So MTGSalvation will not be closing in July as expected. I know the news of the closure is still fresh in everyone's minds and this development has only added to the confusion. It does not help matters that the staff had very short notice of the sale of the site as well. Still, I, as well as the entire site staff, wishes the new ownership well; MTGSalvation is as important to us as it is to the rest of the community and we hope for the forums to stay online.
That being said: Once the new site - which I can now say is to be called MTGNexus - is up and running, I will no longer be involved in the Custom Card Creation community on MTGSalvation. MTGNexus is the project of almost all of the current MTGSalvation staff, all of whom I admire and trust, and it is my firm decision to start the custom card community that has been a key part of my life for nigh on fifteen years afresh in newer, hopefully even more fertile soil on a wholly independent site. All future custom card contests I run will take place on MTGNexus and very soon all of the custom card discussion I take part in will be there too.
Anyone who wishes to remain here and try and continue the amazing work that CCC has done on MTGS has all of my love and moral support. I want custom Magic to thrive everywhere, not just in the site that I happen to be active in. But it is my great hope that as many of you as possible will come with me to MTGNexus's Custom Card Creation subforum. It will not have the weight of 15 years of history, but I know that as long as it has you - hands-down my favorite people on the internet - it will have a very, very bright future.
Oh, and I think some of the tools that are planned for the new site are going to help, too. But that's a conversation for another time.
There is no connection, and one of the primary reasons we are still moving on to a new site is that we the staff will have complete independence; we are our own parent company on Nexus and can roll out new features without waiting on outside developers.