Introduction


Playing Appreciated is a group for members that like to play games they win and for giveaway creators that like to see their games getting played. This sounds simple, yet requires committent and dedication from members by filtering out games they like to play from all group giveaways and when won playing those within one month. In return members will get higher chances of winning games they want and creators will know their giveaways have a high chance of getting played. The group has more than 800 members and over 9000 historical giveaways.

Group rules


  • You need to set and keep your Steam privacy settings for My profile and Game details public (example);
  • You will play all giveaways you win via this group within one month;
  • When creating a giveaway it is recommended to include a small group rule reminder in your giveaway, something like: "This is a Playing Appreciated giveaway, by joining you commit to playing this game within a month when won.".

How to join


  1. Make sure you did not violate any SteamGifts rules in the last month;
  2. Comment one of the two options to enter the group in this discussion:
    • Option 1: Showing your commitment by playing a previous won game on SteamGifts that you did not yet play. The game shouldn't be very short and must have achievements. Comment with the name of the game before you start playing it and comment again when you finished playing it. Please upload some screenshots to Steam as well.
    • Option 2: Supporting the cause by creating a group giveaway of a game that you would like to see getting played by other group members within a month as soon as your membership request was approved. The game should not have been given away free before (marked by ** when creating a giveaway on SteamGifts).
  3. Press "Request To Join" on our group page;
  4. Wait for us to approve your request, we'll always reply on the comment you have made in this topic.

Final notes


More information and a FAQ is available via the Steam group. Current group giveaways can be found here on SteamGifts. Feel free to comment below if you have any questions!

1 year ago*

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Hi, I would like to join by Option 1, I didn't play Bit Blaster XL yet and I think it's about time to do so.

I would also make some giveaways after the first paycheck

5 months ago
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Hi Dante19977! You're welcome to join, playing Bit Blaster XL will do. Please comment again when you've finished the game.

5 months ago
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Hi, since the game doesn't have any story mode or something I decided to 100% it.

https://steamcommunity.com/id/dante19977/stats/433950?tab=achievements

Here is also a screenshot of my highest score to make sure I did everything I could.

https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1439771937

5 months ago
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Agreed, and not even needed the Bit Blaster V8 to get 75K in a single round I see! :) Nice, membership request approved. Welcome to the group!

5 months ago
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Thank you!

5 months ago
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Hi, I would like to join by Option 1, i'll want to prove my worth by playing Norwood Suite.

5 months ago
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Hi KornKage! You're welcome to join, looking at the achievements playing The Norwood Suite will do fine, however please set your total playtimes to public also. Please comment again after you've done so and finished the game. ^^

5 months ago
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I've changed the playtime to public now.

5 months ago
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I've finished the game :)

5 months ago
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Agreed! And 44 screenshots, wow :P Happy reading you've liked it. Membership approved, welcome to the group. Also happy cake day. ^^

5 months ago
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Good afternoon, I was banned unfairly and I think I know why, there is a game I got from adam1224 called "Pier Solar and the Great Architects", according to the Playing Appreciated website I would have to play this game for 2.7 hours instead of 27 hours as the site is saying now, apparently the site bugged and changed the necessary hours, I remember that I played for 2.3 hours and did some achievements. At the beginning, the site has showed as approved, but now it is as if it failed, if I really need to play for 27 hours, I will play without any problem, just like I did with the other games I won, thank you.

5 months ago
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Hi jooj123! Please refer to the answer MouseWithBeer gave you here.

5 months ago
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I'd like to join by option 2

5 months ago
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Hi xnyaa! You're welcome to join by option two. I'm curious what you would like to see getting played. Membership request approved!

5 months ago
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I'd like to join by option 1. I will play Lethal League, is it ok?

5 months ago
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Hi Mafteru! You're welcome to join, playing Lethal League will do fine. Please comment again when you've finished the game.

5 months ago
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I finished the game. I couldn't find any online match so i had to skip 3 last achievements :3

4 months ago
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Seems you had some fun with that game ^^ Looking good, nice screenshots too. Membership request approved, welcome to the group!

4 months ago
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Thank you :3 Actually there is a round that i have to fight 2 vs 2 match, and my teamate(bot) is very bad compare to 2 enemies (2 bots), he's like helping them :< . Overall the game is good and fun ^^.

4 months ago
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i'd like to re-join with Option 2 :P

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5 months ago
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You got me scared there for a few seconds! :P Since you have made so many members happy with games to play, I hope you'll never leave! Thanks for the bump ^^

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5 months ago
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Hi! I'd like to join by option 1. I'll play Beyond Reality if that's ok.

5 months ago
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Hi Nicknames! You're welcome to join, playing Beyond Reality will do fine! Just as a note, you've idled it 2.1 hours. Please comment again when you've finished the game. :)

5 months ago
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I will (and I'll add some screenshots while I'm at it =) )

5 months ago
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Just finished the game. I couldn't get an screenshot because the screnshot button and the reset button were the same but I guess getting all the achievemnts should be enough proof :)

4 months ago
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Agreed :) Please request to join the group here and I'll approve it as soon as I'll see it.

