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Thread started 12/01/07 6:04am

Mach

OMG Ben is in the NY Times !!

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Reply #1 posted 12/01/07 7:00am

gemini13

Cool, I didn't know Ben was so close to me.
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Reply #2 posted 12/01/07 8:42am

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Ohh purple joy oh purple bliss oh purple rapture!
REAL MUSIC by REAL MUSICIANS - Prince
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Reply #3 posted 12/01/07 9:22am

Nep2nes

Mach said:



They even quoted one of the orgers:

"As a fan wrote to prince.org: “The more I think about it, I say just drop him, remove all content, let him have his way. It’s obvious he doesn’t want us as fans anymore, so why should we want him?”

Who was that? you're famous dude. biggrin

Anyway I dont know why NYT simplified our complaints and made us sound like a bunch of hypersensitive "slavish" fans. They obviously dont have a long history of putting up with Prince's ego trips.
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Reply #4 posted 12/01/07 10:03am

2Jay

Members of mileyworld.com, mostly preteen and young teenage girls devoted to the Disney TV show “Hannah Montana” and the show’s star, Miley Cyrus, are suing the singer’s official fan Web site for allegedly promising them first dibs on concert tickets and leaving them empty-handed.

“I really don’t want to be in the fan club anymore,” said one of the plaintiffs, Mia Piazza, a 9-year-old from Pittsburgh.

falloff

They think they've got it bad
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Reply #5 posted 12/01/07 10:28am

2Jay

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Reply #6 posted 12/02/07 8:53am

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Coolness! Go Ben! dancing jig Go Ben! dancing jig Go Ben! dancing jig
RIP, Prince. A legend has left us, and you will be forever missed. cry

"She probably found her vagina". lol
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Reply #7 posted 12/02/07 11:27am

xplnyrslf

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I thought the Prince caricature looked sinister... wink
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Reply #8 posted 12/02/07 12:06pm

xplnyrslf

Nep2nes said:

Mach said:



They even quoted one of the orgers:

"As a fan wrote to prince.org: “The more I think about it, I say just drop him, remove all content, let him have his way. It’s obvious he doesn’t want us as fans anymore, so why should we want him?”

Who was that?
you're famous dude. biggrin

Anyway I dont know why NYT simplified our complaints and made us sound like a bunch of hypersensitive "slavish" fans. They obviously dont have a long history of putting up with Prince's ego trips.


I kinda think it was from SexyBeautifulOne's topic: "Let"s Give Prince What He Wants"
I can't find the exact quote, on 1st glance.
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Reply #9 posted 12/02/07 12:09pm

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It seems to be from "lazycrockett"'s comment...

The more I think bout it I say just drop him, remove all content let him have is way. It's obvious he DOESNT want us as fans anymore, so why should we WANT him. Let him move into his Xanadu and fondle snow globes for the rest of his lonely sad paranoid life.

The org will survive in one form or another, Id say just concentrate on a backup plan so if/when the boom is lowered everyone knows what new site to go to.


From this thread: http://prince.org/msg/3/251366
ben -- "the prince.org guy"
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Reply #10 posted 12/02/07 1:01pm

jasmine3121

Go Ben, Go Ben, Go Ben clapping dancing jig woot!
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Reply #11 posted 12/02/07 2:36pm

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ben rulez!
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Reply #12 posted 12/02/07 3:09pm

Flowerz

this is really nice... great article.. and i believe when the smoke clears and if his camp did a thorough examine of this place.. they'll see for themselves there's no illegal activities here .. it's a cool place to hang out in.. coffee
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Reply #13 posted 12/02/07 4:58pm

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xplnyrslf said:

Nep2nes said:



They even quoted one of the orgers:

"As a fan wrote to prince.org: “The more I think about it, I say just drop him, remove all content, let him have his way. It’s obvious he doesn’t want us as fans anymore, so why should we want him?”

Who was that?
you're famous dude. biggrin

Anyway I dont know why NYT simplified our complaints and made us sound like a bunch of hypersensitive "slavish" fans. They obviously dont have a long history of putting up with Prince's ego trips.


I kinda think it was from SexyBeautifulOne's topic: "Let"s Give Prince What He Wants"
I can't find the exact quote, on 1st glance.


They actually quoted me directly but it's not from that specific thread. shhh Prince might sue me for my 15 seconds of unnamed fame! giggle
[Edited 12/2/07 17:01pm]
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Reply #14 posted 12/02/07 4:59pm

xplnyrslf

From the NYT article:
"Over in the principality of Prince, subjects are also rebelling. Three fan Web sites have banded together as “Prince Fans United” to fight the music performer’s attempts to stop them from posting photos and other content related to him.
One of the sites declared: “We at prince.org will not stand for this and have joined forces with the other affected sites to tell our side of the story and stand up to what are, in our opinion, bullying tactics designed to silence freedom of speech.”

