The Wakaba and Kareha support thread (1000)

1 Name: !WAHa.06x36 : 2006-03-09 11:41 ID:l2svyCMe [Del]

This thread is for all your simple questions about installing and running Wakaba or Kareha, that just require quick answers. Please don't create any more new threads for issues like that, post them in here instead.

401 Name: !WAHa.06x36 : 2006-11-07 18:28 ID:Heaven [Del]

If you add gif, jpg and png as filetypes in the FILETYPES list, they will not be renamed.

402 Name: Anonymous : 2006-11-08 08:07 ID:K5Ew5Ofa (Image: 818x292 gif, 4 kb) [Del]

src/1163002044303.gif: 818x292, 4 kb

I got his error, everything in my config is correct but it still don't work.

403 Name: !WAHa.06x36 : 2006-11-08 08:23 ID:Heaven [Del]


Everything in the config is not correct. Or else the config on the SQL server is not correct. I guess it might also be possible that you have not installed Perl DBD drivers for your database?

Check your error_log to see if it has anything more to say.

404 Name: Anonymous : 2006-11-08 12:42 ID:K5Ew5Ofa [Del]


Whatever is my host or server OS I need to install DBD? Because I didn't. If yes, it's my problem. I don't know how to install it and where upload it.

Yes, I'm noob.

405 Name: !WAHa.06x36 : 2006-11-08 13:28 ID:Heaven [Del]


If you are on a shared host, they are most likely installed for you. If it's a server you set up yourself, most likely not.

You usually need DBI and DBD::mysql (Or DBD::SQLite or whatever it's named). If the script works at all, DBI is installed. DBD::mysql might not be. If it's a Unix machine, you can try running "perl -MCPAN -e 'install DBD::mysql'", or figuring out how to do it through whatever package system you use.

406 Name: Anonymous : 2006-11-08 22:23 ID:K5Ew5Ofa [Del]

How to remove the verification code when we post and the
excesses style (or only the link on top of the page) on Wakaba?

407 Name: dmpk2k!hinhT6kz2E : 2006-11-09 00:51 ID:Heaven [Del]

> How to remove the verification code when we post

Change ENABLE_CAPTCHA from 1 to 0 in

> the excesses style

Delete what you don't want from the css directory.

408 Name: Anonymous : 2006-11-09 18:23 ID:K5Ew5Ofa [Del]

They give me this error wen I try to open

Can't locate in @INC (@INC contains: . /etc/perl /usr/local/lib/perl/5.8.4 /usr/local/share/perl/5.8.4 /usr/lib/perl5 /usr/share/perl5 /usr/lib/perl/5.8 /usr/share/perl/5.8 /usr/local/lib/site_perl) at /home/www/"my url"/board_a/ line 16.
BEGIN failed--compilation aborted at /home/www/"my url"/board_a/ line 16.

What's the probleme? is there but he can't see it.

409 Name: !WAHa.06x36 : 2006-11-10 10:01 ID:Heaven [Del]

Maybe you should start by making sure it's spelled right?

410 Name: Anonymous : 2006-11-11 21:33 ID:sm3sOv/i [Del]

Odd error. I've successfully installed Kareha once and am trying to install it several times t make a variety of boards for my site.

He's the weird part: Every time i change the name so the link is "Fan Art" or something like that instead of "Kareha" everything works fine execpt the style sheets no longer work and i'm left with a rather plain looking board.

411 Name: !WAHa.06x36 : 2006-11-12 07:19 ID:VqDGzUzh [Del]


I am not sure exactly what you are doing, but I am guessing you need to rebuild caches if you change the path to the script.

412 Name: Anonymous : 2006-11-12 09:28 ID:sm3sOv/i [Del]

I'm making a image board, standard 4chan type set up. This requires several installations of kareha, one or each section. When i change the name of a installation (so that a new one does not overwrite it) or if i install a new one under a changed name the style sheets disappear.

413 Name: !WAHa.06x36 : 2006-11-12 14:41 ID:Heaven [Del]

I still don't know what you mean by "name". Path?

And what happens if you rebuild caches?

414 Name: Anonymous : 2006-11-12 14:56 ID:KBczb+Hk [Del]

I have a site with 3 boards right now, at some point in development, it became the case that any new thread started goes to one specific board, (regardless of what board it was posted to) and replies are simply lost.

