I agree that their are some fluffy spells and things in this site but I also was told that spells are only as strong as the person casting it and the mind set of the persons spell when it has been casted as well. Also there are many differant spells and many differant levels of people that are practicing on the site. For instance if someone cast an abundance spell for somene that has been practicing for ten uears it may work a little better then me casting it when I have been practicing for nine and a half months.it just depends. The spell and the persons energy. I do definatly hear what you are saying though I have seen some spells on here that I have kind of giggled at when I saw them. Good luck to you and blessed be
It is not impossible to tell if a spell will work unless you try it. Common sense, reasonable expectations, and some attempt at knowledge before practice go a long way.
Beyond this, others have described aptly why there are so many spells. Efforts are made to edit and delete as possible, but as suggested when so many individuals, as young as 13, join and decide that with their vast array of knowledge that they should add spells for the masses. Beyond that, the practice of magic has always attracted those who were not overburdened with sanity. They contribute as well.
The strength/belief of an individual working a spell may well have something to do with the impact of the spell, but that does not mean that a strong individual believing in idiocy can make idiocy come true.
As always, if it seems too good to be true, it probably is. We play babysitter enough. Please do not play with matches, and please do not contribute and/or whine about the existing nonsense.
Re: Completely fake spells... By: SilverClairy
Post # 8 Sep 20, 2014
I have also come across some members that are younger than the minimum age limit specified; some ten years old at the youngest, they just lied about their age when registering their membership. Most of the younger ones minds' are crammed with fantasy bogus, thus the major amount of fluffiness, but I can't say I can blame them, with all of the ridiculous (and sometimes offensive) nonsense they are exposed to from TV and other sources in their upbringing (and sometimes, it isn't even just the younger ones!)
Everyone has a "fluffy" stage (unfortunately, I know I had mine, but luckily I became more educated and out grew it quickly), so they will stick with what they believe is true.
Until they mature and learn to recognize what "is" and "isn't", we must learn to have patience with them and help point them in the right direction. Just always remember the saying: "You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make it drink"-- which means you can give them resources and tools to acquire the accurate information for them to grow, but you can't force them to learn unless they want to.
Anyway, the most guarantee way to make sure a spell can work, is by making your own. There are many resources on this site explaining the process, which I also found very helpful when I first started out.
Using common sense, if the spell seems far fetched or too good to be true, rating them low will bring down the popularity and it will help others recognize which ones are worth looking at or not (especially under Spell Casters), and it really helps out the site.
I hope that helps a little. Good luck and blessed be!
No, there are not shapeshifters. Not physically. I would explain, but explanations have been offered numerous times and it is an exhausting and pointless endeavor. Please refrain from such things in the future.
(It is not impossible to tell if a spell will work unless you try it. Common sense, reasonable expectations, and some attempt at knowledge before practice go a long way.-AwakeTooLong)
Point well taken. I stand corrected.
Re: Completely fake spells... By: Tininha
Post # 12 Feb 14, 2016
If spells cannot be deleted could we just make a subdivision for spells that after X replies by members with higher experience level will be moved into a Section Named Fictional/ Spells that do not work. This way these spells would still be on... but filtered out
We already do that with spells on the site. They're usually put into the appropriately named fantasy section. If you use common sense, you don't need someone else to tell you what's realistic. There's no need to bump up a two year old post just because people can't tell the difference between fantasy and reality.
Re: Completely fake spells... By: Tininha
Post # 14 Feb 14, 2016
Some spells albeit realistically looking may not work... even a trained magician may get it wrong. And the reason I mention this is that instead of them appearing highly ranked, they would be in a separate área and not spamming the site. Most Fake spells are not in the Fantasy section