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As the digital heart of J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World, pottermore.com was dedicated to unlocking the power of imagination. It offered news, features, and articles as well as new and previously unreleased writing by J.K. Rowling.

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As the digital heart of J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World, pottermore.com was dedicated to unlocking the power of imagination. It offered news, features, and articles as well as new and previously unreleased writing by J.K. Rowling.

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Subreddit Rules

We have 5 rules at r/Pottermore. Breaking any of these rules may force us to remove your comment, or post. Repeat or blatant rule breaking will result in a permanent ban.

  • All content must be relevant to Pottermore. Namely articles, experiences, or questions etc.

  • No Monetary Exchanges.

  • Don't Be a Jerk - Be Respectful.

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  • No Wand, Patronus, or House related posts. Any post asking to analyze Wands, Patronus, or House will be removed. Please comment in any of our Weekly threads: Wand Day, Patronus Day, and Hogwarts & Ilvermorny House Day. This helps us cut down on spam!

All rules are enforced at the mod team’s discretion. Moderators reserve the right to remove any content they deem harmful to the sub.

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I need help to make a Quiz for my friends group

I am in charge of making a quiz for my friend's group, the quiz will be:

  • mostly about the books
  • the question should be less "trivia facts to remember" and more about the story and lore
  • my friends claim to be true experts, so it should be challenging

My issue is that I am not an expert so it's difficult for me to understand if a question is good enough or hard enough. Can you guys suggest me something?

A few examples I thought of:

  • Why did Harry not die after the last duel?
  • Where does Voldemort finds all the horcrux?
  • How did Sirius manage to escape from Azkabam?
  • How did Harry's name get into the Goblet?
4 Comments
2023/12/31
08:47 UTC

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Where do YOU want the input to come from?

The money that HBO is willing to pour into this franchise is startling. No doubt we will see some fantastic, awe-inspiring, check-the-room-so you know you're still at home magic on screen. But the magic isn't the magic in this universe. Who do you want telling the story? And what has the story become since 2007? We've seen HBO bottle some projects but knock others out of the park. Casting opinions are more than welcome as well but HEY we're getting tons of hours of HP so we're all eating spotted dick.

7 Comments
2023/12/29
06:24 UTC

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Fidelis charms?

So I'm a bit unclear how they are actually performed. Unless I'm mistaken wasn't Dumbledore the one who performed the charm for the Potters to go into hiding? How then did he not know who the Potter's Secret Keeper was? Or did he know they switched at the last minute and just assumed that Sirius/Voldemort tortured it out of Peter?

0 Comments
2023/12/28
01:05 UTC

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Patronus help

I’ve been in the fan club for a while, mainly because I was obsessed with knowing what house I’d belong in. I’ve made me portrait, been sorted into Slytherin and have my wand- but it won’t let me find out my patronus. When I press it, it tells me to verify my email, I thought I’d already done that over 3 years ago when I first made my account and now I’m not sure how to go about this.

If something could please tell me how to verify my email and find out my patronus, it would be greatly appreciated.

0 Comments
2023/12/25
17:04 UTC

2

What’s the spell?

What is the spell to fly my phone, or anything, to my hand when I sit down too far away?

5 Comments
2023/12/22
19:38 UTC

1

Wand Help

As title says I need help getting a specific wand. This wand is from my old account but forgot to transfer it before it got deleted I need help getting it back. Yew Wood, Unicorn hair core, 14 inch, rigid flexibility

0 Comments
2023/12/21
20:48 UTC

2

Portrait Maker

Has anybody else made a portrait on Pottermore. I guess I haven't looked at the site in a couple years or more.

0 Comments
2023/12/21
17:34 UTC

1

Harry and Hermione

Does anyone else wish that they got Harry and Hermione together in the movies? Ginny and Harry felt a little weird to me and I feel like Harry and Hermione had way better chemistry than Ron and Hermione. Just me?

10 Comments
2023/12/05
18:05 UTC

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Which House am I?

