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Re: Copyright.

Simple Machines News - 9 hours 21 min ago
I should have made that clear myself. Thanks for the clarification vb.
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Re: Copyright.

Simple Machines News - Thu, 2017-11-16 23:58
Depends on the mods. Some don't allow it.  I allow it with my mods with paid copyright removal https://www.smfhacks.com/copyright_removal.php
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Re: upgrade.php 2.0.14 undefined function mysqli_get_server_info

Simple Machines News - Thu, 2017-11-16 23:55
I'll have our admin for that forum upgrade the Dilber theme as soon as she can.  Thanks for noting it.  I'm just glad we're back on the air, even with a glitchy theme!
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Re: upgrade.php 2.0.14 undefined function mysqli_get_server_info

Simple Machines News - Thu, 2017-11-16 23:51
Your theme is broken.  If you upgraded from 1.1.x, download and install the current version of Dilber theme to replace 1.1 version.
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Re: Copyright.

Simple Machines News - Thu, 2017-11-16 23:50
I can almost guarantee you won't receive support from the Support Team unless the copyright is where it's supposed to be. And all the mod authors I know feel the same about their mods.

Having said that, you said you don't want to permanently remove it ...
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Notebook 4.0: Introducing Notebook for Web, Smart Cards, Document Scanning, Web Clipper for Firefox, and Other Cross-Platform Updates

Zoho Discussions News - Thu, 2017-11-16 16:45

We’re happy to announce another Notebook update, our biggest and brainiest to date.

 Notebook 4.0 marks the launch of Notebook for Web, which many of you have been wanting for some time. Then there’s also the introduction of Smart Cards, which intelligently format content you add to Notebook across devices. And if those two things aren’t enough, we’ve also added document scanning along with a redesigned Photo Card, lots of drag and drop to Notebook for iPad Pro, and several other cross-platform updates.

It’s Here: Notebook for Web

As soon as we launched Notebook people immediately asked for a web app. We took our time with it for two reasons: 1) We wanted Notebook to have a world-class, mobile-first foundation; and 2) We wanted strong continuity across every device and platform.


Notebook for Web brings all your notes and notebooks online. You can create Text, Checklist, Photo, and File Cards. To add a custom Notebook cover, simply drag an image from your desktop and drop it on the cover you want to replace. You can create Photo and File Cards in Notebook by dragging and dropping from your desktop, as well. Notes can be grouped, moved, and copied to different notebooks. And both notebooks and notes can be locked with a passcode.

 If you have a Notebook account, the web app is automatically available. To sign up for a Notebook account or learn more about the web app, please checkout our website.

Smart Cards: Intelligent content formatting

Smart Cards intelligently format content you add to Notebook, turning random links and web clippings into unique, searchable, groupable note cards. Smart Cards are supported across platforms, including Android. This release features our first three Smart Cards: Recipe Card, Video Card, and Link Card.


Take the Recipe Card for example. When you find a recipe on a site we support and save it to Notebook, we’ll automatically find the recipe photo and description, create a checklist for ingredients, and provide step-by-step cooking instructions. Best of all, everything will be neatly organized into a searchable, groupable Smart Card. Pretty sweet, huh?

For more on Smart Cards, check out this page.

Document Scanning: Scan documents into Notebook

Your phone has a camera and Notebook supports PDFs: document scanning was a no-brainer. To scan a document, simply choose to add a File, and select “Scan Document.” Your device’s camera will turn on, and Notebook, with the help of edge detection, will turn your physical document into a PDF. Notebook can even scan multi-page documents, creating a multi-page PDF. And of course all PDFs, regardless of page count, will be available a distinct, groupable note cards. If you’re on iOS, you can also add documents with the “browse” option, which lets you pick and upload a document from the Files app to Notebook.

