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Hey Everyone,

I wanted to open the floor to you, the fans and cosplayers, on specific items you have feedback wise for Cosplay Gatherings. Here is what I know I need to improve on.

- Social Media Presence. We were relatively weak on social media, and the forums this year. I admit, I had items come in my life that made things more difficult to be here and on our page

Photos were missing in spots or had quality issues, these will be focused on to fix next year.

Lack of Gatherings/last second gatherings - Can be linked to the above, but honestly I needed to advertise this more

Things that went well

Hangout was always filled with people relaxing, cooling off, and fixing their cosplay.

I HAD PHOTOGS ROAMING THE FLOOR, long time coming

Workshops were knocked out of the park! Large attendance to most if not all of them

No Crazy incidents at the gatherings from what I saw.

In General, this year I feel I am back to B era power. yes there are some points to work on, but people know of us now, and enjoy us for what we are! We hope to evolve, so please give feedback and ways to improve upon it. Complaining exists, but give me something that I can do to fix the problem.

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This is the final edition of this list for this year.
 
Friday
1pm
Phoenix Wright @ G3
1:30pm
Gravity Falls @ G7
2pm
Stein’s Gate @ G6
Hakuoki @ G8
2:30pm
Bendy and the Ink Machine @ G7
3pm
Xeno Games @ G4
Yuri on Ice @ G6
4pm
Steven Universe @ G6
Fate/Stay Night Grand Order @ G7
5pm
Dream Daddy @G2
Free! Iwatobi Swim Club @ G4
Disney @ G6
Stardew Valley @ G8
5:30pm
Osomatsu-san @G5
6pm
Old School Cosplay @ G3
7:30pm
Yu Gi Oh! @ G3
Saturday
10am
Love Live @ G6
Marvel @ G7
Dark Souls @ G8
11am
Clamp @G4
Tokusatsu @ G5
Boku no Hero Academia @ G6
Naruto @ G7
Touhou Project @ G8
DC Comics @ G9
HIGH NOON
Overwatch @ G6
Dragon Age @ G3
Show by Rock @ G5
Pokemon @ G7
1pm
Mass Effect @ G2
Kemono Friends @ G4
Dramatical Murder @ G5
Super Smash Bros @ G7
Homestuck @ G9
2pm
Tokyo Ghoul @ G2
Monster Hunter @ G3
Halo @ G4
Vocaloid @ G6
Nintendo @ G7
Fate Series @ G8
3pm
Borderlands @ G3
Voltron @ G5
All Fighting games @ G6
League of Legends @ G9
3:30pm
Kingdom Hearts @ G7
4PM
Persona @ G6
5pm
Fallout @ G6
Tales of Series @ G7
6pm
Undertale @ G6
Sunday
10am
Disney Extended Universe @ G6
Final Fantasy @ G7
11am
Black Butler @ G4
Valve @ G6
Noon
Bungou Stray Dogs @ G4
Hetalia @ G5
Hunter X Hunter @ G6
Full Metal Alchemist @ G7
Haikyuu!! @ G9
1pm
Sailor Moon @ G3
Star Vs The Forces of the Evil @ G4
Avatar: The Last Airbender/ LoK @ G5
The iDOLM@STER @ G6
Pro Wrestling @ G7
Houseki No Kuni @ G8
Critical Role @ G9

2pm
Touken Ranbu @ G4
JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure @ G6
Dangan Ronpa @ G7
Gintama @ G8
Jfashion @ G9

3pm
Legend of Zelda @ G4
Star Wars @ G6
One Piece @ G7
The Adventure Zone @ G8

4pm
Shonen Jump! @ G5
Works of Monty Oum (RWBY) @ G6

5pm
All Sports Shows @ G5
Fire Emblem @ G6
Harry Potter @ G9

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I myself never see (hear small grasps, but I want words in my face.) any of the feedback for my department that is submitted on the Official Feedback Form of Fanime even though I request it, I want to hear back from you, the fans, about Cosplay gatherings, the Cosplay Hangout and Repair station, and the new photo room. What went good, what went bad, etc. Did the hangout miss any supplies, what ran out on you, etc.