A long time ago I did the Pottermore test and I was in Gryffindor. A few years later I did it again and I was Hufflepuff. Recently I was curious what it would say and it came up Ravenclaw. So which house would I be? Do the houses you belong to change as you grow up?

5 Comments
2023/12/03
17:00 UTC

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I'm a Ravenclaw!

Hey All!

Just found this subreddit. Huge Harry Potter Fan - just did the Hogwarts placement test and the sorting hat put me in Ravenclaw! Who else is Ravenclaw? What kind of traits are characteristic of a Ravenclaw?

10 Comments
2023/12/03
02:27 UTC

8

I got Gryffindor this time

I usually get Hufflepuff, but now I got Gryffindor, which is really interesting.

6 Comments
2023/11/11
08:13 UTC

0

What do my Wizarding World results say about me all together?

House: Slytherin

Patronus: Osprey

Wand: Alder wood with a unicorn core 10" and surprisingly swishy flexibility

1 Comment
2023/11/09
14:53 UTC

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Very Odd Patronus

My cat (in real life) was sitting next to me on the couch as i took the Patronus test. She is a small, beautiful, fluffy calico and as the result came onto screen, I read the words CALICO CAT. Look, this may be just a coincidence and I might sound paranoid, but I'm kinda confused...

1 Comment
2023/11/09
12:01 UTC

2

The Peak Of The Harry Potter Movies

The Order of the Phoenix, Luna Lovegood, skipping through the hallways, the training sequence. It all rolls downhill from there, Harry rises, Voldemort falls. Prove me wrong!

0 Comments
2023/11/03
03:56 UTC

2

Nitpicks about Ilvermorny

Since I'm an American, Ilvermorny would apparently be where I'd be going instead of Hogwarts or Durmstrang. While it's cool that the Americas get their own version of Hogwarts, there 2 things about it that annoy me. Both have to do with it's house system.

1-Sorting: The statues sort you for you. The Hogwarts Sorting Hat takes into consideration what house you'd want to be in, but the Ilvermorny statues seem to sort you in the same manner jail guards usher processed inmates into jail cells. Your values and preferences don't matter, just the will of the statues. personally I think that's a recipe for trouble.

2-Houses not being color-coded: Uniforms and symbols don't have color schemes like the Hogwarts houses in the movies. I've heard that the books didn't mention color schemes for the houses (at least not on the school uniforms), but I feel Ilvermorny should have distinctive color schemes like the movie Hogwarts uniforms which have a trim color along with the badge that identifies what house the student belongs to. There isn't a good reason not to do this.

5 Comments
2023/11/01
19:52 UTC

2

Pottermore question

Hi All Pottermore texts are included in the 3 books Pottermore presents?
-Hogwarts: An Incomplete and Unreliable Guide
-Short Stories from Hogwarts of Power, Politics and Pesky Poltergeists
-Short Stories from Hogwarts of Heroism, Hardship and Dangerous Hobbies
Are there any other books that include Pottermore texts?

1 Comment
2023/10/18
09:30 UTC

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Changes to Pottermore

Anyone else still get mad when you think about them scrapping all the interactive parts of the original Pottermore site. Then rebranding due to “market data” and now we don’t even have the illvermorny houses??? Like??? I hate the inconsistency and new fans like my younger relatives don’t get to enjoy anything. The wizarding world website is so soulless and the kids portion is even more cold. I hate it all.

9 Comments
2023/08/25
21:44 UTC

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What do you feel, if any, would be a better power for Dementors…

Dumbledore despises dementors yet many in the ministry supported their employment. Personally, I agree with their purpose (with safeguards) but with a different power. I feel they should have the power to force the perpetrator to feel the pain of their victims, in full. Thoughts…

2 Comments
2023/08/22
01:08 UTC

5

Question about spells

I always wondered how they invented new spells. Does anyone have any idea or is there any lore about it?

