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    Request a Signature / Wallpaper / Banner! (READ FIRST POST + FAQ!)

    Welcome to the Signature/Wallpaper/Banner Request Thread!

    Let's get started then. Have you seen those awfully pretty graphics that appear after someone posts, just about anywhere upon these forums? Well, this is the place to be if you want a custom made one! Who cares about your character's health or mana, when you can have your ingame character looking awesome? Or what about an image where you can have your character looking all sexy in their epics, posing on your desktop or phone? Or what if you're just looking for a cool banner to place at the top of your guild website? Whether you're a Draenei or a Forsaken, a Gnome or a Pandaren, anything is possible.

    So, shall we get down to that gritty business? I would just like to take a last mention that before we get started, for you all to thank the wonderful signature makers here. These people spend their free time creating these for you, for no charge at all, for your own personal use. I beg that you to show them the adequate respect.


    We do not ever allow monetary transactions on this forum, whether they're for in-game money or real-life money, no matter what the item or service is.

    Charging or offering money for requests is not allowed in any form.



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    Important information for requesters!

    - So, how does this thread work, and how do I submit a request?
    It's really simple! If you would like to request a masterpiece from one of the designers here, you make a post in this thread. In that post, you describe your request in as much detail and with as much information as possible. Here are some templates for all of the requesters to use, which all have simple layouts, and they are extremely helpful to the designer that is making your signature, banner or wallpaper. Just use the appropriate template:

    Signature:
    Visible text: (What text do you want on there? Would you like your character's name, maybe your server?)
    Armory link/Facial screenshot: (We do need to see your face, you know! Alternatively, you could supply a screenshot of you face, if the Armory isn't clear enough. If you're unable to post links, just break it up with a few spaces.)
    Gear set: (What do you actually want to wear? Tier 14? PvP Season 3? Dungeon Set 2? Or perhaps your Transmog set off the Armory?)
    Helm visible: (Do you want it showing, or not? Yes, or no?)
    Your pose: (If you're a caster, do you want to be shown casting a spell? If you're a melee dps, do you want to be seen swinging your weapon in rage?)
    General colour scheme: (Are you a green, nature-loving Druid? Are you a Paladin, bathed in yellow light? Or, are you a Death Knight, with the air around you cold with a blue hue?)
    Any extras: (Being a user of nature magic, do you want leaves visible? Or, do you wish to have your Raven Lord mount watching over you, in the background?)


    Wallpaper:
    Resolution: (Tell us the resolution of your desktop, so we know what scale to work to! Or, if it's for your phone, what size does that require?)
    Visible text: (Name? A quote? Something else?)
    Armory link/Facial screenshot: (We do need to see your face, you know! Alternatively, you could supply a screenshot of you face, if the Armory isn't clear enough. If you're unable to post links, just break it up with a few spaces.)
    Gear set: (What do you actually want to wear? Tier 10? PvP Season 2? A custom designed armor set, like your Transmog gear?)
    Helm visible: (Do you want it showing, or not? Yes, or no?)
    Your pose: (If you're a caster, do you want to be shown casting a spell? If you're a melee dps, do you want to be seen swinging your weapon in rage?)
    General colour scheme: (Are you a green, nature-loving Druid? Are you a Paladin, bathed in yellow light? Or, are you a Death Knight, with the air around you cold with a blue hue?)
    Any extras: (Being a user of nature magic, do you want leaves visible? Or, do you wish to have your Dark Phoenix mount watching over you, in the background? Would you like anything else unique, that portrays your character in a special way?)


    Banner:
    Size: (How big should it be to fit your website's preferences? Alternatively, give us a link to where you want the banner to be, so we can work it out.)
    Visible text: (Do you want to display your guild name? Server? Faction?)
    Logo: (Do you have a logo that you wish to adorn your banner with? Or, a certain crest, like that of your faction or of a specific race?)
    General colour scheme: (What colours do you want to display? Do you want the cold blue feel of Northrend? Or a green and tranquil forest? How about blood red, like on a battlefield?)
    Specifics: (Do you want a few select people to be on the banner? Do you want exploding sheep? If your guild's name is <Purple Flying Elephants>, do you want purple flying elephants/elekk? Or, would you want a certain location in your background, like the Jade Forest, for example?)


