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Subject: Updating the MTG promo card database   PostPosted: Wed Jan 08, 2014 11:13 pm Reply with quote

Hi, I recommend the following to better organize the promos for MTG:

create separate sections for the following promo programs:
1) Arena
2) FNM
3) Judge
4) MPS
5) Player Rewards (both the tokens and the textless promos)
6) Misc promos (HPB, IDW, Happy Holiday, DragonCon, and other event/convention/media/special promos)

grouping all other promos used to promote the release their respective sets (i.e. Gateway/WPN, League tokens, prerelease and release, gameday, buy a box, etc).

Promos with their own sections are because they are not released in conjunction with the release and promotion of new sets.

As WOTC will be changing the frame in M15 and all promos released in conjunction with a set will have the premium star as part of their card number, the start of changing the organization of the promos now will allow a smooth transition into organizing new set lists with the M15 frame and will also eliminate the need for the eventual creation of new promo sections, as otherwise the current sections WILL eventually get too big (unless another program is created that won't fall in with the aforementioned promo sections).

As the Arena, MPS and Player Rewards programs are all no longer active programs, once these sections are reformatted, they will require no further work/input, too.

I can provide an excel file with all of the promos to Admin to help ease the work if they so desire. I will also be able to provide scans of most of these cards in the following months if TCO does not already have them.


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Subject:    PostPosted: Sun Jan 19, 2014 11:02 pm Reply with quote

Hello everybody, I appreciate the 5,000+ views to this post, but please provide some feedback as well, or please use the poll option (I think I provided a reasonable response for just about everyone).

And to clarify the part about grouping the promos used to promote the release of their respective set, I will use the Bident of Thassa Launch promo as an example: it has a star in front of it's card number and the word "Launch" after the number (*42/249 Launch). The Bident of Thassa promo also has the Theros expansion symbol. Under my proposed re-organization of promotional cards it would be in the Theros set, and you would see it next to the regular version of the card when you view the set.
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Subject:    PostPosted: Sun Jan 26, 2014 7:52 am Reply with quote

12,000+ views, and only two votes?!?!?
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Subject: view   PostPosted: Sun Jan 26, 2014 9:20 am Reply with quote

Despite the high number of "views" the forums are actually highly unused. There are only about 6500 members on tco and most forums have vastly more views than there are members, especially since a high number of members are inactive. I'm sure most of these view are from web-crawlers and other bots across the net querying the forum.
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