Redesigned Photo Card: Now better than ever

The Photo Card has been redesigned, making three things better. First, we’ve given you more screen space when snapping a photo. Second, you can toggle to the right to scan documents from the Photo Card. And third, you can now toggle to the left to bring up your photo gallery, making it easier than ever to select images and add them to Notebook.

 iPad Pro: Drag & Drop on iOS 11

We’ve gone all in on iOS 11. Which means you Notebook for iPad Pro has learned tons of new tricks. I wrote about this in a previous blog post, so check that out or this webpage. If you prefer a TL;DR: On iPad Pro you can drag and drop items within Notebook and across apps and it’s freaking awesome.


Web Clippers: Introducing Firefox extension and more

Notebook has made its notable Web Clipper available for Firefox. You can clip the web, drag and drop photos, save links, and read distraction-free with Clean View. All the notes you create will immediately show up in Notebook across devices. The Notebook Web Clipper is also available for Chrome, Safari.

In addition to adding a new Web Clipper, we’ve made some changes to our Chrome and Safari extensions that we think you’ll love. We’ve swapped out the option save a page link with the ability to create Link Cards. Even better, depending on the site you’re browsing, we’ll give you the option to create other Smart Cards, like Recipe Cards or Video Cards. Another change: we’ve redesigned our Reader View. Now you can change the font, font size, and select which of your notebooks you want to save to. Also, when you go to a link of a PDF, you’ll automatically be shown the option to Save to Notebook, which will create a File Card.

For the Mac: Add Smart Cards

Smart Cards aren’t just for the mobile apps. Notebook for Mac also supports, them as well. All Smart Cards you create are beautifully rendered on Mac. And you can create Smart Cards by dragging and dropping links from your browser into Notebook, which will appear on your other devices. You can also right click URLs from any browser, or on content anywhere on Mac and an “Add to Notebook” option will appear.

What’s Next?

We’ll continue to release more Smart Cards. We didn’t get into too much detail about them here, but lookout for a more detailed post about them soon.

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An update on the Layout Initiative for Drupal 8.4/8.5

Drupal News - Wed, 2017-11-15 17:39

This blog has been re-posted with permission from Dries Buytaert's blog. Please leave your comments on the original post.

Now Drupal 8.4 is released, and Drupal 8.5 development is underway, it is a good time to give an update on what is happening with Drupal's Layout Initiative.

8.4: Stable versions of layout functionality

Traditionally, site builders have used one of two layout solutions in Drupal: Panelizer and Panels. Both are contributed modules outside of Drupal core, and both achieved stable releases in the middle of 2017. Given the popularity of these modules, having stable releases closed a major functionality gap that prevented people from building sites with Drupal 8.

8.4: A Layout API in core

The Layout Discovery module added in Drupal 8.3 core has now been marked stable. This module adds a Layout API to core. Both the aforementioned Panelizer and Panels modules have already adopted the new Layout API with their 8.4 release. A unified Layout API in core eliminates fragmentation and encourages collaboration.

8.5+: A Layout Builder in core

Today, Drupal's layout management solutions exist as contributed modules. Because creating and building layouts is expected to be out-of-the-box functionality, we're working towards adding layout building capabilities to Drupal core.

Using the Layout Builder, you start by selecting predefined layouts for different sections of the page, and then populate those layouts with one or more blocks. I showed the Layout Builder in my DrupalCon Vienna keynote and it was really well received:

8.5+: Use the new Layout Builder UI for the Field Layout module

One of the nice improvements that went in Drupal 8.3 was the Field Layout module, which provides the ability to apply pre-defined layouts to what we call "entity displays". Instead of applying layouts to individual pages, you can apply layouts to types of content regardless of what page they are displayed on. For example, you can create a content type 'Recipe' and visually lay out the different fields that make up a recipe. Because the layout is associated with the recipe rather than with a specific page, recipes will be laid out consistently across your website regardless of what page they are shown on.

