Chennai blogger meet

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When & Where?

Location: Chennai
Sunday June 8, 2008 - 4:00 PM


The Venue

Hotel Dee Cee Manor No.90, GN Chetty Road T Nagar, Chennai - 600 017
And..last but most definitely not the least comes the Chennai blogger meet. Its the first time where bloggers from down south will be able to meet, interact, chat, talk, and best of all, blog about it the next day! So for those of you who've been waiting for it, nows your chance to sign up. The date fixed is Sunday, June 8th 2008, so please keep yourselves free and drag along anyone else who's interested in coming!! See you there!
You may call the IndiBlogger team at +91-44-45018949 for more information.

Agenda

Item By
Welcome Lemonade
Few words on IndiBlogger IndiBlogger Team
Welcome by Microsoft Microsoft
1 minute of fame Bloggers
How well do you know your readers? IndiBlogger Team
Mingling session / Tea
Play The Rebelz - Theatre Group
Presentation on mobile blogging Aravind
Presentation on Live Writer Sandhya
Wrapping up IndiBlogger Team

129 Comment(s)

Aparajith Raman
Aparajith Raman said 6 years ago
Hey is there any age limit for this meet?
Jagannath A
Jagannath A said 6 years ago
Citi Centre will be a good venue ;)
Arvind Padmanabhan
Arvind Padmanabhan said 6 years ago
Been waiting for a long time for this. Look forward to meeting you all soon. Have a nice day, Cheers.
Anand
Anand said 6 years ago
Am in !!!
suraj
suraj said 6 years ago
catch you sometime
Aravind Kumar a.k.a The Pseudonym
Aravind Kumar a.k.a The Pseudonym said 6 years ago
striking time off my calendar. Is there a age limit??? 'cause I don't care. Just look for a short, dark, bald guy. Cheers!!!
Aravind Kumar a.k.a The Pseudonym
Aravind Kumar a.k.a The Pseudonym said 6 years ago
Cheers!!! Let's meet up in a nice, open, airy place.Looking forward to doing the meetings.
Aravind Kumar a.k.a The Pseudonym
Aravind Kumar a.k.a The Pseudonym said 6 years ago
Cheers!!! Let's meet up in a nice, open, airy place.Looking forward to doing the meetings.
Vineet Rajan
Vineet Rajan said 6 years ago
man, i wish i could for this!
Balaji
Balaji said 6 years ago
how about besant nagar beach :P
///slash\\\
///slash\\\ said 6 years ago
Yes seriously - Lemonade - is there an age limit- the last thing the youngistan crowd would want are a bunch o high-brow snooty old timers like myself hanging around.
Yuvakrishna
Yuvakrishna said 6 years ago
I am tamil blogger, can i participate in this meeting?
Renie Ravin
Renie Ravin said 6 years ago
No age limit, so no worries! :-)

I just heard that engineering students have an exam on the 3rd? Should we make it the 4th instead? (There's less traffic on a Sunday, so that's a bonus!)
Renie Ravin
Renie Ravin said 6 years ago
@லக்கிலுக் - There's no language bar either, so please do come. In fact, at Bangalore, we had a Japanese blogger! :-)
Aravind Kumar a.k.a The Pseudonym
Aravind Kumar a.k.a The Pseudonym said 6 years ago
4th May would be perfect. could we meet at around 1700hrs.The sun is so merciless at 1600hrs.
Aaarti
Aaarti said 6 years ago
Would love to come.. will be my 1st blogger;s meet.. let me know where i is gonna happen...

Renie Ravin
Renie Ravin said 6 years ago
@Aravind - We'll be meeting indoors! :-)
P.S.Praveen Kumar
P.S.Praveen Kumar said 6 years ago
Hmmm, its exam time fir engineering students! That include me! I have an exam between 2PM to 5PM! I wud have loved to come! Anyway, enjoy all of you!
Aravind Kumar a.k.a The Pseudonym
Aravind Kumar a.k.a The Pseudonym said 6 years ago
@Renie - Oh that would be Cool, man
Renie Ravin
Renie Ravin said 6 years ago
Postponed to 17th May - Everyone, since the engineering students have exams, we have postponed this meeting to the 17th of May (Saturday), 4 PM.
Prashanth Krishnaswami
Prashanth Krishnaswami said 6 years ago
thanks dude for postponing the meet! will make it surely!
Deepak Vasudevan
Deepak Vasudevan said 6 years ago
Excellent move. I really appreciate Lemonade for pushing forward with a good dynamic and vibrant initiative of a bloggers meet.

