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Thread started 11/05/07 1:24pm

Anxiety

PRINCE FANS UNITED: Discuss!

By now, you've certainly seen the recent developments plastered on the main page of the Org and other Prince fan sites. Whether you agree, disagree, or just don't know what to think about what's going on, here's your place to express thoughts, arguments, questions, and whatever else you may think is relevant to the situation.

Just one thing: KEEP IT CIVIL. no no no!

Ok, heeeere we go....


See PRINCE FANS UNITED: Discuss! Part II continued - http://prince.org/msg/3/251366

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Reply #1 posted 11/05/07 1:30pm

weepingwall

..i think its rather unfair, but hell prince will do what prince will do.
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Reply #2 posted 11/05/07 1:33pm

eleven

disbelief
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Reply #3 posted 11/05/07 1:35pm

CarrieMpls

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I'm happy with what Ben et. al have decided to do.

woot!
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Reply #4 posted 11/05/07 1:36pm

mdiver

I think i would like 15 mins alone in a dark room with him.....he will probably be nicer,more respectful and would probably have a shiner.....but none the less the "little man" would be a "little" more respectful of the people that made his ass what it is.

peace and finger
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Reply #5 posted 11/05/07 1:37pm

SexyBeautifulO
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First things first, is that pic in the gallery? I want my avatar changed?
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Reply #6 posted 11/05/07 1:37pm

dreamfactory31
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Prince can soooo fuck off. That little purple Nazi.
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Reply #7 posted 11/05/07 1:38pm

Anxiety

SexyBeautifulOne said:

First things first, is that pic in the gallery? I want my avatar changed?


click the big hand graphic on the main page...beneath the press release, you'll see a link to avatars and banners you can use. nod
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Reply #8 posted 11/05/07 1:39pm

BSK3478

SexyBeautifulOne said:

First things first, is that pic in the gallery? I want my avatar changed?

avatars are available on the PFU site. scroll down a bit and click on the "download avatars/artwork" link.
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Reply #9 posted 11/05/07 1:40pm

SexyBeautifulO
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Anxiety said:

SexyBeautifulOne said:

First things first, is that pic in the gallery? I want my avatar changed?


click the big hand graphic on the main page...beneath the press release, you'll see a link to avatars and banners you can use. nod


Thanks! I'll be back to discuss in a minute. thumbs up!
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Reply #10 posted 11/05/07 1:40pm

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There is nothing we can say or do, that will make Prince change....he is who he is. The general masses stopped buying his cd's years ago. didn't stop him from being the way he is. He's an ass to say the least, but I still admire him...and would not like to ever ask him to change.
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Reply #11 posted 11/05/07 1:40pm

Anxiety

i have a lot of thoughts swirling around in my head, but unfortunately i have things to get done at the moment. but believe me, sooner than later...



MY LOG IS GOING TO HAVE SOMETHING TO SAY ABOUT THIS!!! nod
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Reply #12 posted 11/05/07 1:40pm

BobGeorge909

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Do you plan on publishing the text of the actual cease & desist letters?
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Reply #13 posted 11/05/07 1:40pm

nurse

I'm deleting my account confused Prince has forgotten who has supported his ass for the last 26 years. I'm done.
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Reply #14 posted 11/05/07 1:42pm

Justin1972UK

Have you asked any non-Prince fansites for support by having them display banners? If Prince sets a precedent for closing down his three biggest fan-sites, it could have ramifications for every artist fan-site hosted on servers within the Western World.

Have you directly contacted other artists for their opinions? Was the Press Release emailed to the newsdesks of all the major music publications?
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Reply #15 posted 11/05/07 1:43pm

lastdecember

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Well i feel you have to challenge it morally. Legally Prince could have images removed, but cannot stop people discussing him. I would suggest dropping the name Prince in the ORG title, if thats what had to be done. It seems if Prince can shut down or at least regulate certain things he will force people to go to 3121 and discuss him, where of course his moderators can control what is said. Lets face it this is all about control, he not losing a dime by people going to these sites, no one is downloading his music, no one is selling illegal material. This all reminds of back in 1997-99 when all that stuff was going on and sites were shut left and right. But my advice is to FIGHT THIS, taking away a right of people to discuss you is ILLEGAL and Prince and his lawyers would be laughed out of court on this, and he would not be looked on too kindly by his peers.

"We went where our music was appreciated, and that was everywhere but the USA, we knew we had fans, but there is only so much of the world you can play at once" Magne F
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Reply #16 posted 11/05/07 1:43pm

eleven

CarrieMpls said:

I'm happy with what Ben et. al have decided to do.

woot!