Some things to note that I know is a problem.

1. Not enough signage for hangout. I got a lot of people kinda shocked that we had a hangout, that there was a repair station, etc. It is duly noted, and I will add more signage/ social media presence on the hangout.

2. Not enough photographers. It is going to be a problem until I secure enough people to be photographers, as I dont want my staffers running ragged from gathering to gathering, attending 3 gatherings in the span of an hour (I have done that, I didn't have fun and people knew I smelled of con funk due to it.)

3. Better Social media presence. I admit I was better on facebook than here. I am somewhat shying away from here from requests of the higher ups, but until I work out a place where you dont need an account to view all info of a gathering, and post on it saying "HEY I WANNA COME TO THIS AS X FROM Z" its going to be here.

4. In general, not enough staff. Dear god I do a lot by myself, and my co-head keeps bonking me on the head to split the load. I had assistance, but I didn't clearly guide them for the purpose I needed them for, and lead to other issues arising.

Still, what did you peeps think of CGD this year? Be honest, I don't mind the bull being tossed, but I want notes that I can take and really put hammer to nail and fix as best I can.

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Friday -
 Noon: Harry Potter & Fantastic Beasts - G10 (Offsite)
 1pm: Macross - 1pm G7
2pm: Free! Iwatobi Swim Club - G6 Bangou Stray Dogs - G8
3pm: Disney - G9 Magic: The Gathering - G2
4pm: Mass Effect - G3
5pm:  cat-aclysm: a cat themed gathering - G3, Re:Zero - Starting Life in Another World - G8, Metal Gear - G10 (Offsite)
6pm: Old School Gathering - G2
 7:30pm: Yu-Gi-Oh - G3

Saturday -
 10am: Final Fantasy - G5, Gintama - G8 Marvel Universe - G9
 11am: Dragon Age - G3, Pokemon - G5, Monte Oum - G6, Tokusatu - G7, Fate Series - G8, Disney Expanded Universe - G9
 Noon: Tales of... Series - G5, Hunter X Hunter - G6, Show By Rock - G7, Capcom - G9
 1pm: Idolmaster - G3, Nintendo - G5, Kantai Collection - G6, CLAMP - G8, League of Legends - G9
 2pm: Super Smash Brothers - G5, One Piece - G6, DC Universe - G9
 3pm: Vocaloid - G5, NieR:Automata - G6, Touhou Project - G7, Undertale - G9
 4pm: Voltron - G5, Miraculous Ladybug - G6, All Idols - G9
 5pm: Avatar the Last Airbender/ Legend of Korra - G5, Shin Megami Tensai / Persona / Atlus - G6, Fallout - G9
 6pm: All Sports - G7, DragonBall Universe - G9,

 Sunday -
 11am Berserk - G3, Yandere Simulator - G6, Oran HS Host Club - G7, Sailor Moon - G9, Haikyuu!! - G10 (Offsite)
Noon: Full Metal Alchemist - G5, Naruto - G6, Overwatch - G9 at HIGH NOON,
 1pm: Touken Ranbu - G3, Gravity Falls - G6, ACCA 13: Territory Inspection Dept. - G8, Steven Universe - G9, Japanese Street Fashion - G10 (Offsite)
 2pm: Attack on Titan - G5, JoJo's Bizarre Adventure - G6, Professional Wrestling - G7, One-Punch Man - G8, Love Live - G9
 3pm: Fairy Tail - G3, Borderlands - G5, Ace Attorney - G6, Legend of Zelda - G8, Star Wars - G9,
 4pm: Soul Eater - G6, Fire Emblem - G9
 5pm: Yuri on Ice!!! - G5, Osomatsu-san - G6, Shonen Jump - G9, Homestuck - G10
 6pm: Dramatical Murder - G5

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1. In order to be considered to host a gathering, you must: 1. Create a thread in the Fanime Cosplay Gatherings forum and 2. Fill out all appropriate forms from the fanime gatherings department.

