Top Deals, Comments, Forum Posts, Members of The Month and Other Stats for August 2016

Roy Morgan released a report which said that OzBargain was the fastest growing site in the retail area. They state:

Founded and still run by a Sydneysider named ‘scotty’, OzBargain is Australia’s fastest-growing shopping-related website, now with 948,000 unique monthly visitors—more than 2.5 times as many as in 2012.

As Scotty pointed out, our uniques are currently at 1.8m a month, double the figure Roy Morgan gives. However, looking at August 2012, the uniques were 963,988 so while the numbers may be off the ratios are fairly accurate.

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We surpassed another milestone and at around lunchtime last Wednesday, we ticked off our 4,000,000th comment. Our next big milestone is our 10 year anniversary in November. We are planning an event that stops the nation, or at least takes down some retailers websites and are hoping to get some retailers on board for some cracking deals. In the next week, we will be doing a T-Shirt treasure hunt where we will be giving out our new OzB 10 T-Shirts. Stay tuned.

Site Updates of Interest (Not a full list)

  • Popup to tell first time commenters to read commenting guidelines (hopefully not ignored).
  • Improving duplicate checking.
  • Renamed OzVoucher to Couponese.
  • Fixing up some speed issues related to our DB (you may have noticed some error messages)
Members

Members of the Month

August 2016

Winners from last month:

  • TRENT86 for posting the most popular deal of the month — Free 2x $25 voucher from The Good Guys! Yes, it's not an eBay deal this month (although eBay did take out the 2nd, 3rd and 6th place). TRENT86 has also posted 54 deals in August with +56.4 average votes, and 33 of them got onto the front page.

  • I would just like to award another non-eBay deal so at 4th place last month, forumninja and AmEx Shop Small September (which is coming up in 10 days). Check out all the currently running American Express deals here.

  • Spackbace for posting the most popular competition of the month — Win 1 of 4x $10,000 EFTPOS Cards. Unfortunately no one on OzBargain lucky enough to score that (or at least reported it). There was a reported big win though — also congratulations to Cristobel for the win to Dubai. Spackbace also posted the most deal in August — 71 with +33 vote average, and just 1 comment short from posting the most comments (which went to you-know-who).

  • stuhtb for being the most active new OzBargainer. Account signed up on 15 August and has already posted 25 deals in August with vote average +15.5.

-Scotty

See more about members of the month

Moderation Stats:

  • Reports: 2223 (avg: 1 report every ~20 minutes)
  • Deals Removed: 333 (2329 published) —- Forum Posts Removed: 57 (1075 published)
    • Reasons:
      • Duplicate - 166
      • Requested by OP - 21
      • Sockpuppeting - 30
      • SPAM - 21
      • Targeted Offer - 16
      • No Bargains Listed - 15
      • Insufficient Quantity - 18
      • Referral SPAM - 25
      • Combine Posts - 5
      • Not Available to Australia - 3
      • Expired on Posting - 5
      • Banned Item - 2
      • Everything else - 58

Most Deals Posted by a User & Vote Avg (Top 10)

User Deals Avg Vote
Spackbace 71 33.25
TRENT86 54 56.78
nocure 49 59.31
easternculture 48 39.54
tightarse 47 100.81
altomic 37 19.78
tonester 35 17.77
neil 22 26.14
stuhtb 22 14.77
hamza23 22 60.14

Most Deals Posted by a New User & Vote Avg (Top 10)

User Deals Avg Vote
stuhtb 40 18.93
DisabledUser193239 7 52.43
schmucky 3 13.33
BluSpace 3 12.67
releasethekr4cken 3 5.00
TeesAndSuchAustralia 3 2.00
inkspottuggerah 2 0.50
pc market 2 2.00
sproxlover 2 1.50
fj 2 4.50

Most Front-Page Deals posted by Users & Vote Avg (Top 10)

User Deals Avg Vote
tightarse 47 100.81
TRENT86 33 83.73
nocure 30 86.20
Spackbace 24 71.75
easternculture 19 79.37
hamza23 15 83.00
lyl 11 93.45
monty.melb 9 65.11
IWantThatFlight 8 64.12
tonester 7 55.71

Most Front-Page Deals posted by Store Reps & Vote Avg (Top 10)