    Twitch:
    What you want for your page: (An offline image? A background image? Info boxes? Or if you want some privacy, how about a chat box overlay?)
    Visible text: (Do you want to display your guild name? Server? Faction? Or what did you want on your info box image?)
    Logo/Character: (Do you have a logo, either for your guild or faction or even race, that you wish to adorn your customised parts with? If not a logo, perhaps a character? If a character, please provide an Armory link and information about equipment, etc.)
    General colour scheme: (What colours do you want to display? Do you want the cold blue feel of Icecrown? Or a lush and peaceful forest? How about blood red, like on a battlefield?)
    Specifics/Extras: (Include any extra information here that you may have missed before. Did you want any additional characters/pets/mounts on there? Or did you want a specific zone in the background, like Deepholm or even Nagrand?)


    Note: The bracketed text are my examples. You don't have to copy those.

    If you do not follow these templates, you can be refused a signature/banner/wallpaper by any of the creators here. Since we're doing this entirely for free and for fun, a lack of respect can lead to a complete decline of your request. Alternatively, if you are requesting something non-WoW related, please adapt the template as necessary (but ensure you provide enough information!).

    - Ok, I have posted my request. Now what?
    If you have followed the template, you can now play some World of Warcraft, walk the dog, go back to sleep or anything else. Since the designers are doing this completely voluntarily, it may take some time (and pages!) before your request is being picked up. Depending on who's available, it may take 5 minutes upto a few days before your signature/banner/wallpaper is ready. As soon as it is, it'll be posted in this thread.

    - Can I contact the signature makers for my request?
    Yes, it is possible that you contact them directly, as long as they explicitly stated to do so. If they posted that they will not process any requests made by personal message, do not even bother. Some creators receive more than 40 requests in as little as 12 hours time. As you will understand, they are busy enough as it is and they will not handle your request for a long time, if at all. Also, please do NOT post a request on the forum AND send a message to one of them as well. This leads to longer queues, more work and less quality/quantity overall. You also have the risk of multiple people making your signature, and this results in wasted time for one or more of the signature makers involved.

    - If you decide to send a PM request, make sure it's only to one maker!
    The talented designers here do have lives, you know. Some are parents, some are students, and some have hard working jobs. We do this in our spare time, for fun. If you send your request to multiple designers, not only will some of them waste your time, but you will hold up other peoples' requests. These people have waited the same amount of time as you, or even longer, but sending your same request to multiple people not only delays the chance of them receiving theirs, but you will also be seen in a bad light. Please refrain from doing so.

    - Has your request been skipped or do you want to re-request? There's a signature requesting cooldown.
    This applies to two specific cases:
    - Sometimes, peoples' requests get skipped due to an influx of requests (or if they don't grab a signature maker's interest).
    - We also have had certain cases of people requesting signatures, getting them made, and then one or two days later, the individual is requesting a brand new one. The designer in question put their time and effort into making your signature. Asking for a brand new one, for something that you knew was eventually going to happen, is extremely rude. Even if it wasn't initially expected, we expect requesters to be considerate. This includes faction changes, race changes, name changes, main character changes, and smaller changes (like changing an armor set or weapon).

    These are the cooldowns associated with each specific thing made (generally depending on how time consuming they are to make):
    Signatures: one week cooldown.
    Avatars: no cooldown.
    Banners: one week cooldown.
    Wallpapers: two weeks cooldown.
    Twitch Layouts: two months cooldown.

    Please abide by this, because it is fair upon signature makers this way, and results in a controlled flow of requests, or the signature makers themselves not feeling as if their time has been wasted. If you are seen requesting a new signature or anything else in this thread before the cooldown is up, your request shall be ignored and/or deleted by a moderator.

    - Someone made me a signature. How do I use it on these forums?
    This is very easy! First thing you need to do is copy the image location by right-clicking the signature and selecting "Copy image location" (the exact text varies per browser). Alternatively, right-click, and select Properties. Now, check the address, and copy that. Next thing to do, is to visit where you can edit your signature. This is found by clicking here. On this page, you will see a large textbox. Right-click inside the box and select "Paste". The signature image location will now be put into the box, and you are almost ready to show the world your great signature! All you need to do now is put [img] in front of the image location and [/img] at the back.

