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Topic: Learned Pig
Message: Posted by: JarrodHenry (Jan 21, 2005 09:20AM)
I know that the Learned Pig guy doesn't do apps very often, and mine's been no exception (working on six months now).. but it also appears like he doesn't even do security. So .. how long do I need to wait and how safe is it to be a member there as they've been compromised TWICE in the past month?
Message: Posted by: Peter Marucci (Jan 26, 2005 12:56PM)
Having been a member of the LP for years, I have never had any trouble even though the Pig has been hacked.
As for getting in, Marko travels extensively and six months is not too long to wait (or even a year).
It is certainly worth it!
Message: Posted by: JarrodHenry (Jan 26, 2005 02:19PM)

Oh, I'm patient :) That's not the problem. Just a bit concerned regarding the hacking. So you can get through to the site even with the hacked page in play? Good :)
Message: Posted by: WhiteAngel (Jan 26, 2005 02:27PM)
How can you get into this site around the hack?
Message: Posted by: rtgreen (Jan 26, 2005 02:41PM)

This seems to be working fine for me now.

BTW: Like Peter, I've also been a member for years and have never had a problem with security and this site. It is one of the best magic sites around and well worth any wait to get onboard.

Message: Posted by: Patrick Differ (Jan 26, 2005 04:25PM)
I am a member also. It took about a month to get the 'ship. From what I've read, I musta got lucky or something. And I'm tickled that the site is up again.

To those of you who wait...keep waiting. As rtgreen said, the wait is worth it.
Message: Posted by: Jonathan Rice (Jan 26, 2005 05:28PM)
Yes, I applied in september and am still waiting.
Message: Posted by: Josh Riel (Jan 26, 2005 05:31PM)
I just applied 5 minutes ago and I have not recieved a response either. I do hope to try it soon as it seems to be spoken of highly.
Message: Posted by: anime_file (Jan 26, 2005 07:47PM)
Lol. 5 mins ago? You have to wait like months and years to get accepted.
Message: Posted by: TheCaffeinator (Jan 27, 2005 09:52AM)
I joined about a year ago. It took about a month to process my membership. Unfortunately, I haven't accessed the site for about three months, and during the interim I reconfigured my computer and lost all my passwords. I emailed Marko and am now waiting for the PW. It's like I joined all over again... ;)

However, as others have said, it's worth the wait.
Message: Posted by: Ollie1235 (Jan 27, 2005 12:20PM)
I became a member about a month ago (i think), I guess I got lucky as well because it only took about a week. anyway, its worth the wait.

Message: Posted by: Clifford the Red (Jan 28, 2005 02:42PM)
Yeah this is a bugger. I was in, but my email changed and I found myself out. Now I am trying to get back in...for years. But I miss the Poinc site :)
Message: Posted by: Mystician (Jan 28, 2005 04:31PM)
So .. has anyone ever actually received a rejection notice ?
You know,
"I'm sorry, but your application has been rejected on the basis that your magic library is comprised of the TV scripts for the masked magician, and All Texas Hold'em does not qualify as a 4 aces trick. Better luck next lifetime."
Message: Posted by: KerryJK (Jan 28, 2005 06:09PM)
You got one too, eh? <:(
Message: Posted by: Michael Baker (Jan 28, 2005 09:22PM)
I got in a few months ago, after waiting for quite some time. I'd actually forgotten when I applied. I enjoy it.
Message: Posted by: Loual4 (Jan 30, 2005 10:09AM)
I became a member a couple of years ago, and I can tell you that the collection certainly has grown since then! It is a terrific site with lots of amazing reference material.

Have a good day!

Message: Posted by: edh (Jan 31, 2005 05:37PM)
It took me awhile before I got a reply. I was accepted and the info on the site was worth the wait. This is the 2nd most visited site I visit. 1st is Café.
Message: Posted by: Loual4 (Feb 1, 2005 09:10AM)
On 2005-01-28 15:42, Clifford the Red wrote:
Yeah this is a bugger. I was in, but my email changed and I found myself out. Now I am trying to get back in...for years. But I miss the Poinc site :)

Clifford, I went on the learned pig site a couple of minutes ago... The Poinc site is still available, as a memorial site... A nice place to remember him.

Message: Posted by: David Bilan (Feb 1, 2005 03:17PM)
Marko must be around home. I sent him email about the hacked front page and received a reply in a couple of days. And yes, the Weird gene site is there in all its glory, including a guest book. Odd to see poeple writing to someone who won't be responding except on a spirit slate...

Keep trying. He's got a couple of great collections of magic ebooks on CD (including the Tarbell Course). Spend some money, support keeping the history of magic alive (an un-solicited testimony).

Message: Posted by: magomarko (Apr 24, 2005 12:40PM)
Hi all,
I'm Marko, the webmaster of The Learned Pig Project website. I want to apologize for the inconveniently long waits you have experienced in getting a password to enter the site. A huge workload had prevented me from working on TLPP but just recently I sold a business I had which took most of my time and now I am freer and can devote more time to TLLP.

I recently processed more than 600 applications, some many months old so maybe some of you received your passwords. If not, I invite you to reapply at:


This is the entrance test and is very easy for magicians.

There are new changes made in the main page of the Member Only Area and I think you'll be pleasantly surprised if you visit.

Best regards,
The Learned Pig Project
Message: Posted by: edh (Apr 24, 2005 07:50PM)
Marko, Just visited the site. Great changes in the members area. Good to hear that you will be more involved w/the TLPP again.
Message: Posted by: Andy_Bell (May 16, 2005 10:35AM)
Good to his word Marko must be spending a lot more time on it, I got accepted within a couple of hours! Its a great resource and I'm sure I'm going to get a lot from it, Thanks Marko
Message: Posted by: Magnus Eisengrim (May 16, 2005 06:54PM)
Same day service for me too. Thank you very much Marko!

Message: Posted by: The Magician (May 18, 2005 09:17AM)
I registered a couple of days ago and I had my username and password with in 24 hours. It is well worth filling out the form