MagicTimes Calls it Quits

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MagicTimes Calls it Quits

Postby Dustin Stinett » January 1st, 2004, 12:32 am

After 2,092 issues, with issue 2,093 (dated January 1, 2004) Meir Yedid has announced that his terrific MagicTimes site will cease daily magic news reporting (though the Magic TV Guide and other affiliated sites will continue). This is sad for us all--MagicTimes has been my homepage for a very long time--but his reasons, made clear on the site, are quite understandable. Meir will publish an e-news letter, so be sure to sign up for that! And of course, all you magic news junkies are free to post news here in our Buzz forum.

Good luck Meir, and best wishes, Happy New Year and most of all, thank you very much!

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Re: MagicTimes Calls it Quits

Postby Richard Kaufman » January 1st, 2004, 10:13 am

I'd be extremely curious to hear from all of you who've regularly read Magic Times. Please post a brief note here if you've read it.
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Re: MagicTimes Calls it Quits

Postby Eric Rose » January 1st, 2004, 10:18 am

I'll admit to being a MagicTimes junkie - it was the first site I'd check each morning. I'm very appreciative of all the time Mr. Yedid put into the site and look forward to seeing who will step up to the plate and take over the task next. Meir set the bar high and his work will be missed.

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Re: MagicTimes Calls it Quits

Postby Robert Kane » January 1st, 2004, 10:25 am

I love Magic Times and check it every day. Hope it does not go away :(

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Re: MagicTimes Calls it Quits

Postby kenguru » January 1st, 2004, 10:42 am

I check MagicTimes regularly
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Re: MagicTimes Calls it Quits

Postby Bob Baker » January 1st, 2004, 11:32 am

Check it every day.
Will be sorely missed.

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Re: MagicTimes Calls it Quits

Postby Dave Egleston » January 1st, 2004, 11:40 am

I checked it every Sunday evening - Guess I'd better check it today

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Re: MagicTimes Calls it Quits

Postby Kevin Connolly » January 1st, 2004, 12:04 pm

I'm sorry to hear it too. :( I only collect Houdini material, but this site(and Genii Forum) were the only magic sites I checked daily. It had all the the latest news etc. I really looked forward to reading every weekday.

Congrats to Meir for a great run. ;)

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Re: MagicTimes Calls it Quits

Postby Pete Biro » January 1st, 2004, 12:50 pm

Sorry about it, will be missed here... but I know it takes a lot of work. :(
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Re: MagicTimes Calls it Quits

Postby magicpirate82 » January 1st, 2004, 1:01 pm

I read it weekly, along with TV Magic Guide. In fact, I believe it was the first magic website I came across when I got back into magic about 6 years ago and turned to the world wide web for resources.

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Re: MagicTimes Calls it Quits

Postby John Smetana » January 1st, 2004, 2:00 pm

Very sorry to see this fine site disappear. I was a regular reader and will miss it. Thanks for all your work Meir, and best wishes for continued success.

Best thoughts,
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Re: MagicTimes Calls it Quits

Postby Wolfgang » January 1st, 2004, 2:17 pm

I will miss it. I checked in every three or four days and found it very usefull. It must have a monumental task for Meir and I am surprised he did it as long as he did.
Thank You for a huge effort, it was appreciated.

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Re: MagicTimes Calls it Quits

Postby Guest » January 1st, 2004, 2:59 pm

Magic Times was my first stop after logging on (just before the Forum) for quite a while. When Meir went to a less frequent schedule, so did I - I still check in every 3-4 days. Meir's site is always informative and he seems to have sources others don't! I'm sure it's a gigantic pain, but I'll miss it just the same! Thanks, Meir! --Asrah

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Re: MagicTimes Calls it Quits

Postby Andrew Martin Portala » January 1st, 2004, 3:37 pm

Yep, every morning and my wife read it too.
The Magic Times will be sadly missed.
But hey I still got my coffee with my french vanilla creamer and the genii forum. :D

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Re: MagicTimes Calls it Quits

Postby Jerry Harrell » January 1st, 2004, 4:25 pm

Magic Times was one of only two magic sites (the other being this one) that I went to daily. It was a class act and will be a real loss to the online magic community.

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Re: MagicTimes Calls it Quits

Postby Jeff Eline » January 1st, 2004, 6:17 pm

Me too. I checked it every day. :(

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Re: MagicTimes Calls it Quits

Postby skeptic555 » January 1st, 2004, 7:53 pm

Add me to the list of regular visitors...

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Re: MagicTimes Calls it Quits

Postby Tommy Brown » January 1st, 2004, 8:28 pm

I'm sorry to see it go. I checked it every day.
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Re: MagicTimes Calls it Quits

Postby Glenn Farrington » January 1st, 2004, 9:29 pm

Every day...it was my home page. Meir did a fantastic job. I just hope everyone realizes the huge amount of work it took to run it. I'm amazed and glad he hung in there this long!
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Re: MagicTimes Calls it Quits

Postby Richard Tremblay » January 1st, 2004, 9:38 pm

I have been a regular since the beginning. In all those years, I may have miss only less than 20 times the daily update.

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Re: MagicTimes Calls it Quits

Postby Anthony Brahams » January 2nd, 2004, 3:35 am

Yes. I was a regular reader of Magic Times but do appreciate the time it must have taken to compile.
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Re: MagicTimes Calls it Quits

Postby Michael Edwards » January 2nd, 2004, 4:18 am

Magic Times has been an exceptional resource. The amount of work it took to maintain was enormous and we are all deeply indebted to Meir Yedid for bringing us this wonderful site for so long. Thank you, Meir.