    - Anything I should know about signature rules?
    As a matter of fact, yes you should. Keep in mind that in order to use the image on the MMO-Champion forums, images may not have a height over 100 pixels, width exceeding 500 pixels, and file size exceeding 50kb. Of course, you are free to request a signature for your own guild or realm forums. For more information about signature images, click this link to view the signature rules. The moderators tend to allow a 100px height signature with two lines of small text above or below, but no more than that.


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    Important information for signature makers!

    - Fancy doing one of the requests? Claim it before you get started!
    Occasionally, something annoying happens: you get more than one person working on the same request from this thread. There's a simple way around it by warning your fellow signature makers: claim it before you get started! It's simple, really. Just quote the specific request, and type up the word "Claimed." below it. This'll help not only you, but any other signature makers that had planned on starting it. It stops those annoying duplicates and reduces the amount of wasted/unused end products in general.

    - Do I have constraints that I have to work within?
    Yes you do. Keep in mind that in order for someone to use a signature that you've made on the MMO-Champion forums, they have to adhere to strict sizing guidelines. They are the following: images may not have a height over 100 pixels, width exceeding 500 pixels, and file size exceeding 50kb. Of course, you can make them larger if the individual is requesting it for other forum use, but if it is for this one, make sure it's within the limits. For more information about signature images, click this link to view the signature rules.

    - Is someone being inconsiderate and not reading the first post? Ignore them!
    Sometimes, we have people that don't read the title, and as such, don't read the first post. That's sort of rude, when they can't spare a few minutes to just use the template from the first post (at the very least) for something free. If you see a post where someone hasn't used the template/hasn't provided enough information, please ignore their request. They shouldn't be rewarded with your hard work for their ignorance. Remember: respect is a two way street. If they aren't considerate enough to glance over the first post, they shouldn't be given what they want. Just ignore them till they get the hint (or tell them where they've gone wrong!). Although, if they are requesting something non-WoW related and the template isn't sufficient, they should at the very least still provide a reasonable amount of information to get their request done.

    - Serious help is wanted, no "MS Paint images" please.
    If there's a requester that made a sketch of their desired signature in MSPaint, that's ok. But should you want to contribute by making signatures, please be serious about it. We have all seen various MSPaint images, motivational posters, lolcats and whatnot more. Please, we actually want to be productive here. Don't waste our time by posting juvenile attempts at signature design made in MSPaint. Obviously, if you see such a post, please report it by using the link on the right of said post. The moderators/administrators will gladly remove this post, or even the user, if s/he is persistent in this childish behaviour.


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    Want to give this a shot yourself?

    Below is a brief(ish) clump of information telling you how if you want to get involved yourself. Needless to say, if your question is not below, it is advised you first try to find an answer by using Google. Should you not find an answer that way, your question can be posted in this thread. I'm sure that one of us can help you out.

    - What software are you people using?
    Most of us use Adobe Photoshop to create these images, which is free to download for evaluation purposes from this website. Alternatively, some prefer to use the free GIMP. Additionally, all signature/wallpaper/banner makers here have picked up a copy of WowModelViewer to recreate characters out-of-game and have them pose for the creation in question. You can download a working copy of modelviewer by clicking this link. Just find one that matches your system's specifications.

    - How can I make nice signatures myself?
    First of all, you obviously need to have some experience. If you think Photoshop will do the work for you, you should think again. You need to learn to work with the software, experiment and play around a lot to get used to it. If you are entirely new to the program, you should definetely follow some tutorials. Just Google for "Photoshop beginner tutorials" and find some that you like. Additionally, many tutorials have been made by the vastly gifted signature makers upon this forum: Drael, CrazyTaco93, Eruionmel, Caiti (Video Part 1), Caiti (Video Part 2), Caiti (Image), ElyPop (Photoshop), ElyPop (GIMP), ElyPop (Wallpaper), Ferous, LRCollier, Sokogeka (Video), Nicolette, Vervaine, Geekissexy, Dubbelbasse, Mipeo (Photoshop), Mipeo (GIMP), Brienna, Aryiana (Video), Axalicious, and Engelen. Courtesy of Sokogeka, here is an amazing Photoshop guide, including detailed information ranging from obtaining renders from ModelViewer, to making phenomenal signatures and wallpapers: Working with Photoshop (Downloadable PDF + Example PSD files). Lastly, here's an excellent hair tutorial made by the wonderful Caiti.


