greater sense of encouragement. I just got started a week and a half ago and I am feeling very proud of my accomplishments.

I wish you continued success: Health, Happiness and Financial & Time Freedom.

With my warmest regards,

Gabby
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RikaSF Premium
Thank you Gabriel:)
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kmer6 Premium
Good afternoon to you Rika, my name is Ken and I welcome you to WA and thank you for the follow. I following you back.
It has been almost a year since you joined WA - sounds like you are very happy with that decision you made. I joined in August 2014 and I am still here. I like the opportunities that pop up and the knowledge that I'm getting - couldn't get that working by myself online.
I look forward to working with you and wish you much enjoyment and success in your online journey.
Ken
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RikaSF Premium
Thank you very much Kenneth:)
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wgolden Premium
Hi Rika! I agree about FB. If I have to see anymore pictures of someone's dinner out, I will scream.

You are right, this is a great community. It's slow going for me because I am doing the training around a hectic teaching job...but I will get there. My goal is to complete what you've already accomplished. One niche site, possible authority, and a decent blog. Sounds like you're well on your way to success. :-)

I'm following you back.
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RikaSF Premium
Thank you Wendy. Take it slow and only spend the time you have, otherwise, it can become very frustrating.

Nothing and nobody is chasing you:)
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wgolden Premium
LOL! Thank you Rika - you're right, nobody is chasing me. :-)
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Roybretton Premium
Hi Rika, thank you for the follow, I am now following you! It's great that you are really enjoying Wealthy Affiliate and that you are moving your online business forward! I wish you every success with your new venture and I look forward to networking with you and reading your blog posts.

Roy
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RikaSF Premium
Thank you very much Roy:)
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PAULttk333 Premium
Hello Rika,

Thank you for following me and I am following you back.

I like the post you write about connecting on twitter.

Also you have a similar demanding fulltime job and I just hope that we would be able to slowly able to converting to a part-time job with some success on internet marketing in WA.
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RikaSF Premium
Thank you Paul. I hope so too:)
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JanP2 Premium
Hello, Rika. Thank you for following me. I am now following you. From your profile, it is clea\r that you have progressed well with WA. Your posts and pieces of training here at WA look to be quite educational. I will check them out. I hope that WA helps you to become de-stressed from your daytime toil.

Janice.
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RikaSF Premium
Thank you Jan:)
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5-qpq Premium
Hi Rita,

I just semi met you in Botipton's profile blog post.
He asked about, What did we do yesterday that would change today or tomorrow.?" Something to that degree.

Anyhow, I thought I would stop by and say hello!

I really enjoy the way you think, write, and I'm in agreement with your bio page!

Absolutely and its so nice to know that someone else feels the same way about social media. I'm not knocking it but on the other hand I'm just not digging either!

I agree: Wealthy Affiliate is so much better and I really never thought of it like that way before. But it's so true! I'd rather talk about building an entrepreneurial business than knowing who took there dog for a walk! But, if people are happy with that who am I to judge, but I'm grateful to be able to have a choice!

I could not stop reading your bio. So if you say you've come along way, than I can say good and that means there is hope for me, lol!

Becky :)
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RikaSF Premium
Thank you very much for a beautiful comment, Becky. It is much appreciated. There is definitely hope for all of us, as long as you believe it:)
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5-qpq Premium
I so do believe Rika :)

Enjoy your day. Mine is coming to a close!

Becky :)
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Carson1 Premium
Hey there Rika, greetings from sunny Arizona. I am new to building websites. I have found the WA community very supportive so far. I'm really amazed at all the great folks here all working on the some goal from so many different angles. Thanks for your support. All the best Carson 1
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RikaSF Premium
Thank you Carson. Yes WA is the best!
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TeamRobKim Premium
Hi Rika, Thanks for the follow! Great profile! I agree with you, reading someone else drinking a cup of coffee or the mass news media started to get very boring. Now in my spare time and I mean spare as I am the only bread winner in a family of 5. My 3 boys, wife, and work take a lot of my time up.