415 Name: !WAHa.06x36 : 2006-11-12 14:59 ID:Heaven [Del]


You've either messed up your SQL settings, or you need to rebuild caches.

416 Name: Anonymous : 2006-11-16 05:00 ID:0zkDR3At (Image: 611x312 jpg, 23 kb) [Del]

src/1163682031193.jpg: 611x312, 23 kb

Is there a way to get rid of this annoying thing that doesn't involve extensive reprogramming of stuff?

417 Name: !WAHa.06x36 : 2006-11-16 05:21 ID:l2svyCMe [Del]


Well, it involves a little bit of reprogramming. Edit out the HTML code in and then find the line that throws the error message in and remove it or comment it out. To find it, look for the error message in, then search for the identifier it uses.

I should warn you that it does serve a purpose, though, which is to warn people who accidentially try to reply to the top thread without pressing Reply first. Whether or not removing it will make misdirected replies significantly more common or not hasn't been tested by me personally, though.

418 Name: Anonymous : 2006-11-18 10:18 ID:zCYd/dMn [Del]

I've successfully installed Kareha and it's working fine, except for one little thing.
I am in Seattle, all my users are in Seattle, but my server is in Vermont; so when I post it shows when it was posted in eastern time.
Is there any way to have it show the time of post in pacific time?

419 Name: !WAHa.06x36 : 2006-11-18 10:28 ID:VqDGzUzh [Del]


No, unless you hack the code to change it (it's pretty easy, just add or subtract the right number of seconds from the time variable in post_stuff())

420 Post deleted by user.

421 Name: Anonymous : 2006-11-18 11:03 ID:zCYd/dMn [Del]

Umm... how exactly do I do that?

422 Name: Anonymous : 2006-11-18 14:21 ID:HRkGRX+M [Del]

Can it be implemented that every url can only be repeated a certain number of times per post, the number being set in config? (Or is this already possible?)

423 Name: !WAHa.06x36 : 2006-11-18 14:36 ID:Heaven [Del]



424 Name: Anonymous : 2006-11-18 19:10 ID:HRkGRX+M [Del]

Usually when there's a spammer like in it repeats urls mutiple times, while normal people would probably only mention a certain url once or twice.

I think it would help reduce the few spammers that do happen to get around the filters already implemented.

425 Name: !WAHa.06x36 : 2006-11-18 20:13 ID:VqDGzUzh [Del]


Well, the built-in spam filters are much more effective than that. That board is using an old version and is not running the filters.

Also, that post has (as far as Wakaba can see) no repeated links, so it wouldn't be caught by the filter. Matching partial URLs to find repetitions would cut off a lot of legitimate uses, too.

426 Name: Anonymous : 2006-11-18 23:44 ID:HRkGRX+M [Del]

>That board is using an old version and is not running the filters.

Oh okay.

427 Name: Orochi Herman!hN02YkuTxM : 2006-11-20 10:17 ID:ec2/okGS [Del]

Also the spammer/spambot I get on /sak/ seems to know what fields to avoid too.

Went easy on banning the fucker and didn't include filters and the serious guns... yet. That's because I've been busy.

428 Name: pingo : 2006-11-27 11:14 ID:JCRGZwlo [Del]


I am trying to set up Wakaba and I want to have multiple boards. Am I supposed to just duplicate the wakaba directory for each board like it's done with Kareha? Can I just create a new directory and then symlink everything to the install folder without the config file? would that work for Wakaba?

429 Name: Anonymous : 2006-11-27 14:56 ID:Heaven [Del]

>>428 yes; and yes, that would work too.

430 Name: pingo : 2006-11-27 21:21 ID:JCRGZwlo [Del]

ok, thanks for your reply. but now I have another problem. I made symnlinks to everything except I copied the config from the previous install and only modification I made was to rename the admin, proxy, captcha and comments tables. this is what I get after I tried to execute

Internal Server Error
The server encountered an internal error or misconfiguration and was unable to complete your request.


This is what I get when I tried to execute it from the command line:

[Tue Nov 28 00:09:08 2006] DBD::mysql::st execute failed: Table 'blablachan.adminA' doesn't exist at line 1794, <FILE> line 3.

