User talk:Gerry Lynch

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Nice work on David Ford. With that, allow me to say, Hello Gerry Lynch and welcome to Wikipedia! Hope you like it here, and stick around.

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Selam , Türk karşıtı kullanıcı Khoikhoi ingilizce wikipedia'da adminlik için şansını deniyor.Daha fazla türk gelirse bunu engelleyebiliriz. Oyunu burdan kullanabilirsin Teşekkürler. ( 18:24, 26 March 2006 (UTC))

Bobby Sands[edit]

Probably not minor edits, but nice balancing NPOV on the Bobby Sands article. -- Solipsist 20:46, 15 Jul 2004 (UTC)


Good work on filling out the stub. But as a Turkish Jew I feel a little bit uncomfortable with the term "irreligious" which might sound somewhat too strong, and also Turkish Jews do not have a tradition of backing up CHP; this phenomenon is true only after the weakening of the central right and the rise of the "islamist" AKP, currently in power. -- leandros 08:35, 16 Jul 2004 (UTC)

Hey, Gerry... just a heads-up... your edit on Turkish Islamism in Islamism was definitely not a minor edit. In general, the minor edit flag should only be used for small, grammatical changes - changes that don't affect the meaning of the text. The inclusion of new information, especially a substantial paragraph like your edit, is definitely not minor. Cheers! Graft 18:52, 18 Jul 2004 (UTC)


Thanks, Gerry. If I understand you correctly, the results were proportional to the voting population, but not to the general, or even voting-eligible population? DanKeshet 19:00, 19 Jul 2004 (UTC)


Sorduğunuz sorulara cevaben,

Aslen Denizlilyim, Annem, Babamda denizlili ama Istanbulda büyüdüm.

HaNcI 08:40, 20 Jul 2004 (UTC)

Northern Ireland[edit]

Good work on the Northern Ireland edit. FearÉIREANN 16:34, 20 Jul 2004 (UTC)

Roads in Ireland[edit]

Great work on the Roads in Ireland article. Perhaps eventually the background to this interesting topic (as anyone driving in Ireland will have discovered) can be expanded such that the lists can be move to a seperate article.

I expanded the primary routes in the Republic up to N30, I'm not so keen on going further and listing all secondary routes. At some stage I'll have to determine where the dividing number is (routes below 3X or something primary, above that no., secondary) - if I can determine the number range occupied by secondary routes it'd be handy - I've often wonder what no.s are used and which not.

Zoney 15:05, 27 Jul 2004 (UTC)

Galactic halo[edit]

Thanks for your kind words - and for the good start that you gave galactic halo (it was good enough to make the main page in "Did you know..." otherwise I wouldn't have spotted it). -- ALoan (Talk) 11:50, 4 Aug 2004 (UTC)

Well, it is pretty much of a lottery, but well done anyway! Thanks for correcting my SagDEG/SagDIG error. I've added in the bulge too now. -- ALoan (Talk) 13:07, 4 Aug 2004 (UTC)

Translation/copyediting request[edit]

Someone seems to have posted an automatic translation of Kardes_Turkuler from its native language. Perhaps you could have a look at the original version on tr: and fix it up a bit. --Smack 20:57, 20 Aug 2004 (UTC)


Hello, Hope i'm not ruining your page, but you said leave messages here. The kurds are definitly not of iranian origin if by iranian you mean persian. however the kurds are an indo-european people linguisticly and as indoeuropean is also known as aryan and iran means land of the aryans in some ways kurds are 'iranian'.another point: i'm a zaza kurd and i'm not insulted if you call me a kurd this is like saying a irishman would be insulted if you called him irish. There is a linguistic difference betwen zaza (dimli) and other kurdish dialects but the truth is the difference between kurds and zaza in politics is mainly a fabrication of the turkish state which is trying to "divide and conquer" my people. Also if you want to see what the turkish state is capable please look as this picture on this link: Thanks.

NI immigrants and the constitutional question[edit]

Hello Gerry,

I've read that many asian immigrants have come to NI in recent years. Since they have little background in NI, how do they stand on the constitutional question?