1 Comment
2023/08/13
20:12 UTC

4

Types of magic

Hello everyone. Thank you ahead of time for anyone who actually can provide an answer for this. So I'm a huge fan of Harry Potter but as a child I didn't have the mental ability to conjure certain questions in my head. Today, as an adult, here is my question. So we know that there are different types of magic in fantasy. Blood magic, voodoo, necromancy, frost, fire, archane and so on so forth. We know that in the potterverse there are 3 unforgivable curses but does this apply to other countries? Are there no witch doctors practising voodoo or other people performing theyr blood rituals? What about demonology? We know necromancy is a thing with the inferi. What I'm basically asking is, does the entire world use the same spells and magical abilities? Or do different countries use different types of magic in the same way we have different religions?

5 Comments
2023/07/05
23:45 UTC

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Follow up: r/Pottermore is reopening for the time being

###This post is a follow up to last week's announcement that we were shutting down temporarily to protest Reddit’s new API changes.


Hello everyone. As most of you are probably aware, we just concluded a 48 hour protest in solidarity with nearly 9,000 other subreddits to protest Reddit's recent policy changes that will kill essentially every third-party Reddit app now operating, from Apollo, to Reddit is Fun, to Narwhal, to BaconReader, leaving Reddit's official mobile app as the only usable option; an app widely regarded as poor quality, not accessible for the disabled/impaired, and very difficult to use for moderation (I have been trying in good faith for almost a year to use the official app for modding, the experience is like pulling teeth).

We blacked out huge portions of Reddit, making national news many, many times over in the process. What we want is crystal clear.

As of June 14th, 2023 Reddit has budged microscopically. The announcement that moderator access to the "Pushshift" data-archiving tool would be restored was welcome. But our core concerns still aren't satisfied, and these concessions came prior to the blackout start date; Reddit has been silent since it began.


Many subreddits have decided to extend their blackouts, even indefinitely. At this time, we will be reopening the subreddit and resuming activities.

While we've chosen not to extend our blackout at this time, we want you to be prepared for this subreddit to commit to future rounds of protesting, even in the near future. There are several important Reddit events coming up where blackouts may be organised on a widespread scale. We are still committed to keeping Reddit accountable until it provides an adequate solution to the problems it has created, but at this time we feel the best thing for the community is to reopen. Thank you to everyone for your patience.

1 Comment
2023/06/15
03:53 UTC

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I don’t fit in any Hogwarts House

I feel like I don't have any real distinct qualities that could really allow me to be able to fully join a house.

I have all the qualities and flaws that make a Ravenclaw: Erudite, eccentric, creative, free thinker, etc. But I don't think I belong in this house because despite the fact that I like spending time gathering information, it's neither what I value nor what I enjoy doing the most. And if I like 5-hour philosophical discussions about the meaning of something, that's not what excites me and it ends up boring me and making me feel useless. Moreover, I am a bit of a lecturer, and I tend to value my person, his image and my talents, and be too focused on my role as a sage who knows everything that makes me stubborn, the antithesis of a Ravenclaw therefore.

But the other houses do not correspond to me.

Gryffindor? If I wish I could be brave, courageous, and a symbol of hope for others, I don't have those qualities and I am the very antithesis of this house. In addition, I am too cerebral, and I do not have all this facility to act. A large part of my ideal is in the noble spirit and chivalry and I like the values ​​of this house, but I do not have the qualities and I am too unsympathetic to fit in there, and too eccentric.

Slytherin? I am determined and ambitious, but too lazy to really fit into a house of ambitious and people who seek to be grandiose. If I have the desire for greatness, I am not willing to risk compromising my ideals for it. And moreover, I am turned towards the future even if I like the past. After Ravenclaw, it's the house that resembles me the most, because I have a lot of good or bad Slytherin traits: cunning, noble spirit, a certain elitism. But I don't value those traits as much as I do down there, I'm too open-minded and too reflective to go down there despite my ambition. And I want a balance between grandeur and friendliness.