On their Web site, the leaders of Prince Fans United say they believe the performer is using copyright concerns to hide his real goal: “to stifle all critical commentary about Prince.”
Calls to AEG Live, the singer’s promoter, and to the Web Sheriff, the copyright enforcement company handling Prince’s cease-and-desist notices, were not returned. The fan sites, based in California and Europe, said they were negotiating a resolution and couldn’t comment on the dispute, but their message boards have not demonstrated noticeable new restraint."
(Ben's photo here...won't copy)
"As a fan wrote to prince.org: “The more I think about it, I say just drop him, remove all content, let him have his way. It’s obvious he doesn’t want us as fans anymore, so why should we want him?”
Ben Margolin, 36, a software engineering manager from Millbrae, Calif., said he became a founder of prince.org 10 years ago because “I really connected with his music.” But now the site functions more as an international social network where people discuss politics and other topics, he said.
“People stay for the community that’s evolved, the personalities and environment,” he said. “It’s a virtual hang-out.” "
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Reply #15 posted 12/02/07 5:17pm

babynoz

SexyBeautifulOne said:

xplnyrslf said:



I kinda think it was from SexyBeautifulOne's topic: "Let"s Give Prince What He Wants"
I can't find the exact quote, on 1st glance.


They actually quoted me directly but it's not from that specific thread. shhh Prince might sue me for my 15 seconds of unnamed fame! giggle
[Edited 12/2/07 17:01pm]





It's ironic that the one who's really benefitting from using his name is Barney Fife, lol



I've never seen Ben before! woot!
Prince, in you I found a kindred spirit...Rest In Paradise.
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Reply #16 posted 12/02/07 5:26pm

xplnyrslf



Ben, as seen by everyone who read the Times today...
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Reply #17 posted 12/02/07 5:32pm

SexyBeautifulO
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LOL! I like it!!!
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Reply #18 posted 12/02/07 5:42pm

xplnyrslf

xplnyrslf said:



Ben, as seen by everyone who read the Times today...


uhhh, I need to figure out how to edit Prince from the photo....

WHICH REMINDS ME!!!!!
Did the NYT hear from Prince's attorneys about having his image in the paper?
Now that would be an adversary.
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Reply #19 posted 12/02/07 7:35pm

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ben said:

It seems to be from "lazycrockett"'s comment...

The more I think bout it I say just drop him, remove all content let him have is way. It's obvious he DOESNT want us as fans anymore, so why should we WANT him. Let him move into his Xanadu and fondle snow globes for the rest of his lonely sad paranoid life.

The org will survive in one form or another, Id say just concentrate on a backup plan so if/when the boom is lowered everyone knows what new site to go to.


From this thread: http://prince.org/msg/3/251366


WooHOO!!!!!
The Most Important Thing In Life Is Sincerity....Once You Can Fake That, You Can Fake Anything.
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Reply #20 posted 12/02/07 9:18pm

SexyBeautifulO
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lazycrockett said:

ben said:

It seems to be from "lazycrockett"'s comment...



From this thread: http://prince.org/msg/3/251366


WooHOO!!!!!


So Prince won't be sending me cease and desists then! whew Cool! thumbs up!

giggle
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Reply #21 posted 12/02/07 9:39pm

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SexyBeautifulOne said:

lazycrockett said:



WooHOO!!!!!


So Prince won't be sending me cease and desists then! whew Cool! thumbs up!

giggle



Does this mean the WS's are going to start tailing me??
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Reply #22 posted 12/02/07 10:06pm

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xplnyrslf said:



as always Ben, thank you for putting up The Org and putting up with it
so we can have our virtual hang out woot!
and congratulations for having your pic in The NY Times! party
"Hyperactive when I was small, Hyperactive now I'm grown, Hyperactive 'till I'm dead and gone"
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Reply #23 posted 12/02/07 10:13pm

SexyBeautifulO
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lazycrockett said:

SexyBeautifulOne said:



So Prince won't be sending me cease and desists then! whew Cool! thumbs up!

giggle



Does this mean the WS's are going to start tailing me??


According to the PB guys, all you've got to do is watch for the flash when they take your picture! ohgoon
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Reply #24 posted 12/03/07 5:45am

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We want Oprah.
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Reply #25 posted 12/03/07 6:02am

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Prince thinks the only reason you say his name is to get your 15 minutes of fame. But wasn't it Prince who danced around in ladies underwear so he could be famous? ROTFL.
"Don't you think one of the charms of marriage is that it makes deception a necessity for both parties?"
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Reply #26 posted 12/03/07 2:09pm

bellanoche

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Prince thinks the only reason you say his name is to get your 15 minutes of fame. But wasn't it Prince who danced around in ladies underwear so he could be famous? ROTFL.


I haven't logged in to post on this site in some time, but I felt compelled to repsond to this comment and thread. The fact that so many are in a celebratory mood because the founder of a Prince fan site appears in the NY Times along with a quote from another Orger appears to support Prince's assertion. You're heralding 15 minutes (actually much less) of fame dervived from talking about someone famous - Prince.