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Re: MagicTimes Calls it Quits

Postby Michael Dustman » January 2nd, 2004, 7:51 am

I checked it every single day as soon as I got to the office. Or had it bookmarked on my laptop when I was travelling.

I will miss it dearly and thank Meir for all of his dedicated work in bringing it to us for this long.

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Re: MagicTimes Calls it Quits

Postby Tom Dobrowolski » January 2nd, 2004, 8:04 am

I also checked it daily and found it a tremendous resource. I especially liked the fact that there were no "politics" or "opinions" just information on what was happening in magic and links to follow up on any particular story.
I will definitely miss it and want to add my appreciaition to Meir Yedid for providing such a quality resource for as long as he did.

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Re: MagicTimes Calls it Quits

Postby Guest » January 2nd, 2004, 8:21 am

Checked it every day right before the Genii forum.I was very dissapointed when i read it was discontinued.

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Re: MagicTimes Calls it Quits

Postby Danny Archer » January 2nd, 2004, 10:39 am

Hats off to Meir for doing such an incredible job for so long ... Magic Times was a helpful web site and I checked it often ...
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Re: MagicTimes Calls it Quits

Postby Matthew Field » January 2nd, 2004, 1:01 pm

I depended on Magic Times for the latest news. I read it every day.

Thanks to Meir for doing an incredible job.

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Re: MagicTimes Calls it Quits

Postby David Oliver » January 2nd, 2004, 2:38 pm

Many thanks to Meir for his continued dedication and contributions to our little community. His "MagicTimes" was just one more example of how one person can use the internet wisely, and indeed make a difference around the world. For over six years, he kept us all up-to-date with show news, lecture tours, news articles, death notices and breaking news, faster and more accurately than anyone else. Although I am a bit saddened at the loss of getting my daily "Magic Times" fix, I believe this is just another one of those "transition" things, and that it won't be long until Meir surprises us again! I'm sure that bigger and better things are on the horizon!

Thanks for all of your tireless work, Meir!

Best to all in 2004!

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Re: MagicTimes Calls it Quits

Postby Guest » January 2nd, 2004, 3:31 pm

I read it daily and loved the Magic Guide.
It will be missed!

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Re: MagicTimes Calls it Quits

Postby GAMOLO » January 2nd, 2004, 3:56 pm

Always checked it M-F. Both the man and the site a real class act.

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Re: MagicTimes Calls it Quits

Postby Guest » January 2nd, 2004, 7:54 pm

I will definitely miss Yedid's MagicTimes. I logged onto it weekly and always enjoyed its content. MagicTimes and the TV Magic Guide is a great service to the magic world and Meir deserves major recognition for it! I think that to show our support, we should all place an order on his site as a way of saying THANKS!

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Re: MagicTimes Calls it Quits

Postby Grant McSorley » January 2nd, 2004, 9:56 pm

MagicTimes was one of the 3 sites I tried to check everyday. It will take a huge commitment from anyone who hopes replace it, or at least follow in its shoes. Labours of love like MagicTimes are what prove that there are people willing to give back to magic as much, if not more, than they've gotten out of it.

Thanks for everything Mr Yedid,
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Re: MagicTimes Calls it Quits

Postby chris morrison » January 3rd, 2004, 5:24 pm

Magic Times was my designated home page & I would download the text from the site to my PDA daily (via Avantgo), in case I needed to read it away from my computer.

I will miss Magic Times.

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Re: MagicTimes Calls it Quits

Postby Bob L » January 4th, 2004, 9:27 am

Like the Genii Forum, Magic Times was a website I visited every day.

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Re: MagicTimes Calls it Quits

Postby Rene Clement » January 5th, 2004, 7:40 am

I also checked Meir's site practically on a daily basis. I had a sad feeling the demise was near when Meir discontinued the weekend updates a short while back.
This was a lot of time and work for him and I too want to express my appreciation for all his efforts.

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Re: MagicTimes Calls it Quits

Postby Gary Freed » January 5th, 2004, 9:24 am

I've been checking Magic Times for so long I probably started taking it for granted. I think we tend to forget how much work was involved and that it did not magically produce itself..

Thank You Meir for all the time and energy you put in over the years

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Re: MagicTimes Calls it Quits

Postby Jeremy Greystoke » January 5th, 2004, 11:19 am

Add my voice to the chorus...I checked it almost every day. It was a wonderful resource to have and it will be sorely missed. I can only imagine how much time this project must have taken, and I'm glad he's keeping the archives online.

But now I'll have to find another daily fix for magic news.... :(

Thanks for the long, happy, and informative run!

Jeremy

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Re: MagicTimes Calls it Quits

Postby Guest » January 5th, 2004, 12:55 pm

List me as a regular reader and an amazed fan of Meir's dependability! BRAVO to you, Meir, on what has to be a peerless performance. I have subscribed to the "new series" (forgive the paper periodical jargon...) with hope and confidence!

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Re: MagicTimes Calls it Quits

Postby Guest » January 5th, 2004, 5:02 pm

Do add my name to your list of regular, i.e., daily, readers of Meir's Forum! I never missed it, and have enrolled in his new venture.

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Re: MagicTimes Calls it Quits

Postby mark » January 6th, 2004, 12:29 pm

I was another regular reader of the Magic Times. I am so sorry to see it go, but I understand the necessity. Thanks to Meir for all of the work that it took to keep us all informed. Guess I'll have to find a new home page.


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