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  1. 6 points
    Hi All, In this installment of Evernote Behind the Scenes, CEO Ian Small pulls back the curtain and invites you, the customer, to center stage. Ian chats with Jenn, a senior manager at Evernote, about the importance of our beta program, what we look for in customer feedback, and how your participation helps us co-create a better Evernote with our customers. Become a member of the Evernote Beta Program today at https://evernote.com/betaprogram. Subscribe to our channel to follow the journey, and join the conversation on the Evernote Forum!
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    Managing Responsibilities With Evernote Richard L Coonce Introduction The purpose of this document is to explain a different way to use Evernote. This method can significantly improve information management; and provide dramatically better control of responsibilities, tasks, guidelines, and document retrieval. I suspect that I'm not the first to do this, but I've not seen anything published on it, and considering the impact it's had on my office, it's certainly worth sharing. I've used Evernote for a number of years, first in my own business and now in my after-retirement job. For the most part, my previous Evernote experience has been, perhaps like most people, simply documenting information and retrieving it with tags and/or key words as needed. When tables were introduced by Evernote, my initial reaction was that I could find no good use of them. Evernote tables do not calculate; they're not "smart" in any traditional sense, and cannot be command-sorted on content like a spreadsheet. I've worked with Evernote for years without ever using tables. When I learned about and started using hyperlinks in Evernote, I stumbled onto a way to use tables and hyperlinks together to understand, manage, and control data better than I ever have before. As a consequence, Evernote has become a critical and indispensable part of my daily routines, my responsibilities management, my task control, and my historical documentation. It is now at the center of every responsibility I have in my job including all reports and all required annual processes. Tables with Links I use what I call "Control Tables" to essentially make a "yellow brick road" to just about everywhere. In the table below, every item in the two categories is linked to downstream child-level control tables that focus to more detail and finally, to specific records. The easiest way to show the strength of this cascading-control-tables method is to click through one of the items. The table below is my Primary Data Control Table, and Open Records is marked with a red arrow so we can look at the click-through to its linked table. Clicking on "Open Records" above takes us to the child-level control table for open records requests. This table shows a fair amount of data in one place. Each control number above (first column) is a unique alphanumeric identification assigned to one specific open records request. These are actual historical records with the requester temporarily removed for this screen shot. This Document Control table shows each request with the most critical information in view. Each request starts as a task management item for unfulfilled requests and then becomes the historical record when fulfilled. The illustration above shows a small portion of the actual table; the full table contains more than two years of records so far with well over 200 specific requests. For additional details on a specific request, the ORR number is linked. Clicking ORR2019056 in the above table (marked with a red arrow) opens this record below: All contact information in this example is fictitious This detailed record also contains links: (1) the email address, (2) the file name, (3) any historical email records in the box entitled 'Emails,' and (4) text reading "ORR Document Control" in the first column above "Contact Information." Click on any link to go directly to the document or, in the case of the email address, to bring up a new email ready to be sent. Any text or object in a note can be linked to other Evernote notes, to computer directories, to specific files (including executable programs), to websites, and to email addresses. Virtually anything a shortcut can point to can be a link in Evernote. Conclusion I don't think I could possibly overstate the benefits of using tables with links for organizing, documenting, understanding, and using data. The resulting "yellow brick road" makes searching mostly unnecessary. Tables can be set up in seconds, and it takes only a moment to make a new link. If you believe you can benefit by using tables with links, don't let the learning curve be a deterrent! These are just skills and nothing more; anyone can do it. The Evernote windows app is a free download, and I encourage you to download and install it. A word to the wise - use a very strong password for your account because your data is stored on Evernote servers and is accessible by browser.
