Internet Addicts Anonymous @ 4-ch

Internet Addicts Anonymous @ 4-ch

Do you have an addiction to the Internet? Do you spend all day looking at slashdot, wikipedia, porn or posting in your Livejournal, or are you a friend or family member of someone who is?

Internet addicts anonymous provides counselling, trolling, flames and utter internet stupidity for those who require the services, generously provided by 4-ch in association with the DQN community.
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1: Goodbye (6) 2: What are the most active textboards? (6) 3: Gikopoi thread! (39) 4: (13) 5: Why did google change image search URL (5) 6: [SPAM] Where does bot spam come from? [INQUIRY] [NET DETECTIVE] (59) 7: Decreasing usability on the web (43) 8: They redesigned 5ch (17) 9: how old is the enternet? (4) 10: [Blogging] Textboards and possibility [Boring] [Feelings] (4) 11: 4-ch is dead? (125) 12: Post Some Kool Keyboard Shortcuts You Like To Use (1) 13: What music do you listen to when you websurf? (42) 14: i need help with crypto (6) 15: Google buys YouTube. (32) 16: I'm an imageboard and online communities otaku (295) 17: Junior, let's find VIP, DQN or IAA on your ID [PART III] (611) 18: Working on a new textboard, any feedback? (6) 19: I want to create a textboard. (4) 20: any chan only use futaba? (13) 21: Any 2chan anime? (6) 22: Continuity of userbase of 4-ch (3) 23: Ceo of Cognent is forcing people to cenor websites (4) 24: The end of Chris (26) 25: Anyone willing to part with a Nevada-tan hoodie? (59) 26: New Gikopoi server dropped (23) 27: The recursive thread! (2) 28: BRING BACK IICHAN (12) 29: Horrible, horrible websites (246) 30: There is nothing good on gopher (7) 31: Goodbye world2ch! (67) 32: Yukkuri shite itte ne! (22) 33: Why are imageboards filled with so many religious fanatics and conservatives these days? (28) 34: Pre-smartphone mobile web (wap, i-mode, etc) (14) 35: FOMO and Online Discourse (9) 36: 711chan returns from the dead (2) 37: Discussing on the net (5) 38: I want to now anothers text boards (7) 39: channel4 laughs at other boards (7) 40: Pros and cons of anonymity (30)

Goodbye (6)

1 Name: 405 - Name Not Allowed : 2022-12-28 01:43 ID:MRgPAIv5

Where can I go now to get my BEES fix???

2 Name: 406 - Name Not Acceptable : 2022-12-29 01:28 ID:n1nBA2zG

It's up to me.

3 Name: 405 - Name Not Allowed : 2022-12-30 20:55 ID:b0lwAFSd

Another light flickers out. The darkness draws nearer.

4 Name: 408 - Name Request Timeout : 2023-01-04 19:42 ID:Heaven

The queen will take flight and a new hive will be born... one day

5 Name: 405 - Name Not Allowed : 2024-06-14 12:48 ID:kNj2HKqN

Did anyone notice that came back?

6 Name: 405 - Name Not Allowed : 2024-06-15 02:26 ID:Heaven

I responded to some spam post on here with
     ( ゚ω゚ )  お断りします
    /    \
  ((⊂  )   ノ\つ))
      ヽ ヘ }
 ε≡Ξ ノノ `J
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What are the most active textboards? (6)

1 Name: 406 - Name Not Acceptable : 2024-05-29 21:31 ID:secK0/KI

I only usually visit this textboard, I don't know if there is any other one in English that is just as active, i would enter 2ch or 5ch but I don't live in Japan and I don't even know Japanese

2 Name: 406 - Name Not Acceptable : 2024-06-05 00:44 ID:mPWH7iTC

3 Name: 408 - Name Request Timeout : 2024-06-05 02:24 ID:YG7Wc3uL

nigger alert

4 Name: 403 - Name Forbidden : 2024-06-05 04:50 ID:Wsn9JUzh

Obviously here

Also SAOVQ, dis.tinychan,, bbs.gikopoi, boards.graybox, etc


5 Name: 403 - Name Forbidden : 2024-06-06 23:39 ID:DHHnZgpT

faggot and nigger


6 Name: 408 - Name Request Timeout : 2024-06-14 08:03 ID:Jqu4lRyB

Looks like SAoVQ is being DDOS'd?
I can't post there or on the PostOffice.