-This is to ensure that all relevant information regarding your gathering or any other gathering is in the same place. Creation of a facebook group is not required, but is recommended to get the word out about your gathering.


2. In order to maintain priority in leading a gathering, you MUST post in the forum thread every 2 weeks.

-This is to ensure that you are both dedicated to hosting, and to ensure that your gathering remains relevant and up-to-date.


-What is Priority? Priority is where you are assured that you are the head host of your gathering type. For Example, Person A has a gathering post and has submitted a form. As long as Person A keeps posting in the thread every 2 weeks, and or has posted in a 2 week gap of time (IE: I am going on vacation, and will be AFK for a bit), they will still be the host. However, If person B wants to host the gathering, and you have not posted in 2 weeks since the last post, the department will reach out to your email, and give you a one week warning. This means you have one week to reach back to the department or we will transfer priority to person B. Person B is obligated to 2 week posting in thread as well.


-This policy is to help with communications with your gathering goers and with the gatherings department. IF you KNOW you cannot post for an extended period of time, please contact the department as soon as possible. We understand that life happens, and we will do what we can to help.


3. The Cosplay Gatherings department has final say over gatherings.

Who hosts a gathering, what that gathering entails, or whether they happen at all is up to the discretion of the Cosplay Gatherings Department. Any dispute or issues that may arise concerning gatherings should be brought to the attention of the department. Infighting will not be tolerated and may result in the removal of your gathering all together.


PS The gatherings department loves you. ;) <3


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I would like to get some feedback from what my department did this year, but first some things I know need fixing:
  • Gatherings in the books all together (this is always in mind, its out of my hands rn)
  • The Moving of Dragon Age gathering (someone went over my head and moved a gathering that could have fit inside just fine)
  • No water in hangout(again, out of my hands, lets just say SJCC is "fun")
  • Lack of supplies in lounge (I had a list rolling around of things you all wanted)
  • Fire emblem gathering and its sprinklers (literally had no clue they were to go on. Facilities will know next year so it hopefully won't happen again.)

But beyond that, What went good, what when bad, etc. Tell me, I do a valve approach to reading this all (I read it all, it doesn't mean I respond to it all.) I will eventually release my letter of con in review. maybe here, meh. I want this department to do more eventually, and if I get it going again, have chopped cosplay again with the hosts we have had in the past do their thing. But again, its only my first year of being the head, so I know I need a lot of growing.

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So, this thread will make it easy for people looking for others who ask if someone took their picture and want to link to their portfolios so others can find them easily.


Cosplay Gatherings Department pictures: Coming soon

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Happy Things in the Happy Universe / Music to help your work happy?
« on: March 20, 2016, 10:08:29 AM »
As I work on my props and forms for fanime, I often have a good pace to music playing in the background. as I dont want to be dependant on just soundcloud and music from my work for music playing, what do you guys listen to as you work on things for con?

Currently on my list

Savant in his entire discography
Purity Ring
Madeon
Persona Q soundtrack
Xenoblade Chronicles Soundtrack
Bradio
The Copy, Paste, And Kill album (If you loved the soundtrack of Kill La Kill, You might enjoy this album)
Pentatonix
La Roux - Trouble in paradise
NSP - Under the covers

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Hello Everyone, This is the form to make your cosplay gathering official seen, thus getting advertised by my department and at con itself! Now, I believe the form is pretty explanitory if you have everything together before filling this out.

What you need:

Your Forum post, as formated to instructions posted here : http://forums.fanime.com/index.php/topic,20387.0.html

Ideal times for your gathering, and/or previous times of your gatherings

Contact information outside of the forums. Do note that only I will have this information, and the only time I will be contacting you would either most likely be May 14th as I could not get any of your preferances posted, and wanted to just do a simple call to achieve something in 5 minutes rather than what could take 25-45 minutes in emails/texts. Or As an email to you telling you what slot you got for your gathering, giving you permission to change the spots as instructed earlier.