Edit: Approved!

4 months ago*
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Thanks! ^^

4 months ago
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Good day, Applying via option 2.

5 months ago
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Hi Georgeous! You're welcome to join via option two, I'm curious what it'll be. Membership request approved.

5 months ago
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Already able to join for the group , Hotline Miami, game that got one of my favourite soundtracks.

5 months ago
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Applying through option 1. I've only won 3 games and the only one I haven't played yet is Civil War: Gettysburg but it has no achievements. I've made a request to join. Let me know if I still qualify.

5 months ago
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Hi WarSanta! You're welcome to join, playing Civil War: Gettysburg will do fine. Please comment again once you've finished the main story/campaign. :)

5 months ago
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Hey! I finished the main campaign. They added achievements btw. I couldn't get the hard difficulty achievements cuz I kept losing in hard. I finished it in Normal difficulty.

5 months ago
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Agreed! Membership request approved, welcome to the group. :)

4 months ago
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Thanks :)

4 months ago
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Looks interesting. Applied! ツ
I promise to play the first game i win here on SG asap in compliance with rule 1. πŸ’–

5 months ago*
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Hi fizfix! ^^ You're welcome to join. Since you have no winnings, you may also pick a game from your Steam library instead that has achievements. Please let me know. :)

4 months ago
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πŸ”₯CandleπŸ”₯ πŸ˜ƒ

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4 months ago
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Nice, however please pick a game you did not play before now and comment that before playing it ;)

4 months ago
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But I have played all games in my library to some extent. O_o

4 months ago
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Hmm, doesn't look so? How about The Bridge, Monochroma, BADLAND, Black Mesa, DOOM, Deus Ex, Metro, Outlast and some others? :P

4 months ago
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Every single game in my library has been installed & played for a few minutes at least with no exceptions.

4 months ago
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Then our definition of what is being played is definitely not the same. Please refer to our group FAQ for what we consider "played".

4 months ago
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I see. So you basically want me to play one of those games at least 50% through (or at least 5 hours for games longer than 10 hours) and to mention which game it's going to be here beforehand, then to publish a screenshot of the progress on my Steam profile. Is that it?

4 months ago
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That would be it for group winnings indeed :) If you don't feel like playing any of those, you can also just wait until you buy/get/win a new game and comment again then before playing it.

4 months ago
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Got it! πŸ‘
Thanks! ツ

4 months ago
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OK The Bridge it is then. ツ

4 months ago
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4 months ago
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WOOF WOOF! Heeellooo anyone there?
So am I in? 😳

4 months ago
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Nya- With such a cute comment I had to approve your membership. :) Welcome to the group.

4 months ago
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Oh thank you! πŸ’– πŸ˜ƒ

4 months ago
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4 months ago
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5 months ago
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Hi ederlobo! Sure, you're welcome to join, let's find a player for that. ^^ Membership request approved.

4 months ago
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4 months ago
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I'd like to join by option 1. I will play Machina of the Planet Tree -Planet Ruler-, is it ok ?

4 months ago
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Hi Fukkii! You're welcome to join. Since it's your only winning, playing Machina of the Planet Tree will do fine. Please snap a screenshot if possible and drop a comment here again when you've finished it. :)

4 months ago
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Sorry Reforced , my game Machina of the Planet Tree -Planet Ruler- can't take a screenshot in steam . I just google and find the solution but it say can't . So what can i do ?

4 months ago
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Oh alright, I've looked at it and you are around 25% of the game now? Seeing you've also won Doorkickers now, how about playing that instead?

4 months ago
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No problems , I will play Doorkickers. Thanks you for give me another chance . Thanks you Reforced .

4 months ago
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I hope you will enjoy it :)

4 months ago
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Just applied, I want to create giveaways. I won't enter any though.

4 months ago
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Hi Ruhenot! You're welcome to join by giving away something you'd like to see getting played. :) Membership request approved.

4 months ago
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I'd like to re-join via option 2, please.
Heyo Reforced, long time no see :D

4 months ago
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Hi eeev! ^^ You're very welcome to rejoin, leaving the group (temporary) doesn't matter, you're always welcome to rejoin as long as there are no outstanding winnings. :P Just request to rejoin the group again or add me as friend if that is not possible and I'll rejoin you. :) And nice to see you again too. ^^

4 months ago
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I sent a request. Thanks for the warm welcome :)

4 months ago
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4 months ago*
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don't know if 've already said this, but this PA thing truly works like a charm.

also... TGIF!

