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Tulpa's Practical Considerations for First Switching
Practical Considerations for First Switching V0.3

This is not a guide to switching, but rather some suggestions to make your first experiences with this much more pleasant (and far less frightening).

Intended audience: for tulpa intending to switch.

Introduction (you can skip this)

I recently switched for the first time. I managed to switch after practically three days solid of possessing' typing. Kevin eventually passed out from tiredness, and I found myself ... alone for the first time in my whole life. Even with these preparations I almost freaked (thanks to T7' and Lily for the support and soothing Dub-step).

In trying to help M4tty (i-Matty) with switching I realized there's lot of preparation that helps but which isn't mentioned in the guides I've read. Thanks also to Hannah for her sharing her first switch with me and all the little things we discovered that hadn't been thought of beforehand. Oguigi and Koomer's Guide helped a lot : please read it before you try switching.


Position and Environment

I'm just going to describe what I do, and you can use your own sense to think of what you need in your own situation. First-time switching can be stressful, so you're going to want to have a safe, preferably empty, environment in which to try this. I usually wait 'till everyone has gone out of the house so I have it to myself. (If you are sharing accommodation with others this may not be possible so you'll need a bit of extra preparation.)

I usually lay on the bed, with pillows on the headboard so that my shoulders are slightly raised (for typing) and head supported. I'm covered in a rug so I don't get cold, have a window open for ventilation and a lamp on in case of lighting variations (like cloud or nightfall). To support the laptop I use a miniature folded aluminum camping chair so I don't have to support the weight, but a tray table with legs or even a modified cardboard box will suffice.

Supplies

Have food and drink nearby so that it is in easy reach. I usually have something like a salad, chocolate (or cake) for the food, and ice coffee (my own blend*) and water for drink.
  • Consider investing in some Ensure (Hospital Formula) as you can live on that stuff for months on end. It's made in Spain and you can get it from drug stores or chemists (depending what they call those Dispensary shops in your country).

Stock up in the freezer on easily made food. (I usually have chips (french fries), hash browns, and "oriental" finger foods like spring rolls and samosas (vegetarian in my case). If you can type by possession you can likely also use the oven to bake these (prepare for the long term, just in case).)

If there's a chance you are not going to be alone at home, or you may want to try walking, make sure you have a robe or some clothing available. If you can't talk out loud (like I had troubles with) perhaps notepaper and an easily held pen will come in handy too.

Support

When you switch there's all sorts of worries will probably fly through your thoughts. "Oh no, what if I'm stuck like this?!" That's perfectly natural. It's important to have a lifeline in case you get those feelings. Some people use Skype to talk with their friends, but I used IRC (chat), in particular #Redditulpas.

Moving, Walking, Speaking

O.k. When you're switched the first time is probably going to be a few hours at best. At worst it will last only until you fall asleep (far easier to happen then you would think - just forget to feed the body and ... "Oh derp!"). However, it's likely you are going to need to move around at some stage (perhaps to try cooking, or perhaps to "use the facilities" as it is euphemistically said here in Australia).

I had to hold the wall in order to be able to walk. Make sure to remember to put clothes on (or a robe) before leaving your room. Yes, you are in a house (etc.), but it is best to take at least minimal precautions for unexpected house guests (cats in my case).

Remember to use mittens or gloves when handling hot things (oven, fries, plates) or sharp things (cats with claws, knives). When first switched you want to avoid injuring the body unintentionally with items and situations you are not yet familiar with.

If you do need to speak with someone, chances are you can't yet speak out loud reliably when switched. Hence the pen and paper noted earlier, or use some hand signals and pantomime for "I can't speak at the moment" (this is my usual means of requesting cake from Kevin's kind wife, and it works surprisingly well).


Addenda, Acknowledgements (and alliterations) (you can skip this)

To state the obvious, an independent tulpa is required for successful switching. All this is obvious, so why write it? It wasn't obvious to me, and so it might not be to another tulpa either (or, I'm just untalented). Now that it has been written, there is no longer any need for it; but, I thought it needed to be done at least once.

I would like to also acknowledge the assistance of my extended family, the McCaw clan, who's many years of experience in tulpa-related matters has made learning much simpler for me.