But all my down time has gone int WA for the last 3 weeks and I have learned a lot here. Rock on and wishing you much continued success!
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RikaSF Premium
Thank you Robert:)
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ajones64 Premium
Hey Rika, thanks for the follow and I will follow you as well. Your updated bio is very inspirational. I fell the same way you do at days when my day was stressful. I log on and immediately I think that one day I will be able to do this full time and be stress free all day long.
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RikaSF Premium
Thank you Anthony:)
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PhilMorton Premium
Thanks for the follow Rika. I read your bio and you have a very positive vibe about you.

What you said about social media is SO true! The cup of coffee comment made me laugh.

I agree. Wealthy Affiliate is so much better because we get to learn at the same time. It's awesome!

I wish you and everyone here at WA great success in the future.
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RikaSF Premium
Thank you Phil. It is much appreciated :)
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laparra1 Premium
Good afternoon Rika,

I had to laugh when I read in your profile that after a stressful day connecting with Wealthy Affiliate calms you down. Now that is great of course but I can not say the same. I do not work anymore but have a lot of things that need to be done each day. Starting here half way Jan. this year made me nervous. As I do not understand much about computers and even less about the Internet you can imagine there were times I could have throw that little laptop out of the window. Just as well there are bars in front of the windows so one can not do that.
In case you need a good source for writing have a look at my post on the world library and if you are interested in our environment I can recommend the free documentary Circle of Poison. I saw it on Friday, it is good but hair-raising. It is on until Monday.
Thank you for the follow and good luck.

Regards, Taetske
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BrendanL1 Premium
Taetske, just read your message to that boy Rika. Nails it for me! He 'relaxes' going to WA after a stressful day. SAY @#$ What? Thank's for info about posting site on profile. Follow Rika, and now U. Spain,a great place! Cheers! b
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RikaSF Premium
Thank you Taetske. Just take it slow and ask a lot of questions here at WA and you will get there:)
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scruffymule Premium
Hi Rika and thanks for the follow!
Very uplifting words! I am new to all of this and i must say that this community is GREAT. With people like yours engaged a newcomer like me (finally) feel that i have come to the right place.
I have tried so many other places to do online business and most of them only tried to bleed me dry before they spit me out! Here at WA i feel safe!
Thanks to people like you!
:Rune
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RikaSF Premium
Thank you Rune. This is the greatest community to be a part of:)
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dkohsh88 Premium
Hi Rika,
It is nice to get to know you.I feel very appreciative for adding me into your network of friends in WA.

Yes,totally agreed with you.It is a great feeling to work towards success online with like minded people in WA offering relevant support.Hope that you will make it and live a less stressful life due to work.

Warm regards,
David Koh
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RikaSF Premium
Thanks David:)
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JeffWhenman Premium
Thank you for following me, I appreciate you taking the time to read my profile.

If you are new to WA or have not developed a serious income with it yet, or are trying to decide on a niche, feel free to visit my Blog, the front page will tell you of some of the errors I made and how I eventually came up with a simpler way of doing things.

I hope we get to touch base at some point and feel free to contact me if you need any help.

http://jeffwhenman.com
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RikaSF Premium
Hi Jeff. I will definitely have a look at your site. Thanks :)
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JeffWhenman Premium
Many thanks, I appreciate it.
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Beckyf Premium
Hi Rika, I read your Wealthy Affiliate has a flaw. It is true everyone needs that balance whether it be in this community or other things they do along with their job. I read your website it is very well laid out and written. Blessings to you and may every success be yours.. Becky
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RikaSF Premium
Thank you Becky. I am very happy that you like my website and your comments are much appreciated.

Blessings to you too and good luck here at WA!
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VeronicasLuv Premium
Greetings Rika!