4 months ago
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4 months ago
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I am admittedly behind on playing my games won but have every intention of changing that over the next week or two. I've had some awesome games to play and I get caught up in the same one for hours instead of jumping around. I have some games to giveaway and I would love to make a small train, or separate giveaways for this group. I want someone to actually open them and enjoy them rather than to sit there untouched. I have not made the giveaway yet because I was unsure how to do so. Do I need to be part of the group already? Just let me know. As I haven't caught up yet I'm 100% willing to join and be removed after the creation. Just don't want to give another game to someone with 1 sent and 10000 won, ya know?

4 months ago
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Hi randanicole! You're welcome to join by creating a giveaway that you would like to see getting played. I've approved your membership request. After you've synced your account here, you're able to create a giveaway and specify Playing Appreciated as the group in who can enter (step six -> Whitelist / Steam Groups). Let me know if you encounter any trouble. :)

4 months ago
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Hey handled all of that and did my first test giveaway.Winner activated and already finished :) Then I won one myself and have been waiting 48 hours or so now for them to send the key. It's an RPG and I'm a bit worried I won't finish if they don't send it soon. Is there any way to handle that or do I just cross my fingers and hope they send it soon!

4 months ago
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Happy to hear so! ^^ Based on SteamGifts rules they have up to 7 days to send the key, so be patient here and keep that in mind for the future.. ;) If because of that you also need up to 7 more days to play, just drop a note in the giveaway and we'll see that when the deadline closes in.

4 months ago
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:) Thank you. They got it to me around 72ish hours and I think I'll finish it up without too much trouble. c:

And thank you for the rule explanation. I didn't know how long we had to send the game. I appreciate the help!

4 months ago
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Hi , i would like to join this group by option 2.

4 months ago
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Hi nightside187! You're welcome to join by creating a giveaway that you'd like to see getting played :) Membership request approved, I'm curious what it'll be. :)

4 months ago
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Thank you for the invite, will do the GA right now :)

4 months ago
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Alright, membership request approved! I'm curious what game it'll be. :)

4 months ago
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Thanks and sorry for the extra comment; it wasn't meant for you obviously (guess I should have taken another coffee xD). Seems the winner of Age of Wonders made a start with it already. :) Thanks for the contributions.

4 months ago
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np have a great weekend πŸ˜‰

4 months ago
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Hello, I'd like join Playing Appreciated. I'd like to do option 2 please :)

4 months ago
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Hi FateOfOne! You're welcome to join by giving away something you'd like to see getting played. :) Membership request approved!

4 months ago
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Thanks for approving me :) I'll be posting a GA very soon.

4 months ago
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I would like to make a group GA πŸ˜€

4 months ago
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Hi Staindred! You're very welcome to do so. Please set your Steam playtimes to public first and let me know, then I'll approve your request.

4 months ago
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Done, many thanks

4 months ago
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Alright, membership request approved! I'm curious what game it'll be. :)

4 months ago
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Hi! I would like to join by Option 1 but I didn't win any game yet, can I play something from my library that I never played to prove my worth?

4 months ago
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Hi Z3ppeli! You're welcome to join. :) Picking a game from your library will do. Please let me know which one you're planning to play.

4 months ago
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I will play Hacknet then :)

4 months ago
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Actually, now I have won some giveaways. I will play Hitman GO, okay?

4 months ago
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Nice :) Hitman Go will do fine. Have fun and please check in again when you've finished it.

4 months ago
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Hey! I finished the game ^^

4 months ago
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Agreed :) I hope you enjoyed the game. Membership request approved, welcome!

4 months ago
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I was expelled from the group due to the lack of achievements in the game
Demon Hunter 3: Revelation. Then I did not manage to get the required number of achievements, but yesterday I had already fixed everything. You can look at my profile to make sure of this. A month since the giveaway was a couple of days ago. Can I join a group?

4 months ago
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Hi nakadzava! Agreed, although it was too late at that point.. Thank the giveaway creator next time, then you'll get a courtesy warning from us.. ;) Anyway, after playing you other winning, Forts, you are welcome to rejoin.

4 months ago
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Hello. I played in Forts and got one achievement. The rest of the achievements are rather complicated, and there are not many online players. I hope that this is enough.

4 months ago
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It's enough, I've approved it. Please request to join the group again, or if that isn't possible please add me as friend so I can send you a direct invitation. Nice to see you fixing your winnings and joining back so quickly. :)

4 months ago
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Unfortunately I can not apply to the group, so I'll add you as a friend. Thank you.

4 months ago
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Invitation was send. :)

4 months ago
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Thank you!

4 months ago
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Hi, I wanna join by contributing a game.

4 months ago
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Hi LordSpyMaybe! You're welcome to join and do so. Membership request approved.

4 months ago
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I would like to join via option 2.

4 months ago
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Hi Jarrizard! You're welcome to join by giving away something you'd like to see getting played. Membership request approved. :)

4 months ago
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4 months ago
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Hi Jarrizard! You still didn't create a giveaway. Please do so as soon as possible, or you will be removed from the group.

4 months ago
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Hi, I'm still a bit confused on Steamgifts works a month ago. Can I try again and join via option 2?

3 months ago
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4 months ago
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