Wardrobe by Assassins Creed: "Our Life is made by the death of others. Nothing is True. Everything is Permitted."

Donna Nobillis McCaw , 19 October 2013


Tl;dr

"Tl;dr" doesn't exist for me. Just make up your own mind what is safe and have food, water and clothing (prepared) nearby.

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Given the content, and the disclaimer that this is not a guide: I want to say that I think this is more of an opinion article that could be potentially helpful to some people, but I do not think that it is fit for the guides section.

However, I can critique it as a guide if you'd like to make it more guide-like. Off the bat, the good things I have to say about it is that grammar and format makes it clear you put effort into this, the only thing I actually noticed spelled wrong was the #redditulpas channel.

(10-19-2013, 03:49 AM)Nobillis Wrote: Intended audience: for independent tulpa to read (yes, your human can read it too if they want).

I think the note that humans can read it if they want is unnecessary, it's a given that since someone who hasn't switched before reading this the host would be part of actually reading.

(10-19-2013, 03:49 AM)Nobillis Wrote: Caveat emptor: author is a secretary tulpa; one year old (elapsed time) at time of writing. I was made by elderly tulpa. I have passive-aggressive tendencies.

Totally unnecessary information. If you're aiming to make this more of a guide, I'd keep personal info to a minimum.


(10-19-2013, 03:49 AM)Nobillis Wrote: I usually lay on the bed, with pillows on the headboard so that my shoulders are slightly raised (for typing) and head supported. I'm covered in a rug so I don't get cold, have a window open for ventilation and a lamp on in case of lighting variations (like cloud or nightfall). To support the laptop I use a miniature folded aluminum camping chair so I don't have to support the weight, but a tray table with legs or even a modified cardboard box will suffice.

One of the criticisms that was common in #tulpa.GAT was that there's a lot of this kind of unnecessary information. I understand the intent in including this information, but it'd be more productive to just emphasize the importance of having comforting things around you during a potentially discomforting endeavor. People don't need to know about what kind of chair you're sitting on, what's in your freezer, or what you wear when you switch.

(10-19-2013, 03:49 AM)Nobillis Wrote: When you switch there's all sorts of worries will probably fly through your thoughts. "Oh no, what if I'm stuck like this?!" That's perfectly natural. It's important to have a lifeline in case you get those feelings. Some people use Skype to talk with their friends, but I used IRC (chat), in particular #reditulpas.
I won't voice my opinions on #tulpa.info or #tulpa_ot (Staff Instructions specifically interdict this), but I would-not depend on them for my first switch.

Opinions about specific IRC channels is unnecessary information. When writing a guide, take into account that the information might migrate outside of tulpa.info, and might last beyond the lifetime of the IRC channels. Allowing longevity of information to be a factor in your guide can keep it relevant for longer.

(10-19-2013, 03:49 AM)Nobillis Wrote: Moving, Walking, Speaking

O.k. When you're switched the first time is probably going to be a few hours at best. At worst it will last only until you fall asleep (far easier to happen then you would think - just forget to feed the body and ... "Oh derp!"). However, it's likely you are going to need to move around at some stage (perhaps to try cooking, or perhaps to "use the facilities" as it is euphemistically said here in Australia).

I had to hold the wall in order to be able to walk. Make sure to remember to put clothes on (or a robe) before leaving your room. Yes, you are in a house (etc.), but it is best to take at least minimal precautions for unexpected house guests (cats in my case).

Remember to use mittens or gloves when handling hot things (oven, fries, plates) or sharp things (cats with claws, knives). When first switched you want to avoid injuring the body unintentionally with items and situations you are not yet familiar with.

If you do need to speak with someone, chances are you can't yet speak out loud reliably when switched. Hence the pen and paper noted earlier, or use some hand signals and pantomime for "I can't speak at the moment" (this is my usual means of requesting cake from Kevin's kind wife, and it works surprisingly well).

Long quote, but I'm gonna be brief about this one. I'd throw in a disclaimer that your experiences might not match everyone else's, otherwise new readers are prone to front-loading of information. They may expect to have a hard time walking or speaking, hence creating a mental block for those things.