And the links to where you have it already posted on the internet.

Now that you have read what is needed from you for me to get to your gathering into my system of organizing the gatherings, The link to the form is https://apps.fanime.com/2018/gatheringapp/

Good luck in getting your gathering into your spot, as it will be prioritized with history as an organizer here, followed by history at the spot requested.

If any questions arise, do not be afraid to post here on it, and I will answer it as promptly as I can.

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I'm doing the backup plan, as my online form is not together yet. So, This is the forums end of the form that I will have, and all the information needed on the forums will be in your forum post, but you may ask the following Question

HOW DO I MAKE MY GATHERING OFFICIAL WITH FANIMECON FOR THIS YEAR?

The answer is easy. Your top post of your gathering thread just needs to consist of the following, preferably in the order presented:
_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Name of the gathering (pretty self explanatory, but what is the name of your gathering)
This Gathering Includes : (If your gathering is wide, or if you the organizer is okay with crossing the streams a little bit, mention what is in the gathering to the bare roots, I.E. A Bethesda Gathering would include All Fallout Games, and all Elder Scrolls games. Otherwise, the name of what media form you are gathering for will do just fine.)

Day : (Leave this blank in the forum until given a message from me telling you to change it)
Time : (Leave this blank in the forum until given a message from me telling you to change it)
Meeting Place (MP) : (If you are gathering that plans to move from a meeting place to a place for shooting, mention that here.)
Location (L) :(Leave this blank in the forum until given a message from me telling you to change it)

Cosplayers : Imperial as AXE (each person that plans to be x character from something in the gathering should be mentioned, this is more of a head count for me to look over and plan accordingly)

Legal Statement-Fanime will be taking group pictures during the Gathering/Event this year. If you do not want to be included in those pictures please step aside for those photos. By remaining with the group when the pictures are being taken you give your consent to be photographed.

Photo Order (Have a list in a reasonable order of what shots you plan on having the gathering go in. I highly recommend having ships, or custom pairs that may not be massively significant to the story of the game, Like idk, Cloud close with Vincent in a Final Fantasy Gathering, be after the majority of the gathering, as otherwise you may run out of time for some more important shots for your gathering.)

Link to Facebook event: ( This is highly recommended, but not mandatory this year. We, Cosplay Gatherings Department, Are slowly making the transition from the Forums to the Social media world of Facebook, as a means to help advertise gatherings, and reach more of our demographic, as forums are not as popular these days unfortunately. However, we are transitioning, and thus we are making the best of both worlds. as for the date of the facebook event, any time is fine, however for now, the date of the gathering should be May 22nd, as a means of not giving false hope to those wishing their 1st time pick guarenteed to get their first pick.  Again, as soon as I tell you in a PM to do the changes instructed to you, please change the dates as need be.)

Link to other gathering relevent things : (if you also post on say cosplay.com a gathering, or elsewhere the information for your gathering needs to be, please link that here)

News of the gathering : (if an update happens, or if you want to confirm something with your cosplayers, post here, or your next post in your thread)

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All the following is subject to change, as nothing is nailed down quite yet.

Day: Saturday
Time: 4-5pm
MP: G4
L: G4


Shot Order:
All
Humans
Monsters
Goat people (Toriel, Asgore, Asreil)
Pundant Bone People (Sans, Papyrus)
Gills and Scales (Undyne, Alphys)
Mini-bosses
Final Bosses
All
Requests

All

Disclaimer: Fanime will be taking group pictures during the Gathering/Event this year. If you do not want to be included in those pictures please step aside for those photos. By remaining with the group when the pictures are being taken you give your consent to be photographed.

Other stuff: So, I know there is a Draw for this gathering, and others wanted to host this, but, This gathering is going to warrent some special things by me, SO ITS NOW ON! Not to break bones on others, but I couldn't knee it to you that its somewhat of my little baby....

