Cambridge LLM 2017 - 2018 Applicants


samkia11

what is the date they usually dispatch their admission decisions ?


Normally the last two weeks in February until March 15th (sometimes going beyond that date). This year seems to be unprecedented.


I also have this same issue, i applied in October and since December 2016, my status still shows under consideration by the Degree Committee and i understand admissions are to be dispatched by March 15, anybody here whose status has moved a step ahead?

[quote][quote]what is the date they usually dispatch their admission decisions ? [/quote]

Normally the last two weeks in February until March 15th (sometimes going beyond that date). This year seems to be unprecedented.[/quote]

I also have this same issue, i applied in October and since December 2016, my status still shows under consideration by the Degree Committee and i understand admissions are to be dispatched by March 15, anybody here whose status has moved a step ahead?
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RAGN1989



Very much so. Ashter seems to have taken this to a whole new level, though.

We should start a virtual betting pool on what the date (/week) they will start making admissions decisions will be. I am betting £100 that decisions will only be made (as far as we on this forum will be aware) beginnig next week. I suppose I should hedge my losses somehow. But it's gonna be difficult without having someone set the ratios. Anyone gonna take me up on that bet?

I am insane, aren't I? Oh, well.


LOL."Ashter seems to have taken this to a whole new level, though." This cracked me up. :D

Okay great idea to channel our insanity/anxiety. My moneys on 10th March for the BOGS stage.


Today is the day. Mark my words!


Yeah, that did not help either...

[quote][quote][quote][quote][quote]People reading this next year will have fun.. :-) [/quote]

You bet. Unfortunately at our expense :d[/quote]

Very much so. Ashter seems to have taken this to a whole new level, though.

We should start a virtual betting pool on what the date (/week) they will start making admissions decisions will be. I am betting £100 that decisions will only be made (as far as we on this forum will be aware) beginnig next week. I suppose I should hedge my losses somehow. But it's gonna be difficult without having someone set the ratios. Anyone gonna take me up on that bet?

I am insane, aren't I? Oh, well.[/quote]

LOL."Ashter seems to have taken this to a whole new level, though." This cracked me up. :D

Okay great idea to channel our insanity/anxiety. My moneys on 10th March for the BOGS stage. [/quote]

Today is the day. Mark my words! [/quote]

Yeah, that did not help either...
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RAGN1989

Guys, this thread has become a kind of family for me. I don't know, even understanding that going through the thread over over again will not change anything, I still keep coming back here, reading your posts (maybe this is also due to the fact that I'm unable to concentrate on anything else...).

I do hope that the Admissions office will give us the chance to meet and study together, cause all of you are just awesome to me :)

Thanks for being with me through this long-long-long never-ending wait.
(Getting a bit sentimental, but can't help it).


You're awesome! I wholeheartly hope everyone of us gets accepted too!

[quote]Guys, this thread has become a kind of family for me. I don't know, even understanding that going through the thread over over again will not change anything, I still keep coming back here, reading your posts (maybe this is also due to the fact that I'm unable to concentrate on anything else...).

I do hope that the Admissions office will give us the chance to meet and study together, cause all of you are just awesome to me :)

Thanks for being with me through this long-long-long never-ending wait.
(Getting a bit sentimental, but can't help it).[/quote]

You're awesome! I wholeheartly hope everyone of us gets accepted too!
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Guys, this thread has become a kind of family for me. I don't know, even understanding that going through the thread over over again will not change anything, I still keep coming back here, reading your posts (maybe this is also due to the fact that I'm unable to concentrate on anything else...).

I do hope that the Admissions office will give us the chance to meet and study together, cause all of you are just awesome to me :)

Thanks for being with me through this long-long-long never-ending wait.
(Getting a bit sentimental, but can't help it).


You're awesome! I wholeheartly hope everyone of us gets accepted too!