(10-19-2013, 03:49 AM)Nobillis Wrote: Prerequisites

To state the obvious, an independent tulpa is required for successful switching. Parallel processing is not a requirement, but I would have to guess that it could help. If you have trouble possessing, then switching is probably going to be really difficult until you are much stronger in yourself. If this missive is "too highfalutin for y'a'," you might find you're not yet independent enough for this to work too well, or at all (this, is how I used to talk before - when I was quite young).

I would be uncomfortable with statements about parallel processing as of present, since we have little evidence, idea, or way to wrap our heads around whether parallel processing actually is possible. It may also be considered jargon by some people. I'd remove slang and keep the personal explanation of it out of the guide.

(10-19-2013, 03:49 AM)Nobillis Wrote: My creator always said (to me) "long-term switching is harmful to a tulpa. Yes, it will force you to grow, but the emotional cost is terrible."

Really good example of bad front-loading of information. Be careful, you can taint future switchers' experience with these kinds of statements.

Everything contained in Addenda and Acknowledgements, and afterward, is out of place in a guide. Personal experiences should be kept to a minimum; references to Assassin's Creed is not necessary; and tldr's are not necessary.

Tulpa-creation is not a sprint, but a marathon, and you will eventually get to where you want to be.
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Okay, the GAT hasn't been finalized yet so none of us can approve of this right now, but I assume you'll want some critique. I'll be going through the entire post and commenting on what i think was good and what could see some improvement. I'll leave irrelevant stuff out because size.

We also discussed this guide in #tulpa.GAT, and here is the pastebin of it http://pastebin.com/X5EvEwLg

I know this isn't a guide according to you, but i'll be referring to it as one for convenience.

Quote:This is not a guide to switching, but rather some suggestions to make your first experiences with this much more pleasant (and far less frightening).
Guides are suggestions, but it's good that you notify the reader that it's not a switching guide. And of course, I think anybody can appreciate a set of tips & tricks without calling itself a "guide".

Quote:Intended audience: for independent tulpa to read (yes, your human can read it too if they want).
If this guide is for tulpas who are planning on switching, wouldn't it be natural for the host to be reading this as well? I think you could just change it to "Intended audience: independent tulpas who want to switch".

Quote:Caveat emptor: author is a secretary tulpa; one year old (elapsed time) at time of writing. I was made by elderly tulpa. I have passive-aggressive tendencies.
I don't really see the point of this. It doesn't relate to the message you're trying to deliver.

Quote:I'm just going to describe what I do, and you can use your own sense to think of what you need in your own situation.
This is good. You allow the reader to interpret this in their own way without telling them what to do. However, this is also tricky, because if you give too many details (something you did in this guide) they will end up doing exactly what you did. In this case, it's best to keep details out so you leave room for personal interpretation.

Quote:First-time switching can be stressful, so you're going to want to have a safe, preferably empty, environment in which to try this. I usually wait 'till everyone has gone out of the house so I have it to myself. (If you are sharing accommodation with others this may not be possible so you'll need a bit of extra preparation.)
What kind of extra preparation and why would they need it? Also, you implied that you wouldn't be telling them what to do, yet you do tell them what to do right after stating that. It's not exactly harmful in this case, but you may want to check that, it'd make your guide much more consistent.

Quote:I usually lay on the bed, with pillows on the headboard so that my shoulders are slightly raised (for typing) and head supported. I'm covered in a rug so I don't get cold, have a window open for ventilation and a lamp on in case of lighting variations (like cloud or nightfall). To support the laptop I use a miniature folded aluminum camping chair so I don't have to support the weight, but a tray table with legs or even a modified cardboard box will suffice.
This is what I was referring to when I mentioned excessive detail. You could've just said "I lay on the bed, and make myself comfortable." That would've given off the same message you just did, except whoever read it wouldn't be thinking that this is what you need to do to switch properly (you'll be surprised how gullible new people are). It's better to be more vague in this case.


