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Topic: Please read this thread before posting about Ambitious Card!
Message: Posted by: Samuel (Jul 13, 2004 10:56PM)
Inspired by [b]LeConte[/b], I took upon myself the job to list the threads on Ambitious Card, as there has been a lot of them. The reading will most probably satisfy those who have questions on the Ambitious Card...

Forum:
[b]Pick a card...any card[/b]

[url=http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewtopic.php?topic=126218&forum=2&0]The ambitious 'Ambitious card' thread[/url]
An attempt (yet to find out how lucky) to compile all the best tips on the Ambitious Card from the users on the Café...


[url=http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewtopic.php?topic=75771&forum=2]Ambitious Card with a DB?[/url]
Discussion about using a DB in the ambitious routine.

[url=http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewtopic.php?topic=72339&forum=2]Reinvigorating Ambitious[/url]
A user believes that the ambitious has lost it's charm, and needs to be reinvigorated

[url=http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewtopic.php?topic=72178&forum=2]Ambitious card(not again!!)-aarrgghh!!![/url]
A discussion about how many discussions there have been on the Ambitious card, and the neccessity of more of them.

[url=http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewtopic.php?topic=71932&forum=2]Derren Browns Ambitious Card Routine[/url]
A short thread on the Derren Browns routine

[url=http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewtopic.php?topic=71737&forum=2]Ambitious Card[/url]
"What's your favourite ambitious card routine?"

[url=http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewtopic.php?topic=70011&forum=2]How long should an Ambitious Card routine be?[/url]
A good read about the length of a Ambitious Card Routine.

[url=http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewtopic.php?topic=69338&forum=2]Ambitious Card Question[/url]
How should the routine end? Some nice tips offered here.

[url=http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewtopic.php?topic=68755&forum=2]Ambitious Card ending[/url]
Another thread on the ending of the routine, which even is linked on by [b]NeoMagic[/b] to four other threads on the ending of the routine :) Great resource!

[url=http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewtopic.php?topic=69254&forum=2]Ambitious Card - History?[/url]
A very short thread questioning the history of the Ambitious Card.

[url=http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewtopic.php?topic=61855&forum=2]Name a card move that can't be used in an Ambitious Card[/url]
A discussion on which moves that can't be used in the routine.

[url=http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewtopic.php?topic=49824&forum=2]What is the ambitious card?[/url]
A guy asking for the definition on the ambitious card routine

[url=http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewtopic.php?topic=49362&forum=2]Ambitious Card routine[/url]
In the routine, the magi shows that he is able to control the cards. Is this good regarding other tricks?

[url=http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewtopic.php?topic=48807&forum=2]Where can I learn this Ambitious Card move?[/url]
A short thread on the push-in-change.

[url=http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewtopic.php?topic=47406&forum=2]Pushing Ambitious card[/url]
A short thread on the danger in the repetitions in the ambitious cards

[url=http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewtopic.php?topic=46900&forum=2]More ambitious, less tiring...[/url]
A thread on how people routine their amtitious routine.

[url=http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewtopic.php?topic=39870&forum=2]My impromptu ambitious ending[/url]
In my point of view - a GREAT ending to the ambitious by [b]blindbo[/b]

[url=http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewtopic.php?topic=39490&forum=2]The Ambitious Card must include...?[/url]
An in-depth thread on what the ambitious 'must' include. Large thread, great reading!

[url=http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewtopic.php?topic=38157&forum=2]Question about using top palm to start Ambitious Card[/url]
Using the palm in the ambitious?

[url=http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewtopic.php?topic=29315&forum=2]Ambitious Card Theory...[/url]
[b]Brad Burt[/b] 'lectures' on the importance of not sticking to only on storyline on the routine.

[url=http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewtopic.php?topic=27919&forum=2]Ambitious[/url]
Small thread on whether the DL or the Pass is used in a ambitious routine

[url=http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewtopic.php?topic=27322&forum=2]Ambitious Card - Daryl[/url]
Some advice on buying Daryl's Ambitious Card DVD.

