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Whats the point? (Edited 01/23/10 10:01PM by Jess)
Can somebody tell me what the point of season 2 is? Is it just simply the Quick Fantasy? Im not trying to complain too much cuz I already know im going to hear things like "Dont come to the site if you hate it" I dont hate it.

Season 1 had a point! The point of answering trivia, quizzes, and polls was simply to rank up not only in your team but overall. I loved the overall rank. I think I was like 65 or something now I havnt answered a poll since because what is the point?

Does FanIQ plan on brining back ranks or anything?
Featured by: Jess at 1/23/10 9:18PM
| Closed on 02/23/10 at 05:00PM
FanIQ Pts? No | Locker Room, Advice | Multiple Choice Opinion Poll
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#1 | 1713 days ago

I haven't done the pick'ems in months because there is no reason to take all that time inputting scores, when it doesn't help my ranking at all. I used to do them every day.
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#1 | 1713 days ago

I haven't done the pick'ems in months because there is no reason to take all that time inputting scores, when it doesn't help my ranking at all. I used to do them every day.
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#2 | 1713 days ago

woody050681 wrote:
I haven't done the pick'ems in months because there is no reason to take all that time inputting scores, when it doesn't help my ranking at all. I used to do them every day.
What Woody said
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#3 | 1713 days ago
18packabs (+)

woody050681 wrote:
I haven't done the pick'ems in months because there is no reason to take all that time inputting scores, when it doesn't help my ranking at all. I used to do them every day.
and half the time the percentages are wrong. Like last weekend on College BB. But I still pickem everyday.....
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#4 | 1713 days ago
JRSFLAME88 (+)

All of the above.  The site isnt as fun anymore.  Even with the QBucks, daily lottery and Fantasy I still like Season 1 better.
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#5 | 1713 days ago

in Season Two any number times zero is still zero...
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#6 | 1713 days ago

I agree with everything, but I know it's a work in progress. I hope it is anyway.
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#7 | 1712 days ago

I don't really care about all that stuff, but the slowness of the site is what gets me. The exessive page load times, how some pages freeze my computer for a few seconds, and how sometimes when I click buttons it just loops me to another spot of the page which I didn't want to go to
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#8 | 1712 days ago

All the above and i agree, what's the point?
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#9 | 1712 days ago
NMboyzfan (+)

I quit playing trivia and quizzes.  Basically I just use the locker room as my own private playground for me and a few hundred of my closest friends.
#10 | 1712 days ago

Well, I am sure glad people agree with me. I was expecting more comments like "shutup and get over it loser" lol

Ive been off this site forever, and im trying to come back. Key word: Trying.

I hope they adjust it soon, or I will be gone again. 
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#11 | 1712 days ago
Mr_Rogers (+)

Season 2 should have had a Military rank system. You start at "Private" work you way up to "5 star general"   That would have been awesome AND badass!!

#12 | 1712 days ago

Money.
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#13 | 1712 days ago

 Two words sum up season 2

Epic Fail.
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#14 | 1711 days ago

First, I want to thank you for the poll, and thanks goes to everyone for your feedback! We are always evolving and we appreciate and consider all constructive criticism. If you have any ideas or suggestions you would like to submit, please let me know personally, or click “Contact Us” and use the “Site Feedback/Issues” option. We’re always looking for new ways we can improve.

As for the whys of the implementation of Season 2; there are several reasons we went with a new direction.
1. We wanted to bring forth a more universally fair competition.
     Now we compete weekly. Overall rankings were great, and we all had fun with them, but they also had a lot of flaws. New users had virtually no chance of catching up to veterans, unless they spent 24/7 on the site or cheated (which helped promote the cheating in trivia and quizzes). There are still a lot of great things that we kept, and we also brought some new fun stuff. We still have fan rankings for our teams. We also still have weekly awards for top 3 fans, top 10 in quizzes, trivia, prediction polls, and pick’em. In the games, getting into the top 10 for the week also gets you 2,000 Q Bucks.
2. We wanted to promote quality over quantity.
     The limit of Respect (which could be increased) has been a hot button issue, but it was implemented for a reason. We wanted people to have to earn their accolades. This promotes more high quality comments and content because people try harder to create/submit. I also know most of you are frustrated to have had the “smart/funny/bold” taken away, and there is a great possibility that something will be implemented in the future to bring back the interaction those accolades promoted.
3. We wanted to provide a fun way to earn money that included optional participation from our users.
     I’ve seen a lot of comments from people saying “it’s all about money”. It’s not all about money, but at some point it had to be partly about money. It costs money to make a website this large run – there’s overhead. We needed a way to earn money, but we didn’t want to force people to pay for anything. You have the option to purchase Q bucks, just as you have the option to purchase fan gear and tickets to games. People can pay for more Q bucks if they so choose, or they can earn and win them if they rather (and we are also currently in the process of coming up with other ways to earn and win Q Bucks).

