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MJ Marrs
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Just out of curiosity, since this is the PREMIER spot on the web for magic, have you guys ever thought about having a simple question to be answered by the person accessing the site as a means to help protect magic's secrets? Something such as, "Who was the Professor?"

Or would this be too problematic?

Thanks for your hard work!
magicman147
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Good idea , it would make sense to do something like this , that way it would stop idiots coming onto the site .
Dave Scribner
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Thanks for the suggestion however, since the Café caters to all skill levels and in some cases members who are not magicians, (escapeologists, mentalists, jugglers etc), it would be unfair to expect everyone to know the answer to a magic question. Make it hard and we'd lose some potentially good members, make it easy and it defeats the purpose of the question.
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Mya Angel
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That is the reason for the 50 posts before entering the Banquet area though, it gives us a chance to check you out. It is also the reason behind the first 50 posts must have content and contribute to the Café rule.

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BonzoTheClown
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Can't you at least have compulsory registration which would

a) Prevent bots indexing the Café, making it easier for casual surfers to piece together bits of information.

b) Discourage those who don't have a real interest from going further.

It's not much to ask that people sign-up with a nickname and password to read the site, so why don't you do it?

Marc Climens
Dave Scribner
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The purpose of the Café is Magicians helping Magicians. It is open for all skill levels and interests. If someone is interested enough to search through all the available posts to piece together information, then they do in fact have an interest.

That is why, as Mya said, we have the 50 post restriction to prevent secrets from being discussed openly.
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