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Gikopoi thread! (39)

1 Name: 409 - Name Conflict : 2022-07-26 12:54 ID:AFEl7b+A

Gikopoi is a fun 2ch-themed Flash game -- it's similar to IRC or a Habbo Hotel without AIDS. We got:

  • loli streams
  • alcoholism
  • people from all over the globe
  • chicks with dicks
  • old time iichan/saovq lurkers

What do you think of this game?
General discussion, chat, secrets, rumors, etc thread!

30 Name: 422 - Unprocessable Name : 2024-02-03 15:43 ID:Heaven

There is also an IRC relay bot in the bar room with #gikopoi, but it's implemented poorly, so you get what you pay for.

Previous captcha: town
current captcha: lab

31 Name: 405 - Name Not Allowed : 2024-03-03 10:46 ID:Q2wCcRey

bump courtesy of guts from berserk

32 Name: 415 - Unsupported Name Type : 2024-03-31 20:05 ID:xz1Lbeh5

Forced anonymous serverwide on for April Fool's day, additionally all users are the Sageru Bee

33 Name: 401 - Unauthorized Name : 2024-04-14 22:56 ID:byIVHIck

I'm confused should I play Gikopoi or Gikopoipoi?

34 Name: 403 - Name Forbidden : 2024-04-29 12:36 ID:YBYooWpW

Why not both?

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36 Name: 422 - Unprocessable Name : 2024-05-22 15:25 ID:b0CQ7Tyj

Ugh, when did Gikopoipoi get full of pedos?

At least the nazi problem is kind of dying out...?

37 Name: 401 - Unauthorized Name : 2024-05-23 09:51 ID:Heaven

>Ugh, when did Gikopoipoi get full of pedos?

Where do you think you are?

38 Name: 405 - Name Not Allowed : 2024-05-23 15:28 ID:Heaven

I like to think that /iaa/ isn't full of pedophiles and that you're in the minority.

39 Name: 405 - Name Not Allowed : 2024-06-01 04:43 ID:JCL0NVHd

Any community that gets its laughs by pretending to be pedophiles will eventually be flooded by actual pedophiles who mistakenly believe that they're in good company.

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Verification: (13)

1 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2020-09-13 03:00 ID:C5h8G50+
Best forum on the internet.

4 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2020-09-21 17:56 ID:USh47zh/



5 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2020-09-21 18:59 ID:A0ZKjwhb

How long has that site been up? I remember playing flash games on some site that looked like that (the homepage I mean) and had a name like it, sometime in 2008-2010.

6 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2020-09-22 03:07 ID:CUmSFAwi


Seems kind of normalfag-ish over there but i agree with this poster the only good thing about the site i love young girls.

7 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2020-09-22 04:10 ID:5cYPS3tV

It is the flash game site's forum.

8 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2020-09-22 12:34 ID:WXkM65Bg

is this what an alpha male looks like?

>Good at biking, good at scooter, good at karate, good at BMX, and good at math. just your regular old 9 year old Cool Kid.

9 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2020-09-22 13:50 ID:USh47zh/

>>8 Honestly intimidating, desu

10 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2020-09-24 06:15 ID:ru5SqymW

mogged by a prepubescent boy :(

11 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2020-09-30 01:39 ID:A0ZKjwhb

yeah, how long has the flash site been up?

12 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2020-09-30 03:46 ID:6xYNVo6e

This gem of a website says 2006:

It kind of freaks me out that kids still use forums, I vaguely remember a forum specifically for kids to discuss music and it got the crap raided out of it constantly.

