Guess we'll be sticking to reddit (or discord) after MTGA gets discontinued. They are building a new site, but I'm not sure they'll recreate all the threads.
As a heads up to anyone who wondered what happened after the G+ community shutdown...
First and foremost that was not our decision, Google decided to sunset G+ as a whole, so that is why the G+ community shutdown. We have since moved to Reddit and Discord.
Secondly, incase some of you are not aware, the(now defunct)G+/reddit group is not affiliated with MTGS, so please don't think that if something happens here, that our site is some kind of backup. We strongly encourage people to stay here at MTGS or wherever they move the site to, as there are a lot of great resources that you can't find elsewhere on the net. Our goal is not to take away from MTGS or any other group, but to add an additional place for people to gather, share ideas and resources. We welcome newcomers and you'll find that a lot of our rules align with that of this thread's, so there isn't much of a gap. If you are interested join our community, click here for Reddit and here for Discord
Third, I have received many PM's containing praise and kind words and I would like to thank all of you for them, but I would like to take a moment to say that I am not a Moderator here(this relates to the statement above). While I do run the other group with a friend, my place here at MTGS is the same as yours.... sharing resources and posting renders for people to enjoy.
Lastly, regarding locked templates.... I have received a lot of PM's about locked templates and when they will be available again. At this time, access to these locked templates will be very limited, so don't be upset if you don't get access to them. While I know this is frustrating to many of you, especially newcomers, I ask for your patience while I work with WotC, and Hasbro legal teams to stop the counterfeits produced and sold from those templates. Once there is some resolution to this issue, I will make an announcement when these templates will be opened up to the public again.
You guys are awesome and have shared some really great stuff here, keep up the great work and ideas!
There has been some movement in the process of getting a few proxy sellers off the market, but there is still a long way to go to reduce the footprint of stolen work and damage that they have caused. I can only ask that if you see something, say something! The more participation and eyes we can get on this, the more this community and myself can open templates back up for public sharing. If you are wanting to report something but are unsure who or how to report, please feel free to send a PM me and I will assist you. With that being said, after a thorough investigation and evaluation, I have unlocked several templates for the public again. However there is a caveat to this, Masterpiece, Dominaria, Ixalan, Spellbook as well as a few other templates will remain locked. As time proceeds, and more action is taken against those who are jeopardizing our community, I will continue to evaluate whether more templates will be unlocked or not.
If you are interested in joining our community you can click here for Reddit and here for Discord