Can we have it as a full day meet like the previous bloggers meets that Chennai was witnessing.

1) September 2006 Blog Unconference

2) May 5th 2007 Tamil Bloggers Meet in University of Madras (Marina Campus)
Sylvian Patrick
Sylvian Patrick said 6 years ago
Hey guys
I missed the blogcamp last year and i don't like to miss this....
Lemonade
Lemonade said 6 years ago
Hey guys!! glad to see such a great response!
As Renie said, the date has been changed due to the exams of the engineering bloggers :) , so please do come, I'm sure it'll be one hell of an event!
@slash
Not to worry :) we'd love to have you there! People of all ages are welcome..I think we even have a 11 year old who's coming, so it'll be pretty cool having people from all ages groups.

Lemonade
Lemonade said 6 years ago
@deepak vasudevan
Please Deepak, all the credit definitely goes to Indiblogger! :) I'm not sure if a full day meeting is possible..
Arnab
Arnab said 6 years ago
Please let me know in details about the agenda of the meet up and any registration fees(if any).
Shrinivas
Shrinivas said 6 years ago
Please please please ! .. Could it be postponed to 18th may .. Same time ? [:)] .. I wont be in town on 17th ..
Prashanth Krishnaswami
Prashanth Krishnaswami said 6 years ago
dudes! what's the agenda? what do we plan to do? there needs to be a concrete plan like blogcamp, otherwise it'll be a random meetup of people and will get boring within 2 hours!
Renie Ravin
Renie Ravin said 6 years ago
@Prashanth - the agenda will be similar to the other meets (with a few tweaks) so don't worry - it won't be boring! :-)
Prashanth Krishnaswami
Prashanth Krishnaswami said 6 years ago
Can someone living in Adyar find out about the booking details for the main hall inside TIDEL park?
Varsha
Varsha said 6 years ago
great!
@lemonade- i am 12 not 11
srinath
srinath said 6 years ago
hey HP u want to go the tidel park for this meeting eh?
y not some other place?
Rohan D'Sa
Rohan D'Sa said 6 years ago
Hey, will some reminder mail or somehting be triggered? I definitely don't want to miss this one!

Rohan
Daily Humor
Lemonade
Lemonade said 6 years ago
@varsha - I'm so sorry varsha! But being 12 doesn't stop you from being the 11 year old cutie that you probably were last year!
Can't wait to meet you and your sister :)
Varsha
Varsha said 6 years ago
@lemonade, i can't wait either! jus tell me what youll be wearing.
Mahesh Subramaniya
Mahesh Subramaniya said 6 years ago
hi everyone..this is gonna my first meet..so very exited...
if venue would be citi center it would be great and even we could also spend some time in beach, have a great snap. I'm expecting a lot of pranks and funs... ;-)
Debasis Pradhan
Debasis Pradhan said 6 years ago
I am certainly in! Would highly appreciate if the team could email me about the final date and venue of the meet!
Varsha
Varsha said 6 years ago
@lemonade
i cant wait either. tell me what you're wearing when you decide so i can look for you!
Sathyanarain
Sathyanarain said 6 years ago
Just waiting for the day!
Jagannath A
Jagannath A said 6 years ago
@varsha
and dont worry there's a 1 minute of fame where all of us would give a self intro.. at that time you can catch lemonade....