13 Name: 406 - Name Not Acceptable : 2024-05-30 20:27 ID:j3ea/aBC

weird and ugly

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Why did google change image search URL (5)

1 Name: 401 - Unauthorized Name : 2024-04-06 20:12 ID:JWs+hEoX

For as long as I can remember, you searched for images like


Now it's


This pisses me off! Everyone knows isch = image search but it is not clear at all what "2" is supposed to mean.

2 Name: 422 - Unprocessable Name : 2024-04-08 07:08 ID:PHwViMnr

No idea but i think its gay and it pisses me off.

3 Name: 410 - Name Gone : 2024-04-23 00:23 ID:9CsfKJOc

mm the 2 is supposed to mean image, because if you search udm=18 it will give you only results from forums (very useful), i think its a new format they made to classificate media?
Idk what the rest of the UDMs are

4 Name: 410 - Name Gone : 2024-05-22 15:34 ID:E/xJyJFN

As far as I got before getting bored:

1 - all
2 - image
6 - learn
7 - videos (also tbm=vid)
13 - news (also tbm=news)
14 - web
15 - attractions
18 - forums
24 - mystery
26 - also videos? And social media????
28 - shopping (also tbm=shop)
37 - products
38 - videos, but 0 results

5 Name: 403 - Name Forbidden : 2024-05-23 15:24 ID:J2PtmVOJ

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[SPAM] Where does bot spam come from? [INQUIRY] [NET DETECTIVE] (59)

1 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2021-01-07 20:09 ID:A2XHXRdb

I once uploaded Kareha onto a server I was running from home, purely just to test the software and study the code. I didn't advertise the board to anybody, and only made three test threads. Amazingly, after having forgotten about the board, and coming back a year later, I found it full of spam and links.

Everybody knows about textboard spam, wakaba's /soc/ board was removed after being spammed to oblivion, the site that wrote the original gazouBBS (futaba's sourcecode) script's demonstration boards were also full of spam comments written in English, so on, we've all seen it.

Where is it actually coming from though? Has anybody ever gone down the rabbithole of internet spam and bots? How do they find no-name sites that nobody visits? What is their end goal? Who actually runs these bots? Is anybody even running these bots or have they been on autopilot for decades? Is there a network of spammers? What is your experience with spam?

Within the past three years or so, "scambaiting" has become a popular genre of youtube and twitch content, with people investigating tech support scammers and robotcallers and whatnot, but I feel like nobody really cares about the rabbithole of people spamming on websites, when it is just as vast and fascinating.

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53 Name: 406 - Name Not Acceptable : 2024-02-05 20:57 ID:govTpM4P

Here's an interesting post. Apparently, it isn't bot spam at all but coming from commercial CP peddlers. They seem to hit the most active boards on any given site.

54 Name: 415 - Unsupported Name Type : 2024-02-23 02:28 ID:Heaven

This kinda confirms what I already knew, that it was manual spam.

55 Name: 405 - Name Not Allowed : 2024-03-27 13:06 ID:Heaven

On the subject of spam, I was scrolling through Google Images at random and found this rather funny algorithmically generated store scam.

It presents itself as a store, except all the products are random images grabbed off the web with titles grabbed off whatever page the original image was on.
Each image has a random price attached, and all of them have 50% "discounts" on them. The page implies that the images are actual shippable products, and the payment button is surrounded by various antivirus logos as a guarantee of safety. Many of the images do not in any way correspond to real products and are are titled in totally incoherent ways, often with the name of the original site they were grabbed off listed as part of their title (some of them are grabbed off Wikipedia and have the "[article name] - Wikipedia" as their name). Each product page has a flashy countdown for until the discount ends (always under 2 hours from what I saw), a warning that the item is almost out of stock, occasionally a high "X people are viewing this right now" number, and a vast collection of generic reviews that do nothing to indicate what you are actually buying.