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Cosplay! Construction, Tips, Gatherings, Advice / Bethesda Gathering 2016
« on: January 21, 2016, 12:57:13 AM »
All the following is subject to change, as nothing is Nailed down quite yet.

Day: Saturday
Time: tbd, Aiming for night
MP: tbd
L: tbd


Shot Order:
All
Fallout 1/2/tactics
Fallout 3
Fallout New Vegas
Fallout 4
Elder Scrolls Oblivion and back
Elder Scrolls Skyrim
Factions
Key Characters
All

Disclaimer: Fanime will be taking group pictures during the Gathering/Event this year. If you do not want to be included in those pictures please step aside for those photos. By remaining with the group when the pictures are being taken you give your consent to be photographed.

Other stuff: So, Since the pull normally for these gatherings is rather small, but I still love it to death, I plan on Hosting This gathering. I Broke it down as such, because of what it can be, and what it should be. I could get away with running this and a fallout gathering seperately, but I got some ideas for good things to come. Stay classy, New Vegas.

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Hello Everyone,

Hey everyone! We’re only a few weeks from con time, and we’re so hyped at all the submissions that we’ve gotten so far! We’re at 60 approved submissions so far this year, with some more on the way!! We’re here to give an update on those approved submissions, along with some exciting news!

Publications:
First off, we’re happy to announce that our Cosplay Gatherings will be printed in the books this year!! It’ll be printed with a map and time and place and everything, so it’ll make it way easier for people to find and attend them!! To have your gathering included in the books, your gathering must be submitted and approved by APRIL 27th!! We’re still accepting submissions a little after that, but we won’t be able to put it in the book!

Large gatherings:
For gatherings that anticipate having over 60 people, we’ve been told that we have to schedule to have extra security on site for them. The deadline for those are APRIL 15th!! It’s right around the corner, we know. We kind of got this notice really last minute, so if you anticipate a gathering that large but haven’t been able to fully submit/get approval, please message us so we can still ask for that extra security! We can still accept the large gatherings after this date, but please let us know sooner than later so we can get the required extra security!!

Staff deadline:
This is a small extra we’re throwing in here-- if you are interested in staffing with our department this year but have been putting it off, now’s the time to throw in your hat! We’re always looking to bring on more staff that are passionate about cosplaying and helping people organize and have fun :) your experience level doesn’t have to be top star quality (though we appreciate it if you have that!), we’re really more looking for people who have passion about this stuff as much as we do! The deadline for that is right around the corner too, APRIL 14th!! Message us to let us know that you’re interested before that day and we’ll talk :)

Alrighty y'all, that’s the last of our updates for now. We’ll keep posting stuff as we go along. Can’t wait to see you all soon!!

Love,
CGD

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The NEW Homestuck 2016 Gathering

Fanime will be taking group pictures during the Gathering/Event this year. If you do not want to be included in those pictures please step aside for those photos. By remaining with the group when the pictures are being taken you give your consent to be photographed.


Day: Sunday
Time : Probably the same as last year, 4pm
Where: Same as last year, Most Likely.

Watch this Video If you want to Help this gathering come into Fruition
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KLOBy6iQwEU

***Homestuck Gathering Rules***: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1CsxJSNpSph-9BmBidS4P69PI6ACxUh1GXb6eUtonl_4


The Following Positions NEED to be FILLED so PLEASE step up to make this gathering happen.
On Site (Fanime) Gathering Organizers and Assistants:
Lead Organizer: Tjimmy2
Assistant #1:
Assistant #2:
Assistant #3:
Assistant #4:

Photography Roll Call Assistants:
#1: Tjimmy2
#2: "John"
#3: "Tony"
#4:

Want to help? Message here or PM me or Email, or phone if you prefer, and I can let you know what you can do to help!


GATHERING ROLL CALL!

BETA KIDS GROUP SHOT (John, Rose, Dave, Jade)
BETA KIDS SINGLES.
ALPHA KIDS GROUP SHOT.
(Jane, Dirk, Roxy, Jake.)
ALPHA KIDS SINGLES.

