"Paying It Forward" Contest - 50 POB total up for grabs

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I have now been active in Proof of Brain for a full 2 months and have been loving every minute of it. I log in every day and have posted 24 articles over my short time here, 25 if you include this one, which is averaging just under 3 articles a week. I love curating as much as I love writing.

Learning and growing through positive engagement with others in the POB community brings me great joy! I received a lot of encouragement from @jaxsonmurph who helped me onto the Hive and Proof of Brain and provided me with a lot of support and guidance, including delegation of tokens to get me started and I am so very much appreciative of this kindness, and knew that one day I wanted to start to pay that forward.

I recently won a contest on Proof of Brain hosted by @nonsowrites and won a very generous 100 POB tokens which is now enabling me to do just that! I knew as soon as I won it that I wanted to give back half of it to help brand new members in the Proof of Brain community, to lend them a hand, to give them that little bump up the ladder that I got. However, I also wanted to ensure that I was promoting the values held dear to the Proof of Brain community, including engagement with others, using your brain, support of your fellow members, and investment in the community.

So, here we are with a little contest of my own. If it gets enough traction and support, I would love to see it make a more regular appearance on Proof of Brain.

There are three prizes up for grabs; the first 2 for brand new Proof of Brain members and the 3rd for any member of the Proof of Brain community, regardless of how long you have been on the platform.

All new member participants' names will be entered into random.org to create a randomised output listing.

First prize: 25 Powered up POB
The first person in the randomised output list who also satisfies the below listed 6 requirements will win 25 Powered up POB, a follow from me and a reblog of one of their recent posts.

2nd prize: 15 Powered up POB
The 2nd person in the randomised output list who also satisfies the below listed 6 requirements will win 15 Powered up POB, a follow from me and a reblog of one of their recent posts.

3rd prize: 10 Powered up POB
Finally, the "reply comment" to any of the "entry" comments on this post, that I personally like the most, will win 10 Powered up POB, a follow from me and a reblog of one of their recent posts. This last one is to encourage thoughtful responses and positive engagement with each other.

Winning either of the first 2 prizes does not preclude you from winning this bonus prize if your comment is deemed the best engagement, in my personal opinion. It could be serious, touching, uplifting or funny, just the one that I liked the most!

So the premise of this contest is that to be in with a chance to win one of the first 2 prizes, you just need to be able to give a tick to the following 6 requirements:

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  1. You joined on/after 01 July 2021 (ie: you are a brand new member)

  2. You have posted at least 10 constructive comments on other members' posts (ie: proved active engagement on the platform)

  3. You have posted at least 5 articles of your own using the Proof of Brain frontend (ie: you are using your brain) If you are an August joiner, this requirement is reduced to 2 articles :-)

  4. You have followed at least 5 people on Proof of Brain AND reblogged at least 1 article from another member (ie: you are supporting fellow members)

  5. You have staked / powered up at least 50% of your total earnings to date, regardless of value, (ie: you are investing in the community)

  6. If you have done all of the aforementioned in 1-5 , then please comment briefly (approx 3-4 lines will suffice) on this post about your experience of Proof of Brain so far and you will be entered in the contest for one of the first 2 prizes.

To win the 3rd prize, simply reply to someone's else's entry comment and I'll pick my favourite reply.

I will keep the contest open for 7 days which gives everyone the chance to meet the requirements, if you haven't done so already ;-)

All new member entrants will get a 100% upvote from me on their entry comment only. Any other upvotes to further engagement on this post with other entrants will be at my discretion and at 25% upvote.

If you are reading this and are new to Proof of Brain, I do hope you are motivated to take part, and, if you are not new, and see the value in this contest, a reblog to reach more new members would be appreciated.

