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Welcome to the Information Thread! If you have any questions, concerns or problems with the Forum Games Forum, this is the place to ask.


Last Update: 2:13 PM (GMT) on June 1st, 2014 by Bluji.


Table of Contents

1. What is the Forum Games Forum?
2. Forum Guidelines
3. Announcements
4. Tutorial
5. Frequently Asked Questions
6. Terminology
7. Off-Site Contact Information
8. Nationalities
9. Birthdays
10. Forum Games Forum Council


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WHAT IS THE FORUM GAMES FORUM?


The ‘Forum Games’ Forum is for creating and participating in text-based games. Such games include but are not limited to: roleplaying, mafia, competitions and strategy games.

If you want to discuss your favorite video game here on Kongregate, please posting a thread here. ‘General Gaming’ is for discussion of all games on Kongregate that don’t have a specific forum, or video games in general (PC, console, handheld, etc.).

Thank you!


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FORUM GUIDELINES



The original guidelines thread can be found here.
arcaneCoder’s thread can be found here.

After much consideration, Kongregate gives you the Forum Games Forums! Here is where you can make, participate in, and most of all—enjoy the wonders of Forum Games. While this was previously reserved to Off-Topic, forum games have become fairly popular and have now been given the honor of their own forum.


Guidelines

1. Follow the Conduct Guidelines. Please don’t be a jerk, it’s not nice or awesome.

2. Do not derail threads. Please keep any off-topic discussion in the General Thread.

3. Please follow the host’s rules for their game. If you disagree with a particular rule, please bring up a reasonable discussion about it politely. It is best to do so in a way that does not impede the game.

4. Inappropriate games will be locked. If a game is deemed unfit for the Forum Games Forum, it will be locked at the forum moderator’s discretion. This includes, but is not limited to, games that are used to raise post count (e.g. ‘Above User’ games) and games that break site-wide expectations of behavior. Games made prior to this rule have been grandfathered in. If your game is locked, privately message one of the forum moderators for assistance as needed.

5. Bump games with meaningful content when necessary. Throughout most of the forums, bumping is discouraged, but it is understood as a necessity here in certain cases. Use good judgement when you bump. A forum moderator will speak to you if they find your bumps do not follow this guideline. As always, it’s up to the forum moderator’s discretion.

6. Limit threads to two per game. This includes a sign-up thread for the game. If you require more than two threads for your game, contact one of the forum moderators.

7. When a game is finished, please add a [Finished] tag to the thread’s title and lock the thread. You can lock the thread by deleting the first post in the thread. You are encouraged to reserve the first post for this purpose. If you’re unable to delete the first post, you may flag it and request that a forum moderator lock the thread for you.

8. Once again, don’t be a jerk. Please show respect for the host of the game and if you have any issues, discuss them calmly and respectfully. Please respect the regulars, they’re more familiar with the forum and can assist you if you have any problems or questions.

9. There is a limit of one game per week. If you wish to have more then one game running at a time, please request approval in the Master Thread. If you do not follow this guideline, it’s up to the forum moderator’s discretion to limit your future game hosting abilities.

10. If you see a thread that does not belong (or it’s a game that violates the guidelines), please flag it and do not post in it. All you need to do is flag the opening post and ignore it. A forum moderator will address the issue accordingly.


Any specific discussion about the Guidelines should be posted in the dedicated thread, which can be found here.


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ANNOUNCEMENTS



  • We have a General Thread! Feel free to join us. It is for all kinds of socialization and discussion, so share your opinion and receive those of others today!

  • To promote anti-troll movements, and to make it generally easy for the community to avoid getting drawn into a pointless flame war, please use the Forum Mute script. (Note: With the addition of Guild Forums and the forum layout tweak, the Forum Mute script breaks the layout.)

  • If you see any topic out of place, whether it be a troll thread or a thread about a game that belongs in General Gaming, don’t post, just flag.

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TUTORIAL



Types of Games


  • Strategy: Players compete against each other to succeed.


Joining Forum Games

1. Play the game! Many people sign-up for a game, and then never play. While in games such as Roleplays, this may not be as much of an issue, but it can ruin others, such as Mafia. So if you’re going to sign-up, make sure you can play!

2. Use proper grammar. While this isn’t required, it’s definitely an important courtesy. It’s not necessary to make sure every post is perfect, but make the post legible. If your post has to be read more than once because it cannot be understood, there’s a problem.