These are pretty much the main reasons for the change. Remember, when we introduced the first points system, people were up in arms about that too (primarily because the Locker Room stuff was included in the rankings…that didn’t go over real big in the beginning). Other than the rankings, the main foundation of what made this site so much fun is still here. We still compete with other fans for our fan rankings. We still have trivia to play, quizzes and polls to take, blogs to read and write, games to pick, small social networks for our teams, as well as a huge social network of fans from all over the world. As a user, I find that all of this rolled into one site is incredibly unique and fun. I do understand the frustration with the changes, and I’d be happy to answer any other questions or listen to any concerns anybody has.
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#15 | 1711 days ago
18packabs (+)

Jess wrote:
First, I want to thank you for the poll, and thanks goes to everyone for your feedback! We are always evolving and we appreciate and consider all constructive criticism. If you have any ideas or suggestions you would like to submit, please let me know personally, or click “Contact Us” and use the “Site Feedback/Issues” option. We’re always looking for new ways we can improve.

As for the whys of the implementation of Season 2; there are several reasons we went with a new direction.
1. We wanted to bring forth a more universally fair competition.
     Now we compete weekly. Overall rankings were great, and we all had fun with them, but they also had a lot of flaws. New users had virtually no chance of catching up to veterans, unless they spent 24/7 on the site or cheated (which helped promote the cheating in trivia and quizzes). There are still a lot of great things that we kept, and we also brought some new fun stuff. We still have fan rankings for our teams. We also still have weekly awards for top 3 fans, top 10 in quizzes, trivia, prediction polls, and pick’em. In the games, getting into the top 10 for the week also gets you 2,000 Q Bucks.
2. We wanted to promote quality over quantity.
     The limit of Respect (which could be increased) has been a hot button issue, but it was implemented for a reason. We wanted people to have to earn their accolades. This promotes more high quality comments and content because people try harder to create/submit. I also know most of you are frustrated to have had the “smart/funny/bold” taken away, and there is a great possibility that something will be implemented in the future to bring back the interaction those accolades promoted.
3. We wanted to provide a fun way to earn money that included optional participation from our users.
     I’ve seen a lot of comments from people saying “it’s all about money”. It’s not all about money, but at some point it had to be partly about money. It costs money to make a website this large run – there’s overhead. We needed a way to earn money, but we didn’t want to force people to pay for anything. You have the option to purchase Q bucks, just as you have the option to purchase fan gear and tickets to games. People can pay for more Q bucks if they so choose, or they can earn and win them if they rather (and we are also currently in the process of coming up with other ways to earn and win Q Bucks).

These are pretty much the main reasons for the change. Remember, when we introduced the first points system, people were up in arms about that too (primarily because the Locker Room stuff was included in the rankings…that didn’t go over real big in the beginning). Other than the rankings, the main foundation of what made this site so much fun is still here. We still compete with other fans for our fan rankings. We still have trivia to play, quizzes and polls to take, blogs to read and write, games to pick, small social networks for our teams, as well as a huge social network of fans from all over the world. As a user, I find that all of this rolled into one site is incredibly unique and fun. I do understand the frustration with the changes, and I’d be happy to answer any other questions or listen to any concerns anybody has.
So Jess when will they fix the College Basketball pickems from January 18th. THis is the third time it has given me like 500 losses in one day. It is killing my Career Percentages. The last time it happened in December it took me a whole month to get my percentage ove .500. Thank you for all that you do and if you can get this fixed as well.
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#16 | 1711 days ago

I am not really going to add much more I loved season one, hate season two I used to come in every day now not so much other then just to say hey to my Q friends.

#17 | 1711 days ago

18packabs wrote:
So Jess when will they fix the College Basketball pickems from January 18th. THis is the third time it has given me like 500 losses in one day. It is killing my Career Percentages. The last time it happened in December it took me a whole month to get my percentage ove .500. Thank you for all that you do and if you can get this fixed as well.
Hi Ed! Yikes - 500 losses...is it just your Stats that are screwed up for that day or is it showing your picks as being incorrect when they're not for that day too?
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#18 | 1711 days ago

Jess , why can we not change from NBA to NFL to pick fantasy game it wont change it stays on NBA i have already pick them I want to start a game for the football games today ???
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#19 | 1711 days ago

Does FanIQ plan on brining back ranks or anything?