I will be away next weekend celebrating my birthday when this contest comes to an end. I will take my laptop with me but will primarily be focussing on enjoying my time with my family. I will also be restricted to hot spotting from my phone lol so may therefore only be able to review the entries by Tues 17th, but will ensure all winners are sent their POB prize tokens by midnight Tues 17th British Summer time. I currently power up all my POB tokens but I have purposely kept 50 POB unstaked in my wallet purely to cover this contest.

I have managed to obtain a listing of all new members from 1st July onwards with help from @steevc and you are all therefore tagged below as I would love for you to find this contest and not miss out on the chance to enter :-)

@keltickings @annypat @benoindriago @mysteriesofworld @alamin05 @safdarsultan @jops @commentcuration @commentcuration @stockage @quijadita14 @floor93 @sonofluna @peping @optimistically @amaranto @catword @kiko2max @raqraq @karocont2011 @jensenart @aohtrooper1 @innovator05 @cryptosota @garcondiable @mrblow @kuse6051 @megatee @tanveer741 @daaf1490 @kaeraser @dayerlinvazquez @leynnerm29 @emilyma @fanelisf19 @twicejoy2 @butlerbild @flsfserkan @funshee @kerwinjz @kerwinjz @crimsoncrown @panku @aweee @raitolight @thankmelaterguys @easydefi @prince-anyaobi @imla-iim @tahminasyed @lotus-es @forgottenuser @oluwaperry001 @nat.ortiz @ivycrafts @yaneliendro @yaneliendro @my1440 @lagosfirstborn @ebike-adventure @draafnaa @huang-hsin @unclesyam @mijan11 @zohu @harold182 @jonathanromero01 @ogunsakiz1 @hayat221 @dikes @finetune30 @aliengum23 @magnacarta.buzz @newman42 @ibukunrebecca @nikkybabe @lapotrona @rule07 @whitecatascend @nonsowrites.pob @aleksdi @timmzey @ochedi @energidoctor @moukthikaadas @xosome5 @despiertoivan @adani @george-dee @vmozy @rosyadah @rosyadah @asklanbudi @sophiapics29 @mihaela.popova @xaynie.lee @freedomprepper @voicesofliberty @rexplanet @zazufund @sarjaria84 @chincoculbert @marthaisela @tarlsm @chiomclara @opghypeman @jaineth @esperosh1ve @zainvirtual @danokoroafor @lionfund @ekotmordemy @bergf @hadatruji @geom @gerrybravoo @vicortas @anarama @rapha-el7 @mlemica @proton80 @iyiade @infinitetrees @prepamers @teukuboyhaqie @katirayo @josephab @larrozzy @healthwriter @profdanzy @germer @ayobabz001 @odris35 @esthery-ayaba @radhruin @enlightenednutri @nasri11 @emacomez @hitasyurek @mrymkrdk @timzey @vacnuo @rymzo123 @burodaade @wongi @afrojas5 @anilawred @maria1412 @zygrush @vodact @lyrazed @parissousa @raihanah @fahlahtino @mariuc @soycori11 @teegold96 @stickyickymemes @arexxuru @omera70 @rottencrypto @cryptonumbers @nvaldi @precious008 @thereos @maui7 @audrein @nstruck @manikhan08 @turgay05 @adnan.aldaim @walkinverse @xgamecorner @nerdylens @ojuaprosper @halilpasa2 @limfamily @googlemap @maungthan @sunrose @ghostwar @kafayat122 @josedward @sevdaa @rye143 @lordemmy @scissors123 @annisaf @warmgentlekind @strypes39 @preets @ayanfe01 @rahulwani @insight.pob @mumbra9 @mike.cupcakes @toyfizat01 @onwugbenuvictor

Good luck and welcome to Proof of Brain and Paying It Forward #PIF :-)

(already anticipating the smart ass comments to roll in on this hashtag lol)

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I like this idea and hope you can find the right audience for this contest. Mention it in pobtalk.^^

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thanks. I will do! I was actually trying to work out how to get it in front of the right audience. If anyone else has any ideas how to increase the chances of newcomers seeing it, it would be much appreciated.


