Thanks to the many donations from "Friends of UC" this user-supported website is already prepaid two years into the future - with professional grade and bandwidth hosting on "HostGator" already paid until mid-2018 and the domain registration is paid through 2018 as well. Friends of UC have paid $9.99 cents a month for me to have a subscription to Adobe "Photography" part of Creative Crowd, including the ability to use full-blown versions of both PhotoShop and LightRoom as well as the ability for me to examine and figure out how anything an artist has created using Adobe's Illustrator (any version) looks on an on-going basis.
Thank you, personally, and as a team - for all every one of you does to keep this website free, unbiased, open and the definitive source for everything related to cardistry, magic and "all things playing cards".
As we approach the "real" (as opposed to every fake member that's ever even tried to log on ever) 2000 members as well as 100,000 topics, UC carries on with a new venture "U C Deck Sales", which will be hosted on Shopify, the Carat Card Case[tm] sales will move there, as well as anything that might appear in the current "https://www.unitedcardists.com/ucoffers.php" page. We just took a look at the structure of the forums which had gotten a little bit of fat and trimmed it somewhat, and in doing so it might be confusing just a little to long-time members - for a week. Otherwise, it's just a bit leaner and meaner and easier to find your way around, and some obsolete or virtually obsolete forums that either might as well be deprecated were folded into other related topics, or removed all-together (i.e. truly deprecated), and certain things were moved to a more logical new home, hopefully without really throwing a monkey wrench into anything.
If you see something that causes you severe heartburn (and in "Merikun, that's just sour stomach, nothing to do with your ticker being on fire), please let me know and we'll think about it. I think between the logical combinations, moves, removes, rearrangements, removal of "sticky" threads and such it's leading to a cleaner (and like I said before leaner) website. "I've been known to be wrong before"...
One of the additions coming in the U C Deck Sales Shopify store is Eli Retschlag's cardistry and magic videos, as well as his unbelievably diverse collection of ever expanding card clips, which he designs and makes by hand one at a time. There will be a few other surprises as we move forward, but cardistry being our main focus and the origin of this website itself, we're going to focus a bit more on the original intent for UC. After all, it's not "UnitedCollectors"...
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