User Deals Avg Vote Comments Comments (Not OP)
IWantThatFlight 8 64.12 18 1
monty.melb 6 46.17 77 9
Clear 3 91.00 274 140
PLE Computers 2 72.00 0 0
Warehouse1 2 89.50 20 4
squiddy 2 64.00 12 0
RemotePro 1 90.00 11 0
mls1989 1 105.00 79 21
robert1979 1 201.00 0 0
mobileciti 1 76.00 24 20

Most Competitions posted by users (Top 10)

User Comps Avg Vote
Katie2014 72 5.78
neil 45 5.00
JSQUARED 40 5.35
Spackbace 32 8.84
TheClipIt 28 4.39
hamza23 18 8.39
Anfernee 6 2.67
kewforyou 5 1.80
Wyza 4 3.75
Gunwalls 4 1.25

Most Edits by a Power User

User Edits Uniques
Spackbace 322 288
Baysew 80 78
tonester 68 58
shapers 29 27
Lukian 19 18
Make it so 15 13
Steptoe 13 13
BarginHunter 12 11
scrimshaw 8 6
TRENT86 8 8
Comments

Top 10 Commenters (# of comments, votes)

User Comments Avg Vote +5's +15's -5's -15's
jv 875 0.72 74 13 43 11
Spackbace 874 1.61 78 14 11 1
Savas 425 1.39 37 9 9 3
altomic 382 1.90 41 6 0 0
albanyson 297 0.63 7 2 0 0
Clear 272 1.53 24 4 2 0
lostn 270 0.43 10 0 0 0
StewBalls 269 1.77 32 4 6 0
Diji1 261 1.07 21 0 5 0
easternculture 254 0.50 21 5 11 3

Top 10 positively voted comments

Comment Votes User Posted
I know it was a NZ coin 311 Ughhh 2016-08-16
You're a ghost and no one 237 Drew22 2016-08-19
You know New Zealand isn't 166 happydude 2016-08-16
Maybe try talking to the 158 2jzzzz 2016-08-19
SPARTAAAAAAAA! 146 j4ck 2016-08-24
"I am getting quite tired of 123 hell0 2016-08-31
Yeah…way to generalise 120 bigpallooka 2016-08-31
People whinging about first 103 inherentchoice 2016-08-31
Definitely ban it. The 102 one man clan 2016-08-05
People being straight up 98 Clear 2016-08-31

Top 10 negatively voted comments

Comment Votes User Posted
I'm sure most people have -182 bottletop 2016-08-16
Your Tinypic shows signs for -85 llama 2016-08-27
@smashed: That's ok. I -72 sagiballs 2016-08-31
I just read some posts on -70 llama 2016-08-27
I invite you to make a -69 sagiballs 2016-08-31
yeh but they dont do it for -52 Zfan111222 2016-08-02
@Zfan111222: why are people -51 Zfan111222 2016-08-02
i cant, because the other -49 Zfan111222 2016-08-02
It's out of warranty what -43 Axelstrife 2016-08-21
I joined last year, if you -43 Savas 2016-08-26

Top 10 controversial comments

Comment +Votes -Votes User Posted
Rubbish phone. Got it with 20 20 Modano 2016-08-08
This is ridiculous - 1st 15 14 jackary 2016-08-17
thanks, time to stock up for 13 13 sbm888 2016-08-31
@Resistor: Cost Benefit is 12 13 2ndeffort 2016-08-18
Its $50 more at jb….is 12 12 bargrin 2016-08-29
Looks to me like he is 11 11 jhmtaylor 2016-08-13
….pretty mediocre… 10 9 Donatello 2016-08-25
Why does he get downvote? He 9 9 motor89 2016-08-08
Stop this crap,,The most 9 10 dealman 2016-08-19
$683 could spend it on 9 9 tuzii 2016-08-29

Comments with a net vote between 2 and -2 where the comment has 6 or more positive votes.

Comment +Votes -Votes User Posted
How about Iraq , Syria , 22 19 easternculture 2016-08-25
This is ridiculous - 1st 15 14 jackary 2016-08-17
@Resistor: Cost Benefit is 12 13 2ndeffort 2016-08-18
….pretty mediocre… 10 9 Donatello 2016-08-25

Comments with a net vote of + or - 20% with pos vote count of 10 or more.


