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Reply #30 posted 02/17/17 5:50pm

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GTsymbolover said:

To shy away from the drugs conversation is like discussing only 34/39 albums. Good, bad or indifferent Prince was human and as such was effected by drugs, he was not perfect, none of us are. To that end if folks want to discuss it, go right ahead in my book, it was a part of his story. Furthermore if it helps a member of the community then all the better, I guarantee there will be members here using, to believe the community is made up of "just prince fans" is naive and doesn't capture the essence of love and life Prince was an advocate of.

What's there to discuss though? Like I said all we know is what he died from. We really have no other confirmed information and it's not something he ever discussed. These threads end up going around in circles and then we get every speculation and theory possible - chronic pain, cancer, aids, he was murdered, why didn't so and so do this or that, I wouldn't have left him alone etc. etc. I'm not sure who that's helping and I don't see how it's giving anyone closure. confused
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Reply #31 posted 02/17/17 5:57pm

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rogifan said:

GTsymbolover said:
To shy away from the drugs conversation is like discussing only 34/39 albums. Good, bad or indifferent Prince was human and as such was effected by drugs, he was not perfect, none of us are. To that end if folks want to discuss it, go right ahead in my book, it was a part of his story. Furthermore if it helps a member of the community then all the better, I guarantee there will be members here using, to believe the community is made up of "just prince fans" is naive and doesn't capture the essence of love and life Prince was an advocate of.
What's there to discuss though? Like I said all we know is what he died from. We really have no other confirmed information and it's not something he ever discussed. These threads end up going around in circles and then we get every speculation and theory possible - chronic pain, cancer, aids, he was murdered, why didn't so and so do this or that, I wouldn't have left him alone etc. etc. I'm not sure who that's helping and I don't see how it's giving anyone closure. confused

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Reply #32 posted 02/17/17 7:06pm

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Reply #33 posted 02/18/17 2:01pm

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Are we really going to pretend that we haven't already had over eight months and hundreds of threads of drug discussions? Those threads still exist....just search for Prince overdose and read all the comments.

Even though I'm not a mod favorite I agree with their decision and I suspect that this is less about wanting to help someone and more about grandstanding. Every special snowflake wants to be able to post any harebrained theory that pops into their heads at every moment so we can all marvel at their brilliance. lol

Generating another hundred rounds of people regurgitating the same rhetoric, opinions and conspiranoid comments that we have already seen on the last several hundred threads isn't going to help anyone.

Why are people bringing up Chaka Khan as if she read a thread here and checked into rehab? Stoppit, rolleyes

All we know is that Prince accidently OD'd on fentanyl, period. Everything else is just someone's opinion that we have already read a thousand times.

In light of the fact that it was already said that they will revisit the decision after April 21st and with no new information forthcoming in the meantime, what is there to whine about?


If this were truly about helping people then why not request a sticky with links to substance abuse information and resources? They could even close it to replies like they did for Alex Hahn's sticky.

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Reply #34 posted 02/18/17 2:07pm

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benni said:

I don't think this is the appropriate forum for it. If people want to discuss opoid usage, then it shouldn't be in the music forum. It's a good topic, but not appropriate for this forum. Also, as the anniversary draws near, family members may start visiting the forum and the last thing they need to see is the rampant speculation and conspiracy theories about drug usage. I can understand and respect wanting to wait until after the 21st.



I agree. It's not like it hasn't been disccused ad nauseum already.

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Reply #35 posted 02/18/17 2:13pm

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rogifan said:


Here's the thing: the only thing we know is what he died from. That is it. NOTHING else has been confirmed by family members or the police or those investigating his death. Too many state things as fact when we don't know if they're true or not. So until we actually have some facts to discuss - and not just people's theories - I have no problem keeping this a death and drug free site. If people really need that fix there are plenty of other places on the internet they can find it.



^^This.

Maybe not the OP, but for many it seemed to be developing into a morbid fascination that felt a little creepy.

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Reply #36 posted 02/19/17 5:25am

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i have no problem with it being left alone

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Reply #37 posted 02/19/17 4:58pm

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I never implied that Chaka Kahn read something on here that made her realize that she had a problem and went into rehab for help with it. I said that Prince's passing made her realize that she had a problem (with the same meds) and that made her go into rehab. Sorry if you misunderstood what I wrote.

babynoz said:

disbelief

Are we really going to pretend that we haven't already had over eight months and hundreds of threads of drug discussions? Those threads still exist....just search for Prince overdose and read all the comments.

Even though I'm not a mod favorite I agree with their decision and I suspect that this is less about wanting to help someone and more about grandstanding. Every special snowflake wants to be able to post any harebrained theory that pops into their heads at every moment so we can all marvel at their brilliance. lol

Generating another hundred rounds of people regurgitating the same rhetoric, opinions and conspiranoid comments that we have already seen on the last several hundred threads isn't going to help anyone.

Why are people bringing up Chaka Khan as if she read a thread here and checked into rehab? Stoppit, rolleyes

All we know is that Prince accidently OD'd on fentanyl, period. Everything else is just someone's opinion that we have already read a thousand times.

In light of the fact that it was already said that they will revisit the decision after April 21st and with no new information forthcoming in the meantime, what is there to whine about?


If this were truly about helping people then why not request a sticky with links to substance abuse information and resources? They could even close it to replies like they did for Alex Hahn's sticky.

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Reply #38 posted 03/15/17 10:28am

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now you can relax lol

the ban has been lifted per Ben

http://prince.org/msg/7/439882

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