The basic functionality is already included in Drupal core as part of the experimental Fields Layout module. The goal for Drupal 8.5 is to stabilize the Fields Layout module, and to improve its user experience by using the new Layout Builder. Eventually, designing the layout for a recipe could look like this:

Layouts remains a strategic priority for Drupal 8 as it was the second most important site builder priority identified in my 2016 State of Drupal survey, right behind Migrations. I'm excited to see the work already accomplished by the Layout team, and look forward to seeing their progress in Drupal 8.5! If you want to help, check out the Layout Initiative roadmap.

Special thanks to Angie Byron for contributions to this blog post, to Tim Plunkett and Kris Vanderwater for their feedback during the writing process, and to Emilie Nouveau for the screenshot and video contributions.

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How To Transform Irate Customers Into Happy Ones

Vanilla News - Wed, 2017-11-15 17:16

Successfully handling irate customers and transforming them into happy ones is where the Customer Service Manager (CSM) really earns their stripes.

Unfortunately, this is easier said than done. Angry customers are not always the most rational bunch. Even if you’ve found a quick fix to a problem, an irate customer might not be in the best frame of mind to realize it. And if a customer asks for assistance with a particularly complicated problem, a resolution becomes just that much more difficult. Despite these challenges, it is the responsibility of the CSM to ensure that even the most frustrated and irrational of customers comes away happy.

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4 things to keep in mind when selling cloud services to SMBs

Zoho Discussions News - Wed, 2017-11-15 16:00

It was back in the 60’s when John McCarthy wrote that “computation will someday be organized as a public utility.” In 2017 it’s easy to see that his vision was prophetic. Cloud technology has brought a paradigm shift to the IT infrastructure space. The cloud brings IT resources to end users from central hubs in the same way that utility grids carry water and electricity. All types of businesses big or small can now leverage the benefits and resources of the cloud. However, the users who benefit the most are SMBs (Small and medium businesses.)

Why do SMBs benefit so much from the cloud? By definition, they need to do more with less. Which means they need enterprise-class IT resources on a shoestring budget, which eliminates the possibility of owning all of their infrastructure in-house. Big enterprises are big cloud users too, of course, but there has also been a tremendous increase in demand for cloud services in the SMB market. This sector might seem like a tiny drop in the ocean, but it represents a massive portion of the customer base of major tech companies. 

In fact, in 2011 research from the Cisco Internet Business Solutions Group showed that more than 50 percent of SMBs spend at least one-third of their IT budgets on cloud and managed infrastructure services. This sector is brimming with opportunities for cloud service providers and resellers. SMBs rely heavily on partners and advisors for help in finding the right technology that seamlessly aligns with their business purpose, and many of our Zoho Partners have jumped at the opportunity to provide expert guidance through impactful solutions in our SMB-friendly environment. 

However, selling to the SMB sector can be quite tricky. It comes with its own unique demands and pain-points that partners and re-sellers must be aware of. So let’s take a look at what those challenges are.

1. Customization is critical

Every business wants technology that can bring their vision to life. Just like enterprise customers, SMB customers have high expectations of the technology they use to run their business. The needs and priorities of each SMB client differ based on the company’s size, sophistication, and industry segment, but they all want solutions that are customized exclusively to their needs. They also want more flexibility when it comes to integrations and configurations. And cloud technology provides exactly that: flexibility, mobility, and customizations. But how can you move beyond the general to offer your SMB clients exactly the right cloud solutions?

The key for partners is to start by creating a go-to-market strategy to understand the requirements of SMBs and how to better meet their needs in the marketplace. A deep understanding of your SMB clients and the issues they face daily will help you connect the dots between their business needs and the technology that’s available. Once you’ve established that degree of understanding, you can offer guidance in choosing and implementing the best cloud solutions. Focus on solving your clients’ specific needs, and you’ll give them the tools to revolutionize their business.

2. Technology should be easy

Let’s face it: nobody wants a bulky and expensive software that takes a lifetime to implement and requires constant maintenance. Today’s business owners crave simple implementation and easy operation. This is especially true for SMBs since even the smallest expense or delay can have a significant impact on their operations. Although SMBs are ready to embrace cloud technology, they do not have the time or money to use trial and error to find what’s best for them. 

