So, Ol Diz was having a "chat" with someone here about ya know, doing stuff as opposed to ranting about it, 'cause it seems to Ol' Diz that there's been an awful lot o' cryin' and not much doin' 'round here lately.  And that's where Ol' Diz came up with some MATH!

Nothin' fancy, just some good ol' country 'rithmetic.

So, here's the test:  Look at when you joined, add the days for the rest of that year, then add 365 for each full year you have been registered and then add 235 for this year.  Divide that number into the total number of comments you have made.  What's your average?

Examplin':  Ol' Diz joined on October 3, 2006.  That's 89 days for the rest of 2006, then 365 x 6 plus 235 for this year, equalin' 2514 days.  Made 4059 comments (not includin' this here diary, 'course), givin' Ol' Diz 1.6 comments per day.

I disappear for large amounts o' time, and make it up in diaries or on days when The Wife is Elsewhere and I got some time on mah hands.

But what's too much?  10/day?  20? 30?

If you are here for that much time, what the heck are you doin' with your life?

'Course, some of you may be just checkin' in and not commentin', 'cause you Like To Watch.  Guess you might get your jollies from that.  In the Country, that's what sheep are for...just sayin'

So, do the math and see what you get...might be a time for a DK vacation or sumthin'...

Hey!  Let's do the math for Kos!  Lessee...joined 10/11/2003, so that's 81+(365 x 9)+235=3601 days.  Divide that into 13,492= 3.75 comments per day.  If you are commenting at a faster rate than the site owner, you might have a problem...

How about Meteor Blades?  Do you comment more than him?  Lessee: joined 10/13/2003, so 79+(365x9)+235=3599 days.  Divide into 76,500 comments (dude, you need to get a life!) and that's 21 and change comments per day.

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#### Comment Preferences

• ##### So ya see doc, all of my bestest friends are(4+ / 0-)
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anonymous people on line!  They SOOOOO understand me!

To be free and just depends on us. Victor Hugo.

[ Parent ]

• ##### Dude! ...(18+ / 0-)

... I literally HAVE NOT logged off since I became more than a lurker and officially joined DKos about a week ago!

... then again, I live in China! ... I'm generally STARVED for in-depth, detailed political news from America.

--GA

Appraise the Lord! : Tax Church Property. O <-- Circle of Trust. YOU are Here: ------------> x

• ##### P.S. ... Obviously, I voted ...(3+ / 0-)
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... "Shut up, I'm busy ranting!"   :-D

--GA

Appraise the Lord! : Tax Church Property. O <-- Circle of Trust. YOU are Here: ------------> x

[ Parent ]

• ##### We call that goin' to the well too often (3+ / 0-)

Might want to slow down a bit or else y'all fall in and Lassie have to come save your ass....

To be free and just depends on us. Victor Hugo.

[ Parent ]

• ##### GA ... lookin' up the phrase ...(2+ / 0-)
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... "Lassie come home!" in Mandarin (and Cantonese)! :-D

--GA

Appraise the Lord! : Tax Church Property. O <-- Circle of Trust. YOU are Here: ------------> x

[ Parent ]

• ##### In do spend a lot of time here (12+ / 0-)

"If Wall Street paid a tax on every “game” they run, we would get enough revenue to run the government on." ~ Will Rogers

• ##### I spend Waaaay too much time here(12+ / 0-)

For example I found your diary about five minutes after it went up. That's just not right.

• ##### I'm not going to comment(10+ / 0-)

Going to go by some beer. I think. If I can just close the screen...

• ##### I'm having a beer while I comment.(10+ / 0-)

No problem!

• ##### Beer + Social Media =(3+ / 0-)
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a high probability of assholery.  Just my experience....

To be free and just depends on us. Victor Hugo.

[ Parent ]

• ##### I'm a professional.(5+ / 0-)
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• ##### Try it in the PRC! ...(2+ / 0-)
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... where BEER IS CHEAP!

--GA

Appraise the Lord! : Tax Church Property. O <-- Circle of Trust. YOU are Here: ------------> x

[ Parent ]

• ##### But have you ever been to the brewery?(1+ / 0-)
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Went to the OB brewery in South Korea once upon a time...won't touch the stuff now.  That shit they put in there will FRY your brain!

