Why does every post on here have to be dumbed down to a beginner though?
To answer your question, I don't really see it as "dumbing down" but trying to help the youth. I truly believe in helping children pursue their passion for magic. Many youth performers visit this section, and no offense kids, but they tend to think Children's magic is easy when the opposite is true. I know a lot of the youths do not belong or do not have Assemblys or Rings available to them. For them, they come to learn. If they were to go to another forum (i.e. the Cafe) they would have a much more difficult time. [Nothing against the Cafe, I am a member and think the forum is a great source of information and place to network with other magicians-- but face it, you'd better have some thick skin at times.]
So what it all boils down to is that I will always be looking out for our younger members. It is who I am. I am a mom. I will try to give practical advice to the kids. I will try to share the info we have learned in our own family through our experiences with our daughter's growth in magic.
My posts are never to take away from the adult magicians here on the boards, but let's face it, they have many more resources available to them on the net than do the kids.
Updated==> P.S. Hey Kyle, I haven't seen you around in a while. Good to see your name pop up on the boards. How have you been? Hope things are going well for you!