and I'm sure lemonade is clueless about what she'll be wearing after (more than) a month's time :p
Aravind Kumar a.k.a The Pseudonym
Aravind Kumar a.k.a The Pseudonym said 6 years ago
@maheshwaran I think meeting up indoors and then moving to the beach is an awesome idea. Fun,yeah but pranks, I don't know!!!
Jagadeesh M
Jagadeesh M said 6 years ago
Great one, confirm and let me know :)
Aravind Kumar a.k.a The Pseudonym
Aravind Kumar a.k.a The Pseudonym said 6 years ago
no more bloggers joining us???Just 47 Chennai is supposed to be a blogger haven. Come on people...
Renie Ravin
Renie Ravin said 6 years ago
@Aravind - Going by the previous meets, we'll have many more bloggers registering a week before the event. No worries! In the meantime though - you all can help us spread the word via your blogs! :-)
Anju Sabu
Anju Sabu said 6 years ago
Renie... are you kidding me?? citi centre? beach and snaps? fun and pranks? I never knew a little blog button could get me into this much! It's like industrial visits or college culturals in NI! hahaha
Aravind Kumar a.k.a The Pseudonym
Aravind Kumar a.k.a The Pseudonym said 6 years ago
Hey, ayyya.... There we got a fifty. Cheers!!!! Some Balli Muttais for the 50th Person. And that is ANJU SABU. Congratulations...You can collect it at from me at the Bloggers Meet...
Yuvi
Yuvi said 6 years ago
First-time-17-yo-geek here :) Bursting to attend :)
AKrao
AKrao said 6 years ago
I am coming
The Loony Lampoonist
The Loony Lampoonist said 6 years ago
I'm so stoked about this!

I can finally see what a real blogger looks like. (No, I don't own a mirror.)
Ketaki
Ketaki said 6 years ago
This is beyond depressing, I won't be here!!!! I made a note of this for May 3rd 'cause that was the original notification!
Guys n Girls, May 16th is a concert night [its only Def Lep but still] in Bangalore!! So chances are several Chennaiites will be spending a weekend in B'lore. Can't we reconsider?? Pwease?
Ketaki
Ketaki said 6 years ago
I'm guessing the dates cannot be moved around again ;)
Renie Ravin
Renie Ravin said 6 years ago
Def Lep's playing? Didn't know that... however it looks like we may have to change the date anyway... :-(

Naveen, one of the IndiBlogger Team is getting married that same weekend. Please offer him your condolences, and hang on while we try and sort out the dates! :-)
Ketaki
Ketaki said 6 years ago
As Mandark would say - Excellent haha Excellent!!!

I'll look forward to a revision in dates... and yes, Def Lep in Palace Grounds on May 16th
Jagannath A
Jagannath A said 6 years ago
@renie
lol 'condolences' :D are you married ? :p

@loony
tough life without a mirror, well I will present one don't worry :p

@aravind
bring some more balli muttais to the meet :D
Aravind Kumar a.k.a The Pseudonym
Aravind Kumar a.k.a The Pseudonym said 6 years ago
@jagannath hmmmm balli muttais only for anju. Will.check with kuruvi about availability of kuruvi muttais...@ketaki dl will b one cool show. Pour some sugar on me and armageddon it...Cheers!!! @renie one more shift in date????
Anju Sabu
Anju Sabu said 6 years ago
yeah, sounds like something I'd thoroughly enjoy. And being the 50th to comment was definitely on my list of goals for the day so yay! Where's rat when you need him?? anyway, do we have a venue yet? why don't y'all rent out Sparky's diner for the evening - if you do it on a friday, maybe he'd do the buffet for the bloggers at a special rate and it's yummy. Let me know if that would be an option and I can ask him.
AKrao
AKrao said 6 years ago
Is there any registration fee or free event?
Renie Ravin
Renie Ravin said 6 years ago
@AKrao - No, there is no registration fee. :)


@Anju - Sparky's sounds good - but does it have wi-fi broadband access?


@Jagannath - I'm not married - I just pushed a few friends over the edge first to see what happens to married people. Seemed quite painful when they smashed into the rocks below. :)


@Aravind - I'm confused! Lemonade is busy on the 24th and 25th, so that's not an option. We cannot prepone thanks to the engineering exams. So it looks like we may have to postpone all the way to the 1st of June! :(


I can't wait for the Balli Muttais.
Aravind Kumar a.k.a The Pseudonym
Aravind Kumar a.k.a The Pseudonym said 6 years ago
@akrao it is totally ossi, free, mufth...!!!just b there dude. @anju yaar kanna eli??? is he some one like eli the bearded???
Anju Sabu
Anju Sabu said 6 years ago
Renie, I doubt Sparky's got wi-fi! :( oh well, it would have been a good setup to meet. Anyway, let me know when the actual final fixed date is!
Aravind Kumar a.k.a The Pseudonym
Aravind Kumar a.k.a The Pseudonym said 6 years ago
@anju and renie wifi???? wassat???hope it ain't the plural of wife... @ renie since there seems to be a demand for balli muttais I think I should get something special for everyone at the meet... Home Made Chocolates laced with rum and balli muttais... Any Takers...????
Renie Ravin
Renie Ravin said 6 years ago
@Anju - will let you know when I do. Right now I've got loads to do for the Mumbai meet on Sunday!