To be free and just depends on us. Victor Hugo.

[ Parent ]

• ##### Haven't been ...(2+ / 0-)
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... to South Korea yet, but I do have some experience with beers in China ... as well as with Saki in Japan, and "bai jo" in the PRC.

It'll make ya' long for the days of rot-gut whiskey and moonshine!

--GA

Appraise the Lord! : Tax Church Property. O <-- Circle of Trust. YOU are Here: ------------> x

[ Parent ]

• ##### I usually spend too much time on KOS, but usually (6+ / 0-)

leave during pie fights and META phases.  The big push to revise community with it's many "inside" diaries will probably provide a break for me.  I'll come back when the emphasis shifts back to Democratic concerns.

• ##### I only show up for those. n/t(4+ / 0-)
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You know, I sometimes think if I could see, I'd be kicking a lot of ass. -Stevie Wonder at the Glastonbury Festival, 2010

[ Parent ]

• ##### You're on a roll.(1+ / 0-)
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You've been funny lately. :)

The GOP can't win on ideas. They can only win by lying, cheating, and stealing. So they do.

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• ##### Your criticism of my life and comment career..(2+ / 0-)
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...until "recently" is duly noted!

You know, I sometimes think if I could see, I'd be kicking a lot of ass. -Stevie Wonder at the Glastonbury Festival, 2010

[ Parent ]

• ##### ! I was afraid you'd note that (0+ / 0-)

implication! But what it really reflects is my lack of close attention to your entire blogging career, really a reflection on me, not on thee. He, he.

The GOP can't win on ideas. They can only win by lying, cheating, and stealing. So they do.

[ Parent ]

• ##### No, really, I totally sucked until last week. n/t (1+ / 0-)
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You know, I sometimes think if I could see, I'd be kicking a lot of ass. -Stevie Wonder at the Glastonbury Festival, 2010

[ Parent ]

• ##### See, there you go: funny again! n/t(0+ / 0-)

The GOP can't win on ideas. They can only win by lying, cheating, and stealing. So they do.

[ Parent ]

• ##### I've been here too much only because I was told(12+ / 0-)

there would be no math.  So much for that ...

Living the austerity dream.

• ##### Math is good for you! Builds character!(3+ / 0-)
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'Course, see this month's Harpers' about teh ebil of Algebra II....EBIL!

To be free and just depends on us. Victor Hugo.

[ Parent ]

• ##### Yeah- I had to take shoes and socks off(3+ / 0-)
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-but my toes are webbed so that only gave me two more digits for the math quiz. Now I really am leaving so I can get some beer bottles and solve this brain twister.

• ##### ok I did the math...(7+ / 0-)

1815 days with one diary every 65 days and one comment every 8 days. I disappear for months at a time when I'm at sea.

My cohorts (people who joined the same day as me)
MOJO bar ratings:

Bojo    Zero      One    Two    Three Four Five    Total
42    1031        1          98     18       11      5       1205
5 bars: Mike08, Pakalolo, Annieli, Onomastic, Tharu1

DKOS is like a lot of meetings that I attend: The people who talk the most are usually the least interesting and those who speak out less often, usually make more meaningful comments.

You can go almost anywhere you want if you just keep walking

• ##### We're siblings! :)(5+ / 0-)
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Hi there!

Like what you said too. :)

And in answer to dd's question, probably far too much.

That's going to be changing as the 2014 gears up.

Hope life is treating you and yours well.

There is something in us that refuses to be regarded as less than human. We are created for freedom - Archbishop Desmond Tutu

[ Parent ]

• ##### Hi Ono!!!!(2+ / 0-)
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Good seeing you dear !

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• ##### Hey, honey! (2+ / 0-)
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Didn't I just see you the other day? :)

There is something in us that refuses to be regarded as less than human. We are created for freedom - Archbishop Desmond Tutu

[ Parent ]

• ##### I think so.....in AG's diary but (2+ / 0-)
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I always look forward to your comments !!!   And I love to wave.