3. Follow the game rules. While this mostly applies to roleplays, some other games have rules specific for the game. Follow them, or risk being kicked from the game by the host.

4. Don’t post to increase post count. This also applies to mostly Roleplays. If it’s a serious Roleplay, chances are a one-to-two sentence post isn’t going to cut it. If the host took the time to think up the game and was kind enough to put it up here for you to experience, return the favor. Take the time to make a decent post with some detail.


Making Forum Games

1. Participate in other games before making your own. There is no substitute for experience, and seeing a few of our veteran’s games can give you inspiration for your own. Also, even though it isn’t really absolutely required, it helps if you are at least fairly well known around the forum, since people will see your quality work as a player.

2. Use proper grammar. This is even more important for making a forum game, especially when you make a title and description for your game, although it isn’t an absolute requirement outside of an Role Play. However, it just matters that your posts be mostly legible; you don’t need to capitalize every ‘I’ or place every comma.

3. Get a good idea of the game. This is very important for long term games. A poorly made game will fail quickly. So please, before you click “Post Topic”, look over your game, and think “Would other people be able to play and enjoy this game?” if not, then take a little while to correct some wrinkles in your game.

4. Commit to the game. Even with a great idea, lots of willing and active players, games (usually) can’t last without an active game host. If you’re going to make a game, you need to be sure you can commit to it.


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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS



What is FGF?

FGF stands for Forum Games forum. Forum Games was once part of Off-topic.

What are Forum Games?

Forum games are text-based games you play over the forums. While pictures and graphics can be involved, it’s fundamentally based off posts made by users.

Those Guidelines… they’re more like ‘suggestions’ than ‘rules’, right?

No, sorry. We’ve had those Guidelines in place (in one form or another) since the forum was created. We politely but firmly ask that you respect and abide by them.

Can I talk about my favourite video game here?

No, sorry. This is not a video game forum.

I saw something really cool, can I make a thread about it?

No, sorry. However, feel free to tell us all about it in the General Thread!

Can I make any game I want?

Sure! As long as it follows our Guidelines, specifically Rule #4.

What about approvals and waiting, and stuff?

No problem, all it means is that you need to wait a week between making games (think of it as a cool off period) and if you already have a game running, you just need to ask in the Master Thread if you can run another. Once three Regulars approve it, you’re good to go!


If you would like to add any FAQs to this, please post below!


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TERMINOLOGY



General

Game Related: If a thread title has “Game Related” in it, it means the thread is not a forum game, but it has something to do with forum games.

R4L: Shortened term for “Reserved for lock”, the first post in a game thread. When the post is deleted, it will automatically lock the thread. The host usually does this when the game and post-discussion is over.

R: Shortened term for “reserved”. This is used to hold the needed number of posts for the thread, so the host can include the necessary information for the game.

Reserve: If a user signs up for a game, but all the slots are full, they will hold a reserve spot. This means if a player becomes inactive, the reserve player will then take their place. Can be referred to as Replacement.

Role: A role is a character you play in a game, typically a Roleplaying game or (more commonly) a Mafia game. In a Mafia game, roles are generally privately sent to the players by the host.

Sign-ups: This means that the game has at least one open slot for a new player to join the game. This usually happens before the game has started, but sometimes occurs during the first phase of the game as well.

V/LA: Shortened term for “Vacation / Limited Access”. If you know that you’ll be absent for some time but will be able to post occasionally but irregularly, you can claim to have V/LA.


Competition

DQ’d: Disqualified. Due to a reason, determined by the host, the player is removed from the competition.

Redemption/Requalification round: A round in which eliminated players get the chance to join the competition again. A competition may or may not have such a round.

Screenshot: A screenshot of the game, with the green plug visible and the high-scores tab open.

Qualifier: A game that is played to see who gets into the competition. Most commonly at the beginning.


Mafia

Bandwagon: A large amount of votes on someone because someone else voted them, for whatever reasons or lack thereof.

Confirming: When a player posts in the thread, confirming they’ve received their role. This allows the host to know that the players have received their role information and have publicly acknowledged that. It also indicates that the player understands the information given to them and there’s no pending inquiries.

Day: The phase in a Mafia in which people vote.

DK: ‘Daykill’. The elimination of a player via an ability during the Day phase, or the actual ability itself that performs the aforementioned effect.

FoS: ‘Finger of Suspicion’. Used to indicate that you find someone suspicious but are not going to vote them, for whatever reason (often because you are voting for someone even more suspicious). Sometimes the version ‘HoS’ is used, which means ’They’re bad or I am!’

