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Topic: Is It OK To Ask About Techniques?
Message: Posted by: KenRyan (Nov 11, 2014 05:01PM)
Is it OK to ask for tips on how to do certain things? I only ask because I know that it's important not to reveal stuff about how all magic tricks are done to the public. Though I suppose if they really wanted to know, they could just buy the books:-P. But I'd rather be safe than sorry, so I check first.

I'm having a lot of trouble (as in I can't do it at all) doing a certain single technique.


Message: Posted by: Ray Bertrand (Nov 11, 2014 05:10PM)
Hi Ken.

Your questions may be answered down below after you have achieved 50 posts. Asking how to do certain techniques on this forum will not work as it is accessible to Google and other search engines.

Message: Posted by: Anatole (Nov 11, 2014 07:43PM)
I don't think it would be a violation of Café ethics when submitting a question to ask for a list of sources that will point you to the information you are looking for. For instance, if you wanted help on learning how to make fans of cards appear from at your fingertips or specific coin sleights, members of the Café could provide you with the titles of books or videos that might help. At times I have even suggested--again in a private message rather than the open forum--various tips to help the inquirer in his/her progress. Another option is to use asterisks to replace key letters in a secret, like this: "I'm having trouble with my s---- f-- technique" in the Finger/Stage Manipulation section. Personally, I like to find out first what sources the inquirer has already tried just to make sure that the inquiry is serious and not an attempt just to learn secrets.

----- Amado "Sonny" Narvaez
Message: Posted by: KenRyan (Nov 11, 2014 11:22PM)
And THAT is why I asked first. Thanks guys!

Message: Posted by: Dick Oslund (Nov 14, 2014 02:29AM)
(see Anatole's post above.