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[ Parent ]

• ##### ::waves back:: :)(2+ / 0-)
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There is something in us that refuses to be regarded as less than human. We are created for freedom - Archbishop Desmond Tutu

[ Parent ]

• ##### Interesting stats(7+ / 0-)

I used your calculation for my own history, starting in Oct 04 and got aroun 3.75 a day.

The real heavy hitters from 2004 to now range from 40,000 to 80,000 plus comments. Of the 30 or so people in that range 9 are bojo and one is passed on, RIP Ben.

Over the years I've gotten really good at not letting DK interfere with work time, exercise time, vacation time or play time. It still has a good grip on my sick time or slacker, procrastinating from house chores time though. Beats the hell out of scrubbing toilets! Which is what I'm procrastinating doing right now ;)

Society is like a stew. If you don't stir it up every once in a while then a layer of scum floats to the top. ~Edward Abbey

• ##### Eight long years + seventy seven days(4+ / 0-)
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7039 comments. I have probably checked the site about 15 times a day since June 6, 2005.

I try and take the weekends off, but if you turn your back for one instant, you miss a whole round of controversy....like I totally missed the Great Pie Fight. Maybe it was for the better.

• ##### I'm afraid to do the math, dd, and that(7+ / 0-)

right there is telling.

Thanks, I think. :)

There is something in us that refuses to be regarded as less than human. We are created for freedom - Archbishop Desmond Tutu

• ##### Hmmm...(1+ / 0-)
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dizzydean

Almost 5 years (joined in October 2008) after a few months lurking.  Have made 11970 comments.  If you figure each comment means 5 minutes or so to read and reply, that comes out to 997.5 minutes on that, or 16 1/2 hours.

16 1/2 hours of active participation in 5 years is not over much, I hope.  Passive time is more, but hey, i can quit any time I want!  As soon as I get one last drink...

I am not religious, and did NOT say I enjoyed sects.

• ##### Way too much time(3+ / 0-)
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dizzydean, jayden, psnyder

Going on 12000 comments in a bit over 6 years. Of course, most of those were one-liners, garden pics, pootie pics, sneering at trolls and other self-entertainment.

I just noticed I have 5 bars of mojo, woo-hoo!

This Rover crossed over.. Willie Nelson, written by Dorothy Fields

• ##### Mojo is EBIL!!!!(1+ / 0-)
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Karl Rover

It's a way to suck you and spend even more time on DK so you can get more bars!

To be free and just depends on us. Victor Hugo.

[ Parent ]

• ##### but.. there are no more bars.(1+ / 0-)
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dizzydean

so, I'll be spending less time commenting. Now, if Kos added more bars, I'd try harder.

This Rover crossed over.. Willie Nelson, written by Dorothy Fields

[ Parent ]

• ##### No, of course I don't.(5+ / 0-)
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jayden, dizzydean, CorinaR, kbman, psnyder

I've already explained this to my ex-wife and ex-boss.

You know, I sometimes think if I could see, I'd be kicking a lot of ass. -Stevie Wonder at the Glastonbury Festival, 2010

• ##### I've spent too much time here TODAY(2+ / 0-)
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dizzydean, psnyder

is for damn sure.

• ##### going to disagree(3+ / 0-)
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jayden, dizzydean, psnyder

first, you do not allow for leap years, so you are short a few days in the denominator

second, using Kos as the standard is hardly applicable, since there have been times when he was totally absent from the site, and also because he does not comment all that much, even in his own diaries.

For what it is worth, the numbers on me

joined 12/19/03   counting that day 13 days that year

04-12 = 9 years x 365 = 3285

;lus 235 so far this year

13 + 3285 + 235 = 3533

total comments (not including this) 52639

But then, I do tend to read and often respond to comments in my own diaries.

Not counting the two diaries I deleted, I have posted 3114 diaries.

And while at times I might be on this site for 3 or more hours a day after I post a diary, on other occasions if I spent 30 minutes it's a lot.

Make of it what you will.