Hammer: A very quick bandwagon, usually orchestrated by the Mafia. Also, in a mafia where majority lynch (see above) is used, the final casted vote before majority is reached.

Host: The person who runs the game.

Lynch: Elimination of players via gaining the most votes during the day.

Majority lynch: The elimination mechanic where the day ends when the majority of the remaining players vote (for the same person).

Night: The phase in a Mafia in which people use actions.

NK: ‘Nightkill’. The elimination of a player via an ability during the Night phase, or the actual ability itself that performs the aforementioned effect.

Protect: Protecting someone from a Lynch/Night Kill. (Depends on the role, if there is one.)

Reveal: Revealing someones role to yourself or the team. (Depends on the role, if there is one.)

RNG: ‘Random Number Generator’, or ‘Random Number God’. In a Mafia-specific context, it means to randomly pick someone to vote.

Scum: Mafia-sided player.

SI: ‘Scum Idiot’. A Mafia-sided player that acts in a manner that hurts their alignment.

Town: The large side that does not know each other in a Mafia game.

VI: ‘Village Idiot’. A Town-sided player that acts in a manner that hurts their alignment.

For a more comprehensive list of mafia abbreviations, click here and the Glossary.


Role Playing

God Mod: To control another person’s roleplaying during a game; to abuse “God-mode” cheats.


If you would like to add any terms to this, please post below!


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OFF-SITE CONTACT INFORMATION



Gevock
Email: Gevock@live.com
Skype: Gevock
Steam: Gevock


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adv0catus
deviantART: adv0catus
Skype: btg2290
Steam: adv0catus

awein999
Steam: 76561198035996343

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Behemoth542
Skype: xerberos542
Steam: Behemoth542

BLOODYRAIN10001
Steam: BLOODYRAIN10001

Bluji
deviantART: BlujiKong
Steam: BlujiKong
Twitter: BlujiKong

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CalmWaters
Skype: eren_jaegglenib
Steam: 76561198050103738

CYrusmaster
Email: Vegis.artur@gmail.com
Skype: Tribalwars.maniac
Steam: 76561198047480343

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djrockstar1
Steam: DJRockstar1

DrOctaganapus2
Steam: 76561198083773227

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hamuka
Steam: 19650717

Helltank
Skype: helltank.cy
Steam: 76561197994950193

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Kadleon
Steam: 76561198084634887

kingzak13
Twitter: kingzak13
Xbox: kingzak123

Knoob85687
Skype: OrangeOfPurple
Steam: OrangeOfPurple

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MaistlinRajere
Email: mrajere@yahoo.com
Facebook: Maistlin Rajere
Steam: MaistlinRajere

Meistheman
Skype: smoshftwhi

myhome16
Skype: myhomie16
Steam: James Joule

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ocelot
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Pigjr1
Steam: Pigjr1

RaceBandit
Skype: Jojo Rakadan
Steam: JojoRakadan

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SamsterSamster
Steam: SamsterSamster

sarothat410
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SilverEvil
Skype: strykerstab
Steam: SilverEvil

Spector29
Skype: terror2900
Steam: pwntacular

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T6salt
Email: imtttttt@gmail.com
Steam: ImT6salt

Taiboss
Skype: therealtaiboss
Steam: Taiboss

thenewampkit
Steam: 76561198128246745

thijsel
Steam: 76561198048453920

TwistedCakez
Skype: TGSthegreensparrow
Steam: RacistBasist

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Xandrya
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Skype: roguebehaviour
Steam: Xandrya

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ZigZagZombie
Email: theeggman0608@gmail.com
Skype: davpr0806
Steam: robowza


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NATIONALITIES



Created: April 13th, 2011.
Updated: May 8th, 2014.

Asia

Bangladesh: AdeebNafees.

Cambodia: TheAznSensation.

China: Zzzip50.

Hong Kong: Pulsaris.

India: Drovoxx & Kadleon.

Israel: Kidudeman.

Malaysia: S_98, thenewampkit & Woon1957.

Philippines: speedy250.

Qatar: djrockstar.

Singapore: Helltank.

Taiwan: CowFriend.

Europe

Austria: Taiboss.

Denmark: Kranix & pludrpladr.

England: BCLEGENDS, coolo2011, KingofLlamas, kingzak13, Morrrr, Mysterymason, RandomTurtle, SamsterSamster, Squidward568, T6salt, Twiton, waffle_god & walfordking.