You're not alone - I constantly go through this thread every day just because it's comforting to know that we're all in this together :) Hopefully our wait ends soon and we all get good news. Fingers and toes crossed! :)

[quote][quote]Guys, this thread has become a kind of family for me. I don't know, even understanding that going through the thread over over again will not change anything, I still keep coming back here, reading your posts (maybe this is also due to the fact that I'm unable to concentrate on anything else...).

I do hope that the Admissions office will give us the chance to meet and study together, cause all of you are just awesome to me :)

Thanks for being with me through this long-long-long never-ending wait.
(Getting a bit sentimental, but can't help it).[/quote]

You're awesome! I wholeheartly hope everyone of us gets accepted too! [/quote]

You're not alone - I constantly go through this thread every day just because it's comforting to know that we're all in this together :) Hopefully our wait ends soon and we all get good news. Fingers and toes crossed! :)
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idn4ihl

Guys, this thread has become a kind of family for me. I don't know, even understanding that going through the thread over over again will not change anything, I still keep coming back here, reading your posts (maybe this is also due to the fact that I'm unable to concentrate on anything else...).

I do hope that the Admissions office will give us the chance to meet and study together, cause all of you are just awesome to me :)

Thanks for being with me through this long-long-long never-ending wait.
(Getting a bit sentimental, but can't help it).


You're awesome! I wholeheartly hope everyone of us gets accepted too!


You're not alone - I constantly go through this thread every day just because it's comforting to know that we're all in this together :) Hopefully our wait ends soon and we all get good news. Fingers and toes crossed! :)


It's reassuring to know that we're all in the same boat and so heartwarming to see how everyone is so supportive of each other :) I guess that's what keeps us sane.

This might sound ridiculous but I unconsciously, literally crossed my toes as I read your post haha.

[quote][quote][quote]Guys, this thread has become a kind of family for me. I don't know, even understanding that going through the thread over over again will not change anything, I still keep coming back here, reading your posts (maybe this is also due to the fact that I'm unable to concentrate on anything else...).

I do hope that the Admissions office will give us the chance to meet and study together, cause all of you are just awesome to me :)

Thanks for being with me through this long-long-long never-ending wait.
(Getting a bit sentimental, but can't help it).[/quote]

You're awesome! I wholeheartly hope everyone of us gets accepted too! [/quote]

You're not alone - I constantly go through this thread every day just because it's comforting to know that we're all in this together :) Hopefully our wait ends soon and we all get good news. Fingers and toes crossed! :)[/quote]

It's reassuring to know that we're all in the same boat and so heartwarming to see how everyone is so supportive of each other :) I guess that's what keeps us sane.

This might sound ridiculous but I unconsciously, literally crossed my toes as I read your post haha.
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Ashter92



LOL."Ashter seems to have taken this to a whole new level, though." This cracked me up. :D

Okay great idea to channel our insanity/anxiety. My moneys on 10th March for the BOGS stage.


Today is the day. Mark my words!


Yeah, that did not help either...


=( Okay honestly my money is on the coming Monday now. :D *fingers crossed*

[quote][quote][quote][quote][quote][quote]People reading this next year will have fun.. :-) [/quote]

You bet. Unfortunately at our expense :d[/quote]

Very much so. Ashter seems to have taken this to a whole new level, though.

We should start a virtual betting pool on what the date (/week) they will start making admissions decisions will be. I am betting £100 that decisions will only be made (as far as we on this forum will be aware) beginnig next week. I suppose I should hedge my losses somehow. But it's gonna be difficult without having someone set the ratios. Anyone gonna take me up on that bet?

I am insane, aren't I? Oh, well.[/quote]

LOL."Ashter seems to have taken this to a whole new level, though." This cracked me up. :D

Okay great idea to channel our insanity/anxiety. My moneys on 10th March for the BOGS stage. [/quote]

Today is the day. Mark my words! [/quote]

Yeah, that did not help either... [/quote]

=( Okay honestly my money is on the coming Monday now. :D *fingers crossed*
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JML1215

I feel that if we bet it will be on Monday then they might start updating statuses today or tomorrow just to catch us off guard with a (hopefully) nice surprise!