- Hoshie 06:51, 19 Dec 2004 (UTC)


Hi. Thanks for uploading Image:Uca.jpg. You'd left a note that it is used with permission, but you didn't supply a copyright tag. Could you look at that image's description page to see if I tagged it accurately? Thanks! Kbh3rd 00:49, 6 Jan 2005 (UTC)

The Land (song)[edit]

Thought you might be interested in a new article that really could do with some research: The Land (song) Regards, Matthew Platts 14:36, 10 Apr 2005 (UTC)


Hi, I have lived on Turkey for about 2-3 years, although I had picked up some Turkish I can only trasnlate so much. The timeline in the artilce is from Turkish wikipedia and I am having difficulty traslating it. I would appriciate a hand. -- Cat chi? 08:52, 27 Apr 2005 (UTC)

Belfast, WW2 reference[edit]

Why remove the reference, and not simply edit it down?

Because I don't think it's a hugely significant event in the history of the City, even speaking as someone who grew up in an area which had been heavily bombed in '41. It pales in comparison to a lot of other events in Belfast history, and the bombing of cities like Portsmouth and Coventry, let alone cities in Germany or the USSR. I suppose we really need to do up a better history of Belfast between us all. Regards. Gerry Lynch 17:26, 20 May 2005 (UTC)

Good answer, I appreciate your work on this entry. Nearside 17:58, 20 May 2005 (UTC)

Welsh Assembly Election, 2007[edit]

You shouldn't move pages by just copying and pasting the contents to a new page - instead, use the move function, that's what it's there for! Now the previous history of the article is behind the redirect, not the article itself. I've listed the page on Wikipedia:Administrator's noticeboard, so that an admin can move the history across. sjorford →•← 12:50, 26 May 2005 (UTC)

I didn't know how to do that. Thanks! Gerry Lynch 13:49, 26 May 2005 (UTC)

Hello Mr Gerry Lynch[edit]

I am Anıl Ozan from Turkey , I see that you are a bit interested in Turkey and Middle East , I am impressed by your knowledge about Turkey , I wish to work together to expand our foreign language level, I want to speak English better , I think I can improve my knowledge about English language by talking with native English people . Have an illumined day. Aydınlık Günler :) aozan 14:23 10 June 2005

"this page sucks" graphic[edit]

Cool image, isn't it? Wish I could take credit for it but I snarfed it from someone else myself. Thanks again for your work to make the ham page less usa-centric. Flawiki 22:09, 26 August 2005 (UTC)

Northeastern Ireland[edit]

Come along to Northern Ireland naming dispute, to celebrate diversity.

Lapsed Pacifist 09:34, 30 August 2005 (UTC)

Wikimedia UK/Wikimania 2006[edit]

Hi, this is a circular to Wikipedians in Ireland to draw your attention to Wikimedia UK, where the establishment of a local Wikimedia chapter for the United Kingdom (and possibly for the Republic of Ireland) is being discussed. See the talk page, as well as the mailing list; a meetup will take place to discuss matters in London in September, for anyone who can get there. On another topic, plans are being drawn up for a UK bid for Wikimania 2006, which would be conveniently close to Ireland. On the other hand, Dublin's bid was one of the final three last year - might we bid again? --Kwekubo 03:59, 31 August 2005 (UTC)

PKK not being a banned political party[edit]

Gerry, sorry I put the disclaimer before I wrote my explanation, and I had to go, so it has stayed there for a day without any explanation. I now entered my reasons for objecting the listing of PKK as a banned political party in Turkey. Please let me know what you think. Thank you. AldirmaGonul 16:25, September 9, 2005 (UTC)

I would like to learn where you got the information or what source you are using to claim PKK as a "political force during the political forment of Turkey in the late 1970s". This claim has never been done. Besides its name, there is no clue that they are any activity that can be claimed it is a political process. It is classified as an illegal organization. During the early 1970s its activities were fall into civil law, than late 1970s it is an organized crime. Just a reminder; the article is based on historical events, and their consequences. --tommiks 15:39, 12 September 2005 (UTC)

Islamic roots[edit]

You claim:

"in 1999, he urged the PKK to work for its objectives through peaceful means, and the PKK began a ceasefire in that year. It changed its name to KADEK to reflect a move towards peaceful politics and co-operation with a wider range of ideologies, notably Islamists who were in favour of the creation of an independent Kurdish state."