"We didn't set out to save the world; we set out to wonder how other people are doing and to reflect on how our actions affect other people's hearts." - Pema Chodron

• ##### Wow! 3000+ diaries! It takes me several hours to(3+ / 0-)
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Vetwife, psnyder, kacemo

write one!  And then I feel obligated to stick around and comment/rec in the damn thing.  All the while, my "to read" list shelf turns into shelves and then bookcases....

To be free and just depends on us. Victor Hugo.

[ Parent ]

• ##### Oh I absolutely feel I have to stick (3+ / 0-)
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dizzydean, psnyder, kacemo

around because it is like throwing a party and then leaving.
( a metaphor)  I feel it rude not to respond to people who took the time to stop by.

We the People have to make a difference and the Change.....Just do it ! Be part of helping us build a veteran community online. United Veterans of America

[ Parent ]

• ##### I am afraid to do the math (lol)(3+ / 0-)
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jayden, dizzydean, psnyder

I work on issues on the computer and leave DK down on the pinned screen.  My work involves much information I obtain that I want to share.. There are times I DO stay off and mostly on the weekends.. I do have to time myself out.   I do a lot of vet work and phone work plus caregiving but to be honest ..The people here have become real friends to me and I really do care about them.  Odd, reading daily Kos is better than any reality show because you can talk back or get input on ideas ...It is like reading a real life novel with the ability to speak back.
I once was told by my Mother if you have to ask yourself a question about too much  or too little.. It is probably too much,,or too little.. whichever the case may be.

We the People have to make a difference and the Change.....Just do it ! Be part of helping us build a veteran community online. United Veterans of America

• ##### I spent too much time here today(2+ / 0-)
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dizzydean, kbman

but it's not every day a well-known diarist gets banned for using socks.

And then Bob Johnson had to go post the same day. Something serious, even.

The thing about quotes on the internet is you cannot confirm their validity. ~Abraham Lincoln

• ##### ???(2+ / 0-)
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dizzydean, kbman

Who's the sockateer that got banned?

• ##### Reggid (3+ / 0-)
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dizzydean, jayden, kbman

The thing about quotes on the internet is you cannot confirm their validity. ~Abraham Lincoln

[ Parent ]

• ##### About time.(1+ / 0-)
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dizzydean

Who was his sockpuppet?

• ##### Some random high number user(3+ / 0-)
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dizzydean, jayden, kbman

The thing about quotes on the internet is you cannot confirm their validity. ~Abraham Lincoln

[ Parent ]

• ##### Thanks!(2+ / 0-)
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dizzydean, kbman

I did a little digging and found some of the relevant commentary from the past two days.

• ##### Are you certain it was the sockpuppet that did it?(2+ / 0-)
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psnyder, blueoasis

He seemed eligible in so many categories, general dickishness, trollery, right wing propaganda, etc. Sadly, he manipulated Team Rox into supporting him and recommending his diaries by making the NSA story be all about Obama and Greenwald. He also was relentless in his sticking to his lies. No matter how many times his bullshit claims and diaries were refuted, he continued to spout the bullshit as though it was revealed wisdom of the ages. The nastiness of his replies to those who challenged him, and his arrogance also made him hard to take. Very glad he's gone for whatever reason - even if it was just that the Admins were sick of having to respond to his whining complaints about HR abuse and threats of bannable offenses. Good riddance.

[ Parent ]

• ##### I do spend too much time(2+ / 0-)
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dizzydean, psnyder

When I started here, this was a blog dedicated to "more and better Democrats". Then there were pooties. Well, that's an intrusion on M&BD, but at least they didn't take up much space.

Now?

Bleah. The recent list has very few M&BD diaries. It's all about fluff. And spam. I hate it.

That's why I keep begging Kos to provide a diary filter feature. That way, I could filter out, by tag, the crap I don't want to see.

Don't tell me to use streams. I don't want to filter positively. Sometimes, there is something non M&BD that I might want to see. But after I've read about it, I'm ready to put that and all its descendants into the bin. I want to filter out crap. Streams doesn't do that.

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So if you think you spend too much time here, what must you think of me?