Answer is NO
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#20 | 1711 days ago

CRAZY_LADY wrote:
Jess , why can we not change from NBA to NFL to pick fantasy game it wont change it stays on NBA i have already pick them I want to start a game for the football games today ???
NFL Quick Fantasy games are done for the season, being it's down to just 2 games, and then obviously the one game in two weeks. Just too small of a pool to play.
#21 | 1711 days ago

blondie45044 wrote:
Does FanIQ plan on brining back ranks or anything?


Answer is NO
Ranks, like you read in Jess' post, are still here when it comes to team ranks, as well as weekly ranks for quizzes, trivia, prediction polls, and pick’em. No, overall ranks are not here, as it gives every member an equal opportunity as well as it limits cheating in quizzes and trivia, which we had plenty of in Season 1.

Your "or anything" is a little too broad to answer, I'm surprised you even came up with the "NO" to supply your own question.
#22 | 1711 days ago

 Well, Jess and  Chief_aka_James, the queen and the minister,   here are my two cents,
   each of the member has Qbuck's, can I buy with these Q  bucks to respond to responses, say a q buck can buy "n" of respects, so that I can respect those good comments that I feel I should respect, also, can I surrender my respect to get same number of respects to GIVE respects or respond to good replies / smart replies from other Q ers.
This is in  addition to the dole out of ten respects extended, please, which is like social security dole out.
Also the site is too slow and it is like having coitus interrupted. and start and stop. and again start.Hope C O C will pardon me .or may be queen may give me thirst quencher.
Reply will be highly appreciated, irrepspective of the outcome of the decision.Love and regards, rajen.
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#23 | 1711 days ago
18packabs (+)

Jess wrote:
Hi Ed! Yikes - 500 losses...is it just your Stats that are screwed up for that day or is it showing your picks as being incorrect when they're not for that day too?
15-551 Game Polls +460
11-555 Vs. Spread +110
560-6 Over/under +460  
0 Perfect Scores +0  
There were onlt 22 games that day on December 18th. THis is the third time. I can go back and give you the other two days, but you can probably go by my weekly percentages for games polls and vs. spread, they are the only two weeks which my percentages are under .300. Thanks again for looking into this Jess.
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#24 | 1711 days ago
JRSFLAME88 (+)

Chief_aka_James wrote:
NFL Quick Fantasy games are done for the season, being it's down to just 2 games, and then obviously the one game in two weeks. Just too small of a pool to play.
So we get to play the regular season but get cut off at the end? That doesn't seem right.  Other Fantasy FBI sights go all the way through to the Super Bowl!
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#25 | 1711 days ago

JRSFLAME88 wrote:
So we get to play the regular season but get cut off at the end? That doesn't seem right.  Other Fantasy FBI sights go all the way through to the Super Bowl!
No, most fantasy football sites only go to Week 17, and don't even include the NFL Playoffs.

Again, it's just way too small of a pool to pick your players from, 4 games/8 teams is enough, but 2 games/4 teams simply isn't, so it stopped after last weekend.
#26 | 1711 days ago

 Its simple.

Just tell me if they are going to bring back ANYTHING from season 1. Tell me if there is going to be a point in answering pickems, polls, and trivia again. If not, I will delete my account and tell you to have a nice day.
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#27 | 1710 days ago

I can't say whether or not anything will be brought back, but I can say that we are still in the process of evolving and improving. Everything introduced goes through a trial period, and (as you can see by the "Beta" tag by our logo at the top), FanIQ is a work in progress. Steps are being taken to improve the things that aren't successful.

Also, as I mentioned above, there is a point to answering pick'ems, polls, trivia, and quizzes - top finishers receive trophies and bonus Q Bucks. We are also in the process of developing even more ways to win Q Bucks connected with these areas of the site; so there will be even more of a point to playing them than there is now.
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#28 | 1710 days ago

Chief_aka_James wrote:
Ranks, like you read in Jess' post, are still here when it comes to team ranks, as well as weekly ranks for quizzes, trivia, prediction polls, and pick’em. No, overall ranks are not here, as it gives every member an equal opportunity as well as it limits cheating in quizzes and trivia, which we had plenty of in Season 1.