[url=http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewtopic.php?topic=26665&forum=2]Sankey's Ambitious Card finale????[/url]
A discussion on a rubberband finale to the ambitious

[url=http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewtopic.php?topic=24090&forum=2]Ambitious Card Routine--How Many Moves[/url]
Another thread on the number of moves that should be used in the routine

[url=http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewtopic.php?topic=24072&forum=2]Daryls Ambitious card routine[/url]
Another on the Daryl's ambitious dvd

[url=http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewtopic.php?topic=19376&forum=2]Ambitious Card to Ceiling[/url]
Cons and pros on the ambitious to ceiling

[url=http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewtopic.php?topic=18773&forum=2]Ambitious Card[/url]
"How can I learn how to do the ambitious card?"

[url=http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewtopic.php?topic=15291&forum=2]my own ambitious card move[/url]
A subtlety on the Push-in change

[url=http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewtopic.php?topic=15232&forum=2]Ambitious without the Double ?[/url]
Possibilities around doing the ACR without a DL

[url=http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewtopic.php?topic=12464&forum=2]The best ambitious card routine.[/url]
A short one on which is the best routine.

[url=http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewtopic.php?topic=10678&forum=2]Ambitious card.[/url]
An other one, bigger and better ;)

[url=http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewtopic.php?topic=6373&forum=2]Ambitious Card Routine?[/url]
Another thread on what to do, and where to get - on the ambitious. Great advice from [b]Steel[/b]

[url=http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewtopic.php?topic=5547&forum=2]Do you use the pass for ambitious card?[/url]
Well, do you...Punk!?


Forum:
[b]Secret Sessions[/b]
(50 posts needed to access)

[url=http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewtopic.php?topic=67068&forum=37]Getting a break for ambitious card?[/url]
A little bit on getting the break

[url=http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewtopic.php?topic=49282&forum=37]Shortly Ambitious - (The condemned thread)[/url]
A ambitious effect using a S**rt card and a rubber band

[url=http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewtopic.php?topic=45214&forum=37]For the Ambitious Card[/url]
Perhaps a useful move for the ACR? Read, and make up your own mind :)

[url=http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewtopic.php?topic=34084&forum=37]An Ambitious Card Routine that uses only one double lift!![/url]
An in depth explanation of a routine, by [b]LeConte[/b]

[url=http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewtopic.php?topic=34007&forum=37] An Ambitious Card Finale[/url]
"A card rises to the top of a deck bound with electrical tape, escaping from the tape!" - the explanation can be read here

[url=http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewtopic.php?topic=30407&forum=37]A 'serious' comedian routine: Ambitious card outside the deck[/url]
A funny way of doing a ACR with a one-way deck & some alien cards

[url=http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewtopic.php?topic=28139&forum=37]Ambitious Card - favorite moves?[/url]
Several in-depth routines, seriously great reading!


As mentioned, this thread was inspired by [b]LeConte[/b]'s work on the DL. This thread might limit the number of threads on the Ambitious Card, but hopefully extend the posts on the existing threads. As [b]LeConte[/b], I have not searched through the [url=http://www.themagiccafe.com/archive1/]archive[/url], so if you don't find your answers here, try looking there.

Happy readings!

-Samuel
Message: Posted by: LeConte (Jul 14, 2004 01:04AM)
Great work!! Thank you for taking the time to make such a fantastic post, as it will benefit the Café tremendously. Searching for information can not be made any easier than this for the forum readers out there. We all appreciate your effort!
Message: Posted by: Samuel (Jul 14, 2004 08:59AM)
As can be said on your work on the DL :)
Message: Posted by: Pablo Tejero (Jul 14, 2004 10:52AM)
Great guys both, great guys!

Thanks both.

All the best magic,

Pablo Tejero :bikes:
Message: Posted by: Niko (Jul 14, 2004 12:00PM)
What! Another sticky post! This just clogs up the forum and allows less threads on the page! Please do not make any more topics sticky, 2 is more than enough.