  3. 3 points
    Shortest response to all speculation above: we have been investing for the last several months in replacing the plumbing in client apps, including in the modern web experience. When we are done (we aren't, yet) this will mean a common codebase shared across all the clients for cloud-client functionality such as sync, which should help us both isolate and stamp out bugs as well as driving more consistent behaviour across any user's Evernote experience that spans multiple devices. None of the previews put out to date incorporate any of this work, which is foundational to implementing the local data store for desktop and mobile clients that we all know and love. We plan to shoot a Behind the Scenes video that talks about the new plumbing, but the architect we need for that is ... ahem ... busy right now, or else you would have seen it before this one! Side by side installations on desktop machines of the beta and of a current production release will have distinct local data stores; you will be able to use both at the same time (I do that, right now). Back to lurking ian
  4. 3 points
    Thanks! Saved to my "better ways to organize in Evernote than I currently do if I ever get around to it" note.
  5. 2 points
    Hi Evernote, Please fix the formatting on the bullet points. They've been broken since I started using Evernote and it is the single most significant reason I don't use Evernote more often. I actually would stop using it, but I need something with the searchability and offline mode for my comprehensive exams. My most recent problem: - I was trying the new editor and changed the font of one of my notes. - A new line was added in between every single one of my bullet points that I then had to delete manually - I then decided I didn't like the new editor because support for combining Unicode characters I need was limited and the UI was not easy to transition to immediately. - I went back to the old editor and found my note using a font I didn't like and that looks nothing like the font I chose in the new editor. I selected all and switched to a different font. - Every. Single. Bullet. Indentation. Disappeared. I just lost about an hour's worth of work just to reformat a note that I shouldn't need to revisit when I don't have the time to be dealing with this nonsense. This is not acceptable. Other problems I've had: - Bullet points are constantly disappearing when I try to reformat the indentation in the middle of what has previously been written. - Copy-pasting to other platforms isn't reliable because Evernote's formatting code is so unreliable that the other platforms produce complete nonsense with respect to the indentation. Unrelated problems I've had: - Why do I have to submit a bug report on a forum that is—I don't care what is "officially" promised—only moderately monitored at best? It's completely inconsiderate of the user base you have that you can only directly email support if you're paying for the site. I want to like Evernote, I really do, but I'm starting to have the same problem with it that I had with Memrise: it looks shiny and should be really great, but the programmers are more interested in building new shiny things they like than in creating a reliable product that meets the needs of the users. I'll probably stop using Evernote soon, unless I see any indication that it becomes an even remotely functional word processor. There are too many other platforms that do what I need from Evernote.
  6. 2 points
    My backups are automated via applescript on my Mac A third party solution is Backupery >>are those evernote file formats something i will always be able to access easily? I use HTML export format; readable by any browser app To use Evernote's import feature, ENEX format is required; not easily readable
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    Hey All, Thanks for reaching out! @mmmaak I'm going to merge this thread into the thread that @Dave-in-Decatur linked to in order to keep everything together. That being said, I've reached out to our teams and they are currently working to address this issue. I'll follow-up once I have more information!
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    I did the firmware upgrade today and got things working. I ended up doing things differently on the two computers. On my Mac I have things set up to put the scans into Evernote wirelessly via the cloud. My wife is a minimal Evernote user, so I configured her connection to be wired with the USB cable and not using Evernote. She gets the standard set of ScanSnap Home choices to save to a file, email, etc. We still have to plug and unplug the USB cable as one or the other of us scans, but at least now the cable just stays by her computer.
  9. 2 points
    EVERNOTE DEVS - ADD A DARK MODE AND MAKE EVERNOTE BEAUTIFUL AGAIN! I loved Evernote, but its UI now looks very dated and looks ANTIQUE on Windows 10... Every other App I use now is "beautiful" in Windows 10... And in dark mode (Office, my DAW, Chrome, you name it...) I give up, I'm switching to Microsoft OneNote with a beautiful Dark Mode:
  10. 1 point
    iPad- only is within reach for practically all day-to-day stuff. I am waiting for iPadOS, and the improvement of apps like EN that will be possible then. However, real editing of photos will see me using my Mac for quite a while to come.