What SMBs want are simple solutions to help them keep doing what they’re already doing. They don’t want to have to change their business to adopt a new tool. Therefore, while selling to an SMB client, it’s crucial to ensure that the solution you recommend complements their existing business process. It should also reduce your client’s burden of IT maintenance tasks, and ultimately free up their time so they can focus on their core business functions.

3. Digital presence is key

Millennials lead more than 80% of small and medium businesses today, and that makes a difference in their buying process. The new market entrants have rapidly-changing technology preferences. They are cautiously optimistic about the growth of their small businesses. They interact with multiple technology companies through social media and are quick to adopt new technologies. If they are not happy with a solution today, they will switch to another solution tomorrow. To these young business owners, it’s all about what’s new when it comes to technology.  

Therefore, having a strong digital presence is crucial if you want to sell to an SMB customer. Partners need to tailor their sales model to the thinking of these SMBs before even approaching them. You’ve probably heard the old saying, “When in Rome, do as the Romans do.” If you want to sell more efficiently to millennial business owners, you need to meet them in their space and speak their language.  

4. Cost and return matter

SMBs, in general, operate on narrower financial margins than larger companies. Like any business, they focus on earning more revenue. But they also need to grow their business capacity, which means investing in technology tools. SMB owners can’t afford to take time out from bringing in revenue, so they prefer to invest in automated software solutions that don’t require constant maintenance. 

Moving to the cloud offers SMBs a chance for immediate cost savings, as it eliminates the enormous capital expenditures and maintenance headaches of traditional IT infrastructure. It also helps companies see a rapid increase in their ROI without having to compromise on the quality and sophistication of their technology. 

Partners need to be up-to-date on all the current market trends, pricing trends, and innovations in the cloud. A strong understanding of the market will help you suggest the best solutions to align with your SMB clients’ budgets. Ensure that your SMB clients’ investment in technology doesn’t just increase their short-term revenue, but also reduces their overall operating costs and increases their productivity in the long run. 

Remember who you’re selling to 

Keep these four points in mind when selling to SMB clients and you’ll be able to help them achieve the ultimate cloud experience. Our Zoho Partners, equipped with a comprehensive suite of products and support from us here at Zoho, have everything they need to sell in the SMB marketplace successfully. What are you waiting for? Partner with us.

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Re: Errors logging in - smf_admin_info_files corrupt

Simple Machines News - Wed, 2017-11-15 00:32
ever since i got some solid gold advice here about converting painlessly to InnoDB i wonder why it isn't mandatory for hosts to do so ?

no more table crashes !
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Re: Clicking title of a topic (in board view) to modify it

Simple Machines News - Tue, 2017-11-14 22:27
Interesting. Works on my regular forum with a multitude of mods but not on my test one. (Firefox)
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Re: Clicking title of a topic (in board view) to modify it

Simple Machines News - Tue, 2017-11-14 21:03
Doesn't happen on any of my 2.0/2.1 installs in IE11 or FF56.

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Re: Clicking title of a topic (in board view) to modify it

Simple Machines News - Tue, 2017-11-14 20:47
Quote... moving the topic to another board will give you the options of changing its title plus the titles of all posts in that topic. Once done, move the topic back to its original board.   

Thing is, that could generate a lot of notifi...
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Re: Ayuda con sistema de descargas de Adjuntos en SMF

Simple Machines News - Tue, 2017-11-14 20:28
Hola de nuevo amigo!!

La idea esta perfecta... solo añadir lo siguiente.- una ves que se registro o logueo el usuario, que salga este mensaje(solo si aplica):

"No tienes requisitos para descargar mayor información aqui"

cuando den clic en "aq...
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Holidays and Your SocialEngine Community

SocialEngine News - Tue, 2017-11-14 19:00

Holidays can be such a fun time! They can also be a great way to get your members involved in the site. In an effort to celebrate the holiday season all around the world, we want to offer some tips on how your community can join the fun!