Your "or anything" is a little too broad to answer, I'm surprised you even came up with the "NO" to supply your own question.
I was referring to the ranks and other things that were discussed. I realize things are changing for the better. I am enjoying the few fantasy gams I do. For you to be surprised, surprises me. I also was refering to things I discussed with Jess....
I also have asked how to add the locker room as a sport w/o much success. You used to be awarded for picks, lots of other things. I added alot of stuff to my teams which never appeared. I am not BASHING the Q. In fact, I was just saying the stuff in Season 1 is gone, will not be coming back. I realize that the Q is going through a transitional period and with that will be glitches, also there will be those you will not be able to satisfy. I hope that my answer now makes a little better since to your judgement call. Long Live the Q and all the wonderful articles. I am really enjoying the articles and the locker room and those who continue to contribute. Thanks to all that still take the time to do this.

As  for "no" the question was answered by the poll >>>>>>>>>Does FanIQ plan on brining back ranks or anything? Was not my question my answer to old ranks of Season 1 as we knew it No. But, there will be more improvements, but this can only happen when people have the right to give opinions whether anyone likes to hear mine or not, I do not know  but I was answering the poll. Thanks for observing and giving me yours.
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#29 | 1710 days ago

NMboyzfan wrote:
I quit playing trivia and quizzes.  Basically I just use the locker room as my own private playground for me and a few hundred of my closest friends.
#30 | 1710 days ago

blondie45044 wrote:
I was referring to the ranks and other things that were discussed. I realize things are changing for the better. I am enjoying the few fantasy gams I do. For you to be surprised, surprises me. I also was refering to things I discussed with Jess....
I also have asked how to add the locker room as a sport w/o much success. You used to be awarded for picks, lots of other things. I added alot of stuff to my teams which never appeared. I am not BASHING the Q. In fact, I was just saying the stuff in Season 1 is gone, will not be coming back. I realize that the Q is going through a transitional period and with that will be glitches, also there will be those you will not be able to satisfy. I hope that my answer now makes a little better since to your judgement call. Long Live the Q and all the wonderful articles. I am really enjoying the articles and the locker room and those who continue to contribute. Thanks to all that still take the time to do this.

As  for "no" the question was answered by the poll >>>>>>>>>Does FanIQ plan on brining back ranks or anything? Was not my question my answer to old ranks of Season 1 as we knew it No. But, there will be more improvements, but this can only happen when people have the right to give opinions whether anyone likes to hear mine or not, I do not know  but I was answering the poll. Thanks for observing and giving me yours.
"I also have asked how to add the locker room as a sport w/o much success."

Never got a message nor saw it any posts, hard to see them all but your answer is: Currently unavailable with the still-updating Team Pages, once those are fully implemented, the LR and sub-categories should be available again to add as Favorite Teams.

"You used to be awarded for picks, lots of other things. I added alot of stuff to my teams which never appeared."


Yes, we are aware of those issues and something that has been reported to the techs.

"I hope that my answer now makes a little better since to your judgement call"


Yes, I jumped the gun on that one, and do apologize - but a full post like that one compared to the original is a lot more helpful.
#31 | 1710 days ago

raja_starkglass wrote:
 Well, Jess and  Chief_aka_James, the queen and the minister,   here are my two cents,
   each of the member has Qbuck's, can I buy with these Q  bucks to respond to responses, say a q buck can buy "n" of respects, so that I can respect those good comments that I feel I should respect, also, can I surrender my respect to get same number of respects to GIVE respects or respond to good replies / smart replies from other Q ers.
This is in  addition to the dole out of ten respects extended, please, which is like social security dole out.
Also the site is too slow and it is like having coitus interrupted. and start and stop. and again start.Hope C O C will pardon me .or may be queen may give me thirst quencher.
Reply will be highly appreciated, irrepspective of the outcome of the decision.Love and regards, rajen.
Q-bucks are being looked into as being utilized for more areas of FanIQ, I do not think "buying" respects will happen though. Again, there's a very good chance that the Respect's number of 10 will be going up, and we're trying to keep the Respects as something rewarded for quality posts/polls/articles/hotlinks/etc., and not to be over-used like the unlimited smart/funny/bold's were.

It's been 10 1/2 weeks - what may seem like years in the internet world, it really hasn't been that long at all as far as updates and improvements are made to a website, all anyone can ask for is patience, and that's what's asked right now for the 10 respects/day questions and inquiries.
#32 | 1710 days ago

 Fair enough. 

I got my answer
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#33 | 1708 days ago

Chief_aka_James wrote:
"I also have asked how to add the locker room as a sport w/o much success."