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You're busy trying to save the PoB community, I admire you a lot but before I say anything else, I'm a little annoyed, why is everyone ignoring that it's your birthday next week??!!... lol, don't mind me. Happy birthday in advance dear, I wish I could really get you a gift. Wish you all the best, I hope your boys understand they have a great mom.🌹


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aw thank you Chinco, appreciate the love :-)


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I will also wish you an early happy birthday :) May it be everything you are hoping for and more :)

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Thank you :-) here's hoping for some good weather at the very least. The Lake district will certainly be nicer with some sunshine!

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Maybe @dreemsteem and the rest of us dreemers can help? This is definitely a worthy endeavor :)

#dreemer

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Any and all help welcomed @wrestlingdesires. Although close to my heart, I'm not overly precious about it and welcome any support. Whatever we can all do to promote the right values on Proof of Brain and support newcomers is always appreciated. I am just doing my bit :-) If you feel you can add value to this initiative, please feel free to reply here. And thank you for reaching out and offering support :-)

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I knew you would get some extra help :) Hive really does have lots of people who want to see initiatives like this succeed :)

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Hey there!! Just seeing this and reading it!!! Always willing to help out things that have heart like this!!! @samsmith1971 I will reblog this for you but lots of people miss reblogs...so would you like me to actually write an article directing people to come see this post?

I can name you as beneficiary for the post and also donate 5 Hive for you to gift any way you see fit!

Let me know if that helps and I'm happy to support your journey!!!

Thank you for having a genuine heart of generosity!!! It's what makes this place amazing!!!

As a matter of fact...I have to tag @wil.metcalfe here too! He would be so encouraged by this post of yours as both he and I are passionate about genuinely connecting and engaging with others!!!

We get fired up when we see that there are lots of others here who want to make Hive grow in true connection!!!! ❤️💕❤️💕

I'll be looking for your reply!! Please tag me so I don't miss it!! ☺️

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I knew you would love this :) We need to make sure things like this go viral!

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When we all put our hearts and minds together we have the best chance of that hehehe

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So true :) I think this is going to be the biggest month ever for Hive genuine comments!

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And next month ...bigger hehehe

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Definitely!!! I already hit this month's goal!!!

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Woooooot!!!!! That's amazing!!!

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You helped it happen too :)

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hahahahahaha we all work together in love and joy - and we don't even feel the strain of it cuz its so much fun! hehehe

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Why would there be strain - it's actually pretty easy :)

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well for us.

for people like (shhhhh, Pen-bot) they don't like commenting so much. hahahahahahaaha

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Thanks for pinging me here Dreems! Yup! I’ll be checking this post out! When people openUP and spill the beans about how they are feeling on the blockchain... that sort of experience is invaluable. I’ll be doubling back here to see what this post is all about! 🙌

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That's awesome :) Will we be seeing some comets around here soon???

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Today there certainly will be a few crashing into the comments section of a few posts! I’ve also be refining the #CometWeek White Paper so that when we official un-pause everyone will be on equal footing! You can check this account for those posts! (More sections of the White Paper will be coming out today!) ☄️

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I'm so excited :) !!! We need more comets in our lives!

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☄️☄️☄️☄️☄️☄️☄️☄️☄️
Hahahaha! Yeah we do! 😆

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I knew you would be!!! Hehehehehe

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I’m just glad that people like you think of me when they read the thoughts of people who are authentically expressing like in this post. That means a lot you know...

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Thanks @wil.metcalfe , I am hopeful that we will get some decent feedback from new members and that the contest will help to promote the right ethos and values from the start. Your support is much appreciated.


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Absolutely! 😊

Thank you for making engagement an important thing. I think that these sorts of incentives can go a long way in making POB (and Hive as a whole) a more friendly social environment.

I sincerely think that we all have a long way to go in this regard so just knowing that there are people thinking about and valuing peoples comments like this gives me confidence as we continue to build out our ideas, our connections, and our new people here on the blockchain.