I feel that if we bet it will be on Monday then they might start updating statuses today or tomorrow just to catch us off guard with a (hopefully) nice surprise!
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Ashter92

I feel that if we bet it will be on Monday then they might start updating statuses today or tomorrow just to catch us off guard with a (hopefully) nice surprise!


I like your approach! hehe. :D

[quote]I feel that if we bet it will be on Monday then they might start updating statuses today or tomorrow just to catch us off guard with a (hopefully) nice surprise![/quote]

I like your approach! hehe. :D
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bsd987

I feel like I'm stuck in the movie Groundhog Day, but instead of waking up to 'Got You Babe' each morning, I'm waking up to the words 'Under Consideration by Degree Committee'.

I feel like I'm stuck in the movie Groundhog Day, but instead of waking up to 'Got You Babe' each morning, I'm waking up to the words 'Under Consideration by Degree Committee'.
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My sources at Cambridge have told me that the Admissions Department is in fact conducting a research with the Department of Psychology, on how LL.M students react to a status of such great uncertainty for a prolonged amount of time. The theory is that it may cause anxiety, depression and irrational outbursts of anger and tendency to launch into rants on the so called 'World Wide Web'.

The current working name of the research is: 'Project UCDC (Under Consideration by Degree Committee)'.

Exciting stuff really... for everyone except the subjects apparently.

My sources at Cambridge have told me that the Admissions Department is in fact conducting a research with the Department of Psychology, on how LL.M students react to a status of such great uncertainty for a prolonged amount of time. The theory is that it may cause anxiety, depression and irrational outbursts of anger and tendency to launch into rants on the so called 'World Wide Web'.

The current working name of the research is: 'Project UCDC (Under Consideration by Degree Committee)'.

Exciting stuff really... for everyone except the subjects apparently.
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bsd987

My sources at Cambridge have told me that the Admissions Department is in fact conducting a research with the Department of Psychology, on how LL.M students react to a status of such great uncertainty for a prolonged amount of time. The theory is that it may cause anxiety, depression and irrational outbursts of anger and tendency to launch into rants on the so called 'World Wide Web'.

The current working name of the research is: 'Project UCDC (Under Consideration by Degree Committee)'.

Exciting stuff really... for everyone except the subjects apparently.


I don't believe that for a second, although it is funny if true.

[quote]My sources at Cambridge have told me that the Admissions Department is in fact conducting a research with the Department of Psychology, on how LL.M students react to a status of such great uncertainty for a prolonged amount of time. The theory is that it may cause anxiety, depression and irrational outbursts of anger and tendency to launch into rants on the so called 'World Wide Web'.

The current working name of the research is: 'Project UCDC (Under Consideration by Degree Committee)'.

Exciting stuff really... for everyone except the subjects apparently.[/quote]

I don't believe that for a second, although it is funny if true.
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My sources at Cambridge have told me that the Admissions Department is in fact conducting a research with the Department of Psychology, on how LL.M students react to a status of such great uncertainty for a prolonged amount of time. The theory is that it may cause anxiety, depression and irrational outbursts of anger and tendency to launch into rants on the so called 'World Wide Web'.

The current working name of the research is: 'Project UCDC (Under Consideration by Degree Committee)'.

Exciting stuff really... for everyone except the subjects apparently.


It is not a pleasure to be a subject of somebody's research :/

[quote]My sources at Cambridge have told me that the Admissions Department is in fact conducting a research with the Department of Psychology, on how LL.M students react to a status of such great uncertainty for a prolonged amount of time. The theory is that it may cause anxiety, depression and irrational outbursts of anger and tendency to launch into rants on the so called 'World Wide Web'.

The current working name of the research is: 'Project UCDC (Under Consideration by Degree Committee)'.

Exciting stuff really... for everyone except the subjects apparently.[/quote]

It is not a pleasure to be a subject of somebody's research :/
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dismar17

My sources at Cambridge have told me that the Admissions Department is in fact conducting a research with the Department of Psychology, on how LL.M students react to a status of such great uncertainty for a prolonged amount of time. The theory is that it may cause anxiety, depression and irrational outbursts of anger and tendency to launch into rants on the so called 'World Wide Web'.