    - How do I get such cool background, effects and images?
    For backgrounds, brushes, patterns and more, you can simply search the web for them. Visit some websites, download some brushes and play with them. If you don't like them, you can always delete and try new ones. The same obviously goes for fonts, shapes and other attributes you can use with the software. As far as the Photoshop effects are concerned: Tutorials will learn you a lot about all of the various effects. For a good source of Photoshop Brushes, check DeviantArt, and for fonts, check Dafont.


    - What about ModelViewer? What is it exactly?
    WowModelViewer is a piece of software that reads the game-files and allows you to pull the models of all in-game items, spells, characters, creatures and other objects out of them. Once you load a character, you can gear it using a few simple buttons and play all the available animations. Want a male Blood Elf kneeling down in front of the camera? No problem! Need a female Goblin facing the left of the screen while wielding Thunderfury? No problem! ModelViewer allows you to gain control over characters while not being in the game.


    - I have a problem with ModelViewer!?
    As with most programs, ModelViewer is quite buggy. All I can do is to direct you towards their official forums, found here. Should you need further assistance with it though, please feel free to ask in this thread. We're happy to listen to your issues.


    - I made an image, but how can I share it with others?
    To share them, you need to upload them to a webhost. the most easy way to do this, is by using a free hosting provider which is dedicated for images. Examples are IMGur and PhotoBucket. Alternatively, you can always search the web for "image hosting" and pick any of your choice.


    - I have... other questions!
    As suggested before, please use Google to find an answer.
    If you have not found anything sufficient, you may contact me or anyone of the signature makers in this thread for help.
    Last edited by Rivelle; 2013-07-17 at 11:52 PM.

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    Re: [Photoshop] Looking for work?

    This thread is a really good idea. I know that there are many peolpe with high skill in photoshop.

    I need a logo for my guild. I want to put it on killing screens and if we make some achievements.

    Guildname: Tears of Heaven

    I've no ideas about images but something in blue and white is great. We are a ally guild, if you want to use something in that way.

    Hope somebody have an idea

    (Sorry for bad english)

  3. #3

    Re: [Photoshop] Looking for work?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jager
    Screw the redraw, that pic is magic!
    That's my opinion aswell, part from the text I can't really see anything changed about it without ruining it in some way.

  4. #4

    Re: [Photoshop] Looking for work?

    I would like to request a redraw of a quick sketch I made a few months ago for my current guild application, since I lack any Photoshop experience to make it look better. It currently consists of the Night-Elf Bear Form model sitting down, one paw raised with the three nails in a "peace" sign, with the eyes in a classic '^^'-position (happy face expression).



    This is the original, made by me.

    I basicly want the same, but more worked out. Redrawn, if possible, with detail like shading. White/arctic colors to represent my charcter's name Icebear. Same position as he's in right now in my picture. Extra detail from the newer Night-Elf Bear models can also be added (like the piece of cloth on one of the paws), but I don't mind that. Picture around the current size, could be somewhat larger or smaller. Neutral background (possibly provide the PSD if you can) and a proper character & guild tag text above it (respectivly 'Icebear' and '<Chapter II>'), plus a little 'Rawr' text besides it. I will probably resize it later for avatar use.


    While I like the original bear and don't have too much time right now, here we go.
    Not a real improvement, but it should give people with enough time an idea
    Quote Originally Posted by Furkel View Post
    There's always, ALWAYS a "huge uproar" about anything Blizz does, usually from people who either don't entirely understand the thing they're complaining about, or refuse to acknowledge that most players are perfectly okay with the current state of affairs. Whenever people complain that they don't listen to feedback it mostly means "they don't listen to ME ME ME".
    My new signature. Thanks.