Finland: Bluji, CYrusmaster & Eldubs.

Hungary: hamuka.

Netherlands: Lomika, thijsel & tommiboy500.

Poland: Minnakht.

Russia: Master_of_Helium & SupHomies.

Scotland: Knoob85687.

Spain: JaumeBG.

North America

Canada: adv0catus, Blood_Shadow, Darkboy5846, FelineForumer, occooa, reaper765, uzzbuzz, yiu113 & ZigZagZombie.

Cuba: Xandrya.

United States: BLOODYRAIN10001, devourer359, EbilWulf, Firespread, Fogfun, Gambi69, Gastly101, Hallucent, HappyYay, henrythe7th7, Jimbo14, kashuushian1542, Mastercheif987, MyNameIsNothing, Pigjr1, Pokarnor, Precarious, racefan12, Rosate, Sabin7, sarothat410, SilentSam, SilentSand, SilverEvil, solidsnake6, TailsTheFox12, tracymirkin123, undeadcupcake3, XYTWO, yiu113 & Zeeco.

Oceania

Australia: arkenarken, GottaAskTheMan, Johanna_T, NoveltyAccount, QWERTY511, REALinsanemonkey, RiddleOfRevenge & sebba.

New Zealand: DragonArcherZ & JaumeBG.

South America

Argentina: Behemoth542.

Brazil: Cwovictor & TheJesterOfPain.


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BIRTHDAYS



Created: November 23rd, 2011.
Updated: May 8th, 2014.

January (7): Firespread (1st), thijsel (2nd), Gastly101 (8th), CowFriend (11th), Pigjr1 (26th), TailsTheFox12 (27th) & Zzzip50 (31st).

February (7): racefan12 & undeadcupcake3 (1st), hamuka (8th), ilovekirby12 (14th), Blood_Shadow (20th), JaumeBG (21st) & Jimbo14 (29th).

March (6): RaceBandit (11th), REALinsanemonkey (14th), yui113 (17th), adv0catus (22nd), Xandrya (27th) & Twiton (28th).

April (2): speedy250 (1st), TwistedCakez (21st).

May (7): SilverEvil (6th), RiddleofRevenge (11th), DragonArcherZ (16th), Woon1957 & RandomTurtle (18th), sarothat410 (24th) & InfiniteExpanse (27th).

June (8): tracymirkin123 (3rd), occooa (7th), AdeebNafees & coolo2011 (10th), Cwovictor (17th), Stone667 (19th), T6salt (29th) & S_98 (30th).

July (4): gammaflux (6th), BCLEGENDS (27th), sebba (29th) & Taiboss (30th).

August (6): Pokarnor (3rd), puzzledan (8th), myhome16 (13th), Squidward568 (18th), uzzbuzz (23rd) & SamsterSamster (28th).

September (1): MyNameIsNothing (26th).

October (8): King_Matt (7th), XYTWO (14th), CYrusmaster (20th), kingzak13 (21st), devourer359 (26th), arkenarken (27th), djrockstar & TheAznSensation (28th).

November (7): BLOODYRAIN10001 (5th), ZigZagZombie (6th), MasterCheif987 (12th), Rosate (17th), reaper765 (18th), Kadleon (21st) & Minnakht (23rd).

December (5): Bluji (1st), Behemoth542 & Darkboy5846 (9th), Knoob85687 (13th) & Helltank (19th).


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FORUM GAMES FORUM COUNCIL



The Forum Games Forum Council is open to any and all. Feel free to post matters that you think need discussing.


Topic Queue – The list of topics that have not been resolved yet.

None.


Previous Topics – The list of previously discussed topics in the Council.

1. Discuss Rule #7.

Should Rule #7 be changed to allow more games to be run by a single user? Should we pass this decision on to a forum moderator and have it be law?

Status: Resolved; the revised Rule #7, located in the Refined Guidelines is the result.

2. Define ‘Classic’.

Should the stat of ‘Classic’ for a game be changed to include/exclude game genres? Should we change the current definition or remove the stat altogether?

Status: Resolved. The status has been kept for historical significance only.

3. Discuss Tagging Procedures.

Should Tag Procedures 3 and 4 be included or excluded in future tagging? Should there be any changes in their workings?

Status: Resolved; Tagging Procedure 3 has been excluded and Tagging Procedure 4 has been instated.