I would like to get an hold on your resource. From my resources, I can link PKK to Iran begining from 1988. In 1993 there is an article written by Ocalan that changes the organizations official policy. The arms connection to Iran during 1990s is also linked to this policy change. Also there are other issues related with methods other islamic groups in Beqaa valley, during the 1990s. If you made this claim because you were in rush, please fix this sentence. --tommiks 15:50, 12 September 2005 (UTC)

One of those long requested articles[edit]

Hello. I've never talked to you before, well I don't think so. Anyway there was a Turkish musician named Yavuz Bingol who was on the "over two years requested" listed. I started a page on him, but I don't speak or read Turkish. I found a biography on him, Here that is in Turkish though. I don't know if you'd want to do anything on it, but you were one of the only listed "Turkish translators" whose talk page is still active. Thanks for your time.--T. Anthony 05:26, 29 September 2005 (UTC)

4 meters[edit]

Except for the odd spelling of meter, it looks GREAT. Makes me wish we had that allocation over here. Make sure to link it to the allocations list on Amateur radio (I'd really like to internationalize that list). 73, N5UWY/9 - plaws

A user is trying to have the Template:Irish Republic infobox deleted. Your comments would be welcome. FearÉIREANNIreland-Capitals.PNG\(caint) 22:13, 5 November 2005 (UTC)

Classic Rock[edit]

Hello. I was wondering if you would like to participate in my classic rock survey. I'm trying to find the most liked classic rock song. There is more information on my user page. Hope you participate! RENTASTRAWBERRY FOR LET? röck 02:59, 30 November 2005 (UTC)

Ham Radio![edit]

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Cities of London and Westminster[edit]

My edit was to ensure a neutral point of view. Re-reading it I am still happy that it is neutral in tone, whilst retaining the indication this constituency can be considered a Conservative safe seat - but, there is nothing to prevent this from changing in the future.

Otherwise, my edits are not to spark "reference war". However, if assertions are made without verifiable and reliable secondary sources they should be removed. I look forward to your (referenced) changes to this article. Kind regards, Sliggy 16:20, 9 March 2006 (UTC)

International E-road network in Belgium[edit]

You added Belgium to this text in International E-road network: Belgium, Sweden, Norway and Denmark have integrated the E-road numbers into their networks, meaning that the roads usually have no other national number.
Is that correct? According to my map and the List of motorways in Belgium, the motorways there have a national motorway number also. /BIL 20:51, 10 March 2006 (UTC)

They do but these aren't used where the motorway also has an E-route number - you wouldn't even know they exist as they're not used on singage at all/ Gerry Lynch 11:52, 11 March 2006 (UTC)

Wikipedia:WikiProject Rugby union[edit]

There was a project to help improve the quality of rugby union articles on Wikipedia. Recently it has become inactive, I'm trying to get it restarted. If you are interested, please sign up (follow the link).GordyB 21:07, 7 April 2006 (UTC)

New Lodge article[edit]

Nice work on that. I've expanded it a bit more so I'll leave you to read over it as I'm not 100% sure of some of my additions. Does Stanton still live in the NLR for example?

Valenciano 10:15, 9 April 2006 (UTC)

The Handmaid's Tale (opera)[edit]

Hi, Gerry. Nice article (and saves me the job of doing it). I also saw it at the Coliseum and enjoyed it a lot - you might like to look at my report on my website [1]. However, you've included a Spoiler Warning. The consensus at the Opera Project (we'd be delighted if you could sign up there and create some more operatic articles!) is that these Spoilers are unnecessary and disfigure the articles - see Wikipedia:WikiProject_Opera#Spoiler_warning_tags and the discussion on the project's Talk Page. Anyone who doesn't want to know the story can ignore the prominently labelled Synopsis section. It seemed best to mention this here rather than just editing the spoiler out. Best Andrew (aka GuillaumeTell 10:31, 25 May 2006 (UTC))