Deals

Top 10 fastest deals to the front page

Deal Votes User Posted Mins to Front
6x Air Vent Phone Mount Delivered FREE @ TomTom 76 TheClipIt 2016-08-26 9.57
AmEx Statement Credits: Shop Small September ($20 Spend $10 Statement Credit up to 3 times) 537 forumninja 2016-08-23 9.72
10% off @ eBay (Min Spend $75) 695 Bellpop 2016-08-08 10.55
20% off Selected Retailers on eBay (PC Byte, Telstra, Sony, Grays Online, Betta, COTD, Shopping Square, Futu, Dell + More) 609 nocure 2016-08-15 11.83
FREE V2.0 Google Cardboard from Remote Pro @ Chandler, QLD [PICKUP ONLY] 90 RemotePro 2016-08-10 12.08
$1 iPower Universal 2600mAh Powerbank @ DickSmith (Kogan) 68 rickyygee 2016-08-12 18.27
LG Music Flow Multi Room Bridge $1 (+Postage or Pickup) from JB Hi-Fi 65 scotty 2016-08-30 22.93
$5.00 off Most Items at Domino's, Pickup and Delivered 232 zruins 2016-08-09 25.15
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge 32GB $59/Month + 3GB + UNLIMITED CALLS/SMS (24 Months) @ Woolworths Mobile 216 andyken 2016-08-10 25.28
NASA Makes All Scientific Research Available FREE 444 tightarse 2016-08-19 27.22

Top 10 fastest deals to 100 votes

Deal Votes User Posted Mins to +100
10% off @ eBay (Min Spend $75) 695 Bellpop 2016-08-08 32.75
AmEx Statement Credits: Shop Small September ($20 Spend $10 Statement Credit up to 3 times) 537 forumninja 2016-08-23 42.50
20% off Selected Retailers on eBay (PC Byte, Telstra, Sony, Grays Online, Betta, COTD, Shopping Square, Futu, Dell + More) 609 nocure 2016-08-15 48.12
NASA Makes All Scientific Research Available FREE 444 tightarse 2016-08-19 88.33
$5.00 off Most Items at Domino's, Pickup and Delivered 232 zruins 2016-08-09 93.10
15% off 12 Selected Retailers (Bing Lee, Target, BCF, Myer, Mobileciti, Tarocash. Supercheap Auto + More) @ eBay 415 TheClipIt 2016-08-24 112.55
MYER Extra 50% off Men, Womens & Childrens Knitwear & Sweaters Extra 40% off Jackets & Coats 361 mirror 2016-08-10 134.00
eBook Box Set "Sherlock Holmes: The Ultimate Collection" (Illustrated) $0 @ Amazon 297 nocure 2016-08-03 136.28
Free Parking @ Mt Lofty Summit, Adelaide Hills, SA 243 matt_will_fix_it 2016-08-18 138.03
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge 32GB $59/Month + 3GB + UNLIMITED CALLS/SMS (24 Months) @ Woolworths Mobile 216 andyken 2016-08-10 139.75

Top 10 most popular deals by votes

Deal Votes Clicks User Posted
Sign up to Digital Catalogue to Receive 2x $25 Store Credits in Your First 6 Weeks (Min Spend $50) @ The Good Guys 774 23561 TRENT86 2016-08-03
10% off @ eBay (Min Spend $75) 695 8032 Bellpop 2016-08-08
AmEx Statement Credits: Shop Small September ($20 Spend $10 Statement Credit up to 3 times) 664 10294 forumninja 2016-08-23
20% off Selected Retailers on eBay (PC Byte, Telstra, Sony, Grays Online, Betta, COTD, Shopping Square, Futu, Dell + More) 610 30734 nocure 2016-08-15
NASA Makes All Scientific Research Available FREE 446 3286 tightarse 2016-08-19
15% off 12 Selected Retailers (Bing Lee, Target, BCF, Myer, Mobileciti, Tarocash. Supercheap Auto + More) @ eBay 415 14145 TheClipIt 2016-08-24
MYER Extra 50% off Men, Womens & Childrens Knitwear & Sweaters Extra 40% off Jackets & Coats 361 14403 mirror 2016-08-10
Calvin Klein CK One 200ml Eau De Toilette Spray, $26.99 Delivered (Use Code for Free Shipping) @ Chemist Warehouse 329 6457 DisabledUser193239 2016-08-07
[Excludes NT/WA] Domino's Online Mega Week - 50% off Pizza (Excludes Value & Extra Value Range) 327 4579 realfancyman 2016-08-14
OVO Mobile - 50GB for $59.95/Month Data SIM (No Contract), + More 305 6121 landog 2016-08-03