Nice to see you included my post (about ACR with a DB) in your list though....and it's first... so thanks for that

-Niko
Message: Posted by: Samuel (Jul 14, 2004 01:41PM)
Well, you don't think about the x threads that doesn't have to be written on behalf of these two sticky's.

They can actually help people with questions, and at the same time free up the space on the forum, doing exactly the opposite of what you are thinking.
Message: Posted by: Curmudgeon (Jul 14, 2004 02:09PM)
Thanks for this topic Samuel. I just hope that people use it for the great reference that it is. Again thanks for the time I am sure it took.
Wade
Message: Posted by: Samuel (Jul 14, 2004 06:43PM)
Thanks for the nice words, Curmudgeon :)
Message: Posted by: Kevin Ram (Jul 15, 2004 09:26AM)
Glad someone has done this.But you will still get the odd person still posting em.

Im taking bets on people placing ambitious card and double lift posts...im giving odds of 20-1

All bets taken

( Noo HaHaHa-im going to make a fortune :dance:
Message: Posted by: tommy (Jul 18, 2004 11:17AM)
I do not know about the ambitious card but Samuels ambitious post keeps turning up at the top of the pack. I think it is magic.
Message: Posted by: Otis Day (Jul 22, 2004 01:12PM)
What's wrong with asking questions that have already been answered? It's a discussion board. If I come in and ask about the best double lift or something, even if it's already been asked....there will still be many posts on it(The point of this board, partly). Plus, maybe someone wasn't on this board or didn't see a previous post, but may have an answer that wasn't posted yet. Or maybe I'll learn something new this year that will be an answer the next time it's posted. If you don't want to answer a post that's been asked a million times before, then don't. If you want to put sticky posts about previously answered questions, that's cool(Although I don't know which is more annoying, the same questions every few days, or posts that are ALWAYS at the top of my page). I still think you'll find these questions will be asked and discussed again and again, because we like to talk about magic. Even if it's already been done.
Message: Posted by: Jonathan Townsend (Jul 22, 2004 07:02PM)
Seek and you may find.

Use the search function and you can find lots of things without seeming both ignorant and arrogant.

Reading is fundamental. Why do so many people write about how poorly they read?
Message: Posted by: Otis Day (Jul 22, 2004 08:53PM)
How about...there are no stupid questions.

So, are we not supposed to ask questions that have already been discussed? If that's the case, this board will lose a lot of hits. All I was saying is that if people want to discuss things that have already been talked about(which apparently happens alot, due to the recent sticky posts), then let them discuss. How does it hurt you?


I think the sticky posts are very helpful, I just noticed it seemed to bother some people that there were discussions that already happened. I thought I could shed some light onto why.
Message: Posted by: Hideo Kato (Jul 22, 2004 11:59PM)
These threads created by LeConte and Samuel are great.

Although same topics may be disscussed again and again, but you can make such discussions into higher level if posters learn from old threads before he post in new threads.

In that way, we can raise ourselves.

Hideo Kato
Message: Posted by: Otis Day (Jul 23, 2004 01:49AM)
I agree. I get the feeling sometimes that people think down on those who choose to discuss a topic again. I think it's great to search the archive AND great to keep on discussing. That's why I like this place.
Message: Posted by: Jordini (Jul 23, 2004 02:54AM)
There are many other topics on which we should have threads like this (e.g. the classic pass) but I'm too lazy to do all that research. :pepper:
Message: Posted by: Samuel (Jul 23, 2004 04:12AM)
Otis Day:

Just to make an answer towards you, regarding why I made this post, is just to be an asset. I spent some hours on this work, so that others could use it as a resource - in other words to help.

My intention was never to deny those with the wish to post new threads to do so.

I totally agree in the fact that there should, and hopefully will be, new posts about the ambitious card or double lift! But there is a tendency, when someone asks about something that have been answered before - to post a series of links to other threads. With this sticky, that is obsolete now.