Thanks for taking the spoiler out. The infobox idea looks like a good one (though adding them to all the existing opera articles would be rather a chore!), and, funnily enough, there's a current discussion of infoboxes on the Project Talk page, at Wikipedia_talk:WikiProject_Opera#Opera_Infoboxes, so why don't you raise it there and get more opinions than just mine. --GuillaumeTell 10:57, 25 May 2006 (UTC)

Definition of opera; rock opera[edit]

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Anglicanism and the Anglican Communion[edit]

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Thanks for your message. I've reinstated the removed pics as a Gallery, neatened up the existing pics (some were too far down the article and messed up the gallery) and done lots of edits for better English. I think the walls pic at the head of the article is indeed poor but unfortunately it does show the amazing length of the walls a little more clearly than yours which is why I've left it at the head of the article. It was unreasonable for previous editors to have removed the other two pics, editors should have the intelligence to not remove good pics but put them to a gallery. Best Wishes - Adrian Pingstone 09:00, 15 June 2006 (UTC)

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South Derry Independent Republican Unit‎[edit]

Hi mate, excellent edit and a great source that I didnt realise was on the net. well done.--Vintagekits 16:22, 30 January 2007 (UTC)

Ein Geheimnis[edit]

Sorry dass ich dich störe, aber kannst du mir vielleicht mal Tipps geben, wie du es geschafft hast, eine Fremdsprache so gut zu erlernen, dass du sie wie ein Muttersprachler sprichst? Danke im Voraus. (PS: Du wirst gemerkt haben, dass ich unter dem Namen Yorol nur wenige Edits hinter mir habe. Ich bin zwar keine Sockenpuppe, habe aber trotzdem schon viele Erfahrungen als namenlose IP-Adresse hier gemacht.) Yorol 17:38, 30 January 2007 (UTC)

Electoral Wards of Belfast[edit]

Can you cast your eye over the above category? Its a good idea but complicated by mixing pages purely about wards such as Chichester Park, with inclusion of area pages such as New Lodge and Ardoyne, historic Stormont constituency pages and wards not even in Belfast such as Poleglass. I've expanded a few of the individual pages in question but they could do with more eg socio-economic stats DEA mentions etc. I intend to work on it a bit more when we get our net access restored next week but if you get a chance before then would be good. Valenciano 18:29, 17 February 2007 (UTC)



Your request to be unblocked has been granted for the following reason(s):

See comment below

Request handled by: Alison 21:16, 24 July 2007 (UTC)

  • I moved the template to the talk page for the editor. --MichaelLinnear 02:18, 24 July 2007 (UTC)

Ok - I denied this block earlier. Please feel free to add another request and have someone else weigh in on this, given your earlier comments on WP:ANI - Alison 07:49, 24 July 2007 (UTC)

I have received some information from a friend whom I trust to the effect that this block is a mistake. Gerry Lynch works in a large office, so there could easily have been someone else using the same IP address which may have led to the mix up. Certainly his edit history looks fairly sound to me on a brief inspection. Please could we review this case? Also please let me know if I can provide any further information to assist the unblock. Laurence Boyce 14:47, 24 July 2007 (UTC)
Laurence, do you feel confident enough to pmail this to me? - Alison 17:50, 24 July 2007 (UTC)
To Gerry Lynch, can you send an email to "", detailing your block message and a detailed comment, stating your case? That way, others can also review your block - Alison 17:50, 24 July 2007 (UTC)

Alison, I've already done so; but there's no reason why you can't remove this block now, as I suggested to you via private e-mail a few moments ago. Sorry, I didn't realise that I could edit this page while blocked. Additionally, you have produced no evidence of my being a sockpuppet. The RfUC log shows no record of my account being userchecked and there is no link to any other evidence provided on this page or the Administrator's Noticeboard. Please provide some evidence publicly available to the Wikipedia community. Gerry Lynch 20:19, 24 July 2007 (UTC)
Alison, look at this user's history: it's clear this person is not a sockpuppet. Please reinstate him asap. --Martin Wisse 18:25, 24 July 2007 (UTC)
  • I removed the unblock template that someone added to your main userpage as it is redundant with the one you have here. I don't know enough about the situation to simply unblock you, though it appears some other admins are already looking into your block. Regards,--Isotope23 talk 20:56, 24 July 2007 (UTC)
  • Gerry, I'm trying right now (and have been) to contact the blocking admin. Hold on until I get more of an answer here. Your block log indicates a checkuser was run and I don't doubt that it has, as the block seems procedural. I'm not seeing your unblock request, either, on unblock-en-l .... I'll get back to you as soon as I've any further info - Alison 21:08, 24 July 2007 (UTC)