The current working name of the research is: 'Project UCDC (Under Consideration by Degree Committee)'.

Exciting stuff really... for everyone except the subjects apparently.


It is not a pleasure to be a subject of somebody's research :/


Ok, even if the research thing is actually true, the conclusions are apparent, I guess.
Let them just reveal our results...

[quote][quote]My sources at Cambridge have told me that the Admissions Department is in fact conducting a research with the Department of Psychology, on how LL.M students react to a status of such great uncertainty for a prolonged amount of time. The theory is that it may cause anxiety, depression and irrational outbursts of anger and tendency to launch into rants on the so called 'World Wide Web'.

The current working name of the research is: 'Project UCDC (Under Consideration by Degree Committee)'.

Exciting stuff really... for everyone except the subjects apparently.[/quote]

It is not a pleasure to be a subject of somebody's research :/[/quote]

Ok, even if the research thing is actually true, the conclusions are apparent, I guess.
Let them just reveal our results...
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idn4ihl

I tried calling the Admissions Office of the Board of Graduate Studies, and asked them whether the fact that I've been under consideration by DC since January is normal (taking into account the fact that they say on their website that "it may take approximately seven days from departmental approval for your application to be considered by the Degree Committee").

She actually said that it is unusual - then I thought (but kept it for myself), why are we all in the same "unusual" situation then? :))

The lady told me to contact the following number, which is basically the LLM Administrator's number: +441223330034. But then I ended up in their voicemail, so I left a message with my application number and asked them if it was possible to have further information in this regard. I'll let you know if they get back to me :)

Update: I tried re-calling the LLM Administrator, she said that the 7 days delay is irrelevant for the LLM admissions process. I asked her when should we expect the offers, she just said that it's an "ongoing process" and that we should hear back from them anytime up until the 15th. So... nothing new :(

[Edited by idn4ihl on Mar 02, 2017]

I tried calling the Admissions Office of the Board of Graduate Studies, and asked them whether the fact that I've been under consideration by DC since January is normal (taking into account the fact that they say on their website that "it may take approximately seven days from departmental approval for your application to be considered by the Degree Committee").

She actually said that it is unusual - then I thought (but kept it for myself), why are we all in the same "unusual" situation then? :))

The lady told me to contact the following number, which is basically the LLM Administrator's number: +441223330034. But then I ended up in their voicemail, so I left a message with my application number and asked them if it was possible to have further information in this regard. I'll let you know if they get back to me :)

Update: I tried re-calling the LLM Administrator, she said that the 7 days delay is irrelevant for the LLM admissions process. I asked her when should we expect the offers, she just said that it's an "ongoing process" and that we should hear back from them anytime up until the 15th. So... nothing new :(
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Jcm

I tried calling the Admissions Office of the Board of Graduate Studies, and asked them whether the fact that I've been under consideration by DC since January is normal (taking into account the fact that they say on their website that "it may take approximately seven days from departmental approval for your application to be considered by the Degree Committee").

She actually said that it is unusual - then I thought (but kept it for myself), why are we all in the same "unusual" situation then? :))

The lady told me to contact the following number, which is basically the LLM Administrator's number: +441223330034. But then I ended up in their voicemail, so I left a message with my application number and asked them if it was possible to have further information in this regard. I'll let you know if they get back to me :)

Update: I tried re-calling the LLM Administrator, she said that the 7 days delay is irrelevant for the LLM admissions process. I asked her when should we expect the offers, she just said that it's an "ongoing process" and that we should hear back from them anytime up until the 15th. So... nothing new :(


Thanks for calling and sharing the information with us!
I just hope that they will send all the decisions at once. I read that last year, some people heard from them mid-feb, and other just got their results after March 15th. Hopefully, although they are "late", they will send all the decisions together, instead of making some of us waiting longer... Does that make sense?