@Aravind - Forget the chocolates and balli muttais... just bring the rum!
Aravind Kumar a.k.a The Pseudonym
Aravind Kumar a.k.a The Pseudonym said 6 years ago
@renie deal huh!!! can we fix a place for the party. naan ready neenga readyaa???
Aravind Kumar a.k.a The Pseudonym
Aravind Kumar a.k.a The Pseudonym said 6 years ago
yo ho ho ho ho and a blistering barnacles bottle of rum...
Sandhya Rajan
Sandhya Rajan said 6 years ago
Finally a meeting at my hometown!! yay!! I cant wait to attend.. I ve been to all the other indiblogger meets at various cities but I hope this is a freaking hit :-)
Nithya
Nithya said 6 years ago
Hey all I am Nithya and new to indi blogger. Count me in! :) any day is ok for me lol . MY blog is http://nithyasubramanian.blogspot.com
Santhosh Janardhanan
Santhosh Janardhanan said 6 years ago
Hi guys...

Any luck, we can remove the word "TENTATIVE" from the main message? And confirmation on the venue?
Vijay Anand
Vijay Anand said 6 years ago
Let me know whenever the dates get finalized. Is it yet?
Varsha
Varsha said 6 years ago
I have an idea, how about Valliammai Hall in MRC centre, Santhome High road? It's great!
Renie Ravin
Renie Ravin said 6 years ago
People, we have a serious problem!
17th-18th weekend - IndiBlogger team is going to Mangalore for a wedding.
24th-25th weekend - Lemonade is out of town.
May 31st-Jun 1st weekend - IPL semis and finals!! (If we have cheerleaders for the meet, will it make a difference?)

Is everyone ok with the 7th of June? :(
Aravind Kumar a.k.a The Pseudonym
Aravind Kumar a.k.a The Pseudonym said 6 years ago
@renie Rums Up.OH!!! Saari Thums Up. Why feel sad about it dude. Can we have it on a Sunday...How was the mumbai meet???
Prashanth Krishnaswami
Prashanth Krishnaswami said 6 years ago
7th of june is pretty much OK with the engineering guys i'm sure! Moreover, can someone living near Adyar go and check out the Main Hall inside TIDEL Park?
Varsha
Varsha said 6 years ago
Look,
@ Renie, why don't you keep it on the 10th of May? It's a Saturday or the 11th of May, which is a Sunday. Do the Engineering Students have an exam on Sunday?
7th of June, No can do. Have classes starting from June 1st. Or Maybe June 8th? But I mostly go with the 11th of May. Look guys, engineering students if you do not have an exam at 4:00p.m on Sunday, the 11th of May, then we can have it at that time. Other than Engineering students, anyone has problems? No? Then why not? Reply ASAP pls
Aravind Kumar a.k.a The Pseudonym
Aravind Kumar a.k.a The Pseudonym said 6 years ago
Whatever date it is,confirm ASAP. Because I have travel plans for next weekend and the last weekend of May and so would wanna change plans accordingly.Lemme know. Cheers!!!
Aravind Kumar a.k.a The Pseudonym
Aravind Kumar a.k.a The Pseudonym said 6 years ago
Oh sorry Varsha that previous comment was my other split personality. I am cheering for June 8th. @Renie You're getting the cheerleaders right????
Renie Ravin
Renie Ravin said 6 years ago
@Varsha - sorry, but the 11th of May is too early, we need time to spread word in the IT companies, get the press involved, sort out the venue, etc.

