Picking Up Odds And Ends

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Just about the first thing you hear about running a business is that it is a lot of little cleanup work. Kelly and I have streamlined a lot of QS so that things generally handle themselves and our writers and editors have the autonomy to tackle challenges. We are blessed with motivated and intelligent people that make the "you just put out fires" thing mostly irrelevant to QS.

It is, however, a perpetual learning process. Sometimes, for example, card images don't show up in articles - it's a quirk that must be manually fixed, as I did in a recent article. I don't mind doing it, though I wish I knew the root cause. We are also having some issues with the ebook sale - it sends a download link to your PayPal email account when you order, which is great, but some people don't use their PayPal email often! Tonight, I changed some of the wording on the "pitch page" to make it clearer that it went to PayPal. We will be developing a system that will ask for an email prompt or alternately, will ask for login info. I particularly like the second if we can interface it with our existing member system (which currently only manages writers and editors). That's because we can develop purchaser-specific content and host it right on the webpage, which I really want to do.

So, small little learning things here and there.

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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