But this smacks of trial by IP. Other than the original admin's checkuser (which cannot apparently be seen by any other Wikipedia user and is not on RfUC) there is no evidence that I am a sockpuppet and a lot of evidence to the contrary. This case highlights flaws in established procedures for IDing sock puppets and a tendency to shoot first and ask questions later - understandable given the level of trolling on WP these days, but unjustifiable nonetheless. Be bold, assume good faith, and remove the block now! Gerry Lynch 21:22, 24 July 2007 (UTC)

Whoops, and sorry we crossed in the post. Thanks for your good faith. There's also the issue of my static IP address at home, the work IP address and the temporary block of the user at IP who was blocked earlier today for speaking up in my defence. Gerry Lynch 21:22, 24 July 2007 (UTC)

This block was done by someone else - not me. I've not done any blocking here whatsoever (take note, email folks!). However, when I went to unblock, I noticed that User:Arwel Parry has already lifted the block there - Alison 21:38, 24 July 2007 (UTC)
Can you pmail me your two IP addresses & I'll ensure they're clear. I promise to keep them in confidence - Alison 21:40, 24 July 2007 (UTC)


  • Ok - I've reviewed a number of emails I've received, noted the discussion on ANI and note that the blocking admin has been unavailable for some time. In the light of that, and from comments others have made, there may well have been a mistake here. Or not. Either way, I need to assume a certain good faith here and have unblocked your account. I apologise for not having more thoroughly investigated the details here, but will followup with the blocking admin to see what happened here. If the blocking admin or any other admin overturns this, that's okay, too. I'm not into wheel-warring. Gerry - your block has been lifted but maybe wait a short while for the autoblock to clear. Thanks for your patience - Alison 21:14, 24 July 2007 (UTC)
Alison, I understand the initial block didn't come from you. The incident shows up a number of flaws in policy, not personal ones.
Blocking an IP for block evasion for nothing other than protesting their innocence should not happen . Ever. Blocking an established user for sharing an IP address with a troublesome user without supporting evidence should not happen. Ever. Blocking IP addresses that support a potentially maligned user, when there's no evidence they are a block evasion, as happened to the user at 77... on the Admin page, should not happen. Ever. I don't know how to go about creating a new policy here, but I'll gladly put the work in if a more experienced Wikipedian on meta issues, not things I've dipped my toe into before, can show me how.
By the way, Alison said that checkuser had been run on me and that was her initial reason for supporting my block. There is no evidence of that block being run on RfUC. With an admin out of touch and no evidence of their Usercheck, I should have been unblocked straight away. That is another thing that should not happen. Ever.
Most people, especially newbies, would have walked away from Wikipedia long before being vindicated. That is not a good thing. Lessons should be learned from this. People are so pissed off at the trolls and socks that they are forgetting to assume good faith. Gerry Lynch 21:42, 24 July 2007 (UTC)
I'm not sure how appropriate this is, but if you'd like to clear your name for good you could go to the unusual length of filing a request for checkuser against yourself and Runcorn. If indeed you merely intersect a shared IP with him, or use the same ISP, this wouldn't be sufficient for a sockpuppet confirmation. The main trouble, of course, is that the blocking admin is unavailable. You could always wait for his return and hash it out with him. In the meantime, happy...unblocking, and have fun. Someguy1221 02:01, 25 July 2007 (UTC)
The request would be denied... checkuser isn't authorized for "clearing your name" requests. If I had to wager a guess, I'd say you somehow share an IP with Runcorn or at some point have edited from the same IP as him and that led to your block. I'd also guess you are not the same individual behind the Runcorn account... you just had the bad luck to share a link with a known sockpuppeteer. Regardless, I think Alison did the right thing here for what it is worth.--Isotope23 talk 13:54, 25 July 2007 (UTC)
A light is now beginning to dawn. Apparently I share a work proxy (blocked currently) with someone who spends a lot of time editing lists of Jews... hmmmmmm. Still, trial by IP is not and should not be sufficient evidence for a lifetime ban. I'd say this on ANI, except I can't seem to edit anything accept by user talk page, even though I'm logged in under my own account. Gerry Lynch 15:00, 25 July 2007 (UTC)
Give me a few minutes to do some checking...--Isotope23 talk 15:05, 25 July 2007 (UTC)
Cheers. Gerry Lynch 15:09, 25 July 2007 (UTC)
It looks like your underlying IP is blocked as a proxy. You are not blocked, but you are getting autoblocked because of the block on your underlying IP. If I had to guess, I'd say after your block was lifted you made some edits from elsewhere, then when you tried editing from the location of that IP, you got autoblocked... I can lift the autoblock on you... but if you try to edit from your work, you will Likely just get autoblocked again. I'm not comfortable with lifting/altering that IP block without doing some due diligence here... so as much as I'm sure you will hate to hear this, please just be patient for a bit longer (it is possible for me to rework the block so you should be able to edit from your account... I just need to do some investigation first). I will lift that autoblock so you can at least edit from your home IP.--Isotope23 talk 15:12, 25 July 2007 (UTC)
That's odd, you don't appear to be autoblocked. What message are you seeing when you try and edit pages outside of your user talkpage?--Isotope23 talk 15:20, 25 July 2007 (UTC)
No, I think you're absolutely right, there's no mention of me being blocked this time (it was different before), but there's a block on the IP address:
You have been blocked from editing. (an account, IP address or range of addresses) was blocked by Dmcdevit for the following reason (see our blocking policy):