Guys, we understand the pain of exams and the pleasure of cricket (and the cheerleaders) so this meet has been postponed to the 8th of June.
Varsha
Varsha said 6 years ago
Yes! June 8th! Thanks for keeping it on 8th! Will definitely make it.
Nithya
Nithya said 6 years ago
june 8th is fine for me too :)
Santhosh Janardhanan
Santhosh Janardhanan said 6 years ago
So far happy!! now we need to have a venue! :)

Do we have a fixed agenda there?! (Sorry for that question, I am going to participate in such a bloggers meet for the first time)
Renie Ravin
Renie Ravin said 6 years ago
Venue's confirmed - Hotel Dee Cee Manor in T-nagar. Full address and directions coming soon.
Rohit Channazhi
Rohit Channazhi said 6 years ago
Thats good, finally the venue has been decided...Cant wait to see my fellow bloggers :)
Aravind Kumar a.k.a The Pseudonym
Aravind Kumar a.k.a The Pseudonym said 6 years ago
namma dee cee manor. gnchetty road HUH. Sounds good.
Shrinidhi Hande
Shrinidhi Hande said 6 years ago
Will try to attend
Sriram
Sriram said 6 years ago
I am new to blogosphere. Am I allowed?
I must not look alienated :(... Will try to come along with some experienced bloggers.
Biotechnologist2020.com
Biotechnologist2020.com said 6 years ago
Hope it will be like Blog camp-2006 at TIdel by TKF..hope many of u might have attended..
Shrinivas
Shrinivas said 6 years ago
Nice .. Will surely make it !
Teal
Teal said 6 years ago
Will we have any entry fee for the event?
Renie Ravin
Renie Ravin said 6 years ago
@Teal - nope, it's free!
Aravind Kumar a.k.a The Pseudonym
Aravind Kumar a.k.a The Pseudonym said 6 years ago
If the 50th person is getting balli muttais, would I leave the 100th person without something??? Yes, it will be a original "HERO" Pen.
Afzal Khan
Afzal Khan said 6 years ago
This is the first time when I am gonna attend Indiblogger meet at Chennai. Was looking for this opportunity to meet with great Blogger's.

C u guys!
Samuel Davis
Samuel Davis said 6 years ago
what's the real focus?
Shravan
Shravan said 6 years ago
Count me in!! I'm kinda reserved and started bloggin some 4 months back! Would love to make some blogger friends in the meet! but am I allowed as I'm a newbie!
Renie Ravin
Renie Ravin said 6 years ago
People! I could use some help getting the posters put up - In Tidel Park, IIT, LIBA and IT/BPO companies. If anyone here can help out, give me a call at 45018949. Thanks!
Sathyanarain
Sathyanarain said 6 years ago
@ Pseudonym,
You promised a breakfast at Saravana Bhavan on the Photowalk if someone brought a camera that was older than yours and failed to keep your word!
This time its an Hero Pen!
FYI, i brought a pin-hole camera for the walk.
Murlidhar Naidu
Murlidhar Naidu said 6 years ago
@Renie,
I can put up the poster in my college... Great Lakes Institute of Management...
Ur suggestions please...

secondly I wanna ask till what time the meet will go...
Manorath
Manorath said 6 years ago
all excited to be a part of my first blogger meet.. been blogging for more than a year and came to know of this network only now..
Aaarti
Aaarti said 6 years ago
hey
So, is the date finalised for 8th june? never been to a blogger's meet.. so kinda excited n looking fwd to it..

Aravind Kumar a.k.a The Pseudonym
Aravind Kumar a.k.a The Pseudonym said 6 years ago
@satyanarain the contest was for the oldest digicam, and you did not leave a comment about your participation. so you were not judged. Am a man of my word dude"nattamai type". and yes the balli muttais and hero pen is being given away.GAWD Praamise... Cheers Mate.
Renie Ravin
Renie Ravin said 6 years ago
@Aravind - thanks dude, I've given the posters to Inbashekar!

@Murlidhar - How do I give you the poster? The meet should wind up by 8:30 - 9...
Shalini Gowrisankar
Shalini Gowrisankar said 6 years ago
Dear Chennai bloggers. Do you want to earn by blogging for others or earn extra cash through your present blog? I am he Chennai coordinator of the program available at www.ingdomain.com. Hope to see you there.
Yuvi
Yuvi said 6 years ago
Well, I know that proper etiquette should prevent me from doing this...

But STILL...

YAY! 100th post :P
Yuvi
Yuvi said 6 years ago
Also, you people had photowalks and I never even KNEW? Sheesh...

*Kicks himself for missing opportunities*
Murlidhar Naidu
Murlidhar Naidu said 6 years ago
@ Renie
Apologies for late reply...