Top 10 most popular deals by clicks

Deal Votes Clicks User Posted
20% off Selected Retailers on eBay (PC Byte, Telstra, Sony, Grays Online, Betta, COTD, Shopping Square, Futu, Dell + More) 609 30697 nocure 2016-08-15
Sign up to Digital Catalogue to Receive 2x $25 Store Credits in Your First 6 Weeks (Min Spend $50) @ The Good Guys 773 23282 TRENT86 2016-08-03
Jetstar Spring Sale: Domestic Airfares from $35, International Airfares from $99 116 18074 tightarse 2016-08-25
Outerwear down to $50 - Culture Kings 89 15764 Charleston 2016-08-03
MYER Extra 50% off Men, Womens & Childrens Knitwear & Sweaters Extra 40% off Jackets & Coats 361 14379 mirror 2016-08-10
15% off 12 Selected Retailers (Bing Lee, Target, BCF, Myer, Mobileciti, Tarocash. Supercheap Auto + More) @ eBay 415 14130 TheClipIt 2016-08-24
Masters Home Improvement - 50% off All Sherwin Williams Paint + More 151 13281 skimmermilk 2016-08-24
10-30% off Storewide - Masters Home Improvement: from Monday 29/8 176 12569 flash659 2016-08-27
Bosch V-Line Drill Driving Set 41 Piece $12.79 (Save $19.20) @ Masters - Limited Stock 70 11716 TRENT86 2016-08-03
Stanley 40 Piece Screwdriver Set $19 @ Bunnings Warehouse 255 11241 unity1 2016-08-12

Top 5 most popular deals by traffic (in pageviews)

  1. 20% off Selected Retailers on eBay (PC Byte, Telstra, Sony, Grays Online, Betta, COTD, Shopping Square, Futu, Dell + More) - 100,355
  2. 15% off 12 Selected Retailers (Bing Lee, Target, BCF, Myer, Mobileciti, Tarocash. Supercheap Auto + More) @ eBay - 65,128
  3. MYER Extra 50% off Men, Womens & Childrens Knitwear & Sweaters Extra 40% off Jackets & Coats - 50,196
  4. Sign up to Digital Catalogue to Receive 2x $25 Store Credits in Your First 6 Weeks (Min Spend $50) @ The Good Guys - 49,256
  5. 10% off @ eBay (Min Spend $75) - 48,861