[quote]I tried calling the Admissions Office of the Board of Graduate Studies, and asked them whether the fact that I've been under consideration by DC since January is normal (taking into account the fact that they say on their website that "it may take approximately seven days from departmental approval for your application to be considered by the Degree Committee").

She actually said that it is unusual - then I thought (but kept it for myself), why are we all in the same "unusual" situation then? :))

The lady told me to contact the following number, which is basically the LLM Administrator's number: +441223330034. But then I ended up in their voicemail, so I left a message with my application number and asked them if it was possible to have further information in this regard. I'll let you know if they get back to me :)

Update: I tried re-calling the LLM Administrator, she said that the 7 days delay is irrelevant for the LLM admissions process. I asked her when should we expect the offers, she just said that it's an "ongoing process" and that we should hear back from them anytime up until the 15th. So... nothing new :([/quote]

Thanks for calling and sharing the information with us!
I just hope that they will send all the decisions at once. I read that last year, some people heard from them mid-feb, and other just got their results after March 15th. Hopefully, although they are "late", they will send all the decisions together, instead of making some of us waiting longer... Does that make sense?
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britcanuck

That's strange considering this time last year, some applicants had already been rejected and some had been accepted. I wonder if they had more applicants this year and/or they had applicants that have unique and interesting backgrounds that they are willing to consider than they would have in the past. Nevertheless, I feel like we are a little close knit family here. We are all in the same boat and all share the same irrational, funny thoughts and concerns. It's been comforting. I hope we all get in!

That's strange considering this time last year, some applicants had already been rejected and some had been accepted. I wonder if they had more applicants this year and/or they had applicants that have unique and interesting backgrounds that they are willing to consider than they would have in the past. Nevertheless, I feel like we are a little close knit family here. We are all in the same boat and all share the same irrational, funny thoughts and concerns. It's been comforting. I hope we all get in!
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I tried calling the Admissions Office of the Board of Graduate Studies, and asked them whether the fact that I've been under consideration by DC since January is normal (taking into account the fact that they say on their website that "it may take approximately seven days from departmental approval for your application to be considered by the Degree Committee").

She actually said that it is unusual - then I thought (but kept it for myself), why are we all in the same "unusual" situation then? :))

The lady told me to contact the following number, which is basically the LLM Administrator's number: +441223330034. But then I ended up in their voicemail, so I left a message with my application number and asked them if it was possible to have further information in this regard. I'll let you know if they get back to me :)

Update: I tried re-calling the LLM Administrator, she said that the 7 days delay is irrelevant for the LLM admissions process. I asked her when should we expect the offers, she just said that it's an "ongoing process" and that we should hear back from them anytime up until the 15th. So... nothing new :(


Thanks for chasing them up! :) I guess we just wait until the 15th then - 13 more days!

Just keep swimming, just keep swimming, just keep swimming... (apologies for the childish 'Finding Nemo' reference! I just felt it was apt in our situation)

[quote]I tried calling the Admissions Office of the Board of Graduate Studies, and asked them whether the fact that I've been under consideration by DC since January is normal (taking into account the fact that they say on their website that "it may take approximately seven days from departmental approval for your application to be considered by the Degree Committee").

She actually said that it is unusual - then I thought (but kept it for myself), why are we all in the same "unusual" situation then? :))

The lady told me to contact the following number, which is basically the LLM Administrator's number: +441223330034. But then I ended up in their voicemail, so I left a message with my application number and asked them if it was possible to have further information in this regard. I'll let you know if they get back to me :)

Update: I tried re-calling the LLM Administrator, she said that the 7 days delay is irrelevant for the LLM admissions process. I asked her when should we expect the offers, she just said that it's an "ongoing process" and that we should hear back from them anytime up until the 15th. So... nothing new :([/quote]

Thanks for chasing them up! :) I guess we just wait until the 15th then - 13 more days!

Just keep swimming, just keep swimming, just keep swimming... (apologies for the childish 'Finding Nemo' reference! I just felt it was apt in our situation)
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CamCari

Thanks for the updates!