Hufflepuff? I'm quite the opposite: lazy, provocative, very prankish but not very nice, I'm not modest, and not very persevering. I'm too ambitious and I aim too much for nobility, greatness and wisdom to be there.

So I feel like I'm nowhere. Too chivalrous and fiery and impulsive to be a Slytherin, too "heroic" to be in Ravenclaw, and not friendly enough to be in Hufflepuff.

I feel like I don't belong to any house, I'm a fucking enigma with the courage of a Gryffindor, the ambition and nobility of a Slytherin, and the curiosity of a Ravenclaw. .

I am unclassifiable. Other than the fact that I love helping people and being heroic, nothing helps me figure out which house is the one that will give me what I need. And I'm too lacking in quality to go to a specific house I find.

4 Comments
2023/06/09
18:00 UTC

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This subreddit will be shutting down temporarily between June 12th - 14th (in solidarity with hundreds of other subreddits) to protest Reddit’s new API changes.

Hello everyone. The moderation team of r/Pottermore wants to share some serious concerns we have about recent changes to Reddit.

A recent Reddit policy change threatens to kill many beloved third-party mobile apps, making a great many quality-of-life features not seen in the official mobile app permanently inaccessible to users.

On May 31st, 2023, Reddit announced they were raising the price to make calls to their API from being free to a level that will kill every third party app on Reddit, from Apollo to Reddit is Fun to Narwhal to BaconReader.

Even if you're not a mobile user and don't use any of those apps, this is a step toward killing other ways of customizing Reddit, such as Reddit Enhancement Suite or the use of the old.reddit.com desktop interface (which is beloved by our modteam, and our preferred way for you to view this subreddit on desktop, by the way).

This isn't only a problem for users: many subreddit moderators depend on tools only available outside the official app to keep their communities on-topic and spam-free. It’d be wonderful if Reddit’s official apps supported these tools, but they do not, and are years behind what third party apps can do.

On top of everything else, for the visually impaired, iOS is a disaster.

#####Reddit to the Visually Impaired: "You no longer have a voice on this site."

"As one of the mods of r/blind I depend on third party apps. Once the apps are gone, I may be left with no choice but to step down and close my 17 year old account. I hope it wont’ come to that."

- u/fastfinge

##What's the plan?

The moderation team of r/Pottermore is declaring its opposition (along with hundreds of other subreddits) to this API pricing change, and will be shutting down the subreddit in solidarity for 48 hours on June 12th through the 14th (and may even shut down indefinitely) until the tools to provide effective moderation are available once more. This isn't something any of us do lightly: we do what we do because we love Reddit, and we truly believe this change will make it impossible to keep doing what we love.

The two-day blackout isn't the goal, and it isn't the end. Should things reach the 14th with no sign of Reddit choosing to fix what they've broken, we'll use the community and buzz we've built between then and now as tools to take further action.

##What can you do?

  1. Complain. Message the mods of r/reddit.com, who are the admins of the site: message u/reddit: submit a support request: comment in relevant threads on r/reddit, such as this one, leave a negative review on their official iOS or Android app, and sign your username in support on this post.

  2. Spread the word. Rabble-rouse on related subreddits. Share your thoughts here at r/Pottermore, and in every Mod post like this you see. Suggest anyone you know who moderates a subreddit to join us at the sister sub r/ModCoord.

  3. Boycott and spread the word...to Reddit's competition! Stay off Reddit entirely on June 12th through the 14th. Instead, take to your favorite non-Reddit platform of choice and make some noise in support!

  4. Don't Be a Jerk - Be Respectful. Follow Reddit's rules and "reddiquette". As upsetting as this may be, threats, profanity and vandalism only serve to make things harder to get people on our side. Please make every effort to be as restrained, polite, reasonable and law-abiding as possible.

Find out more at r/Save3rdPartyApps, or if you moderate a subreddit, its sister sub r/ModCoord.


####Thank you for your patience,

-Mathias, Head Moderator on behalf of the whole r/Pottermore moderation team.