Many holidays are associated with specific colors or color combinations. You can create special styles for your SocialEngine PHP or SocialEngine Cloud communities and enable them during specific holiday times. This can generate positive feelings from the members of your social network. Many members tend to contribute more during special times of the year which can in turn boost your site membership. Here are a few tutorials on how to create themes and styles:

SocialEngine Cloud

HTML and Theme Basics
How to Change Your Background Color

SocialEngine PHP

Creating Your Own Theme
Using LESS for Your Themes
Customize Your Header or Footer

If making themes and styles isn’t for you, you can also check with a SocialEngine Expert for help!

Post about the Holiday

Posts can be a great way to celebrate holidays. There are many ways to post in both SocialEngine PHP and SocialEngine Cloud. For example, posting articles or photos about the history of a holiday is a great idea. This can help educate members who may not be aware of the holiday or of it’s beginnings a way to connect with it.

Posting about the holiday can also encourage your members to post or comment on the posts. This helps generate more activity on the site and can even generate new memberships from invitations by your site members. Most people enjoy holidays and sharing them with others.

Social Media

Our final tip is to use external social media sites to further boost viewership and membership for your site. When posting about the holiday, try to include your site link. Better yet, share it directly from your community. There are built-in tools in both SocialEngine Cloud and SocialEngine PHP that allow you to post to social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter. Use those to your advantage as free advertising. Don’t forget to use good hashtags in your posts!

We hope these tips help you with your holiday website preparations! Happy holidays from the SocialEngine team!

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XenForo 2.0.0 Release Candidate 2 & Add-ons Released (unsupported)

XenForo News - Tue, 2017-11-14 17:49
Today, we continue the release candidate stage of 2.0 with Release Candidate 2

After a number of beta releases, the functionality of the product should be complete and the rate of bugs being reported (should) slow to a trickle, allowing the development team to work through the backlog and reduce the number of bugs to a handful. We have now reached this point in the development of XenForo 2.0, so the time is right to produce a release candidate.

This means that the software is proposed as...

XenForo 2.0.0 Release Candidate 2 & Add-ons Released (unsupported)
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5 Lessons Every Studio Can Learn from the Success of World of Warcraft

Vanilla News - Tue, 2017-11-14 16:17

To say that WoW is a great success would be a colossal understatement. For 13 years, it has maintained its place in the Guinness Book of World Records as the most popular MMORPG of all time. In fact, the astronomical success of WoW has transcended the world of video games to make a genuine cultural impact by spawning a South Park episode, and more recently, a movie franchise.

So, what is it about WoW that makes it so popular and able to thrive for so long in one of the fastest-moving industries of all?

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Introducing Zoho Social for Digital Agencies

Zoho Discussions News - Tue, 2017-11-14 14:08

Two years ago, we launched Zoho Social to help individual businesses grow and manage their presence across popular social media networks.

Last year, we built an integration that made Zoho Social the first tool to generate new leads and track revenue from social media marketing efforts.

Today, with lots of feedback and ideas from our agency customers, we’re thrilled to introduce—Zoho Social for Agencies—a special edition of Zoho Social that caters to the needs of digital agencies managing social media for multiple brands. This edition enables agency members to work together as a team, while keeping their clients in the loop whenever they need to.

If you’re an agency, here’s what makes Zoho Social a great fit for you:

One platform to manage all your clients.
Bring all your clients together with a single tool. As an admin, you can specify roles for various team members and assign them to different brands, making it easy to handle multiple clients as your agency grows.

A social media tool with your name on it.
Make Zoho Social your own by branding the interface with your agency’s domain name, logo, and favicon. With this custom-labeling, your logo will also appear on reports and custom invite emails sent to your clients, helping you reinforce your agency brand.

Bring your clients into the conversation.
Good client management requires clear communication between you and the brands you work with. Rather than chasing down important stakeholders and struggling to keep track of client emails, bring those conversations into Zoho Social, so everyone stays on the same page. Save time and energy by embracing a more collaborative social media management process.