[Tue Nov 28 00:09:10 2006] DBD::mysql::st execute failed: Table 'blablachan.proxyA' doesn't exist at line 1794, <FILE> line 3.


now. isn't supposed to create these tables automaticaly?


431 Name: pingo : 2006-11-27 21:49 ID:JCRGZwlo [Del]

sorry for posting it not in the appropriate thread. I fixed it. it was a overly paranoid apache server which refusing to execute scripts from 777 directory.

432 Name: mingo3k : 2006-11-27 21:51 ID:z2Wfr94l [Del]

I seem to have a small problem with my board,

It's installed correctly as far as i can see, it just wont recognise my admin password, i put it in fine, it goes to the management panel, but when i click ANY link i get..

Error: Management password incorrect.

It's quite annoying.. not sure whats wrong :(

433 Name: mingo3k : 2006-11-27 23:09 ID:dM62qWDx [Del]


Now i cant login at ALL! :( Thats getting really annoying..

434 Name: cyrilic characters : 2006-11-28 03:29 ID:JCRGZwlo [Del]

I can't get wakaba to display cyrilic characters. I changed utf-8 to windows-1251 in the file and in the .htaccess file. the generated wakaba.html displays the characters in a very odd way :
when I view the source they get even more odd : #xc0;íè&#"

is there something else to be done which I overlooked?
I also turned on CONVERT_CHARSETS in the config file but it doesn't seem to help.

435 Name: Anonymous : 2006-11-28 08:24 ID:zOjYSbRP [Del]

> I can't get wakaba to display cyrilic characters. I changed utf-8 to windows-1251 in the file and in the .htaccess file.

What did you do that for? UTF-8 supports everything, even Cyrillic.

436 Name: !WAHa.06x36 : 2006-11-28 09:38 ID:VqDGzUzh [Del]


Did you overwrite your with an old one with another password?


The characters that are displayed wrong, do they come from user posts or from the script itself? Also, as >>435 points out, maybe you'd be better off just using utf-8?

437 Post deleted by moderator.

438 Post deleted by moderator.

439 Name: Anonymous : 2006-11-28 21:35 ID:Heaven [Del]

this isn't a futallaby support board.

440 Name: cc : 2006-11-28 21:40 ID:JCRGZwlo [Del]

I have no problems nor with UTF-8 nor with windows-1251 in the posts. the only problem with the correct display of the cyrilic charactes is in the title that is read from the (use constant TITLE = )

441 Name: mingo3k : 2006-11-29 06:14 ID:NM5a0pk9 [Del]

Nope, i've only ever updated with newer config's whilst changing some settings, same password, but sometimes lets me log in, and sometimes not.

When i do log in i cant click any of the links, gives me the same error.

442 Name: !WAHa.06x36 : 2006-11-29 07:30 ID:Heaven [Del]


You need to set the character set for the Perl file to match whatever charset you are using. Note how has a use encoding "Shift_JIS"; at the top. You need to add a similar statement to your

443 Name: !WAHa.06x36 : 2006-11-29 07:32 ID:Heaven [Del]


I really have no idea what's going on there. It really makes very little sense.

444 Name: Anonymous : 2006-11-30 21:07 ID:JCRGZwlo [Del]

After like 16-17 pages wakaba removed some images. how do I remove that limitation?


445 Name: Anonymous : 2006-12-01 00:08 ID:Heaven [Del]

>>444 in there are age settings. Crank them up as high as you want for threads that last until the end of time.

446 Name: !WAHa.06x36 : 2006-12-01 05:25 ID:Heaven [Del]


>>445 almost got it, but basically, check the example for explanations of the options that determine when threads start getting deleted. Most of them can be set to 0 to disable.

Note that if you let a board grow very big, it will become slow, because it has to keep rebuilding all the page.

447 Name: Anonymous : 2006-12-02 01:41 ID:L87Ph8dT [Del]

is it possible to setup a kareha board using the webspace my ISP gives me?

at like

448 Name: !WAHa.06x36 : 2006-12-02 03:45 ID:VqDGzUzh [Del]


I dunno, does your ISP let you run Perl scripts and have a suitable thumbnailer installed?

449 Name: Anonymous : 2006-12-02 07:48 ID:i7EbT4o2 [Del]

I have run into quite a bit of trouble, when trying to get kareha to support EXIF data 4chan/p/ style. It displays the comment along with the picture and EXIF data fine, but when the picture with EXIF data along with the post is posted as a reply, then it will somewhere eat away the last </DIV> tag, which it doesn't do, when that post is the first post in a thread. Multiple threads also work, but not replies.