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    That was the previous store version. When I first joined (2013), there was a single contractor who worked on that. I think he was there about a year (fuzzy memory), then that version went into a holding pattern until the Win32 version was packaged for the store. > Tell me that the old timeline view (from ca. 2008 and before) is still in there!! Sorry, no (at least I don't think so - pretty sure it was out of the code before I began). Usually when a major feature is removed, it's really removed.
  12. 1 point
    One option is to use dashboard notes tagged with the same tags as all the linked ToC notes, that way one can display all the related notes from the right side of the tag in the note, without having to access the left panel. Is what I do at least, I don't always feel the need for ToC notes when using dashboard notes this way.
  13. 1 point
    Absolutely, tags and searches for organization However, we can't link to tags or searches Only a link to a ToC type note Alternative: Insert the search parameters, for example Active Projects tag:!Type-Project -Tag:!Archive >>unless it is a true reasonably static TOC Or a dynamic ToC Third Party Filterize Applescript on a Mac >>I have a PhraseExpress hot key such that if I hover over the search term it executes. I manually select the search term, then copy/paste into the search box
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    Might nit-pick here and say EN provides three levels of organization, Stacks - Notebooks - Tags with the note being the organizationee. And then there are any other personally developed "taggish" structures like structured titles or keywords anywhere, __keyword in a note for example.
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    Hi gazumped, Thanks so much for getting back to my query (and sorry for the delay in my response). You've given me food for though regarding what I use for my notes, and how I use Evernote. The version that crashes is on my Android phone - it's getting a big old now and it doesn't have much memory, so there are probably even more things getting in the way of a good service from Evernote. Do you know of anything else that I can use for note-taking that would save directly to my phone? (Although I may not have enough space on my phone to save anything else...) Going back to my trusty pen and paper might be necessary... Thank you again.
  18. 1 point
    Even more so now, since (um...) a few of us have moved on... The Windows crew was thin before I left. (:waves: Hi @RMorgan!) (other quotes pulled from other posts in order as I read) > then there is obviously some engineering debt around how this is being done The code base is only about 15 years old... "some" is putting it mildly... > I would be stunned if this was actually a 6mo feature I wouldn't. I used to work in that code. > "Expecto Darkonus" spell (I love you...) > I can understand why Evernote would not want to introduce a feature available only in the Windows Store version Remember, the EN store version is literally the Win32 binary in special packaging. So no "Expecto Darkonus" there either... > If that developer's salary is, say $100K/year, Remember, EN is in Silly Valley. I think college grads get more than that...
  19. 1 point
    Feature Request: Add Outlining Capabilities to Evernote Evernote is great, but it's dying for the ability to create Notes that contain Outlines which are easily collapsed and expanded during creation and in use. One way to implement it would be a switchable editing mode, between standard formatting or outline mode. In outline mode, pressing the Enter key creates a new outline item, and pressing the Tab key changes the current item into a sub-item. Clicking on an item's action icon causes its sub-items to collapse out of, or expand into view. That's the way the Ecco Pro PIM did it, and something simple like that would be a good start for Evernote. The name Evernote implies a product that takes notes -and collapsible/expandable outlines are a huge part of note taking.
  20. 1 point
    Append to note This is by far the biggest issue I have using Evernote. Don’t get me wrong, links is a great way to create a table of notes but not for every type of content you might want to add to a note.
  21. 1 point
    I rarely use EN-Web. 95% of the time, I use EN-for-Windows desktop app, the remainder EN-for-Android, with a little iOS iPad mixed in. Anyway, I just had need of this ability/feature, to add rows to a Table via EN Web... and the above quoted advice worked for me also when using a Windows machine + Chrome Browser. The only additional clarification to be aware of, is the user must make sure they are using the 'NEW' Version of EN-Web, not the 'OLD' Version. Just click on your account icon in EN Web to see the option to switch Old-to-New, and vice versa.