Never got a message nor saw it any posts, hard to see them all but your answer is: Currently unavailable with the still-updating Team Pages, once those are fully implemented, the LR and sub-categories should be available again to add as Favorite Teams.

"You used to be awarded for picks, lots of other things. I added alot of stuff to my teams which never appeared."


Yes, we are aware of those issues and something that has been reported to the techs.

"I hope that my answer now makes a little better since to your judgement call"


Yes, I jumped the gun on that one, and do apologize - but a full post like that one compared to the original is a lot more helpful.
Thanks your comment has been noted.
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#34 | 1706 days ago

Chief_aka_James wrote:
Ranks, like you read in Jess' post, are still here when it comes to team ranks, as well as weekly ranks for quizzes, trivia, prediction polls, and pick’em. No, overall ranks are not here, as it gives every member an equal opportunity as well as it limits cheating in quizzes and trivia, which we had plenty of in Season 1.

Your "or anything" is a little too broad to answer, I'm surprised you even came up with the "NO" to supply your own question.
I am not quite sure of the poll, but Gina I am sure remembers me asking how to add faniq , jess should too as well as others not a big problem though, I had even deleted one of my major teams because they said that was the first step. Oh well, no problems to late to learn now later. No emails asking you, of course not, we both know why :)
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#35 | 1706 days ago
cubsgirl2 (+)

(Edited by cubsgirl2)
blondie45044 wrote:
I am not quite sure of the poll, but Gina I am sure remembers me asking how to add faniq , jess should too as well as others not a big problem though, I had even deleted one of my major teams because they said that was the first step. Oh well, no problems to late to learn now later. No emails asking you, of course not, we both know why :)
 I have also asked about adding the locker room, I also have also been told nothing.  or i'm sorry faniq i guess I should say
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#36 | 1706 days ago

I already answered this earlier in the thread: "It's currently unavailable with the still-updating Team Pages, once those are fully implemented, the LR and sub-categories should be available again to add as Favorite Teams."

Glenda, I thought I did send you a message about it, I know Janet forwarded your question originally to me, I don't remember if I sent you the answer back or she did, but I do know you did get a response...
#37 | 1706 days ago

RE: The "adding Locker Room" category to your list of favorite teams -
Once upon a time, you could do that. This was before we changed the sport and team pages to include all the things they have now; when they only had the blogs for those respective sports and teams. If you went to a "Sports" page (for example, Locker Room), if you didn't have a favorite team in that sport the page was fogged out and it asked you to choose one. Now - you could navigate away from the fogged out page and just look at all the teams, polls in that sport etc. through various tabs at the top, but the idea behind those pages previously were that we wanted you to be able to see the latest news on your favorite team front and center. Then we moved that to the homepage instead, and the sports pages were changed.

So - say someone went to the "Locker Room Sports Page" and didn't have a Locker Room "team" listed as their favorite. They could choose on that fogged out main Locker Room page. That option isn't there anymore. However, in the relatively near future something will probably return to make it possible to choose a favorite category in the Locker Room again.
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#38 | 1705 days ago

Jess wrote:
RE: The "adding Locker Room" category to your list of favorite teams -
Once upon a time, you could do that. This was before we changed the sport and team pages to include all the things they have now; when they only had the blogs for those respective sports and teams. If you went to a "Sports" page (for example, Locker Room), if you didn't have a favorite team in that sport the page was fogged out and it asked you to choose one. Now - you could navigate away from the fogged out page and just look at all the teams, polls in that sport etc. through various tabs at the top, but the idea behind those pages previously were that we wanted you to be able to see the latest news on your favorite team front and center. Then we moved that to the homepage instead, and the sports pages were changed.

So - say someone went to the "Locker Room Sports Page" and didn't have a Locker Room "team" listed as their favorite. They could choose on that fogged out main Locker Room page. That option isn't there anymore. However, in the relatively near future something will probably return to make it possible to choose a favorite category in the Locker Room again.
Thanks Jess, very good answer without sounding condescending, this really is appreciated.  No respects left of course, but I do appreciate the update.
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#39 | 1684 days ago

(Edited by bearcub1)
Again all of the above. Can you hear me now??
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#40 | 1681 days ago

I've still been doing all the trivia, quizzes, polls, pick 'ems, etc..... just in case we DO happen to go back to an overall ranking system.  Then I'll still be in good standing.
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#41 | 1681 days ago

i find it kind of funny all this complaining and people are still in here exerting brain cells about it

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