Any help or suggestions very much appreciated. :)

450 Name: !WAHa.06x36 : 2006-12-02 10:55 ID:Heaven [Del]

Without knowing what exactly it is you're doing with the EXIF data, it's impossible to say what's going on.

451 Name: Anonymous : 2006-12-02 12:47 ID:KBczb+Hk [Del]

How do I use capped trips? I see

use constant CAPPED_TRIPS => ('!!example1'=>' capcode','!!example2'=>' <em>cap</em>');

And assume that typing name##example1 would result in name!! capcode, but it just treats it like a normal tripcode.

452 Name: !WAHa.06x36 : 2006-12-02 12:53 ID:Heaven [Del]


"!!example1" is the result of the tripcode, not what is typed in. Note that it says "!" and not "#".

453 Post deleted by user.

454 Name: Anonymous : 2006-12-02 14:11 ID:KBczb+Hk [Del]

I tried

use constant CAPPED_TRIPS => (' code'=>' !!<em>ADMIN ##</em>');

and entering Admin##code or Admin#code returns Admin!!MIVjB2tk and Admin!FKk4keqK9w respectively, when I expect Admin##ADMIN. Sorry if this is obvious, I just started learning perl.

455 Name: !WAHa.06x36 : 2006-12-02 17:39 ID:Heaven [Del]


Re-read what I said. You're not supposed to put in "code", you're supposed to put in "!!MIVjB2tk".

456 Name: Anonymous : 2006-12-02 18:58 ID:Heaven [Del]

I just realize that what I am entering in config for the input to "use constant CAPPED_TRIPS" is tripcode output itself, not the phrase that generates the tripcode. Gotcha. Thanks.

457 Name: Anonymous : 2006-12-07 04:00 ID:n55e4ca2 [Del]

Hi again.

After translating the whole to a cyrilic language I get when trying to upload file:

Software error:

Malformed multipart POST

458 Name: !WAHa.06x36 : 2006-12-07 04:54 ID:Heaven [Del]


That's not an error Wakaba ever generates on its own, so it comes from somewhere else. I've never seen it before so I have no idea what it means. I am guessing it's an Apache or problem. Maybe Google has some clues?

459 Name: Anonymous : 2006-12-09 21:04 ID:hRGhyTLa [Del]

Error message:
Can't locate in @INC (@INC contains: . C:/Program Files/xampp/perl/site/lib/ C:/Program Files/xampp/perl/lib C:/Program Files/xampp/perl/site/lib C:/Program Files/xampp/apache) at (eval 88) line 14. BEGIN failed--compilation aborted at (eval 88) line 14.

This is what I get when I try to execute I have no idea why since DOES exist in the same directory. Forgive me but I know nothing of perl programming (I am savvy with PHP, though). What's wrong?

460 Name: !WAHa.06x36 : 2006-12-10 05:18 ID:VqDGzUzh [Del]

It sounds like whatever is executing the Perl code is not CD'ing to the right directory. cgi-handler should do this, which makes me wonder if something else is trying to run it. Is mod_perl in use or something? Wakaba doesn't really work with mod_perl without tweaking.

So, the solution should be to either configure Apache to use cgi-handler for .pl files, or if that still doesn't work, you can try adding a BEGIN { chdir "path-to-files" } at the top before the other BEGIN statements. But the first is more likely to help.

461 Post deleted by user.

462 Name: Anonymous : 2006-12-10 11:50 ID:hRGhyTLa [Del]


Yes, I presumed that was the problem. I've been searching for a good 30 minutes for a config file that changes the root directory with no avail. And yes, I do have mod_perl (that has been bundled with xampp). Is there a noob-friendly way of installing cgi-handler? Sorry for my ignorance, it's just that I have never worked with perl before.

Thanks in advance.

463 Name: Anonymous : 2006-12-10 12:53 ID:k3My9ZiX [Del]

Edit for enabling youtube embed code to be pasted in Formatting:HTML mode

use constant ALLOWED_HTML => (



464 Name: Anonymous : 2006-12-10 18:12 ID:Heaven [Del]

<embed type="application/x-shockwave-flash" src=""/>

465 Name: Anonymous : 2006-12-11 01:30 ID:WTprPaHw (Image: 943x515 png, 16 kb) [Del]

src/1165829425410.png: 943x515, 16 kb

Left-hand side, see where the border is cut off along the thumbnail? What's up with that?