Finally, Prince danced around in his underwear in his early days as a performer because he knew that he was a black musician in a world/music business that has historically undervalued and overlooked many talented black musicians. So, he knew that it would take more than his remarkable God-given talent to get him noticed and get his music heard so that he lead a lifestyle befitting his talent. Yes, the desire for fame on some level drove his behavior in part. However, at the end of the day, his talent speaks for itself and deserves every ounce of attention that it has garnered - and then some. At least Prince's fame is a byproduct of his amazing gift and achievements, i.e he's earned it.
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Reply #27 posted 12/03/07 2:14pm

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bellanoche said:

lspear76 said:

Prince thinks the only reason you say his name is to get your 15 minutes of fame. But wasn't it Prince who danced around in ladies underwear so he could be famous? ROTFL.


I haven't logged in to post on this site in some time, but I felt compelled to repsond to this comment and thread. The fact that so many are in a celebratory mood because the founder of a Prince fan site appears in the NY Times along with a quote from another Orger appears to support Prince's assertion. You're heralding 15 minutes (actually much less) of fame dervived from talking about someone famous - Prince.

Finally, Prince danced around in his underwear in his early days as a performer because he knew that he was a black musician in a world/music business that has historically undervalued and overlooked many talented black musicians. So, he knew that it would take more than his remarkable God-given talent to get him noticed and get his music heard so that he lead a lifestyle befitting his talent. Yes, the desire for fame on some level drove his behavior in part. However, at the end of the day, his talent speaks for itself and deserves every ounce of attention that it has garnered - and then some. At least Prince's fame is a byproduct of his amazing gift and achievements, i.e he's earned it.



If this is my 15 minutes of fame the I feel quite disappointed.

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Reply #28 posted 12/03/07 2:48pm

xplnyrslf

bellanoche said:

lspear76 said:

Prince thinks the only reason you say his name is to get your 15 minutes of fame. But wasn't it Prince who danced around in ladies underwear so he could be famous? ROTFL.


I haven't logged in to post on this site in some time, but I felt compelled to repsond to this comment and thread. The fact that so many are in a celebratory mood because the founder of a Prince fan site appears in the NY Times along with a quote from another Orger appears to support Prince's assertion. You're heralding 15 minutes (actually much less) of fame dervived from talking about someone famous - Prince.

Finally, Prince danced around in his underwear in his early days as a performer because he knew that he was a black musician in a world/music business that has historically undervalued and overlooked many talented black musicians. So, he knew that it would take more than his remarkable God-given talent to get him noticed and get his music heard so that he lead a lifestyle befitting his talent. Yes, the desire for fame on some level drove his behavior in part. However, at the end of the day, his talent speaks for itself and deserves every ounce of attention that it has garnered - and then some. At least Prince's fame is a byproduct of his amazing gift and achievements, i.e he's earned it.


You're way off base. I posted Ben's pic, and related info in the article, so those who don't have access to the New York Times, can read what the article's about.
Members of this site talk about Prince on a regular basis, with or without a newspaper article, or "fame".
I don't believe it's caused any grief to Prince, when new fans have discovered AND PURCHASED new music,vids, products due to the exposure here.
It's not like Ben contacted the Times, in the 1st place. The article "Pout and Shout" is about fans who are indignant with performers.

Put a lid on it.
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Reply #29 posted 12/03/07 7:02pm

xplnyrslf

bellanoche said:

lspear76 said:

Prince thinks the only reason you say his name is to get your 15 minutes of fame. But wasn't it Prince who danced around in ladies underwear so he could be famous? ROTFL.


I haven't logged in to post on this site in some time, but I felt compelled to repsond to this comment and thread. The fact that so many are in a celebratory mood because the founder of a Prince fan site appears in the NY Times along with a quote from another Orger appears to support Prince's assertion. You're heralding 15 minutes (actually much less) of fame dervived from talking about someone famous - Prince.

Finally, Prince danced around in his underwear in his early days as a performer because he knew that he was a black musician in a world/music business that has historically undervalued and overlooked many talented black musicians. So, he knew that it would take more than his remarkable God-given talent to get him noticed and get his music heard so that he lead a lifestyle befitting his talent. Yes, the desire for fame on some level drove his behavior in part. However, at the end of the day, his talent speaks for itself and deserves every ounce of attention that it has garnered - and then some. At least Prince's fame is a byproduct of his amazing gift and achievements, i.e he's earned it.


From your profile....

"Gemini...that says it all. I am eternally grateful that I have been able to experience Prince during my lifetime. As cliche as it sounds, he has supplied the soundtrack to my life. His majestic talent and the beautiful spirit it has created through his music permeate throughout the fabric of my existence. Thank you Prince!! Thanks Prince.org for creating such a great place to celebrate our man!"

...that's wierd...just a sayin'.....

and you're suggesting anyone here needs 15 minutes of fame.....








911, dial now.
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