  22. 1 point
    Thank you both...sorry i've been having some health issues and couldn't get back to this until now. Yes, Gazumped, i am familiar with crashes--more than i care to think about. That's why i've got all my created files on the external drive, and also back those up to CD....i hope to get a second external drive too... the only cloud service i use really is LiveDrive, but only because there's so much on it, i don't have time to go through and make sure nothing will be lost if i cancel it. (Yes, i really do have a problem with the cloud. it makes me nervous.) So...to avoid any glitches with external drives, what if i used only the local storage features, and backed files up to my C drive, and then had a second backup on my external drive, and livedrive? And if i did it that way, is there some automated way I can do these backups to ensure i won't forget something or lose something? Is that the scheduled incremental backups export feature you suggest, DTLow? I guess i will go ahead and try to set up the livedrive sync to the evernote folder. Maybe that's all i need as automated backup, after all is said and done. (?) Thoughts? ADDENDUM: by the way, are those evernote file formats something i will always be able to access easily? (Unlike the proprietary onenote files, which is one reason i need to divorce onenote. I want to be able to control my own data no matter what a company decides to do).
  23. 1 point
    Yes, I had the same option when I tried the Beta. I had several problems with the Beta, so I went back to the Classic web. I do not consider either web version to be viable for power users with lots of notes and who use Evernote often throughout the day.
  24. 1 point
    We users don't have a lot of insight into Evernote's issue list and their prioritization, but there's lots and lots of feature requests in this subforum (specific to Windows) and the general feature request subforum (which often apply to Evernote), We do know, or can infer, from the CEO's comments elsewhere that the Windows platform is roughly 12% of their user base, so that's a factor as well. Combined with that, they'currently engaged in large re-engineering effort across all of their clients; see the Behind the Scenes videos (https://discussion.evernote.com/forum/306-behind-the-scenes-series/) and any forum postings by the CEO @Ian Small. All of which impinge on development resources. It's not solely a matter of priority, it's always a matter of priority vs. cost. Sure there's technical debt associated with re-engineering classic Win32 API based UI for dark mode. Because it's not supported by the Microsoft APIs. See, e.g. https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/e36eb4c0-4370-4933-943d-b6fe22677e6c/dark-mode-apis?forum=windowssdk. There's no magic "Expecto Darkonus" spell, sad to say. The 6 month estimate comes from @dconnet in this very thread. Notice their user badge. I'll leave it to you to discuss with someone who's actually seen the code. For what it's worth, I value functionality, reliability and usability over dark mode, by a wide margin. Eyestrain isn't a problem for everyone (or me fortunately). But all use cases are different, and your mileage may vary. Other platforms evidently get dark mode support "for free", so that's been added as feasible. For the Windows client, a different story. I think that if it were easy, they'd have already done it.
  25. 1 point
    hi, this was not the issue. support suggested that i drop out from the beta version member and try using again the regular version from the Play store. once i did everything works just as expected. so it must have been an issue with the beta version of Evernote, and dev team should be familiarized with it.
  26. 1 point
    Thanks. I will will explore this interesting feature. 😊
  27. 1 point
    I feel on the biggest missing features is native support for Markdown. Please add native Markdown to Evernote.
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    Hey @RCoonceTX wow, that's awesome ...and thanks very much for taking the time to share this, great stuff :-) I'm also using tables with embedded links a lot, linking to downstream child notes, for workflow management/process steps etc. But right now I'm a one-man-gang, or at least don't need to share/collaborate with others to implement projects. So my question, if indeed you have a team, is how do you protect the data-integrity/lock-to-editing, all that i.e. esp the parent control table-note - but I guess the downstream notes need to be edit-able. Is it simply a case of making backups? Also, I like your pseudo form design...nice. Even light grey font use. My only preference would be to sort your primary table 'down-then-over'...haha Also like how you drag the emails in as an attachment. I have been saving emails as separate notes then also linking to them...but maybe this is better, thanks again
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    Essentially master Table-of-Contents notes; nice formatting with the table >>linked to downstream child-level control tables I know these as dashboard notes. I keep these dynamic via an applescript on my Mac. As @gazumped mentioned, third party Filterize is a solution. >>Correspondence I also store a pdf of the email message in addition to the .eml file >>The Evernote windows app is a free download, and I encourage you to download and install it. Also available as a Mac app. There's also Android and IOS apps but they don't have the full featureset. >>A word to the wise - use a very strong password for your account Also, a unique password for Evernote; don't use the same password on other sites For additional security, I encrypt sensitive data. Evernote has a text encryption feature and I use the native encryption in file attachments (pdfs, office documents, ...)