P.S. Please don't spend money on Reddit awards for this post. That's another source of revenue for them, and the single most efficient [legal] way to tell a company that you're unhappy is to not give them money.

1 Comment
2023/06/05
00:59 UTC

6

Wand quiz flexibility- glitch or change?

So I'm used to my wand being surprisingly swishy, as I always choose Imagination and I'm born on an even date, but the last two times I took the wizarding world wand quiz, my wand's flexibility was slightly springy instead, which would imply I was born on an odd date. Has anything else been changed with the wands recently?

0 Comments
2023/05/05
16:21 UTC

16

Harry and Ginny relationship

I heard someone on twitter saying " Ginny fell first but Harry felt harder " which i think it is nonsense and overshadows Ginny fellings and love for Harry and say this why :
1- Ginny herself said she never gave up on Harry and always had hope and just started do go out and see other peeople thanks to Hermione advise and start be herself around Harry .
2- The books are from Harry pov of course we know more about his fellings and thoughts about other people , his views and opinions etc . If the books were from Ginny pov or JK wrote her pov we would knew the details about her fellings for Harry .
3 - the love and dreams and the thoughts Harry had about Ginny specially in book 6 and 7, Ginny most likely had the same thing for him specially dreams of been with Harry intimite and missing him when he was out with Ron and Hermione during the horcrux haunt .
Many say she's perfect for Harry ( which is true) but people forget how perfect Harry is for Ginny and how much she loves him and that is a really underrated thing for even Hinny shipers talking about Ginny fellings for Harry and how much she loves him and he is her soulmate nad her best source of happiness and hang out

Why Ginny fell in love with Harry? His personality and morality he's funny, humble, determined, selfless, powerful, generous, brave, strong, fearless, independent, smart, passionate and  dedicated to his friends and love ones and extraordinary amazing person.

She had an crush on the boy who lived but fell in love with Harry Potter himself.

Many say she's perfect for Harry ( which is true) but people forget how perfect Harry is for Ginny.

6 Comments
2023/04/26
21:55 UTC

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Join us and let’s discuss the upcoming Harry Potter Game, Quidditch Champions

Good evening all!!!

Join us and let’s discuss the upcoming Harry Potter Game, Quidditch Champions

r/QuidditchChampionsWB

0 Comments
2023/04/23
01:15 UTC

12

Wonderful character moment for Harry

Ron getting his prefect badge is actually a wonderful character moment for Harry!

First, he puts on a brave face for his friend. Then, takes some time alone to sulk. Then all on his own, he realises he didn't actually want prefect! He had just become so used to things falling in his lap, it felt like a treat had been taken away.

By the time Ron comes back, he can genuinely tell him, no sour grapes or justifications, how happy he is Ron got it, and that Ron deserved it!

When Ron says he thought Harry might get it, Harry admits he's been a in a bit too much trouble the last four years.

It showcases how Harry CAN be selfish, and even arrogant. But give him some time to think, and he'll do the right thing on his own!

1 Comment
2023/04/22
17:44 UTC

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Patronus Day!

Is your Patronus a Swan or a Bear? A Salmon or a Rabbit? Or maybe you’ve gotten something truly strange, a Dragon, or a Unicorn? Unsure about the difference between a Beagle, Chow dog, Deerhound, or Fox Terrier? Wondering what your Patronus says about you? You can find all the information you need on Patronuses through these links!

 

 

######Need some more information about the structure of the Pottermore Patronus quiz?

The Pottermore Patronus quiz is a short, online test spitting out random results. We wouldn't recommend reading too far into what Pottermore assigns you based on a seven question quiz.

If you're taking these tests and putting total faith in them you're probably not going to get a super accurate answer in terms of your matching. It's worth pointing out that a 7 question test, most of the questions things like "Left or Right", "Moon or Stars" won't know you as an extremely complex person. The Pottermore quizzes are fun, but random, and simply programmed.