GUARDIANS AND SPRITES
(Mom, Bro, Dad, Bec, Grandpa Harley, Alpha Guardians, JaspersSprite, Jade Sprite, Dave Sprite, Nanna Sprite, Tavris Sprite, Erisol Sprite, Fefeta Sprite, ARquius Sprite.)

CARAPACE & INTERMISSION CHARACTERS (Propitians, Dersites, Felt, Midnight Crew, Ms Paint, Skaia Royalty, Problem Sleuth Jack Noir, Bec Noir, PM, etc.)

CHERUBS & HUSSIE (Calliope, Calliborn, Lord English, Hussie)

OTHER (AU's, Original Designs, Fantrolls.)

Video Game Characters

Ancestors (Summoner, Psionic, Mindfang, Condes, etc)

Dancestors (Alpha trolls etc)

LOWER CASTE TROLLS GROUP SHOT. (Aries to Virgo)
HIGHER CASTE TROLLS GROUP SHOT. (Libra to Pisces)

TROLLS BY BLOOD COLOR. (Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Leo, Cancer, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius, Pisces)

GOD TIERS
DREAMERS:
TRICKSTERS:


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All the following is subject to change, as nothing is Nailed down quite yet.

Day: Friday
Time: tbd
MP: tbd
L: tbd


Shot Order:
All
FNAF1 Crew
FNAF2 crew
Freddy
Bonny
Chica
Foxy/Mangle
All

Disclaimer: Fanime will be taking group pictures during the Gathering/Event this year. If you do not want to be included in those pictures please step aside for those photos. By remaining with the group when the pictures are being taken you give your consent to be photographed.

Other stuff: I decided to turn this into an actual gathering since I had enough of a draw to warrent one. I may add more if we get more information on FNAF3, but we know too little.

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Ideas and Suggestions / Dota 2 Tornament?
« on: February 12, 2014, 10:36:28 PM »
Since it is Possible to do a locally hosted torney, could we possibly run a tornament, or local games at Fanime? if anything, I could get it set up in under an hour tops for 11 computers.....

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=181099802 is a guide on how to do it, so its not a matter of not knowing how to....

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Staff & Volunteers / Staff rooms?
« on: February 02, 2014, 06:18:40 PM »
I haven't heard a word from anyone concerning staff rooms, and getting into a room of staff together. Should I worry since hotel reg is happening tomorrow, or is that on the minds of the uppers and we will get an email on the matter asap?

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All the following is subject to change, as nothing is Nailed down quite yet.

Day: TBD
Time: TBD
MP: TBD
L: TBD

List of attending ~ Character of attendee


Photography Order:
*sample*
Group Shot
Radiant Heros
Dire Heros
Strength Heroes
Agility Heroes
Intelligence Heros
Minions/monsters/couriers/other
Group Shot
Requests

Disclaimer: Fanime will be taking group pictures during the Gathering/Event this year. If you do not want to be included in those pictures please step aside for those photos. By remaining with the group when the pictures are being taken you give your consent to be photographed.

Other information, and introductions:

Hello Folks, I was Pudge last year that gathered somewhat together the Dota gathering, as it was attached to the League gathering, but we kinda got blown out of the water (no offence to League whatsoever, I barely advertised this gathering), so I decided to make our own gathering, as we had a decent number of cosplayers, and I hope for more to join us. If you got a question at all of what the gathering is going to be(as it is getting nailed down), I am more than willing to answer your questions, just ask.

Photos of previous gatherings : http://digital-haze.net/photos/tag/dota.html

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Staff & Volunteers / Staff site down?
« on: December 28, 2013, 03:05:23 PM »
I tried going to the staff site, but im getting 504 errors across the board since my hefe gave me a code. I usually am okay within a month of waiting, its offseason and might be fixing it, but now im kinda worried. Is it suppose to be down and i didn't get the message?

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