  31. 1 point
    I sit corrected... 🙂 And you may very well be right...
  32. 1 point
    There is new code to prevent closing a note in a window if for some reason saving is failing or taking a long time. The window will close when it's done saving or other background asynchronous operations. For notes with very large attachments or content, the window might stay open and "not respond" for a few seconds. This is to prevent any data loss with background saving. The window will close on its own when it's safe to do so. There shouldn't be any performance difference since previous versions. It's using the same version of the Chromium browser and text editor. Recent versions have improved responsiveness of the PDF viewer because operations like the right-click context menu would pause the PDF load and rendering updates while the menu was displayed. Windows is weird like that.
  33. 1 point
    It's the latest version, sucks ass. I've narrowed it down to seems to involve using the windows cut and paste options for me that is what causes evernote to crash, when I go to paste something into evernote it crashes
  34. 1 point
    Hi. Reported by others - seems to be an occasional issue with Evernote notes that were saved maybe over a bad connection; the note is corrupted slightly, so doesn't 'look' to Evernote like a valid note. If you can copy the content into another note and re-sync the new one, business should continue as usual. That note may be editable on a desktop where it's not on the mobile. No 'third party' software involved, just a glitch.
  35. 1 point
    On the iPhone you will see the mobile version of a website. This is what is send to your phone. To force seeing the desktop version, you can press and hold the circular dart right of the URL in Safari. Then tap on the share symbol, and then on the EN apps symbol. If there is „Voodo“ behind the website, the result will not be much different from Safari on the Mac. Alternatively you can save the website into a pdf using the „print“ function, and save this pdf into EN. This often looks much cleaner, but is a pdf, which means you can not go back to the original website through it. Most links will not work etc.
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    I'm using an Mac and iPad, and include emojii in tagnames; example >>Better still, along with simply tagging an entire note, you could tag certain sections internally. You should post this as a separate request I'm not sure how this would work with the existing tag feature where tags are metadata, stored separate from the note's contents fwiw I insert tag keywords "internally". I use a script (Mac) to control my keyword list
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    Well it is a Beta, so I expect bugs. And actually, you don't need to go to Settings, you can switch versions from the main window in the lower right corner. But I also expected a more direct way to report problems to the developers. Hopefully they are reading this forum.
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    My answer is a cautious YES. Why cautious ? My setup is a standard ix500 (not the EN edition), and EN installed on a Win10-desktop plus on my MackBook Pro. All devices are in my home WiFi. Scanning works to both computers, but to one of them only at a time. So I start the scanner, connect to it from the computer I am using at this moment, and do my scanning. When I pick a profile that has EN as target, it will send the scan right there and put it into a new note. What I do not know is about switching computers during the scanning session frequently. I see no reason why it should not work, but have not tried. So maybe you and your wife have to communicate about who is going to „own“ the scanner link when.
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    I have a lot of notes in my Evernote folders and sometimes I need to have a sort of overview that shows me what they're all about and how they connect. To address this problem I created an open source tool that can visualize the text contained inside the notes as a graph network, so you can see the main terms, how they connect, and the main topics inside. A bit like a tag cloud but with the added context. I thought I'd post it here in case you're interested as over the last years it has been updated quite a lot and has a lot of features like sharing, comparing the different folders, identifying the narrative shifts, etc. Here it is: www.infranodus.com Let me know if you're looking for some specific features as I would be happy to add them to this tool...