Most Popular Deals by Category

Category Deal Votes Clicks User Posted
Automotive Free $5 Credit at SuperCheap Auto (Club Plus Email Subscribed Members) 177 2318 steff 2016-08-26
Books & Magazines eBook Box Set "Sherlock Holmes: The Ultimate Collection" (Illustrated) $0 @ Amazon 297 3063 nocure 2016-08-03
Business & Office $25 Tactix Clipboard, 10000mAh Powerbank, 8GB Flash Drive @ Bunnings Warehouse 14 2723 highon2str 2016-08-21
Computing Free Upgrade to Windows 10 after The Public Deadline 188 4783 sand241 2016-08-02
Education NASA Makes All Scientific Research Available FREE 444 3260 tightarse 2016-08-19
Electrical & Electronics Sign up to Digital Catalogue to Receive 2x $25 Store Credits in Your First 6 Weeks (Min Spend $50) @ The Good Guys 773 23282 TRENT86 2016-08-03
Entertainment Optus Mobile: Unmetered Netflix, Presto on Postpaid Plans ($10 on Lower Plans/Free on Higher Plans), Spotify Unmetered for All 256 3586 aeon 2016-08-22
Fashion & Apparel MYER Extra 50% off Men, Womens & Childrens Knitwear & Sweaters Extra 40% off Jackets & Coats 361 14379 mirror 2016-08-10
Financial AmEx Statement Credits: Shop Small September ($20 Spend $10 Statement Credit up to 3 times) 537 6942 forumninja 2016-08-23
Food & Grocery [Excludes NT/WA] Domino's Online Mega Week - 50% off Pizza (Excludes Value & Extra Value Range) 327 4573 realfancyman 2016-08-14
Gaming Prison Architect Xbox 360 - FREE 268 4670 Slabdog 2016-08-06
Health & Beauty Calvin Klein CK One 200ml Eau De Toilette Spray, $26.99 Delivered (Use Code for Free Shipping) @ Chemist Warehouse 328 6446 DisabledUser193239 2016-08-07
Home & Garden Stanley 40 Piece Screwdriver Set $19 @ Bunnings Warehouse 255 11241 unity1 2016-08-12
Internet Free Unlimited Wi-Fi with Telstra Air - Extended to 27 March 2017 (Telstra Customers Including $2 Prepaid SIM Owners) 179 2006 tony abbott 2016-08-02
Mobile OVO Mobile - 50GB for $59.95/Month Data SIM (No Contract), + More 304 6050 landog 2016-08-03
Other 10% off @ eBay (Min Spend $75) 695 8030 Bellpop 2016-08-08
Pets Free Black Hawk Pet Food Sample + Stylish Tin @ Black Hawk 210 5092 Turd 2016-08-29
Sports & Outdoors Nike True Grip Size 7 Basketball $35 Shipped @ Nike 141 4257 fozboy 2016-08-25
Toys & Kids Curash Baby Wipes Fragrance Free Value Pack - 6x80pk $11.99 ($2 per 80pk) @ Chemist Warehouse 130 1649 hamza23 2016-08-19
Travel Free Parking @ Mt Lofty Summit, Adelaide Hills, SA 243 2692 matt_will_fix_it 2016-08-18

Competitions

Most Popular Competitions (by votes)

Comp Votes Clicks Entered User Posted
Win 1 of 4x $10,000 EFTPOS Cards (Enter Daily) 56 3625 139 Spackbace 2016-08-03
Win $40 + OzB T-Shirt for Guessing OzBargain's 4,000,000th Comment & $40 + T-Shirt for The Commenter 39 283 41 neil 2016-08-22
Win 2x Return Tickets to Japan + 2x Pocket Wi-Fi from Japan Wireless / G'Day Japan 37 1651 117 scotty 2016-08-03
Win 1 of 8 Pre-Paid VISA Cards (Worth Either $2,000, $1,000, $500 or $250) from Piranha Snacks 33 1187 138 Katie2014 2016-08-01
Win a Surface Pro 4 from Windows Central 31 1702 107 Quppa 2016-08-04
Win a HP Spectre Notebook & BeoPlay H6 Headphones (Valued at $2898) from Bang & Olfusen 31 1146 78 hamza23 2016-08-31
Win a Set of Circulon Contempo Red (Valued at $539.95) from Circulon 29 652 78 JSQUARED 2016-08-02
Win a $5,800 Flight Centre Gift Card from Sushi Sushi 25 1242 89 Katie2014 2016-08-19
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge International Giveaway - Android Authority 24 730 56 PinzVidz 2016-08-07
Win 1,000,000 Qantas or Velocity Points from American Express - AmEx Cardholders 23 1458 55 bluedufflecoat 2016-08-16

Most Popular Competitions (by clicks)

Comp Votes Clicks Entered User Posted
Win 1 of 4x $10,000 EFTPOS Cards (Enter Daily) 56 3625 139 Spackbace 2016-08-03
Win a Surface Pro 4 from Windows Central 31 1702 107 Quppa 2016-08-04
Win 2x Return Tickets to Japan + 2x Pocket Wi-Fi from Japan Wireless / G'Day Japan 37 1651 117 scotty 2016-08-03
Win 1,000,000 Qantas or Velocity Points from American Express - AmEx Cardholders 23 1458 55 bluedufflecoat 2016-08-16
Instantly Win a Polar A360 Fitness Tracker, Loop 2, Stride Sensor or H7 Heart Rate Monitor from Polar 16 1446 71 JSQUARED 2016-08-12
Win a Pair of Return Flights from Canberra to Singapore or Wellington + 3 Nights Accommodation from Singapore Airlines 18 1419 42 Katie2014 2016-08-23
Win a $5,800 Flight Centre Gift Card from Sushi Sushi 25 1242 89 Katie2014 2016-08-19
Win 1 of 8 Pre-Paid VISA Cards (Worth Either $2,000, $1,000, $500 or $250) from Piranha Snacks 33 1187 138 Katie2014 2016-08-01
Win a HP Spectre Notebook & BeoPlay H6 Headphones (Valued at $2898) from Bang & Olfusen 31 1146 78 hamza23 2016-08-31
Win a Suzuki Vitara Turbo (Worth $31240), or 1 of 5 Trips to The Set - Vote on 'The Block' 9 1061 55 Spackbace 2016-08-25
  • Competition Pageviews: 217,705 | July: 211,239 (+3.06%)
  • Comps Posted: 329 | July: 304
  • Comps Won: 52 | July: 85
  • Biggest Competition Win:

Samsung Home Theatre Packages (Worth $4623)


Other stats

Top 5 most popular forum thread by traffic (in pageviews)

  1. Ordered Item From eBay, Got an Empty Packaging with No Item in It - 25,685
  2. Banned from Woolworths Online Forever! - 21,389
  3. This Guy Is Selling What Is Free from OzBargain - 18,347
  4. Cashier not taking NZ coins - 17,200
  5. I Am Sick of The Big Banks Not Passing The Full Rate Cut - 17,139

Top 5 most popular wiki pages by traffic (in pageviews)

  1. List of Birthday Deals/Frebies - 9,247
  2. List of Cheap Chinese Online Buying sites - 3,502
  3. American Express Referral Wiki 3,087
  4. Cards with No Overseas Transaction Fees - 1,936
  5. A guide to using Telstra Prepaid Starter Packs - 1,692

Top 5 most popular stores (in pageviews of their store page)

  1. Dominos - 142,834
  2. Hungry Jacks - 22,259
  3. Uber - 13,597
  4. KFC - 13,263
  5. Woolworths - 12,570

Top 10 most popular stores (amount of published deals posted)

Store Count Avg Vote
Amazon 59 26.88
Woolworths 50 35.10
The Good Guys 46 56.46
Coles 43 43.23
Masters Home Improvement 41 50.00
Harvey Norman 35 26.00
JB Hi-Fi 32 25.06
Target Australia 29 25.66
Dan Murphy's 28 34.43
Myer 27 26.67

Top 10 most subscribed to stores

Store # of subscribers
I Want That Flight 524
DeliveryHero 266
Specsavers 189
American Express 137
Menulog 128
Masters 124
Pinchme 122
Selling Out Soon 115
Woolworths 92
Coke Rewards 91

Top 10 Search Alerts

Query Count
eneloop 143
lego 141
dyson 118
sonos 113
ps4 110
specsavers 107
bose 75
japan 72
wii u 71
xbox one 67

Top 5 sites referring traffic to OzBargain (sessions)

  1. Whirlpool Forums - 123,190
  2. Facebook - 109,596
  3. Twitter - 33,399
  4. Lifehacker - 31,607
  5. Oursteps - 31,597

Top Browsers (by Sessions)

  1. Chrome 59.40%
  2. Safari 24.04%
  3. Firefox 8.38%
  4. Internet Explorer 3.59%
  5. Safari (in-app) 1.82%

Everything else

Real time stats from our wiki
2016: Jan - Feb - Mar - Apr - May - June - July
2015: Zeitgeist Dec - Nov - Oct - Sept - Aug - Jul - Jun -May - Apr - Mar - Jan
2014: Zeitgeist - Nov - Oct - Sept

Comments

  • +1 vote

    Good stats Neil. How do you generate it? Do you use back end query to generate or you use some reporting tool here?

    • +2 votes

      I used to do all the queries manually through our backup server. Scotty has implemented a stats page that now does most of them and then puts them in markdown formatting. That saves a lot of time.

      There are still some queries I run manually, look up stats in Google Analytics plus finding the biggest comp win (browsing through all the wins).

  •  

    Cheers neil :)

  • +1 vote

    Top 10 most popular deals by votes

    Isn't that last months list?

  •  

    Interesting that the OP of the thread that got the most liked comment also made the least liked comment.

  •  

    it's not fair. i get negged all the time but people just don't hate me enough to get me on the ultra-negged list.

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