It's funny to think how much time I used to spend on Facebook; it was never a daily thing, but I could easily spend an hour or more, scrolling through and reading what other people were doing, while I sat on my bed and wished.....Now, I may go on to leave a birthday message, that's about it; if I do decide to visit a bit, I'm done after about 5 minutes.

Great enthusiasm Rika. Look forward to reading your posts.
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RikaSF Premium
Thanks Veronica.

Awhile back I wrote this post. See if you recognize anybody:)
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despatis Premium
Dear Rika, thanks for sharing and for accepting my invite, most appreciated. Seems you're doing very well, so keep on track and let's stay in touch.

Desmond
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stephhill Premium
Hi Rika:

Thank you checking out my blog about getting my Twitter Analytics re-enabled. I just came by to see how you were doing. I liked your updated profile description. I know exactly what you mean when you say you feel more relaxed and confident when you log into Wealthy Affiliate. The community is outstanding and extremely helpful. You actually accomplish things when you are here and learn how to make great money and strides to your financial future.

Steph
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RikaSF Premium
Thanks for stopping by Stephanie. Yes I still enjoy the community:) I am making good progress and learn a lot everyday :)
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Ali-M Premium
Dear Rika, how are you?) Hope you are fine and everything is great with your business progress ). I've recently followed you in WA.

My site is about technology and since I've started to build my network, I would like to have you in my network and your following back )
Here is my links and I would be happy to have you in my social networks too (If you like of course : ) ). Also if you leave me your social network links; I'll be able to following you back.

Here is mine:
Google: https://plus.google.com/+AliMonajemi
Facebook: http://goo.gl/Plbnhj
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Ali_monajemi

Wish you great success in your online business,

Best,
Ali
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RikaSF Premium
Thank you Ali. I am still busy setting up my social accounts. You will hear from me soon :)
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HelenpDoyle Premium
Rika, nice to hear from you. Sorry I am so long in responding to your follow but I seem to be getting further and further behind.

It looks like you are very comfortable here so have fun girl.

Happy journeying here, work hard, have some fun and keep in touch.
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RikaSF Premium
Thanks Helen. I am having fun :)
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MyraBeth Premium
Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate. Thanks for the follow.

Time is very precious, we can never gain it back. What I have learned is that we might as well make the best use of our time.

All I can say is be willing to learn via the Wealthy Affiliate training course. Each lesson provides the steps you need and I am sure, you will amaze yourself as you build and monetize your website.

If you have any questions, just ask the community. There are many who are willing to help you. This is a very supportive community. And I am here to help you, as well.

I have tried many different online programs. Although I haven't finished the WA course, IMHO, this is by far, the best training course (and community) to learn how to build an online income.

Wishing you all the best in your success. - MyraBeth
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feigner Premium
hey rika- thanks for the follow.
so rather than facebooking you would rather be on here!!
good for you - as you say it's excellent training and you get one of the most important bits of being a lone blogger - massive support.
without this most would either not have started or very quickly given up.
you should be proud of yourself, setting yourself up with not only a website but a business. would you ever have thought you could own your own business - me neither.
please shout if you need a hand
i'll help if i can
have fun
phil
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RikaSF Premium
Thanks for the reply, Phil. I agree with you. WA is the best :)
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Donnie58 Premium
Hey, Rika! thanks for the add to your network and great to meet you!

Your English is very good considering it's not your first language. JudeP has some good posts on English grammar if you should want to brush up a little, but you write the language really well. Better than a lot of native English speakers!

Wishing you all the best of success here at WA and in the online marketing/blogging world!

Go create your own destiny and don't let anyone get in your way!
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RikaSF Premium
Thanks for the reply and compliment, Donnie!!!
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Capu1 Premium
Hi Rika,
Thank you for following me. it is a pleasure to connect with you.
Yes, WA is a great place to be. I have learned so much. and very motivated to keep on going.
I will follow you back..
thank you again and we will keep in touch.
Lisa
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RikaSF Premium
Thank you, Lisa :)
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PMindra Premium
Hi, Rika.
Paul Mindra here from Ontario, Canada.