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    Re: [Photoshop] Looking for work?

    Aight, lets give this a try then.

    Guild Banner
    Forum Sig size, 150x300 or w/e it is
    Text:
    -Guild Name "No Motivation"
    -Server "Medivh"
    Content:
    -Ideally a dark battlefield with a tattered horde flag in the distance, might be a pain to do so:
    -Alternative would be a metallic backdrop with runes (similar to the ones found all around Ulduar, blueish hue)
    Format:
    -No Motivation and Medivh near top left, rest of sig is with backdrop^

    Thanks in advance for anyone trying, if you need anything rendered i can help with that, otherwise goodluck

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    Re: [Photoshop] Looking for work?

    Quote Originally Posted by Somnio
    -cut-

    While I like the original bear and don't have too much time right now, here we go.
    Not a real improvement, but it should give people with enough time an idea
    Oh, and I'm on a PvE server. Could you make that a blue player name + guild tag (non-PvP) rather than green, please? Thanks. :P It looks okay but not exactly what I was looking for. So if anyone else wants to give it a go...
    A part of MMO-Champion died the day Curse took over. Next thing they want us to pay for a premium account to read MMO-Champion and Wowpedia. I definitely see that happen one day.

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    Re: [Photoshop] Looking for work?

    i'd like if posible ofc...a druid poster for my druid guild ..a boomkin in front ...(alliance all plz ) tree right and bear left.. and above them ..like it pounce ..a catform ..rly want to make it a rl poster if it's good...thx if u can..the background doesn't matter.P.S. u can chose the new forms if it comes handy for cat and bear...! again thx if u can make em.
    Lightwell! It's gewd!

  8. #8

    Re: [Photoshop] Looking for work?

    Quote Originally Posted by Somnio


    A few minutes of quick Photoshop before going back to work
    Wow that's amazing.

    Though I'm going to have to resize it, its slightly to tall for the forums(most forums 150px max height)

    But Somnio, that's really awesome, I appreciate it <3

    Signature Nazi's suck.

  9. #9

    Re: [Photoshop] Looking for work?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jubite
    Guild Banner [...] "No Motivation" [...] "Medivh" [...] a dark battlefield [...] tattered horde flag [...]



    Nothing spectaculair, but it's something to look at
    I hope others will pick up the idea and get you a better one...
    Quote Originally Posted by Furkel View Post
    There's always, ALWAYS a "huge uproar" about anything Blizz does, usually from people who either don't entirely understand the thing they're complaining about, or refuse to acknowledge that most players are perfectly okay with the current state of affairs. Whenever people complain that they don't listen to feedback it mostly means "they don't listen to ME ME ME".
    My new signature. Thanks.

  10. #10

    Re: [Photoshop] Looking for work?

    a friendly casual RL social guild from belgium
    name: Mad Ninja Scientists.
    realm: Kor'Gall
    side: horde
    guild leader is a female undead mage (necra).

    thought you could make something like the GM dressed with an outfit that looks like a mad ninja scientist? color schemes and such do not matter, as long as it is cool and hordelike.

    and can someone also make me a signature where my character (Nzall from Kor'Gall) stands in full T2 (judgment armor, with her titansteel destroyer over her arm, with my forum logo (the ambigram earth-air-fire-water from angels and demons) right next to it and my name beneath the logo?

    just wondering if someone would like to help me, since my photoshop skills are nill for now.
    Because I want to say this every single day but don't want it to get a drag:
    1) The ingame store will only sell timesaver items. It won't affect balance.
    2) No, getting to 100 in half the time isn't pay2win. raids don't start until the second week, everyone has time to get there.
    4) getting charms faster is also not pay2win. getting those is easy, but not everyone has the time or want for dailies.

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    Re: [Photoshop] Looking for work?