:kermit:
Message: Posted by: Otis Day (Jul 23, 2004 02:17PM)
Thank you Samuel. I appreciate the work you put into this. I guess I was speaking to those who answer questions previosly asked with a snippy, "This has been covered hundreds of times. Why don't you do a search?" I look forward to searching through the archives and threads you've linked, and look forward to being apart of questions that have been asked a hundred times. I can't count how many times my 2 year old has asked me where the neighbors puppy is, and I answer every time.
Message: Posted by: Leland (Jul 25, 2004 07:17PM)
I too agree!! Looks like you spent some time going through a lot of threads to get the info together for us. Great work!! I for one am thankful!!
:ligit:
Message: Posted by: Samuel (Jul 27, 2004 07:07PM)
Thank you for your kind words, Leland :)
Message: Posted by: Thinker (Aug 1, 2004 10:14PM)
This will be very usefull,I didn't know there was so many post about the ambitious card. It will take a lot of time for me to read the good ones, but I'll certanly learn a lot.
Message: Posted by: AJMagicman (Aug 9, 2004 09:24PM)
I love The ambitious Card! :)
Message: Posted by: tong2_93 (Oct 8, 2004 04:37AM)
What a great post.
You must be practicing really hard.
Message: Posted by: Regan (Nov 2, 2004 07:40AM)
Thanks Samuel!
Very helpful!

Regan
Message: Posted by: paulsmagic (Nov 17, 2004 06:48PM)
Samuel: the purpose of this site is to help others. the time you spent on this subject must have been substantial. bravo to you. it is a great routine that should get attention. keep up the good work.
Message: Posted by: HGM (Dec 13, 2004 02:20PM)
Great Post I helped a lot thanks

Harv
Message: Posted by: joshyboybiggsy (Dec 22, 2004 12:45PM)
Great post! I'm a begginer and it helps alot.
Message: Posted by: Fernando ÁS (Dec 28, 2004 10:13PM)
Ray kosby,my favorite moves for ambitious card
Message: Posted by: Steve Landavazo (Jan 26, 2005 10:13AM)
Awesome job Samuel! Thanks.
Steve
Message: Posted by: AsL (Feb 1, 2005 08:19PM)
WOW! Great job!
Message: Posted by: Zac Vee (Feb 2, 2005 01:31PM)
Wow! It's all I've got to say. I will visit all this places and check them.
Message: Posted by: Steven Leung (Feb 25, 2005 05:43PM)
I beleive that this will eliminate some new threads on ACR.

Good job!
Message: Posted by: slangers (Mar 2, 2005 09:09AM)
Great post, what else is there to say? :D
Message: Posted by: pjpastir (Mar 4, 2005 11:21PM)
Hary Lorayne
Ed Marlo
Dai Vernon
Message: Posted by: dunlop (Mar 23, 2005 09:05PM)
Well, tanks!!
You've made thing very easy for me. Very organizated post!!
;)
Message: Posted by: Cameron Francis (Mar 28, 2005 08:53AM)
Amazing post. And I do have some questions anout the ACR.
Message: Posted by: onezero1 (Apr 7, 2005 03:56AM)
Imagine this: its 2001, somebody asks you "how do you feel about ambitious card?".
Jump to 2005 :dizzy: somebody asks you how you feel about ambitious card...do you feel the same? I hope not.
That said, how do you feel about forums? Is it delayed conversation, or an organic database?
I like sticky topics, the sticky ball thing is cool.

...what is that??
Message: Posted by: rmoraleta (Apr 10, 2005 02:47PM)
It's really a cool effect for laymen! Never fails to mystify.
Message: Posted by: AVirgaA (Jun 13, 2005 02:01AM)
Very nice. I love this effect. Fries every time! Thanks for that Samuel.