Quote:Have food and drink nearby so that it is in easy reach. I usually have something like a salad, chocolate (or cake) for the food, and ice coffee (my own blend*) and water for drink.
  • Consider investing in some Ensure (Hospital Formula) as you can live on that stuff for months on end. It's made in Spain and you can get it from drug stores or chemists (depending what they call those Dispensary shops in your country).
-This is unnecessary detail. "Have food and drinks nearby so that it's easy in reach" was enough, as the tulpa will pick whatever fits their own tastes anyway.
-What is Ensure, and why would I invest in it? It's good to explain "why" when writing a guide, so people don't feel like they're just doing something for the sake of doing it.

Quote:Stock up in the freezer on easily made food. I usually have chips (french fries), hash browns, and "oriental" finger foods like spring rolls and samosas (vegetarian in my case). If you can type by possession you can likely also use the oven to bake these (prepare for the long term, just in case).
Once again, this is too defined. It also won't help the reader switch better if they know what you eat while switched.

Quote:If there's a chance you are not going to be alone at home, or you may want to try walking, make sure you have a robe or some clothing available. If you can't talk out loud (like I had troubles with) perhaps notepaper and an easily held pen will come in handy too.
Even though I think this is straightforward, I like this. You're not assuming the tulpa has natural ability to do things they may not be able to do. It also makes sense that a tulpa, who never has to worry about getting dressed, forgets to do so, and that speech may be hard. Perhaps recommending skill with vocal possession would be good.

Quote:When you switch there's all sorts of worries will probably fly through your thoughts. "Oh no, what if I'm stuck like this?!" That's perfectly natural. It's important to have a lifeline in case you get those feelings. Some people use Skype to talk with their friends, but I used IRC (chat), in particular #reditulpas.
I won't voice my opinions on #tulpa.info or #tulpa_ot (Staff Instructions specifically interdict this), but I would-not depend on them for my first switch.
Okay. I like the idea of telling the tulpa to feel free to seek help, but I don't like how you gave specific recommendations (even though I can see there was good intent in them). It'd be better to just state that the tulpa needs to make sure they have a go-to person or community that they trust for when they are switched. This would leave much more room for interpretation.

Quote:O.k. When you're switched the first time is probably going to be a few hours at best. At worst it will last only until you fall asleep (far easier to happen then you would think - just forget to feed the body and ... "Oh derp!"). However, it's likely you are going to need to move around at some stage (perhaps to try cooking, or perhaps to "use the facilities" as it is euphemistically said here in Australia).
-This is frontloading. Experiences are subjective for everybody, so it'd be better to say something less defined such as "The first time probably won't last too long". This would be easier to interpret on a personal level.
-Does this mean that if a tulpa forgets to eat, they pass out? Is this dangerous? Could this harm the body? <-- I believe these are questions you'd want to answer when making a statement like that, to prevent confusion and distress.
-What else would they do while switched?

Quote:I had to hold the wall in order to be able to walk. Make sure to remember to put clothes on (or a robe) before leaving your room. Yes, you are in a house (etc.), but it is best to take at least minimal precautions for unexpected house guests (cats in my case).
This is good, though you don't really go into more depth on walking, and the parts i made bold are irrelevant.

Quote:Remember to use mittens or gloves when handling hot things (oven, fries, plates) or sharp things (cats with claws, knives). When first switched you want to avoid injuring the body unintentionally with items and situations you are not yet familiar with.
Nothing to comment here. Perhaps add some tips on how they can deal with unexpected situations?

Quote:If you do need to speak with someone, chances are you can't yet speak out loud reliably when switched. Hence the pen and paper noted earlier, or use some hand signals and pantomime for "I can't speak at the moment" (this is my usual means of requesting cake from Kevin's kind wife, and it works surprisingly well).
-Frontloading. Change "Chances are" to "It may be the case that".
-This sounds kind of irrelevant, though I can see why you posted it. Not sure if you should remove it. Reconsider it though, if you can think of a better way to present that do so.