The "About US" page on the site reads as if it was either AI generated or written by some ESL and has some very dubious capitalization choices. The site footer links to for some reason.
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56 Name: 403 - Name Forbidden : 2024-04-07 14:15 ID:Heaven

57 Name: 422 - Unprocessable Name : 2024-05-15 13:14 ID:D+PxtbAM


Necro, so it wouldnt have been known as well back in 2021 when you posted, but androxgh0st is a (now) well known malicious web scanner that tries to scan sites for exposed credentials and then tries to use those credentials to compromise your assets so that they can be used as part of a spam botnet.

Feds have good details on it now

androxgh0st will probe a page with POST requests sending strings similar to what you mentioned in the message body, so if your form method is POST on the emailer page, it may be taking that message body and doing the needful with it and sending it to you as an email according to whatever logic you have setup to handle the form.

58 Name: 401 - Unauthorized Name : 2024-05-18 21:32 ID:qGl7mFpm

That's something that has been bothering me for so long, you could look up the most random of queries like "steven universe background art" and get those sites

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Decreasing usability on the web (43)

1 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2016-04-21 07:22 ID:ReD2ZvAk This thread was merged from the former /net/ board. You can view the archive here.

It seems like the web is getting harder to use.

Or maybe I'm just getting older.

  • I was using a search bar on a website. It had no "search" button ... it was just a text field. I tried hitting enter and nothing happened. The screen didn't change or anything. I finally reloaded and tried again and THEN my search actually returned results.
  • I was tabbing through a webpage, but the links were never highlighted or outlined to let me know that I was tabbed on them.
  • Webpages have become harder to read! I'm serious. There is something wrong with the new age typefaces. It's like someone decided to make a new font that inherited 3 X chromosomes so every character could be big, but skinny.

I am not adapting well to the future at all.

34 Name: 415 - Unsupported Name Type : 2023-03-07 09:12 ID:J7je0dTg


>You need to use a lot of +"query" -"query" modifiers to find the buried stuff.

I find that Google has this habit of returning no results at all, or barely anything, for searches that make extensive use of +"query" -"query" modifiers even where a modifier-less version of that same search returns results that should match the modifiers. Or, on rarer occasions, of outright ignoring quotation marks or other operators for certain searches and shitting out a page of SEO AI-spam regardless.

>Here's a couple link directories to check out:

I am well aware of those link directories, and a number of others. Peelopaalu plenty of nice links in it.
The problem with these small "word of mouth" link directories is that they're usually a list of "nostalgic" webpages, old personal sites, and a bunch of the site owner's personal interests. They're not comprehensive and they're rarely useful for finding anything specific. I kind of wish there was a modern version of the old Yahoo link directory. Or for search engines to stop sucking again.
People linking to each other is a nice development though. With how most sites are now, you'd think everyone forgot the web is for hypertext.

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35 Name: 409 - Name Conflict : 2023-03-08 01:57 ID:hJNKjCc0

Regarding the search modifiers, I've also noticed they're not always working nowadays. In some cases you can use a different engine that is based on another to make it work, for example using goo instead of bing.

The novelty factor of the web has long since diminished so of course it's going to be harder to find sites like that. Interacting with your site visitors encouraged personal sites, but the lack of visitors, the poor conduct of the average user and the spambot armies of today make it less attractive. They do still exist, but the greater signal to noise ratio and poorly configured search engine algorithms make it harder to come across them.

Speaking of the link directories, why hasn't anyone made a wiki style link directory that anyone can contribute to? Perhaps it already exists but a quick search gave me nothing worthwhile.

36 Name: 405 - Name Not Allowed : 2023-03-10 21:56 ID:Heaven


>greater signal to noise ratio


37 Name: 406 - Name Not Acceptable : 2023-03-16 23:42 ID:Heaven

i see no problem, op.
i can still browse this site on my iPhone 17 XXR Pro Max Ultra

38 Name: 409 - Name Conflict : 2023-07-24 01:33 ID:NHjcc10k

Something I deeply hate about modern web are the tables or objects that don't load instantly and move everything on the site every other second.
Do you want to click this little link? Too bad, it moved to load our ad.
Oh, you think you got it this time? Fuck you! It moved again to load an empty box begging you to subscribe/turn off ad blocker!
You thought you were done? Have a funny pop-up show up exactly where you want to click! Now you have to input your email address DIPSHIT!!!