466 Name: Anonymous : 2006-12-11 02:30 ID:Heaven [Del]

>>464 damn.

467 Name: !WAHa.06x36 : 2006-12-11 04:41 ID:VqDGzUzh [Del]


Try adding allowscriptaccess=>"never" to embed's forced tags. For object, you'd have to add a new param tag for it, which there is no way to do so I suggest disabling that.


CSS silliness. Not sure how to fix it.

468 Name: !WAHa.06x36 : 2006-12-11 04:42 ID:VqDGzUzh [Del]


cgi-handler is part of the base Apache. You just need to change the config to use that instead of mod_perl.

469 Name: Anonymous : 2006-12-16 03:39 ID:i7EbT4o2 [Del]

Is there a way to force long one string comments to wrap in wakaba (so that they don't mess up the page design, causing the horizontal scrollbar to appear - damn those malicious people)? I have tried looking at CSS, but that solution seems to work only for IE.

470 Name: !WAHa.06x36 : 2006-12-16 08:17 ID:VqDGzUzh [Del]

No. I find the solution more annoying than the problem (for instance, long links being broken by putting space in them, making cut-and-paste much harder than it should be), so I've never implemented it.

471 Name: Anonymous : 2006-12-29 06:32 ID:wD3z/7Gh [Del]

i'd like to recommend that q be added to the default list of allowed tags in html formatted posts.

472 Name: Anonymous : 2006-12-29 10:33 ID:Heaven [Del]

<q>? What's that do?

474 Name: Anonymous : 2007-01-05 14:49 ID:a6DQ6M5G [Del]

oh, and support for svg images would be nice, too.

475 Name: Anonymous : 2007-01-06 09:52 ID:JiONircB [Del]

Too many arguments for main::clean_string at line 1324, near "1) "
Too many arguments for main::clean_string at line 1345, near "1) "
Too many arguments for main::clean_string at line 1378, near "1) "
Execution of aborted due to compilation errors.

help help help

476 Name: !WAHa.06x36 : 2007-01-06 14:17 ID:VqDGzUzh [Del]


Are there any useful command line tools that can quickly render an SVG file to a thumbnail?


Did you update a board without updating all the files?

477 Name: Anonymous : 2007-01-06 22:41 ID:Heaven [Del]

ImageMagick? or is it too slow?

478 Name: Anonymous : 2007-01-11 13:50 ID:JiONircB [Del]

atm when i press del all in the management panel w/wakaba I get the following: Error: Management password incorrect.

I have messed with a lot of the board look, and even a bit of the management panel look, but I am confused as to what would be causing this problem. The del all button seems to be formed correctly still. :(

479 Name: Anonymous : 2007-01-11 13:53 ID:JiONircB [Del]

also, i have replaced the edited management post loop with the original and am still experiencing the problem. i can select individual threads to delete and they go through no problem.

480 Name: Anonymous : 2007-01-11 13:55 ID:JiONircB [Del]

<td><var dec_to_dot($ip)>
[<a href="<var $self>?admin=<var $admin>&amp;task=deleteall&amp;ip=<var $ip>"><const S_MPDELETEALL></a>]
[<a href="<var $self>?admin=<var $admin>&amp;task=addip&amp;type=ipban&amp;ip=<var $ip>" onclick="return do_ban(this)"><const S_MPBAN></a>]

481 Name: !WAHa.06x36 : 2007-01-11 15:17 ID:VqDGzUzh [Del]


A known bug, I hope I'll find some time to fix that and a couple of other issues soon. Haven't checked what causes it.

482 Name: Anonymous : 2007-01-11 20:15 ID:Heaven [Del]

oshi... well until then i hope i don't get spammed to hell.. which has already happened once in the past three days that i've had the board up. is there any other way to remove all IPs from a board other than the management panel?

483 Name: Plethora!2YXk09dARQ : 2007-01-13 02:32 ID:s7fKf6O8 [Del]

Just weren't enough parameters to delete_stuff as it was called from delete_all. ;)

Since there's no easy way to specify whether to archive the posts that [Del All] will remove, I chose not to archive them.