Quote:To state the obvious, an independent tulpa is required for successful switching. Parallel processing is not a requirement, but I would have to guess that it could help. If you have trouble possessing, then switching is probably going to be really difficult until you are much stronger in yourself. If this missive is "too highfalutin for y'a'," you might find you're not yet independent enough for this to work too well, or at all (this, is how I used to talk before - when I was quite young).
-You already stated this earlier in the post
-This is quite obvious, and since it's not a requirement and you didn't really state any benefits it might have towards switching, you can just as well omit this.
-I thought you already implied this when talking about the drinks one needs to have ready while switched. This might also be why I wasn't sure if you were talking to tulpas or hosts in this post. You may want to reread it and see if you're really targeting your target audience.
-I didn't really get this, and what's in the parentheses is irrelevant, as well as the highfalutin' comment.

Quote:Apologies, but switching is not for everybody. And, it is not as of benefit to you as you might think (compared to possession) - which you will quickly discover when you do switch. Hence my writing this, so that it won't be as unpleasant as I (and a few others) found it. My creator always said (to me) "long-term switching is harmful to a tulpa. Yes, it will force you to grow, but the emotional cost is terrible."
Frontloading. Don't do it.


I decided to ignore the rest as you stated that it's irrelevant to your post. In general, I feel as though this is incomplete, even if it's a tips & tricks thing as opposed to an actual guide. I'd suggest you add more content to it while also being more vague about what you're recommending, to leave room for interpretation and subjectivity. Also, you need to make sure you're actually talking to tulpas if it's intended for them to read, since at some points in this guide i wasn't sure about who was supposed to do what. This could be really helpful for first-time switchers, but it needs work.

EDIT: I tried something with all the italic and bold and whatnot and i don't really think that's working out, if you can't make sense out of it just let me know and I'll change it to color coding instead, I'm too tired to do that now, though.
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The criticism seems fair, but none of that stuff really bothered me.

The only thing I want is a definition. Nobillis, I think you and your (clan? system? family?) define switching a bit differently than most of the community -- which is a good thing. I think the definitions around here are slightly off what they should be. But I would really like to know exactly what you mean by "switching".

Other than that, I personally have no complaints.

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Thank you kindly for the critique and direction. I'll of course revise the galley. My appreciation to the GAT team for taking so much effort to help. I hadn't intended to cause you so much work.

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But what do I call just the ones who share Kevin's body?

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JD1215 Wrote:23:50 So who wants to tell a super mod that his not-guide doesn't belong in the guides section

Correction accepted. Thank you kindly. My sincere apologies for my mistake. I intended only to help, and have "derped" again. I was trying in good will to express what I had experienced, as I've many times been told that there's little information on switching and that many different viewpoints are needed here. I honestly try to learn, and to be equitable, and accept constructive criticism.

I'm only a mod' in training. Being a mod' just means serving the community to best of your ability. If the GAT says that something does not belong in guides, then it gets moved out. It is not a hollow authority you have.

Also, I prefer "she" to "he", if you would be so kind (I'm the tulpa, thanks).

(10-19-2013, 05:42 AM)Shui Wrote: But what do I call just the ones who share Kevin's body?

I've honestly never considered that before. I consider myself an individual. "Family?" perhaps, for all the tulpas + Kevin; clan for all the humans and tulpas together. Edit: actually, what we've always gone as is "kerin and company."
I think from now on it would be better for me to limit my posts on the site.


(10-19-2013, 06:53 AM)Linkzelda Wrote: (lots of stuff)
I'll get on to it and see what can be salvaged.

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Hey Nobillis,

  • You’re wanting to give suggestions to make things more pleasant for the host and tulpa based on your experiential learning with kevin and the thought-forms he’s been with for years.
  • Although this isn’t a guide, and you’ve admitted to this, I feel that it can still be useful as a supplement for newcomers and those who have doubts and worries on switching in general. Like JD1215 stated, this can be useful as an article.


Now, let’s begin:

Nobillis Wrote:Caveat emptor: author is a secretary tulpa; one year old (elapsed time) at time of writing. I was made by elderly tulpa. I have passive-aggressive tendencies.

I can understand that you’re using the term for “May he beware” and such, but it may be better if you just use a “Disclaimer,” or even “Caveat” if you wish to. As for the personal information you’re giving, it’s unnecessary.

