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First off, let me say that The Magic Cafe is the best site of its kind. However, I am sometimes annoyed by the lack of experience of some of its members.

The idea of having advanced or hidden sections is great. However, the way you get access to these sections is to make a certain number of postings. I don't think that this is fair or logical... I could go around simply adding messages like "Great idea, Scott!" in all the forums and quickly reach my 50, 100 or 200. Is this really the fairest way of getting access to the hidden sections?!

Bye for now

Harold Cataquet
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Well, I'm not the manager, but I can at least partially address this.

Actually, we (the staff) keep a pretty sharp eye out for exactly that sort of thing (meaningless posts to try to get to 50), as it has been tried in the past (unsuccessfully). When we see someone doing the "I agree," or "Great idea" thing repeatedly, without adding anything of value to the discussion, we pull up all of their posts. If there is an abundance of them, we delete them and warn the person that this tactic will not work. If they persist, stronger action is taken.

However, if someone posts meaningful statements or questions, regardless of their actual experience, we feel that they deserve to be in the "secret" areas as much as anyone. Besides, very often beginners or less experienced magicians bring up points the more experienced guys tend to overlook. As Peter Marucci so often says, we can learn something from just about anyone!
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