I stay in Sri NAgar, Saidapet...
If someone stays nearby then i can meet them in this area... and collect it...

otherwise if u can directly come to Great Lakes, Chennai nothing like that...

I m new to Chennai so transport is lil problem...
ping me at meetmurli at gmail
Murlidhar Naidu
Murlidhar Naidu said 6 years ago
@ managing committee...
Do we have soft copy of the banner so that I can send it across to all the MBA classmates and some of other friends as well. if yes please mail the same to
meetmurli at gmail.com
Renie Ravin
Renie Ravin said 6 years ago
@Murlidhar - Just sent it to you! :-)
Aaarti
Aaarti said 6 years ago
:( how come my name isnt there in the Attendees list....

Have also passed on the msg to couple of blog friends... :)
Looking fwd to the sunday evening... any specific agenda???
Aravind Kumar a.k.a The Pseudonym
Aravind Kumar a.k.a The Pseudonym said 6 years ago
This is gonna rock right... @ aaarti the agenda is to have no agenda I guess. But if you wait the questions will answer themselves. Cheers looking forward to meet a lot of people.
Joel Suganth
Joel Suganth said 6 years ago
sounds exciting!!!! will be there!!
DontheCat
DontheCat said 6 years ago
hey Renie, will try to be there.... Its been a while since I met the folks too. There is a MCC related meeting at 6pm. Cant miss it either. Gotta juggle. Cheers
Aravind Kumar a.k.a The Pseudonym
Aravind Kumar a.k.a The Pseudonym said 6 years ago
wokie ppl, so the 100th registrant is "San" and as promised san gets that hero pen. Gotta go buy the balli muttais. I guess this will be one major blog meet. Seeyall there!!!
Puyal Ganesh
Puyal Ganesh said 6 years ago
Hi
Though I have taken a break from blogging to attend to other things I would very much like to meet other bloggers.
OldSailor
OldSailor said 6 years ago
Finally the day has come to meet.Let us make it a great evening.
Rohit
Rohit said 6 years ago
Prepare to deal with an obnoxious 16 at this years meet!
Sanjai
Sanjai said 6 years ago
I am also attending the meet. I am from Trichy. See you guys there.
Shravan
Shravan said 6 years ago
Awww. damn I'm sorry i dont think I can make it this time.. Have a cricket match for 10k!! sowie ppl!
Renie Ravin
Renie Ravin said 6 years ago
See you all this evening at 4PM! - The IndiBlogger Team
Rohit Channazhi
Rohit Channazhi said 6 years ago
Loved the event...thanks to all the help! couldn't have come back home from the event without it ;)
Afzal Khan
Afzal Khan said 6 years ago
It was great meeting with you all folks...as always it was an succesfull & event!

Thanks for organizer's & hats off to IndiBlogger Team & especially Lemonade for making it possible.
Aravind Kumar a.k.a The Pseudonym
Aravind Kumar a.k.a The Pseudonym said 6 years ago
ha ha. Awesome guys. tons of fun. Cheers!!!
Renie Ravin
Renie Ravin said 6 years ago
Thank you Chennai, and good night! I'll update this page tomorrow with the reviews and pics. :)
Sathyanarain
Sathyanarain said 6 years ago
Had fun! :) The beer was missing though!
FRANKLYN STANLEY
FRANKLYN STANLEY said 6 years ago
Blogging opportunity for me is manna from Heaven ! Just go through my write-ups and painting and get hooked !
Nithya
Nithya said 6 years ago
Great meet !!! have written abt it in my blog :)
Lefty
Lefty said 6 years ago
@ Renie: I too had written about the Chennai blogger's meet. How do I get it listed in this page?
Renie Ravin
Renie Ravin said 5 years ago
@ Lefty - It's been listed!
arshad
arshad said 5 years ago
very interesting blog network !
Adaleru
Adaleru said 5 years ago
ops! i missed this time, Anybody have written about this meet in your blog. Any pics..?? please share here with URL.
varsha
varsha said 4 years ago
when chennai blogger's meet in 2009?we are very eager to know about that details.. i am one of the member in chennaimoms.com and also blogs...suggest me
umbrella22
umbrella22 said 4 years ago
Tho i've been blogging for 2 years..only recently i came to kno of IndiBlogger. i'm eagerly waiting for the next meet.
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