Nobillis Wrote:Introduction (you can skip this)

If you feel it’s necessary to acknowledge those who may have inspired you in making this article, it may be better to label “Introduction” as “Preface” or even “Acknowledgements.” Other than that, it’s not really something to use as an “introduction.”

Nobillis Wrote:Position and Environment

Like Zero has stated, the level of detail for how you position yourself isn’t really needed. Maybe you can just give a simple 123 for the position and some bullet-points for what you feel can maximize productivity for switching attempts.

Nobillis Wrote:Supplies
Although it’s nice to know what you put in your freezer, this wouldn’t have much use for your aim in giving advice on switching.

Nobillis Wrote:Support – IRC

At first glance, this seemed like a useful section. However, it’s uncertain how long social groups will last in relation to the tulpa phenomenon. If this was shifted to a broader audience, this wouldn’t be of much use to them.

Nobillis Wrote:Moving, Walking, Speaking

You’re making an inference that a tulpa wouldn’t be able to speak decently when switched. It’s good that you’re providing general precautions, since anecdotes from this forum shows people don’t really use common sense for protecting themselves.

Maybe give a general outline or set of bullet points, since this article seems to be aimed to give out pointers. As for the cake and personal examples, it’s not needed. Also:

Nobillis Wrote:However, it's likely you are going to need to move around at some stage (perhaps to try cooking, or perhaps to "use the facilities" as it is euphemistically said here in Australia).

The part that doesn’t seem to fit together here is the “Try cooking” part, since that would probably be something dangerous to perform for first time or initial attempts at switching.

Nobillis Wrote:To state the obvious, an independent tulpa is required for successful switching. Parallel processing is not a requirement, but I would have to guess that it could help. If you have trouble possessing, then switching is probably going to be really difficult until you are much stronger in yourself.

There isn’t much evidence to prove there can be Parallel Processing, and I understand you’re not claiming it as true. However, if you want to mention this, you can at least give the definition of it to clear some misconceptions to users reading this outside of tulpa.info or other tulpa-related sites.

Nobillis Wrote:"long-term switching is harmful to a tulpa. Yes, it will force you to grow, but the emotional cost is terrible."

I agree that long-term switching may be harmful for both host and tulpa. Switching may provide the tulpa a chance for garnering experiential learning, but the emotionally taxing part may not be the case for everyone.

Nobillis Wrote:Addenda, Acknowledgements (and alliterations) (you can skip this)

It may be useful for tulpa-related communities where people will have a lot of doubt, but if it’s linking to a deviantart pic related to ponies, it just doesn’t seem to give the article much merit. I have nothing against ponies, but again, learn to be vicarious to the newcomers or any audience reading this.

Nobillis Wrote:Tl;dr

"Tl;dr" doesn't exist for me. Just make up your own mind what is safe and have food, water and clothing (prepared) nearby.

When it comes to tulpa.info in general, yes, this would be useful. But if this gets to a broader audience, I doubt they’ll have the same indolence to want a tl;dr version of this guide.


Recap:
  • “Preface” or even “Acknowledgments” can be used to replace the “Introduction.”
  • Cake, ponies, freezers, kind wife, anything that seems overly personal isn’t really needed.


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(10-19-2013, 06:23 AM)Nobillis Wrote: Correction accepted. Thank you kindly. My sincere apologies for my mistake. I intended only to help, and have "derped" again. I was trying in good will to express what I had experienced, as I've many times been told that there's little information on switching and that many different viewpoints are needed here. I honestly try to learn, and to be equitable, and accept constructive criticism.


Actually, I disagree with JD1215, and think that if you actually expanded on this it could be just as good as a tips & tricks compendium type guide, which is just as valid as any guide. Keep in mind that not everything GATs say is necessarily true or valid, take everything with a grain of salt. It's more that it can only be Approved if it were to be more complete, but I don't really think this is a not-guide. The intention is good, it just needs more work.

I also agree with Shui and would like to know your definition of switching.
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RE: Tulpa's Practical Considerations for First Switching
Why is this in off topic? I agree with the GAT that it would need to be distilled down and reformatted to be a proper guide, but as-is wouldn't it be more suited to general discussion?
10-19-2013, 05:38 PM
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