    Quote Originally Posted by nzall
    and can someone also make me a signature where my character (Nzall from Kor'Gall) stands in full T2 (judgment armor, with her titansteel destroyer over her arm, with my forum logo (the ambigram earth-air-fire-water from angels and demons) right next to it and my name beneath the logo?
    Sure. Give me a good screenshot of that pose and I'll gladly make it into an avatar/signature/whatever

    Also include said logo's.
    Quote Originally Posted by Furkel View Post
    There's always, ALWAYS a "huge uproar" about anything Blizz does, usually from people who either don't entirely understand the thing they're complaining about, or refuse to acknowledge that most players are perfectly okay with the current state of affairs. Whenever people complain that they don't listen to feedback it mostly means "they don't listen to ME ME ME".
    My new signature. Thanks.

  12. #12

    Re: [Photoshop] Looking for work?

    Looking for users to submit fan art / site design improvements for this webcomic:
    * http://www.drunkduck.com/Random_Ravings/index.php
    Written by moi, drawn by ipoppet.

    The next/prev buttons suck, and the top banner could use improvement.
    The text menu links also need replacing with buttons (preferably not too large).

    -

    Also, the top banner on my blog (see sig image) needs an update badly.
    The pic is me in T5 armor with a customized phoenix trailing the letters... It's served it's purpose really.
    Would like to replace it, while still keeping it low KB, but high quality.

    Author of: Goggle Cat Comics.

  13. #13

    Re: [Photoshop] Looking for work?

    Quote Originally Posted by Merathy
    I need a logo for my guild. I want to put it on killing screens and if we make some achievements.

    Guildname: Tears of Heaven

    I've no ideas about images but something in blue and white is great. We are a ally guild, if you want to use something in that way.

    Hope somebody have an idea

    (Sorry for bad english)
    Like i quote

    Here is how i think it would look good (I know, my paintskill is -10)


    The whole picture should be in blue an white
    You can use another font
    When the drawed lines hit the letters, that painted should go around the letter (hope you know what i mean)

    Thanks in advance

  14. #14

    Re: [Photoshop] Looking for work?

    name: Daschal of the nightfall
    realm: Magtheridon
    side: horde
    guild : Baneful

    If you could make like the lava thingy in OS 25 and a twilight drake behind
    and a horde banner somewhere would be awsome


    EDIT : added guild

  15. #15

    Re: [Photoshop] Looking for work?

    guild name: Øbsidian
    Realm: Blackwater Raiders
    If you could put those two things in the upper left hand side, then have a dark backdrop like building in icecrown, and an orc death knight off to the side with the horde symbol somewhere that would be awesome.
    Because we're the hero class World of Warcraft deserves, but not the one it needs right now. So we'll be nerfed because we can take it. Because we're not their hero. We're a silent guardian, a watchful protector. A death knight.

  16. #16

    Re: [Photoshop] Looking for work?

    Quote Originally Posted by Merathy
    Like i quote

    Here is how i think it would look good (I know, my paintskill is -10)


    The whole picture should be in blue an white
    You can use another font
    When the drawed lines hit the letters, that painted should go around the letter (hope you know what i mean)

    Thanks in advance
    Hi. My first post here actually. Hehe. Here's my take on your Guild logo. Hope you like it.

  17. #17

    Re: [Photoshop] Looking for work?

    Here's a sig my brother did for me during TBC


  18. #18

    Re: [Photoshop] Looking for work?

    @Quamar

    Thank you very much. It looks fantastic.

    Can you send me the .psd-file?

  19. #19

    Re: [Photoshop] Looking for work?

    Quote Originally Posted by Merathy
    Like i quote [...] The whole picture should be in blue an white [...]




    I am not too enthousiastic about this, but maybe you are
    Quote Originally Posted by Furkel View Post
    There's always, ALWAYS a "huge uproar" about anything Blizz does, usually from people who either don't entirely understand the thing they're complaining about, or refuse to acknowledge that most players are perfectly okay with the current state of affairs. Whenever people complain that they don't listen to feedback it mostly means "they don't listen to ME ME ME".
    My new signature. Thanks.

  20. #20

    Re: [Photoshop] Looking for work?

    Ok, im looking for a forum signature...

    Name : dubbz
    Guild : Dark Matter
    Realm : Scilla
    Side : Horde
    Male UD Shadow Priest

    Maybe something in the tier 5 armor, love the wings

    Colors dont really matter something dark that follows the armor colors maybe?

    Thanks in advance if you need any other information please let me know!

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