Andrew Virga
Message: Posted by: Samuel (Jun 19, 2005 09:43AM)
Given the time I spent on making this post, and the gratitude of all you members later, I'll say it was all worth the time. I am glad that you have enjoyed the post :D

-Samuel
Message: Posted by: Cain (Jul 29, 2005 07:46AM)
I am loathe to mindlessly repeat the above praise -- and I only post once per year -- but good job. Metathreads of this sort are extremely useful.
Message: Posted by: yentlswolfs (Sep 11, 2005 11:04AM)
I loved this thread. I've almost read them all.
Message: Posted by: opay (Oct 31, 2005 11:12PM)
Wow, I'm newbie here, and thanks a lot bout this info about ac
Message: Posted by: Okami (Nov 4, 2005 05:15PM)
Thanks Samuel, it is very helpfull!
Message: Posted by: Smoke & Mirrors (Dec 13, 2005 12:53PM)
[quote]
On 2004-07-22 20:02, Jonathan Townsend wrote:
Use the search function and you can find lots of things without seeming both ignorant and arrogant.
[/quote]

jeez, speaking of IGNORANT and ARROGANT.

Sometimes the pot still calls the kettle black!
Message: Posted by: Samuel (Dec 26, 2005 04:20AM)
And sometimes people never knows when they should and when they shouldn't talk ;)

Mr. Townsend was neither of those, just pointing out the fact that when someone asks a question that allready have been asked, various members has an affinity for almost attacking them with the words "USE THE SEARCH". The point with it, as far as I can figure, is that they seem to be both ignorant (not beeing able to find the search) and arrogant (just asking, and not even trying to figure ut out themselves before asking in a public forum). Please note that this is not my personal opinion.

Jonathan was just trying to help, and for that it shouldn't be suggested that he is ignorant and/or arrogant. And please use the PM-system if you want to tell someone what you feel about them, the forum is [b]certainly[/b] not here for personal attacks.

-Samuel
Message: Posted by: Marco S. (Jan 7, 2006 08:14AM)
Nice job, wonder how long it took you to complete the list.
Message: Posted by: Matt Malinas (Jan 7, 2006 11:45AM)
Don't even wanna think about it...:)

-Matt
Message: Posted by: toolman22 (Feb 6, 2006 10:43PM)
Thanks for the great post!!! Answered a lot of my questions.
Message: Posted by: Zargo (Mar 27, 2006 02:38PM)
Great Job Samuel, made me think again of researching for new inputs on the AC.
So, after having done this big research, what is your own routine looking like
;-)? I am just curious...there are endless variantions out there.
If you like to elaborate, how many phases does your AC have and what beginning and ending?
Message: Posted by: makingmuchomagic (Apr 9, 2006 03:06PM)
That really got me thinking- great post. I'd like to know how many phases your ACR have too.

A.H.
Message: Posted by: Samuel (Apr 29, 2006 08:02PM)
Hi again.

I really just take my ACR on the fly, depending on the spectators and how much they like it :) I'm very 'classic', nearly allways starting with a TL and ending with the bend. In the middle is more or less impromptu :)

What about yours?
Message: Posted by: chr!s (Nov 3, 2006 06:30AM)
Hi.
up until recently,i did a pretty standard,run of the mill routine on my ACR,but a little while back I developed it a little...i now force a card to start routine,and 2 duplicate cards are in play as well...this allows a double climax,wherein I have the marks card doubled with an indifferent card (back2back),pull the shapeshifter move to now display the indifferent card,simultaneously dropping a duplicate to the table/floor in front of the mark.nice little semi miracle.i then lose card again and pull 2nd duplicate from my wallet/their pocket/wherever I can load it.
thoughts?
Message: Posted by: Samuel (Dec 21, 2006 03:46AM)
Well, the "magic" of the Ambitious Card is often created by the spectator signing the card, so that they KNOW that there can't be a duplicate. While your approach probably works great, I'd never do it - because if I did - there would be nothing to stop me from using a OWFD ;)
Message: Posted by: The Funny Titan (Jan 13, 2007 05:08AM)
Wow great post a lot of useful information, lots of stuff that can help create an entire routine for you. Must also mention that Daryl's Ambitious Card DVD is great and taught me a lot
Message: Posted by: Screen (Feb 19, 2007 09:57AM)
Thanks for this Samuel! A lot of my my questions were answered in one place!
Message: Posted by: lubdub (Apr 6, 2007 10:58AM)
Very nice! good work! The best ambitous card in my opinion would be bill Malone's....it's a real show maker. It always gets laughs and best of all, it's fun to perform.