Thank you for inviting me to be a part of your network. I graciously accept by following you back.

I am very pleased to meet you and I look forward to learning, sharing and serving with you as we all move forward.

Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate University.

Kindest regards,

Paul.
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Kyle Premium
Rika, I see you are making some good progress through the Affiliate Bootcamp. Just wanted to pop by and see if you need a hand with anything?

I also wanted to mention the success rates of Bootcamp. Absolutely everyone that has taken action on all of the phases of Bootcamp has a business that is generating consistent income online. MANY of these folks are going to be at our super affiliate conference next year.

I want this to be you and I want you to succeed with your promotions. So, please promise me that if you ever need a hand or feel stuck as you move forward, that you will get in touch with me!

Trust me, I know things can be a little overwhelming sometimes and I don't want you feeling like that.

Anyways, just checking in. Get back at me if you need anything Rika.
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Loes Premium
Hello Rika, ♫Welcome! Nice to meet you ツ I wish you a lot of learning pleasure and fun on WA. Thank you for following me.

From the start, I have written training for every issue I had problems with myself. I also made a list of 1001 niche ideas, a checklist with 25 points to go through before you publish a post, 101 blogging ideas when you get stuck and an A-Z WA dictionary. I just love lists:) It has been very helpful to a lot of people. You can find them on my profile on the right, the first website link (click on my picture). I hope to help you with those.

If you have any questions, please add a comment to this message or leave them on my profile.
Success building your business in 2016. See you around, Greetings Loes
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Robert-A Premium
Hello Rika and welcome to wealthy affiliate.
You will probably know by now or find out soon enough that internet marketing can be a steep learning curve.
I believe you commented on one of my blogs so can I suggest you browse some more of the 250+ blogs I have published within WA.
I'm sure you will go away with lots of tips and advice.
Thank you for the follow as well and I will follow you.
Remember, you get stuck creating a site or anything else, you ask ok.
Enjoy your day.
Robert
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Compsol99 Premium
Hi Rika!
Thank you very much for following me and welcome to the WA community! Be sure to follow all the training that is available on this site and don't be afraid to ask questions. The people in the WA community, myself included, are happy to help you. Best of luck to you in your endeavors.
Regards,
Shawn - Yearly Premium Member

P.S. If you get a chance check out how the training helped me to build my websites. My latest one on how to boost your retirement income just went live a month ago and the one on sleep apnea has been up for almost four months now. You can find the links on my profile page. Any feedback or comments would be greatly appreciated.
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ClaudiaHB Premium
Welcome to the WA premium membership! You made a wise choice. If you need any assistance, please do not hesitate to ask.
Blessings and good luck on your journey!

Remember:
"You're defined in life as much by what you say no to as what you say yes to." Jared Leto
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Kyle Premium
Just wanted to shoot you a quick message and see how things were going thus far Rika? I am here to help if you ever need a hand with anything, just holler!

PS. Also, quick reminder. Today is the last day to get your first month discount/bonuses. No rush, no worries. Just a simple reminder here. :)
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Carson Premium
Hey Rika! Today I just wanted to follow up with you to see how things are going! I hope all is well and you are enjoying yourself here within the Wealthy Affiliate community.

I want to make myself available to answer any questions or help with anything as you are getting started! Please touch base with me if you ever need a hand with anything or are feeling stuck, I am here to help. :)
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Kyle Premium
I hope things are going well. I know you are getting rolling within the training and there is ONE thing that always tends to confuse people and that is "what is my niche?".

I know, same thing happened to me when I started.

I just wanted to reach out and let you know that I am here if you ever want to run any niche "ideas" by me or you have any questions about finding your niche.

Get back to me when you get the chance! :)
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