I used to play Magic: the Gathering. Obsessively (is there any other way?) For about five years, I spent about as much time on that game as I currently spend on e2. I studied a decent amount of magic strategy. I still remember what every single card I run into here does. I played magic for about 5 years. Then I quit. Quite a few people quit.
Magic: the Gathering is not static. New cards come out. New rulings are made. New strategies become effective. Because of this, magic cards don't exactly fit in here. As long as the game continues to be updated (and there are no signs of that stoping,) it is nearly impossible to node about magic cards while still noding for the ages.
novalis auto-noded all of the magic card sets up to Urza's Saga. Since then, over +2500 new cards have entered the game. If the magic card writeups are to stay in the database, it is imperative that all of these new cards be added. A current player would have little use for the cards on the database right now, and much more use for current cards and current strategy writeups, of which there are none.
All of the rulings on the auto-noded cards are long outdated. The portion of the writeup that lists which set the cards belong to are similarly outdated. If magic card writeups are to stay in the database, every single one of them needs to be checked and updated. Whenever new rulings come out, the cards would again have to be updated. We are noding for the ages, after all. At the moment, a large percentage of novalis' magic card writeups are flawed. Unless they are all fixed, they really do not belong here.
Everything is not everything. This has clearly turned into a writing site. Writers write for an audience. The magic card writeups have a microscopic audience. To the rest of the noding population, the large majority of the people who click on that writeup, a magic card writeup is completely unreadable. This is very unfair to them.
The cards have had a long and controversial life here on e2. But it's really time for them to go.
They are gone.