That isn't to say you can't find your perfect match from Pottermore! But keep in mind the Patronus test is even more random than Pottermore's other quizzes. There are 142 optional animal results, and because it is a timed test that changes the questions you receive each time you take it, you're almost guaranteed to get a random result each time. Again, this shouldn't make you feel like your result isn't meaningful, but be aware that an algorithm is not the same as magic.

Anything else we haven't covered here? Want to talk about Patronuses in general? Comment below in this weekly thread!

0 Comments
2023/03/07
09:00 UTC

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Hogwarts & Ilvermorny House Day!

Do you have questions about the Pottermore House Tests? Do you relate more to Slytherin, but Pottermore thinks you're a Ravenclaw? Did the thought that you were actually a Hufflepuff ever cross your mind?!? Unsure about the traits of Horned Serpent, Wampus Cat, Thunderbird, or Pukwudgie? You can find all the information you need on Hogwarts & Ilvermorny Houses through these links!

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

######Need some more information about the structure of the Pottermore House quizzes?

The Pottermore House quizzes are short, online tests spitting out random results. We wouldn't recommend reading too far into what Pottermore assigns you based on a seven question quiz.

If you're taking these tests and putting total faith in them you're probably not going to get a super accurate answer in terms of your matching. It's worth pointing out that a 7 question test, most of the questions things like "Left or Right", "Moon or Stars" won't know you as an extremely complex person. The Pottermore quizzes are fun, but random, and simply programmed.

That isn't to say you can't find your perfect match from Pottermore! But keep in mind an algorithm is not the same as magic.

In addition, we've seen a lot of people with House doubt issues. If it's causing you that much grief to figure out where you belong it's really as simple as just picking the one you like best, who's traits you value most in the end. Don't judge yourself for picking one over others too. Remember that the houses are not that different. The people in them are all still humans that are capable of displaying the traits of all houses, regardless of which you're a member of. Slytherin and Gryffindor are two sides of the same coin. Just because you like Slytherin shouldn't mean you don't care about kindness, bravery and Intelligence. Choosing one house does not mean you lack the traits of the other three, that's not how human beings work.

A little known canonical fact is that the Sorting Hat also sorts you based on what you value. It doesn't sort you based on traits you have. It also decides on your potential to be someone in the future, not what you actually are. In short, you are free to prove it wrong by doing something absolutely contradictory to your house qualities, but this is decided by your own choices, which in turn define your abilities. Therefore, the Hat is always right in determining someone's potential, but not necessarily on what you will truly become.

Anything else we haven't covered here? Want to talk about Houses in general? Comment below in this weekly thread!

1 Comment
2023/03/06
09:00 UTC

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Patronus Day!

Is your Patronus a Swan or a Bear? A Salmon or a Rabbit? Or maybe you’ve gotten something truly strange, a Dragon, or a Unicorn? Unsure about the difference between a Beagle, Chow dog, Deerhound, or Fox Terrier? Wondering what your Patronus says about you? You can find all the information you need on Patronuses through these links!

 

 

######Need some more information about the structure of the Pottermore Patronus quiz?

The Pottermore Patronus quiz is a short, online test spitting out random results. We wouldn't recommend reading too far into what Pottermore assigns you based on a seven question quiz.

If you're taking these tests and putting total faith in them you're probably not going to get a super accurate answer in terms of your matching. It's worth pointing out that a 7 question test, most of the questions things like "Left or Right", "Moon or Stars" won't know you as an extremely complex person. The Pottermore quizzes are fun, but random, and simply programmed.

That isn't to say you can't find your perfect match from Pottermore! But keep in mind the Patronus test is even more random than Pottermore's other quizzes. There are 142 optional animal results, and because it is a timed test that changes the questions you receive each time you take it, you're almost guaranteed to get a random result each time. Again, this shouldn't make you feel like your result isn't meaningful, but be aware that an algorithm is not the same as magic.

Anything else we haven't covered here? Want to talk about Patronuses in general? Comment below in this weekly thread!

4 Comments
2023/02/28
09:00 UTC

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