Doubling Season Press Release 07/29/10

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Dear Doubling Season Readers,

This is Doug Linn from Doubling Season. First, we would like to thank you for demonstrating amazing loyalty in your readership of our start-up site. We are constantly motivated by the great feedback we get and we love to deliver content that you want to devour.

As you may have heard, Jonathan Medina is now a featured writer for Star City Games. We would like to congratulate Jonathan on his move to as a premium writer. He has earned his position and we wish him well in his future there. Due to potential conflicts of interest, however, we are unable to continue working together at this time.  We plan to proceed without his valuable contributions to our project, both with writing and substantial “back of the house” web design. If you liked the look of Doubling Season, Jon was the man responsible for it looking so slick.  Unfortunately in light of Jon's new arrangement, which will preclude him from writing elsewhere, we were unable to come to an agreement that would allow us to retain the Doubling Season site and name. Since had such a warm and loyal following, it was the logical place to start the next phase of our project. Kelly has graciously offered the website's name, hosting and brand to the project, though it will no longer be his blog.  It will instead be your home for great Magic writing from all of the Quiet Speculation staff.

We are asking you to make a change - a small change; a change to your bookmarks tab, to be specific. We are moving all content from to, the former home of co-founder Kelly’s blog, and where many of you originally read about our project. We will continue to bring you the same great writers, content, and even the weekend coverage.  The only change will be to the name of the site.

We are still committed to producing the best online journalism about Magic: The Gathering's secondary markets. At Quiet Speculation, we assure you that you will continue to receive novel and helpful tips to make you a better trader and secure the best deals you can, every day. We are working quickly on rolling out our premium content model, so readers can get a true edge on the competition, one trade at a time.

What should you look forward to in the future for Quiet Speculation? We will continue serve you as a dynamic editorial staff that is eager to create a grassroots community within this burgeoning area of Magic: The Gathering. Expect to see content and technology requests implemented, get Twitter and email responses from our excellent authors and staff, and participate in live meet-ups at major events where you can meet us and we can meet you!  We also have plans to host live web chats where you can get your questions answered in real-time and pick the brains of the best in the business.  We also have a pages-long list of features we'll be implementing as we grow.  It is our goal to make Quiet Speculation more than just a collection of the best writers on our subject; we aim to grow the site into a robust toolkit for anyone who's interested in making better trades and purchases.  While we will keep these features under wraps until they are close to launch, believe me when I say that you will most assuredly have access to top-level information and tools unavailable anywhere else.

On behalf of the editors and writers at Quiet Speculation, we welcome you to our new site and we thank you for following us in this transition. This change was unplanned and unexpected, but we will do our best to ensure a smooth transition.  The current theme of the site will be upgraded shortly, however our top priority is ensuring that there is no interruption of content and that our readers continue to receive the best financial information we can provide.  Thank you for your patience and continued loyalty.

Doug Linn

Co-Founder, Quiet Speculation

Douglas Linn

Doug Linn has been playing Magic since 1996 and has had a keen interest in Legacy and Modern. By keeping up closely with emerging trends in the field, Doug is able to predict what cards to buy and when to sell them for a substantial profit. Since the Eternal market follows a routine boom-bust cycle, the time to buy and sell short-term speculative investments is often a narrow window. Because Eternal cards often spike in value once people know why they are good, it is essential for a trader to be connected to the format to get great buys before anyone else. Outside of Magic, Doug is an attorney in the state of Ohio.  Doug is a founding member of Quiet Speculation, and brings with him a tremendous amount of business savvy.

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