My AIDS/LifeCycle homepage: http://www.tofighthiv.org/...

• ##### Well...(3+ / 0-)

12933 comments / 1378 days since 11/14/2009 =

Disappointed with that number. I'm not posting enough.

Somebody has to do something, and it's just incredibly pathetic that it has to be us. ~ J. Garcia

• ##### See, now you have something to shoot for!(1+ / 0-)
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Nothing like having goals in life!

To be free and just depends on us. Victor Hugo.

[ Parent ]

• ##### No idea.(1+ / 0-)
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dizzydean

I've changed my username twice since I first joined in 2007, and have 24,076 comments on this username alone. I think I had another 16-20,000 from my previous two.

...better the occasional faults of a government that lives in a spirit of charity, than the consistent omissions of a government frozen in the ice of its own indifference. -FDR, 1936

• ##### "Too much"(1+ / 0-)
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dizzydean

Is infinitely subjective and highly contextual.  Even within one person it can vary almost infinitely.

Warren/3-D Print of Warren in 2016!

• ##### That's what teh math is for!(0+ / 0-)

Lessee...you joined May 1st, 2006 (MAYDAY!!!) so that's about 365-150=255+235 for this year plus (7x365)=3045 days.  You've made 77,944 comments (dude, you've been BUSY), so divide that by the days=25.6 comments per day!  That's more than Meteor Blades!  Woah...that's an awful lot o' time on the old DK!

To be free and just depends on us. Victor Hugo.

[ Parent ]

• ##### But you still beg the question.(1+ / 0-)
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Why would Meteor Blades set the standard for what is "an awful lot of time?"  Maybe he's not spending enough time.  Maybe none of us are.

Warren/3-D Print of Warren in 2016!

[ Parent ]

• ##### Perhaps DK is real life and the rest of our(1+ / 0-)
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dov12348

existence is just a mere shadow of reality...

To be free and just depends on us. Victor Hugo.

[ Parent ]

• ##### Now you're getting it.(1+ / 0-)
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dizzydean

Warren/3-D Print of Warren in 2016!

[ Parent ]

• ##### In 8 1/2 years I've averaged 3.4 per day(1+ / 0-)
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dizzydean

10,600+ comments in that time. I tend to spend most of my time here reading, not commenting. I also repost a lot of stories from here to Facebook.

• ##### I don't spend nearly enough time,(1+ / 0-)
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dizzydean

and it's all trolls, spammers, pot farm's fault.

"Truth catches up with you in here. It's the truth that's gonna make you hurt." - Piper Chapman

• ##### some people need to log off more(1+ / 0-)
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dizzydean

Posting every singe day is unhealthy.
Unless its non political community diaries.
Now those are healthy.
No..im talking about the snowden, nsa, Greenwald, manning debates that don't end well.
Especially for those posting from morning till five am the next day. Its just  not good.
Which reminds me....
I was working from home today....had msnbc and cnn on in the background all day long.
Daily kos is in another reality lately.
I did not hear a peep about any of this.
It was about o.c, jobs, the economy etc.
Oh and Coburn.

"My Mom is my hero, my angel and I revere her to no end.." Christin, July 6, 2013

• ##### 67051 well, 67052 after this one(2+ / 0-)
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divided by 3473 = 19 comments a day

and there are lots of days i don;t comment at all, so that means on some days I comment a lot more than that

yeah, i live here.

my best years are behind me... apparently i'm spending my remaining years before a screen...

Politics is like driving. To go backward put it in R. To go forward put it in D.
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• ##### I calculated my average at just under 1 comment(1+ / 0-)
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dizzydean

per day, but I don't think that tells the story of how much of my time and life I feel I have wasted on dKos, especially reading, and occasionally replying to, comments.

However, I do feel as though I get a lot of value out of dKos and the price is right.  It's now probably the first place I go to check the news of the day.  It has some of the best writing on topics of the day.

This was a great diary for me anyway.  I do admit I need to get a life.  Is that the first step to recovery?

• ##### Not recently /eom(1+ / 0-)
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• ##### Where is "all of the above" option in poll?(1+ / 0-)
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