@wil.metcalfe

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Thank you so much @dreemsteem. Very humbled. That would be very much appreciated and any proceeds from your post, if you'd like to go that route, will be ploughed straight back into the contest. Any ideas as to how you would like the 5 Hive donation to be allocated/gifted? I would welcome your direction :-) Perhaps @dreemsteem would like to have the honour of nominating a winner for your special 5 Hive prize? Again your support on this means a lot and my thanks go to @wrestlingdesires for promoting it for the benefit of the community.


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no no no.... if I give it to you - I'd like you to designate it!! :)

ok - let me write up something tomorrow for you! :)

be on the lookout for it! hehehe i'll tag you just in case you miss it! :)

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It's my pleasure, we are here to help each other after all :) Keep up the great work, and thanks so much for helping New Bees :) !!!

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I upvoted you, thanks for posting!

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nice one. i hope this gets more traction. You can also promote the post so it can get more visibility. cheers!


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Thanks, great idea! POB frontend is hanging quite a bit for me the last couple of days. Just tried to promote and it just sits there doing nothing :-( I will keep trying as the key thing is to reach newcomers so they get the opportunity to win the POB :-) ...will this comment even post?...mmm


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Congratulations @samsmith1971! You have completed the following achievement on the Hive blockchain and have been rewarded with new badge(s) :

You made more than 300 comments.
Your next target is to reach 400 comments.

You can view your badges on your board and compare yourself to others in the Ranking
If you no longer want to receive notifications, reply to this comment with the word STOP

To support your work, I also upvoted your post!

Check out the last post from @hivebuzz:

Feedback from the August 1st Hive Power Up Day
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I have read your promotional comment on the talk contest. I came and found this great initiative for the community you have started here.
Peace


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thank you. I just hope that I can find a way to reach new members. Any ideas? is there a # that can be used or a specific community that mentions or welcomes new members that I could look in or post in?


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yes.. @jamerussell does a fabulous job of finding new users in the HeyHaveYaMet posts. James - can you help here? :)

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I might not have all the requirements demanded for ,but I have to give this wonderful initiative a look and thanks to @elricmoonslayer who posted this on his wall and that why am here too,but of all this is such a very good contest.

Don't mind me that me that I still have to comment,it is due to the fact that I love to see things that inspired me alot and that is why I can resist my hands not to type here, keep the good work going boss


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Thanks for the reblog mate! I hope more people find this contest and put themselves in with a chance of winning some POB :-)

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Great initiative Sam, Thank you for the kind mention, will reblog to help reach more viewers

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Thanks Jaxson, just trying to pay it forward :-) and you deserve so much more! If it wasn't for your kindness, patience and support, I may not have been able to push through some of the stumbling blocks I faced when joining Hive and POB.


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Great stuff, its good to give back and there is no better way than through contests that create further engagement, I am delighted to see how well you are doing, may it long continue and the pob tribe continue to grow and trive.

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Very kind of you for trying to give back to the community, and thanks you for the mentioned too.

Reblogging this contest write away for more audience.

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Hi funshee, hope you had a lovely weekend and hope my movie recommendation helped relax during the weekend.

If haven't still seen them I would love your to know your response if you do , Thank you.

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Hello there, happy new week to you.

About those movie suggestion unfortunately , i was away during the weekend visiting my sister that just gave birth and was busy all through hopeful this coming weekend i will get to watch and when i do , i will send in my feed back.

Thanks for stepping by.


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I look forward to seeing your comment of your experiences so far on POB. Please remember to post this required comment to be in with a chance to win ;-)


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Hello Samsmith, i hope your new week is going on smoothly?

My experience so far on POB has been wonderfully great,

Today makes it exactly a 'week' I join the community and it's been an amazing journey, from engaging in POB #talk by @vempromundo.pob with other amazing members and learning from the old buddies here with a lots of experience.