39 Name: 406 - Name Not Acceptable : 2023-07-24 09:27 ID:7OBfp9/t

This, this, this.

40 Name: 406 - Name Not Acceptable : 2023-07-27 09:48 ID:C8A6nJj3

The new authentication standards and machine learning legislation companies are pushing for could be really bad

41 Name: 405 - Name Not Allowed : 2024-05-14 15:18 ID:EBmJFvth


>Speaking of the link directories, why hasn't anyone made a wiki style link directory that anyone can contribute to? Perhaps it already exists but a quick search gave me nothing worthwhile.

I've been thinking about something like this. Kinda want to make a wiki + imageboard for "weird website exploration". You know, like for cataloging indieweb projects + "weird" shit like ARGs, etc.

Think there'd be enough community for something like that, or is that too niche?

42 Name: 405 - Name Not Allowed : 2024-05-14 16:33 ID:swgMBN3R

I know this won't be helpful, but DMOZ existed, which may have been similar to what you are describing (I've never actually used it before went offline.)

I'd think that there is definitely a community for that!
If not, at least 10 other people and myself will visit your website, although I genuinely encourage the creation of something like that.

On a side note, here's a link dump thread some of you may find interesting.

43 Name: 410 - Name Gone : 2024-06-14 12:48 ID:Heaven

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They redesigned 5ch (17)

1 Name: 408 - Name Request Timeout : 2023-06-23 05:08 ID:v+fh6xGl

I hate change

8 Name: 405 - Name Not Allowed : 2023-07-21 09:48 ID:Heaven

> 4-ch's sister board

citation needed

9 Name: 406 - Name Not Acceptable : 2023-07-27 08:09 ID:Heaven

It was a joke about it being called Middle-aged Man Channel

10 Name: 406 - Name Not Acceptable : 2024-01-13 12:23 ID:4JC6XhDU

they also have retard designs

11 Name: 403 - Name Forbidden : 2024-01-29 23:12 ID:7IB+nTyB

Have they banned non-Japanese IPs again?

12 Name: 422 - Unprocessable Name : 2024-01-31 08:42 ID:Y1OjQ7HR

some fags resurrected onion channeru and its been shit since.
other fags killed some barely interesting korean boards and survived ones turned into shit too.
i learned that chinese use clearnet just fine and don't go to jail for very illegal and have some good forums and sites, while the onion'd die.

i dunno why would you visit clearnet japanese boards really. do you like to hang out with japanese phone normies much? this isn't 2004

13 Name: 403 - Name Forbidden : 2024-02-05 18:25 ID:/7eBfCA3

is so ulgy

14 Name: 405 - Name Not Allowed : 2024-04-03 01:56 ID:ODwKomEn

Still managed to retained more sovl than 4chan

15 Name: 406 - Name Not Acceptable : 2024-05-13 06:47 ID:pbkcBTS0

I really wish the western internet developed like this. Japs are so lucky.

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17 Name: 401 - Unauthorized Name : 2024-05-14 15:38 ID:QFqPm8gu

fuck the change

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how old is the enternet? (4)

1 Name: 409 - Name Conflict : 2023-01-06 17:51 ID:+Je2czhb

how old is the enternet?

2 Name: 405 - Name Not Allowed : 2023-01-07 09:41 ID:+kYEE6JT

Obviously older than you.

3 Name: 410 - Name Gone : 2023-01-10 09:45 ID:Heaven

>The ARPAnet, the predecessor of the Internet, was born in November 1969, making the Internet 50 years old. In January 1983, ARPAnet shifted to the TCP/IP protocol, which to this date powers the modern Internet.

4 Name: 415 - Unsupported Name Type : 2024-05-14 02:52 ID:7aNMoLTn

The core backbone of the modern internet began as the National Science Foundation Network (NSF Net) in 1985. It ran as a government non-profit network that was intended to link together several academic and military networks that had existed prior.