4. Discuss Continuous Games and Revised Rule #7.

Should Continuous games, particularly those which are not GM dependent, count towards the limit of games that a person may host? Should someone running a continuous game be allowed to host another game without seeking approval per Revised Rule #7?

Status: Resolved; continuous games do count and approvals are needed as per Revised Rule #7.

5. Propose change to Tagging Procedure 4.

Should character limit be increased from 70? What should be the new character limit of Tagging Procedure 4?

Status: Resolved; Tagging Procedure 4 has been relaxed. “A couple of sentences” is the new limit for the description and the acceptable length is up to editor discretion.

6. Should the first posts of the Master FGF thread be improved?

Should some of the more trivial content be condensed down and more important areas (e.g game making, dealing with trolls, helpful information) have their own posts and sections?

Status: Resolved, The Master Thread has been re-organized, condensed and re-written into textiles to ensure updating is easier.

7. Discuss win procedure.

Who should be able to award wins in games? What criteria should there be to meet a win?

Status: Resolved; The host determines the wins, within reason.


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I realize at the exact moment of posting this, the thread’s intention is unknown, as it’s a thread full of “.” posts. However, I’ve been thinking the last few days about the Master Thread (again) and want to try this out. Normally, I’d ask Gevock first and if he okayed it then go ahead. Since he’s unavailable (real life is so gosh darn inconvenient sometimes) and I’m impatient as heck, I figured I’d just do the thread and see y’alls reaction.

The Master Thread is great, it’s the control center for the entire forum. However, it’s trying to be more than what it should be. It’s purpose is to track all the games on the forum, as well as the regulars and their wins. The extra stuff is bloaty and mostly ridiculously out of date. The Master Thread shouldn’t have a FAQ, a Tutorial or anything like that. One, because that’s not what the intention of the thread is. Secondly, no one reads it. No one reads it because it’s weird for it to be there and because the information is ridiculously out of date, and in some cases, flat out wrong.

The intent of this thread, as you will see by the name, is to be the ‘Information’ thread. Remember the Q&A thread we had stickied before it was locked with the new Guidelines? It’s that, and the Guidelines and the ‘This is not General Gaming’ thread and all the information from the Master Thread rolled into one. It’s a one-stop shop (a bit of a work in progress still) for all things informative about FGF and what it is. Presumably, this will be stickied for easy access, and the other two redundant stickies will be not stickied any more (although, it’s reasonable for Gevock to keep the Guidelines thread, since he posted it and dat F) and it’ll make room for more games on the first page. Win-win!

The redundancy of this thread and the Master Thread will stay until everyone decides which one they want, then the unwanted duplicate will be disappeared. :)

 
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This does seem a bit redundant, but then again the master thread does still need some organizing (Personally, I only use it to check games, and scrolling down all of those rules does seem unnecessary).

I think this thread is fine if it is able to combine all of those overlapping stickies (forum game guideline, note this is not general gaming) and better organize in general.

 
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By the way, I am Canadian, you can add that in ;)

 
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Aww, I’m still not a Malaysian. xD

 
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Originally posted by ZigZagZombie:

By the way, I am Canadian, you can add that in ;)

Originally posted by thenewampkit:

Aww, I’m still not a Malaysian. xD

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I’m Dutch and my birthday is January 2nd. Might want to add that in :P

 
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After much consideration, Kongregate gives you the Forum Games Forums! Here is where you can make, participate in, and most of all—enjoy the wonders of Forum Games. While this was previously reserved to Off-Topic, forum games have become fairly popular and have now been given the honor of their own forum.

Hasn’t it been a few years since FGF was made? Do we really need to include it in the information thread?

Regardless, good job guys, this looks much cleaner than the older threads. Not completely sure what the purpose of master thread will be now though.

 
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So I talked to adv0 and we trimmed up some of the fat on the stickies. Got rid of the guidelines thread, the thread of Z’s and sticky’d this as replacement.

The guidelines thread is still the right place for rule discussion and if there is a giant influx of non-fgf threads, I’ll reevaluate the need for Z’s sticky, but I like this look for now. I’ll remind anyone unfamiliar reading this that this thread and the master thread are endorsed by the forum moderation, but are not run by the forum moderation.

 
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I’m Brazilian.

 
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Originally posted by thijsel:

I’m Dutch and my birthday is January 2nd. Might want to add that in :P

Originally posted by Cwovictor:

I’m Brazilian.

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Originally posted by occooa:

My birthday is June 7.

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