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    I've used Evernote for years to archive documents, but only recently discovered that it could be a viable place for storing nearly all of my working files as well. What brought me to this realization was learning that a document attached to a note in EN can be edited, for example, in Microsoft Word, and the changes will be saved to the version attached to the note. I had always (mistakenly) thought that changes to a note's attached document would need to be saved to an OSX or Windows folder and, then, dragged back to EN. I am now using EN as a replacement for storing virtually all of my working files in folders (and subfolders, and subfolders of subfolders, etc.). The beauty of this, of course, is that the working files are now available for editing on my multiple computers. There are those who will argue that cloud drives such as OneDrive and Google Drive can accomplish the same purpose. To a point, this is true, but EN's ability to quickly and easily grab information from anywhere using virtually any device surpasses any method I have found to accomplish the same thing with OneDrive or Google Drive. Then, too, while EN's search capabilities could always be enhanced, it is still superior to most of the other methods I have found for doing the same thing through Spotlight, etc.
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    The big thing for me is the ability to search and filter by multiple tags at once. For example search for: New York #Policy #Tax #Employment. Being able to start typing a tag, and have autofill suggest tags as I type, tap on a tag to select and type the next tag. It would make it super fast and easy to quickly type and select multiple tags.
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    True that they didn't promise anything. However by unifying the editor into one single code base, they will free up more resources and be able to fine tune the editor according to user feedback. Before the editor was unified, when they needed to do a simple modification to the editor, the communication between 5 development teams and product managers must be exhausting, and keeping the user experience consistent across all 5 platforms was almost a impossible engineering goal (and why we have this thread here). At least now Evernote team is doing the first step right, so let's hope for the best.
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    Dear Developers, It should help me if I could create and edit tables in the android app. I use tables in the desktop app. But because I cannot edit or create them using the app, I often decides not to create a table, because I cannot add a row or such Kind regards,
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    Hi everyone, Just joined Evernote forums, but have been using the service for a while for business and personal. Evernote on my android tablet is a must for my day-to-day work life. However, I have one problem, I cannot edit tables (add/remove rows/columns), I can only edit text already in a table. Does anyone know if this will be an upcoming feature, or for current support for tables on android? Cheers, Zachariah
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    Evernote has been around for nearly 10 years. 5 or 6 posts per day over the period gets you close to 20,000 notes. And some of us converted a library / filing system into a paperless environment, so in some cases there was a lot of scanning over a short period, followed by some steady additions...
  46. 1 point
    Ok let me refrase that. i would like to be able to append to a note on iOS through the share sheet (pages, links, photos, anything that can be shared).
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    I agree - I often copy text from another application to paste into an existing EN note. I then want to re-format the new text to fit in with the old. on Mac I can generally copy style of existing using alt/cmd/C and then highlight the new text and use alt/cmd/V. Such facility would be very good in EN
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    I don't understand why after almost 10 years this has not been implemented yet. Also, I don't understand why workarounds such as tags are considered a good solution. Is it that complicated to add more hierarchy levels to the structure?
  49. 1 point
    I have a note that has single spacing and now when I make entries, the entries are double spaced. I've looked everywhere I can think of in Evernote to correct this, but can't find a way to change the spacing. Can someone give me directions how to change double spaced entries to single spaced entries? Thank you.
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    Yes - please, add sub-folders / categories / etc. I am getting the feeling from reading these threads that the EN people are 'refusing' to add this? Is that really true? Why would a company alienate it's user base by refusing to add a feature that so many have requested? Well, my position is simple, if I find the program a burden to use, and I will if I cannot find a way to organize things the way I am USED to organizing them, then I will simply stop using it - it wont happen right away, however small frustrations will build up over time, and inertia will take its toll. Probably will happen in about - 2 or 3 weeks I imagine. Meanwhile I am looking for a different service - or unless I can get a different feeling from the EN development team. Also - I can add this feature if they dont want to - just give me teh codez.
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