Please sign this petition to ban exposure 1000+ sigs already

Can't find a suitable category? Post it here!!

Moderators: Mandrake, bananafish, Lady of Mystery, support, nickj

Dude That's Cool Magic Web Design for Magicians Visit Magicbox for all the latest and best effects! World-Of-Magic, Suppliers of quality Magic Worldwide Best prices around! MagicWorld Magic Shop for Magic Tricks

Postby Lord Freddie » Sep 6th, '07, 21:02

I don't think it will make one jot of a difference, sadly.
Exposure is one thing, but magic performed badly is the worst exposure and youtube can't really remove a video as it's a bad performance.

When you see some of the things that are allowed on there, exposure of magic is no doubt the least of their worries. It's a pain, but there's little we can do about it.

"You're like Yoda ..... you'd sell out to a Vodaphone advert if the money was right."
User avatar
Lord Freddie
Elite Member
Posts: 3657
Joined: Oct 8th, '06, 15:23
Location: Berkshire

Postby mccabe24 » Sep 6th, '07, 22:18

Just signed it. I really hope this works. Mind, even if it does, Lord Freddie makes a good point.

User avatar
Senior Member
Posts: 449
Joined: Aug 18th, '06, 20:39

Postby themagicwand » Sep 6th, '07, 22:43

Magicians should worry less about YouTube and more about their own performance. Do you really think that the lay people you will meet out there in the real world have nothing better to do than spend every waking hour pouring over YouTube to find out how magicians do "things" just in case they should ever bump into a magcian who wants to show them an ACR? To use an Americanism - get over it.

The only people who watch exposure videos on YouTube are magicians worrying about exposure, the really bad "magicians" who actually post the videos, and friends of the really bad "magicians" who laugh at the videos and say their friend is probably gay. Oh and 12 year old kids who are "into" magic for the next 3 days and want to know some secrets before moving onto their next big thing. Nobody else cares.

User avatar
Elite Member
Posts: 4555
Joined: Feb 24th, '06, 11:08
Location: Through the looking glass. (CP)

Wikipedia are full of sponge balls

Postby Beaye » Sep 8th, '07, 02:07

They say that they wont edit magic info because its "information" and thats got to be free and available. What ridiculous rational idealism

I bet they don't tell you how to make nerve gas and other weapons.
Why??? because someone will get hurt. but this information is hurting our artform.......

I'd like to cut and restore a noose around their necks or french drop them off a cliff.

:evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil:

Just cause a guy does magic, it doesn't mean he can't kick some ass.


User avatar
Junior Member
Posts: 11
Joined: Sep 1st, '07, 03:38
Location: London

Postby dimabbq » Oct 19th, '07, 23:38

I once introduced someone to magic as i thought they would be a keen and devoted learner yet after giving tips and a couple of secrets they got bored of magic and ruined it for others on the way.
How the hell are you supposed to hone skills with others when there are scum like him?

As for YouTube, i honestly have no problem with basic techniques to start people off on magic because that is how i started. What annoys me the most is how people post full length routines up there for the "i've seen that one on YouTube"-idiots who miss the point of magic and performing altogether.

Preferred Member
Posts: 169
Joined: Aug 21st, '07, 01:24
Location: UK, St Albans

Postby kheard » Oct 30th, '07, 12:08

I've signed it! I just hope they take some notice!

New User
Posts: 8
Joined: Sep 25th, '07, 13:38
Location: England

Postby joecarr14 » Nov 8th, '07, 21:05

i have but i have to agree with freddie that it wont make much difference... :/

bah humbug...
User avatar
Senior Member
Posts: 602
Joined: Oct 2nd, '07, 16:49

Postby MrSvengali » Nov 24th, '07, 05:52

Yes I know the owner of MagicVideoDepot. We did a few concept designs for his website logo in a recent competition.

I'm glad to see that we are all in it together to abolish (or reduce) magic exposure.

New User
Posts: 8
Joined: Nov 19th, '07, 12:13

Postby Magic-al-brighton » Dec 19th, '07, 20:32

just signed it, i didnt read it first though so i hope i havnt just signed my house away!! lol

Junior Member
Posts: 32
Joined: Dec 19th, '07, 19:07
Location: Brighton

Postby crozboz » Jan 13th, '08, 13:47

My question is where is the fine line between people blatantly exposing tricks, and explaining how to do them, and the poor kid that tried it a couple of times then recorded it badly so it shows how to do it? Thats the same isnt it?

I signed it to mark the 1 year anniversary of it coming to this forum! :D

All the best,
User avatar
Advanced Member
Posts: 1063
Joined: Mar 5th, '06, 19:35
Location: York (23:WP)

Postby xxjustinukxx » Jan 18th, '08, 16:46

This sounds like a step in the right direction!

I've signed it!

User avatar
Junior Member
Posts: 25
Joined: Mar 25th, '05, 14:45

Postby dc2222 » Feb 2nd, '08, 22:46

Done and dusted

Junior Member
Posts: 17
Joined: Jan 19th, '08, 20:54

Postby Whalemeister » Feb 5th, '08, 14:07

You can add my name to the list too.

It is a tricky thing though as (mentioned here several times) there is a very thin line between an effect performed so badly that it 'tips the gaff' and shows how it's done, but it's a step towards getting rid of the blatant 'this is how it's done' vids that really irritate me :x

User avatar
Preferred Member
Posts: 111
Joined: Jan 21st, '08, 16:55
Location: Wokingham UK (31:AH)

Postby SlieghtOfHand » Feb 6th, '08, 05:02

Done. Thanks for that link. Can't wait to see if it works!


Junior Member
Posts: 10
Joined: Feb 3rd, '08, 00:29

Postby dc2222 » Feb 8th, '08, 16:36

I found this good video on magic exposure.

Junior Member
Posts: 17
Joined: Jan 19th, '08, 20:54


Return to Miscellaneous

Aeternum Servare Secreta UK's Online Magic Tricks and Jokes Shop offers kids and beginner magic tricks and jokes. Best prices around! Manufacturer of modern & unique magic apparatus! A web site set up to sell my book, THE STRIPPER DECK, and future magical/mentalism titles. Sorcery Shop - Home of the ITR Playing Cards for Magicians

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 0 guests