Ditto. Pity it had to come to this though. confused
Maybe this will finally get through to him? flyingpig

p.s.: Hi Carrie!
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Reply #17 posted 11/05/07 1:44pm

chillichocahol
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Oh HELL NO!!! That Boy did NOT just tell me I can't post pic's of my OWN Freakin tattoo's!!!!!?????
Now while I dont particularly care about any of the other things...DONT DARE tell me I cannot post pics of art on my own body!!! If Prince has a problem with that then his cheeky purple ass can call my house personally and he and I with have a rather large discussion about this because NO ONE can copyright a persons body without permission!!! neutral
So as much as I am A dedicated fan I have to say that I am NOT happy at all and if he happens to glance at this he can orgnote me for my number and I will tell him exactly what I think!!!!!
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PRINCE IS WATCHING U evillol" When an Artist Creates, whatever they create belongs to society"chocolate chocolate chocolate chocolate chocolate chocolate chocolate

U can't polish a turd.. but u can roll it in glitter
In my Profile Pic
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Reply #18 posted 11/05/07 1:44pm

Harlepolis

About fuckin' time nod
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Reply #19 posted 11/05/07 1:45pm

peacekermit

Awww man...I only just joined the org!!! sigh
Now what am I supposed to do??
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Reply #20 posted 11/05/07 1:47pm

Anxiety

i'm glad i never got a symbol tattoo. next thing we know, prince is gonna have his goons chasing fans with carving knives, demanding we give up his copyrighted imagery from our flesh. i'm too vain for all that mess. disbelief
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Reply #21 posted 11/05/07 1:47pm

christos7

4give him 4 he knows not what he does...
Prince is brainwashed mind/controlled 2 the max.

I c a huge spike in Prince material being uploaded and shared online.
Serves him right. death
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Reply #22 posted 11/05/07 1:47pm

laurarichardso
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Harlepolis said:

About fuckin' time nod

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Did anyone else notice that AEG live is involved with this letter. Makes me wonder what sort of deal he has with them.

That being said he has no legal leg to stand on as far as people discussing him. I still think these lawsuits or wolf tickets designed to scare people since I do not know of anyone he has sued and taken to court
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Reply #23 posted 11/05/07 1:49pm

SexyBeautifulO
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nurse said:

I'm deleting my account confused Prince has forgotten who has supported his ass for the last 26 years. I'm done.


Oh no you don't!! Don't you dare leave! We made his behind and we can break him (at least his jacked up attitude towards us) too!! Support the cause!!
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Reply #24 posted 11/05/07 1:50pm

ZsaZsaZsu

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WTF!!! This is a sad day in Purple Land. Who do he think he is? God or something? Before you know it, his lawyers will send C/D letters to all of us fans and demand everything we bought from him in support of him.

Well Princey dear....Im selling or destroying everything I bought from you during the last 30 years of your reign. I wont buy another ticket or album again. I have better things to buy in life. You want to cease your existence to the world...you are succeeding!!
The one and only Technagirl
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Reply #25 posted 11/05/07 1:50pm

Efan

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Good luck with the fight. I'm glad you're standing up to him and his warped views. You have my support!

Prince is ridiculous. It's been a good 15 years since he made any art worth protecting. Prince, go make some great music instead of suing the people who have been supporting you when no one else gave a damn.
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Reply #26 posted 11/05/07 1:51pm

gemini13

Harlepolis said:

About fuckin' time nod



What Harlepolis said! mad
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Reply #27 posted 11/05/07 1:52pm

nurse

SexyBeautifulOne said:

nurse said:

I'm deleting my account confused Prince has forgotten who has supported his ass for the last 26 years. I'm done.


Oh no you don't!! Don't you dare leave! We made his behind and we can break him (at least his jacked up attitude towards us) too!! Support the cause!!



I'll support the cause hug, but I think my days of buying Prince Cd's and shit is over confused
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Reply #28 posted 11/05/07 1:52pm

SexyBeautifulO
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Hey, can we get t-shirts and bumper stickers too? Using Cafepress.com will greatly expedite this and raise funds.
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Reply #29 posted 11/05/07 1:53pm

LadyLuvSexxy

I'm sad, hurt, and confused. But then again, I also expected something like this to happen. It's like he's building a fortress around himself so that he won't get chomped on like other common celebrities do. However, he's attacking fans in the process. I love P to death and would never stop being a fan, but....I feel like now I have to watch everything I do, say, post, or create. A lot of his songs describe my moods perfectly. A lot of his songs go well with the low-budget projects I've done on youtube. But now since I have to be wary of losing my accounts and my money; I feel like more of a prisoner being watched by the secret police than I do a happy, expressive fan. This really has become a sad sad day for me personally. I DO have other artists I love and can use for projects, but....it is Prince that comes to mind first. I get the feeling something is really eating at him esteem wise for all the hooplah and lawyers to come up. I've got nothing against him protecting his image, but....wow....this seems like a bit much on the hardcore side. Is he going to sue the gang at Homestarrunner.com for their recent Halloween Cartoon? One of the characters recently dressed up as Prince. I wanted to post the pic here but now I cannot. I fear putting this site in deep trouble for that. I'm almost afraid to wear purple now....
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