I have been able to be among the lucky winners on POB #TALK twice this week sweet 😊 right? Yeah.

This week i'm working on posting an article about some life experience , hopefully i will get people support when i do.

Thanks you for giving me this opportunity to share my experience.

🆙 POB!


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Nice one! Lovely to see that you are finding your feet so quickly :-) @vempromundo runs a great engagement contest. I am sure you will get support on your post if it is written from the heart. The best advice on writing is to be true to yourself. Write for you. Write about your interests, your passions and include your personal views and perspectives. Trying to write for others often just results in posts that lack colour or connection with their audience. I look forward to reading your works.


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First of all, thank you for noticing and mentioning me, I really appreciate, my journey so far has been great tho I know still have to learn and more, so that with I will be able to do something like you doing to encourage newbie's, so they don't quite.

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This is much appreciated, thanks

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@nasri11 , 1 day to go. If you still intend to enter you need to reblog one author's post (not your own), power up half your POB and write a 3-4 line comment here on your experience of being in Proof of Brain on the Hive so far :-) I can't pop you in the random.org draw otherwise :-(


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Thanks sir we really appreciate sir
As for me am having serious problem logging in to POB ever since have borrow my friend that I introduce this platform to, ever since have borrowed him my phone to log in I couldn't log in again even him never has access to his POB that very day I ask my bro who introduced this platform to me he said he also has friends that are complaining about the same issue as mine so I thought maybe is some networking issue or so e kind of upgrade up till now I am still trying is still the same thing am replying this post with peakd

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The platform has been quite glitchy the past few days :-( It keeps hanging, won't always allow me to claim my rewards and sometimes multiposts content! keep trying my friend. I managed to publish a post yesterday and engage. If it remains challenging, I will take that into account in vetting against the contest criteria.


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What would the world have looked like if we all are willing to give the people below us the support we got to get to the point we are.

I am new and still trying to understand a lot about the platform and a busy type too but this post assures me that there are users who see each other as a family because they see reasons to help others.

Thanks for the opportunity, it is great you lift others as you rise.

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Yes George, this really is a great place! I have been getting more involved by the day, and have no regrets. Soon I will be able to start making more of a difference around here, hopefully.

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This is one of the best things that I have found in Proof of Brain: a "family" of diverse individuals who are focussed on uplifting the whole community, supporting and investing in the platform and encouraging and promoting the development of creative talent. It takes all types and you will come across those who don't hold the same values, but there is a core of people who do and we do what we can to keep them safe. Thanks for taking part :-)


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Hey @samsmith1971, I've been on the Hive for barely a month now and I must say it has really been a great experience and also a challenging one. I've had to make decisions, been able to read very creative write ups from great authors like @edistringz and @mineopoly, I've also had a lot of support from you especially and I must say the Hive is a better place with you in it.

I'm looking forward to getting past this stage and being able to help others one way or the other in the Hive.

Thank you for the opportunity!


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You are too kind. Thank you for entering and good luck Chinco.

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I have no doubts that you will be helping others for a long time around here. Welcome to Hive :)

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I'm glad you have faith in me.
Thank you for the warm welcome


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Just keep on sharing, no matter if you think it isn't working. Reply to at least 15 other posts with a genuine comment every day, and you will soon be addicted and your account growing exponentially :)

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Thanks for the advice, I'll keep doing what I can to grow myself and this community. I appreciate your insight.


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and you also have a new 500 HP delegation until the end of September from me 🤗

I just dropped the post trying to shine some light on your contest too! if you need me to drop the link for you - just let me know ;)

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That is truly fantastic thank you! I will ensure that I continue to curate widely to catch new and existing authors alike so that as many can benefit from the power up as possible. You have given this endeavour invaluable support. So very much appreciated.


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yeah!!!! totally happy to help - cuz you're helping!

gotta help the helpers - it lessens the load for us all hehehehe

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