The wait is indeed agonising, even bordering inhumane treatment- "at least such treatment as deliberately causes severe suffering, mental or physical, which in the particular situation is *unjustifiable" (The Greek 1969)

*debatable in this case

I am of the belief that we might not hear from them until after the last Degree Committee Meeting...which I think will be convened on 9th March. Until then, all we can do is sing "Kumbaya".

Thanks for the updates!

The wait is indeed agonising, even bordering inhumane treatment- "at least such treatment as deliberately causes severe suffering, mental or physical, which in the particular situation is *unjustifiable" (The Greek 1969)

*debatable in this case

I am of the belief that we might not hear from them until after the last Degree Committee Meeting...which I think will be convened on 9th March. Until then, all we can do is sing "Kumbaya".
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pinkUY

My mind is starting to tease me, but is there any possibility that someone who is not part of this forum has already received an approval from BOGS?

I don't know, but idn4ihl's message has put such idea on my mind because he was told that his situation is unusual, obviously the situation of us all is unusual, but I am thinking that if there is a general delay in confirmations/ rejections people in Admissions Office would be aware of that and inform so. Instead, they said that the situation is "unusual" (that word is now fixed on me).

As you can see, I share your anxiety status as well. I am supposed to be working now but I find it reaaaally hard to focus.

My mind is starting to tease me, but is there any possibility that someone who is not part of this forum has already received an approval from BOGS?

I don't know, but idn4ihl's message has put such idea on my mind because he was told that his situation is unusual, obviously the situation of us all is unusual, but I am thinking that if there is a general delay in confirmations/ rejections people in Admissions Office would be aware of that and inform so. Instead, they said that the situation is "unusual" (that word is now fixed on me).

As you can see, I share your anxiety status as well. I am supposed to be working now but I find it reaaaally hard to focus.
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idn4ihl

My mind is starting to tease me, but is there any possibility that someone who is not part of this forum has already received an approval from BOGS?

I don't know, but idn4ihl's message has put such idea on my mind because he was told that his situation is unusual, obviously the situation of us all is unusual, but I am thinking that if there is a general delay in confirmations/ rejections people in Admissions Office would be aware of that and inform so. Instead, they said that the situation is "unusual" (that word is now fixed on me).

As you can see, I share your anxiety status as well. I am supposed to be working now but I find it reaaaally hard to focus.


The lady I spoke to first from the Admissions Office of the Board of Graduate Studies actually sounded confused when I told her that I (with everyone here in mind) have been 'under consideration by DC' since January. But then, the lady I spoke to from the LLM Administration said that the 7 days-delay set on Cambridge's website is irrelevant - my guess is that the Law Dept have their own admissions procedure and their own timeline. If so, I just hope that their timeline won't make us wait any longer :D

PS: I'm not a 'he' but a 'she' :))) But that's okay haha. It was just funny to read 'he' while referring to me.

[Edited by idn4ihl on Mar 02, 2017]

[quote]My mind is starting to tease me, but is there any possibility that someone who is not part of this forum has already received an approval from BOGS?

I don't know, but idn4ihl's message has put such idea on my mind because he was told that his situation is unusual, obviously the situation of us all is unusual, but I am thinking that if there is a general delay in confirmations/ rejections people in Admissions Office would be aware of that and inform so. Instead, they said that the situation is "unusual" (that word is now fixed on me).

As you can see, I share your anxiety status as well. I am supposed to be working now but I find it reaaaally hard to focus. [/quote]

The lady I spoke to first from the Admissions Office of the Board of Graduate Studies actually sounded confused when I told her that I (with everyone here in mind) have been 'under consideration by DC' since January. But then, the lady I spoke to from the LLM Administration said that the 7 days-delay set on Cambridge's website is irrelevant - my guess is that the Law Dept have their own admissions procedure and their own timeline. If so, I just hope that their timeline won't make us wait any longer :D

PS: I'm not a 'he' but a 'she' :))) But that's okay haha. It was just funny to read 'he' while referring to me.
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