Best wishes and great job again,
Jordan
Message: Posted by: antonio2030 (Jun 9, 2007 07:32AM)
Great dude! Thanks! you saved us lot of searching!
Message: Posted by: Bernini Juvenalis (Oct 4, 2007 05:39AM)
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Our filosofies about ambitious card routine (short): it's a card shark trick getting the card on top for dealing it out, the most clean method is performing it tabled in stead of in the hand, be creative, face up/ face down deck/ card revelation, one handed, slow motion, reversed motion, flourish, slopy from middle, from bottem, eyes closed, in spectator hands etc. You can use it for practicing your best card controls...may be for any use. Looking for the best effect (it's your starting point), developping new effect in hyrarchie.
Message: Posted by: thepspdope (Jan 23, 2008 08:35AM)
Top Notch! It's great to have so much info well organized.
I too favour a TL to start, and the bend to finish is always a gasper.
Message: Posted by: Tim Dowd (Mar 27, 2008 04:29AM)
Does this count towards my 50 posts so I can be let into the reserved room? and if this is the only qualification? Lurkers are people too :)

Tim
Message: Posted by: sleeperz (Oct 14, 2008 01:48PM)
Very nice job for helping dot know this
Message: Posted by: studentoflife (Apr 7, 2009 09:38AM)
Wow, very nice post :)
Message: Posted by: DaleTrueman (Oct 27, 2009 07:15PM)
[quote]
On 2008-03-27 05:29, Tim Dowd wrote:
Does this count towards my 50 posts so I can be let into the reserved room? and if this is the only qualification? Lurkers are people too :)

Tim
[/quote]

Hmmm, I'm not sure...
Message: Posted by: calebjuggles (Aug 26, 2010 11:25PM)
Great job. Always loved a good ACR.
Message: Posted by: Ken Rabalais (Sep 13, 2010 03:56AM)
Samuel, Six years of "thank you for this thread" posts. Looks like more years to come. See how useful your post is?

Very cool, Thanks. It seems every hour you spent on it has resulted in many hours saved by those of us who read this.
Message: Posted by: DavinSimone (Oct 29, 2010 05:11AM)
Thanks much for this!
Message: Posted by: francisngkl (Feb 8, 2011 08:20AM)
Thank you, it's an excellent references for new comers like me.
Message: Posted by: rghale (Apr 6, 2011 04:23PM)
Isn't' it ironic that this post appears second from the top in this section?!?
Message: Posted by: landmark (May 6, 2011 03:56AM)
Huh? It was on top when I last looked.
Message: Posted by: hakz (May 21, 2011 12:43AM)
Thank you very much for this thread :)

very informative and quite a read!
Message: Posted by: 123crampt (Jun 18, 2011 09:34PM)
Thanks for your hard work, it's very helpful :)
Message: Posted by: mr.matt (Jun 27, 2011 09:41PM)
Very informative
Message: Posted by: NFW (Jul 10, 2011 03:11PM)
Samuel - that saved me a lot of time searching around !
Message: Posted by: magicofrovin (Oct 11, 2011 04:51PM)
Yeah right,.ambitious card is the best card magic routine , it compose of manysleights that we can apply,almost many,
Message: Posted by: JonesingForTruth (Sep 7, 2012 05:00AM)
Amazing compliation! Thank you so much!
Message: Posted by: Ikswonilak (Oct 9, 2012 08:29PM)
This is great! I look forward to reading further.
AK
Message: Posted by: sukria (Jan 9, 2013 05:15AM)
Thanks a lot for this compilation!
Message: Posted by: JuzzyDee (Jan 20, 2013 07:58PM)
AC is awesome. I like to play it into something else so that the entire AC routine is me "stuffing up". When doing a card to impossible location of some sort or another, I start the AC routine by asking is this your card? When they say no, I become more frustrated and confused as I try and reveal their card only to have the AC card keep popping up everywhere.
Message: Posted by: harbour (Mar 24, 2013 04:17PM)
Great Read.