 This IP address has been blocked because it is believed to be an open proxy or zombie computer. To prevent abuse, editing from these proxies is currently prohibited. If your ISP has misconfigured their proxy, you can try bypassing it by logging into Wikimedia's secure gateway at For more information about open proxies and what you can do, please see the WikiProject on open proxies. 

(Multi-RBL lookup • Sandbox test edit)

Your IP address is, and your block has been set to expire: indefinite

There's also all sorts of strange stuff over at User_talk:, which I wouldn't pretend to understand. I don't know why a UK government institution would be using a US Corporate open proxy server, but I've no reason to doubt that it is. Also, I was able to edit freely from here early today, so maybe our IP address is changing. Either way, I assume there will be no problem editing from home. I will not be working here for more than another few weeks anyway! Gerry Lynch 15:30, 25 July 2007 (UTC)
Yeah, there is something screwy with that IP... If I had to guess (I'm doing a lot of that today), someone here port scanned the IP and it isn't secure. You don't appear to be autoblocked so you should be fine editing from home. If you still have problems logging in from your home IP, let me know here (I've got your page watchlisted) and I'll look into it some more.--Isotope23 talk 15:35, 25 July 2007 (UTC)
Working fine from home. Thanks. Gerry Lynch 21:43, 25 July 2007 (UTC)
If you check out Runcorn's contributions, you will see that he too spent a lot of time editing lists of Jews. Also, Mehmeda, who argued with on March 22, 2007 [2], got blocked by Runcorn on March 27 [3]. So, even without CheckUser, it is somewhat plausible that Runcorn was using Cardamon 01:03, 27 July 2007 (UTC)

Ombudsman Issue[edit]

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Notability of St John's Wood (band)[edit]

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Fair use rationale for File:GarbettTime.jpg[edit]


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Proposed deletion of Procapitalism[edit]

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Rose Report[edit]

Hi, I don't mean to bother you, but do you known anything about a "Rose Report" that is important in the history of Northern Ireland? I tried to start a discussion at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Northern Ireland#Rose Report, but I've received no feedback. Anything that you can add would be appreciated, even if it is of the ilk, never heard of it. Thanks. --Bejnar (talk) 03:40, 12 October 2012 (UTC)

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