Track your Facebook lead ad campaigns and generate new business opportunities.
Monitor your clients’ Facebook lead ad campaigns in real time within Zoho Social. Push the leads you’ve gained to Zoho CRM, retaining the attribution to the social network, and without downloading any files.

Not just that, Zoho Social helps you manage all aspects of your clients’ social media presence:

  • Manage the content pipeline for each of your clients individually with Zoho Social’s intuitive publishing calendar. If you need to make changes to the schedule later, simply drag and drop a post to a different date.
  • Use SmartQ to automatically schedule posts for times when your followers are most likely to engage. SmartQ suggests when you should publish a post by analyzing past engagement patterns from each social network.
  • Monitor social media activities such as hashtags, likes, and mentions for each of your clients, in a multi-column layout that’s customizable to your needs.
  • Create and share unlimited reports with your clients, with pre-built statistics that can aggregate and compare outcomes across multiple social networks.

Zoho Social for Agencies is available in two plans—Agency and Agency Plus. Check out the agency edition and sign up for a 15-day free trial, today.

Go ahead, give it a spin and share your feedback with us. We’re very excited about this new edition and we can’t wait to hear what you think of it.

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Elegant, insightful, and metrics-driven dashboards – Part 4

Zoho Discussions News - Mon, 2017-11-13 16:07

We regularly curate a list of dashboards that have been created by our customers and published for the public to see. This time around, we’ve shortlisted a list of dashboards that we found interesting, cool, and informative.

You can check out our previous installments here: (Part 1, Part 2Part 3)

1. El Clásico

El Clásico is the name given in football to any match between fierce rivals Real Madrid and FC Barcelona. Real Madrid and Barcelona are the two largest cities in Spain and are sometimes identified with opposing political positions. The rivalry between the two teams is regarded as one of the biggest in the world of sports. Both teams have a large fanbase and we assume this dataset must have been created by one such fan. It contains information on wins, goals, home wins, home draws, UEFA (Union of European Football Associations) wins, UEFA draws, and even followers of each team on Twitter and Facebook.

If you’re an El Clásico fan, we’re sure you won’t want to miss this.


2. World Development Index

The World Development index dashboards contain information about GDP growth, electrical power consumption, foreign direct investment, death rates, infant mortality rates, internet usage, journal articles, population growth, and import and export values. The data has been categorized into BRICS, G20, G8, and G5 countries.

Shown below is a dashboard that displays the above-mentioned information on BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) Countries.

Click to view these informative dashboards.

3. Major League Baseball

Major League Baseball (MLB), as most of us know is a professional sports organization. It’s the oldest of the 4 major professional sports leagues that span Canada and the USA. A total of 30 teams play in the National League (NL) and American League (AL), with 15 teams in each league. The Major League Baseball database contains statistics on batting, pitching, salary, and more, both by the team and by the league.

Click to view the dashboards.

4. Crime Stats

The Crime Stats database contains information on criminal activities such as assault, burglary, rape, motorcycle theft, kidnapping, robbery, sexual offenses against children, and total sexual violence across the world. Information on each type of crime is compiled into individual dashboards.

Shown below is the dashboard on Robbery:

Click here to view the dashboards for global crime statistics.

You can use this link to access all the public dashboards our customers have shared. We encourage you to create and share such dashboards as well.

Want to learn more about Zoho Reports? Register for our Webinar

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CMS Critic Victory!

SocialEngine News - Mon, 2017-11-13 16:00


We won again! For the past three years in a row we have asked our wonderful group of SocialEngine users to show their support and every time they have shown up in huge numbers. Thank you to everyone who believed in us enough to nominate us for this award and those who came out to vote us into the lead for the third year in a row!

We are beyond grateful to the community of developers and community creators that have formed around the SocialEngine platform. You guys are the best and we couldn’t have done it without you.

You can check out the full list of winners here.

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