Thanks for all of that work!
Message: Posted by: InstantMagicBen (Aug 4, 2013 08:55AM)
Thanks, great info! that's my afternoon planned!
Message: Posted by: bidbid (Aug 8, 2013 02:02PM)
Nice job really useful
Message: Posted by: mercedesrules (Aug 20, 2013 03:34PM)
......Thanks for this list. I am looking at it because of a trick Ekaterina performed on "Your Bleeped Up Brain".
Message: Posted by: JD Draws Things (Dec 11, 2013 04:12AM)
Great use of a sticky, thank you
Message: Posted by: TheMagicEgg (Dec 30, 2013 04:21PM)
So many years on from the original post and I for one am very thankful it still exists! Many thanks Samuel.
Message: Posted by: ClungeMagnet (Aug 5, 2014 04:06PM)
[quote]On Jul 22, 2004, Otis Day wrote:
What's wrong with asking questions that have already been answered? [/quote]

I agree. Who needs to spend precious time pointlessly searching a forum when you can just ask the same question hundreds of people have asked and thousands of people have answered before?
Message: Posted by: Xsyllman (Mar 8, 2015 05:15PM)
I'm (very) late to this dance, but please pardon my waltzing in here to make a brief comment (my second post, overall, in the Café). Although there has been a few comments about the need for Samuel's post, which aggregates many Café threads about this topic (as well as LeConte's thread for the Double Lift), I find it to be <b>EXTREMELY</b> useful as a new member here. While there is clearly an order to the seeming chaos of the forum, new members such as myself are (and will likely be, for some time) still finding their way around. It's like going to a new job, at a new building, midway through one's career: Although one is well-versed in the matters of his profession, one still has to acclimate himself to the new surroundings. Directional signs, which longtime residents might take for granted, greatly assist the new arrivals.

So, a big "thank you" to Samuel and to LeConte for their efforts in providing the equivalent of a directional sign for these two topics. I know that there's a 'Search' function available, but these two aggregations save me that particular step. Please note that I'm not attempting any disputation toward those who believe Samuel's and LeConte's work to be redundant or unnecessary. I'm merely posting this comment to say that some folks, and especially newbies like myself, find them to be very helpful.
Message: Posted by: dleiber (Mar 10, 2015 12:51PM)
Ditto what many others have said. Thanks for compiling the original list of links and making it sticky. Info here is voluminous and things like this are especially helpful to newbie visitors.
Message: Posted by: MarloFan93 (May 25, 2016 11:04PM)
[quote]On Mar 8, 2015, Xsyllman wrote:
I'm (very) late to this dance, but please pardon my waltzing in here to make a brief comment (my second post, overall, in the Café). Although there has been a few comments about the need for Samuel's post, which aggregates many Café threads about this topic (as well as LeConte's thread for the Double Lift), I find it to be <b>EXTREMELY</b> useful as a new member here. While there is clearly an order to the seeming chaos of the forum, new members such as myself are (and will likely be, for some time) still finding their way around. It's like going to a new job, at a new building, midway through one's career: Although one is well-versed in the matters of his profession, one still has to acclimate himself to the new surroundings. Directional signs, which longtime residents might take for granted, greatly assist the new arrivals.

So, a big "thank you" to Samuel and to LeConte for their efforts in providing the equivalent of a directional sign for these two topics. I know that there's a 'Search' function available, but these two aggregations save me that particular step. Please note that I'm not attempting any disputation toward those who believe Samuel's and LeConte's work to be redundant or unnecessary. I'm merely posting this comment to say that some folks, and especially newbies like myself, find them to be very helpful. [/quote]

So well put Xsyllman, I have been doing a serious ACR for 10 years or more and have not really changed it much in the past 6-7 years but that has changed now. This Post helped me so much in so many ways. Not just with ACR but also with performance and magical theory in general.

And yes these forums can be very chaos fueled and this does help point around in some of the right directions.

THNAKS so much for your work and effort. You have truly helped the profession more than you will ever realize.