Line 1479 of now reads


484 Name: Anonymous : 2007-01-13 02:37 ID:Heaven [Del]

dat's my qtpai. <3

485 Name: !WAHa.06x36 : 2007-01-13 04:16 ID:Heaven [Del]


Ah, I suspected something like that. Thanks!

486 Name: Anonymous : 2007-01-13 13:51 ID:Heaven [Del]

we are making a lot of changes to wakaba, like i said. are you interested in any of the changes? so far we haven't had any problems whatsoever with any. things we are looking to add are sticky threads (just because... people whine about not having it) and a multi-board management panel.

does anyone know how i could get our collapsible thread option to store a cookie that says whether it was opened or closed and make the thread collapse/stay open to reflect the cookie?

487 Name: !WAHa.06x36 : 2007-01-13 15:28 ID:VqDGzUzh [Del]


Look at the iichan sidebar.

I've had the collapsible thread idea in the back of my head for a long while (I made a Firefox plugin that did the same for 4chan waaay back in the day), but I never got around to doing anything about it. It's probably a good idea, although there are some problems to take care of, such as: if you use cookies to store the state, you have to make sure you're not making the client send a ton of old useless cookies to the server.

Still not going to add sticky threads, though. They reinforce the idea that a board is run by the moderators and the users are an audience, instead of a board being run by the users with the moderators being there to keep the place clean. That is to say, moderators should never, ever control the content of a board beyond removing abuse.

488 Name: Anonymous : 2007-01-13 15:43 ID:Heaven [Del]

what about, hypothetically, if you had user voted stickies? ie a thread gets so many votes so it stays at the top for a set amount of time?

in the end someone controls what's happening on the boards, whether it's the admin, the moderators, or the people posting.

489 Name: !WAHa.06x36 : 2007-01-13 15:45 ID:Heaven [Del]


That's a better idea, I think, but then you have changed the dynamics of the board to something new and different. Whether it would be something good or bad, I can't quite say.

490 Name: Anonymous : 2007-01-13 16:57 ID:Heaven [Del]

yeah.. i was just tossing that out there. creating stickies is a step closer to having user chosen stickies.

491 Name: Anonymous : 2007-01-13 21:08 ID:i7EbT4o2 [Del]

Aha! Huge thanks for the clarification of the western imageboard philosophy. :)

492 Name: Anonymous : 2007-01-14 19:19 ID:Heaven [Del]

is there any way to link directly to a post in a thread like in kareha? ie http://clownpenis.fart/wakaba/4323.html/666

493 Name: Anonymous : 2007-01-18 11:44 ID:FFlhcx6s [Del]
or if it isn't deleted

It dodged the spam trap on a wakaba 3.0.6 board and also posted an image. Have the spambots been tailored to wakaba?

494 Name: Anonymous : 2007-01-18 12:09 ID:Heaven [Del]

>>493 A sign we're doing something right, that is!

495 Name: !WAHa.06x36 : 2007-01-18 13:07 ID:Heaven [Del]




I've seen that in a couple of places, and I really don't know what the deal is with that. It might be human posting, even. If it returns, further investigation will be called for.

496 Name: Anonymous : 2007-01-18 15:57 ID:XWHu02YR [Del]

I'm trying to set up Kareha (check with my host and they are configured for running perl), but after following the quickstart guide, I keep getting an error 500 when I try to access Is there something I'm missing or still have to do before running the software?

497 Name: !WAHa.06x36 : 2007-01-18 17:25 ID:Heaven [Del]


See if anything in here helps, first of all:

498 Name: Anonymous : 2007-01-18 19:33 ID:XWHu02YR [Del]

Thanks, that took care of it! I just noticed that was linked at the top too, sorry for not seeing it earlier.

499 Name: Anonymous : 2007-01-18 20:27 ID:XWHu02YR [Del]

Is there a way to make certain users' names show up in a different color? For example, I want the name "The admin" to show up in red and the name "Mod" to show up in blue, while other users still continue with the normal colors.

500 Name: Anonymous : 2007-01-19 01:34 ID:l3QTZkjF [Del]

the thing to choose the formatting doesn't work in opera mini... the "more options link works, but it doesn't show the dropdown thing to select which formatting mode to use ;;

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