These predecessor networks were things like ARPANET, and various university networks that at one time carried things like UUCP (the protocol that carried USENET), and research institutes, etc.

In the 70s, when these networks developed, commercial time sharing networks also developed. These were things like CompuServ, and AOL's predecessor orgs which provided timesharing (basically, back in these days, if your business couldn't afford a big-ass PDP-11, you'd rent processor time from a timesharing provider and be billed by how much proc time your applications took to run), email services, and similar shit like this.

Anyway, NSF Net began by linking together the research, university and military networks through the 80s. Note that when I said "research institutes", this included commercial research, e.g. like Bell, CompuServ, etc, had research connections to the network, but couldn't commercialize the network's use. In this same period, networks that would eventually tie into NSF Net such as the Computer Science Network linked with some academic systems in France, Japan, etc, and this extended the internet internationally.

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[Blogging] Textboards and possibility [Boring] [Feelings] (4)

1 Name: 408 - Name Request Timeout : 2024-04-19 14:12 ID:5HWAmSS7

Whenever I look through textboards - and sometimes when I look through small imageboards - I get a strange feeling of possibility. Like I'm browsing the internet for the first time again and I don't know what I could find, like everyone else is out there living fascinating lives that you can only catch a glimpse of through the screen. Like this format of discussion with other people over the internet is going to get really big one day, and I'm here on the ground floor. Like it's 20 years ago and I'm still young, technology still excites me, and I can do anything if I try hard enough.

And I know it's not true, I know the state of the wider web and the wider world. I know that most of your lives wouldn't really interest me if you were to share them on a social media site, or even on 4chan. But on a textboard everything somehow becomes special and mysterious again. The discussions and the in-jokes often make no sense to me, but they feel like they've got some special hidden meaning, some great secret that I could uncover - even when I can rationally deduce that a lot of them are just people being silly, an in-joke I don't get, no deeper than that.
Despite the fact most textboards move slowly, I always get a feeling like I've got to move fast to avoid missing out - unlike the rest of the web where it doesn't matter if I blink-and-miss-it because it's so uninteresting anyway. It's odd: I can discount nostalgia and I can discount textboards being new to me, but I can't get any closer to figuring out why they make me feel this way.
Do you have any ideas what it could be? Do textboards arouse any special emotion in you?

2 Name: 406 - Name Not Acceptable : 2024-04-25 23:49 ID:Y6F21lxv

Since I've used them since the early days of places like world2ch, I feel a specific connection and nostalgia for them after so much time. I don't know why, but I don't try to think about it deeply. I like them and that's good enough for me. I guess that's all it really's something you like. It's a combination of the unique specificity of what they are along with a degree of nostalgia. I know barely anyone is ever here to read this or any other extremely obscure textboard, but I still visit them very often.

Interestingly, I actually get a much similar feeling with old web forums. Either, the ones that were more or less text based or minimal with images, where the design looked very simple and the comments were often nested. I don't mean in the style of Reddit, since Reddit kind of cloned this...but what would have passed as a forum in maybe 1997. Or there's the ones with different board categories full of threads, usernames, avatars, post numbers, signatures and all that stuff. In a way they don't seem that old to me but I'm also old myself and that screws your perception of time up, so when I stumble upon some old obscure forum for something and it's full of threads and members from 1999 or 2002 or whatever, it's nostalgic to see that too.

3 Name: 403 - Name Forbidden : 2024-04-29 12:35 ID:bcZnp9Yr

They make me feel I'm home again

I'm the kind of person who reads every page on dead wikis, reads old websites top to bottom

Dead old feelings and thoughts, still living, trapped in time, but we can still look in

4 Name: 401 - Unauthorized Name : 2024-05-13 23:53 ID:I/NITSD7


>Interestingly, I actually get a much similar feeling with old web forums. Either, the ones that were more or less text based or minimal with images, where the design looked very simple and the comments were often nested.

This makes me think of something like

Is that the sort of forum you were talking about?

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