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Thread started 01/31/09 12:09pm

Mars23

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Housequake Closed Part 2:

Please continue the discussion here, and please remember all HQ members are welcome additions to our community. There is no need to be bringing beefs between sites into this discussion. When voices are lost, we are all at a disadvantage.
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Reply #1 posted 01/31/09 12:11pm

wonder505

if I was Aaron I would simply ignore any threats. I honestly believe Prince would not sue. He may have a long time ago, but he has yet to officially sue anyone and it would look real bad on his part like it did with the PFU thing.
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Reply #2 posted 01/31/09 12:35pm

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wonder505 said:

if I was Aaron I would simply ignore any threats. I honestly believe Prince would not sue. He may have a long time ago, but he has yet to officially sue anyone and it would look real bad on his part like it did with the PFU thing.


Please, at this stage in the game, it's really all about nothing more than money. He'd sue strictly for the publicity and think nothing about it.
Here's what bothers ME:

Prince died of an overdose of the drug Fentanyl. Of which, it is very highly fucking likely that he never even knew he'd taken.
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Reply #3 posted 01/31/09 12:35pm

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Quite frankly, I think Prince should just open his site anyway regardless of the HQ issue. Even though many hardcore fans are on HQ and the Org, there are still fans on other unofficial sites, and fans that don't frequent unofficial sites at all, that will remain fans despite the HQ situation. The Prince fan community k doesn't stop at HQ or any other unofficial sites.
Rest in Power Elijah Cummings. Thank you for your fight for human rights/justice. Your legacy will never die in vain.
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Reply #4 posted 01/31/09 12:36pm

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wonder505 said:

if I was Aaron I would simply ignore any threats. I honestly believe Prince would not sue. He may have a long time ago, but he has yet to officially sue anyone and it would look real bad on his part like it did with the PFU thing.


And he's bothered with how shit looks now as opposed to before? Nah - perhaps he wouldn't sue but he didn't have to, when HQ broke instead of bend.
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Reply #5 posted 01/31/09 12:38pm

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HatrinaHaterwitz said:

wonder505 said:

if I was Aaron I would simply ignore any threats. I honestly believe Prince would not sue. He may have a long time ago, but he has yet to officially sue anyone and it would look real bad on his part like it did with the PFU thing.


Please, at this stage in the game, it's really all about nothing more than money. He'd sue strictly for the publicity and think nothing about it.


For most artists today, and the fact that a lot of their music is constantly being downloaded or stolen by fans without paying, I could understand why it would be about "money". You could have a dream and a passion for it, but sheesh, there's nothing wrong with getting paid for it either, especially when you have to pay band members, get the best equipment, traveling/hotel expenses and such....(don't hit me with the frying pan Hatrina..'kay?).. lol
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Reply #6 posted 01/31/09 12:39pm

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Okay, I'll excuse you this time lady...


But seriously though, the guy can't seem to win with some members of HQ or the Org. Is there a time when the members of both sites are not b*tching about wanting more from P? In the past he was nice enough to issue tickets to members of his fan club first, where they had the opportunity to get the best seats before the tickets were opened to the general public. Then when there were passwords given exclusively to members of his club, you still had members here and on HQ giving out the passwords to non-members of his club. Then every time it seems there's news about P putting out new music, you have had members posting false info on the tracks or finding ways to get the music for free, and even admitting publically, they will find a way to download it for free when the release date of P's music comes out.

Just recently, he had a radio personality play a few of his new tracks, what do some fans do? They go and download/copy the songs from that site, then post it for other fans to listen to elsewhere. When there are unauthorized sites playing his new songs, people post the links to it, and share it with others. others. Then fans get pissed at Prince because the links are pulled off. Why? It’s his music. If he chooses to give it away for free, then it’s up to him, but if not, the choice is still his. All the above and people wonder why artists get pissed over people stealing their music.

Then there was some person who created a “fake” blog with the same name as Prince’s new site, which confused many Prince fans who thought it was “the real deal” (including me, but it turns out it wasn’t an official blog that belonged to Prince), and it took the mods from the Org to notify members that the blog was indeed "fake" and did not belong to P or his camp.

Then on that same "fake" blog, someone posted the "so-called" lyrics to a poem called “Lotus Flower”, mislead some fans into thinking those so-called lyrics posted were the actual words to Prince’s song, supposedly with the same name, and it turned out the "so-called" lyrics posted on that blog, by a poster there, actually belonged to a poet who had been dead for years now. (Earlier that day, I googled the name of that poem, because I got suspicious as to how it could be a song, with such long verses attached to it, and found out that the so-called lyrics posted on that fake blog, actually belonged to a poet who had been dead years ago.)

Then the person who posted that poem, apparently had the nerve to use someone else’s username from the HQ site, to made it look like that actual member of HQ posted the so-called lyrics to P's song on the fake blog.

Now, we have the situation with the banners that was posted on the Housequake site, which apparently Aaron was asked to remove it from P's camp, because the banners created by a fan, that was posted on HQ, was just too similar to P's official banner, which may have caused fans to be confused as to which one was the "official" banner. So now Aaron decides to suddenly close down HQ the day before the anticipated or supposed opening date of P's official site.(because we are still not sure when P's official site was actually scheduled to open) and now you have some members from HQ and the Org blaming P, when they should be directing their anger, questions and concerns about the HQ closing to Aaron, the owner of HQ, who made the conscious decision to close HQ "until further notice" without notifying members of his site in advance first before closing it down, and leaving the members of hQ in thee dust.

So I guess you can say, a lot has happened over the past few weeks. Popcorn anyone?
[Edited 1/31/09 6:52am]


Well damn. I didn't know all this mess was going on.
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Reply #7 posted 01/31/09 12:40pm

HatrinaHaterwi
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2elijah said:

Quite frankly, I think Prince should just open his site anyway regardless of the HQ issue. Even though many hardcore fans are on HQ and the Org, there are still fans on other unofficial sites, and fans that don't frequent unofficial sites at all, that will remain fans despite the HQ situation. The Prince fan community k doesn't stop at HQ or any other unofficial sites.


Who's stopping him? confuse

Oh that's right...it was supposed to open in January 2009. Tick, tock! Tick, tock! If it hasn't opened by 11:59pm Cali time, will you be mad if I say y'all have been f'ked again? lol
Here's what bothers ME:

Prince died of an overdose of the drug Fentanyl. Of which, it is very highly fucking likely that he never even knew he'd taken.
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Reply #8 posted 01/31/09 12:41pm

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Ifsixwuz9 said:

2elijah said:

Okay, I'll excuse you this time lady...


But seriously though, the guy can't seem to win with some members of HQ or the Org. Is there a time when the members of both sites are not b*tching about wanting more from P? In the past he was nice enough to issue tickets to members of his fan club first, where they had the opportunity to get the best seats before the tickets were opened to the general public. Then when there were passwords given exclusively to members of his club, you still had members here and on HQ giving out the passwords to non-members of his club. Then every time it seems there's news about P putting out new music, you have had members posting false info on the tracks or finding ways to get the music for free, and even admitting publically, they will find a way to download it for free when the release date of P's music comes out.

Just recently, he had a radio personality play a few of his new tracks, what do some fans do? They go and download/copy the songs from that site, then post it for other fans to listen to elsewhere. When there are unauthorized sites playing his new songs, people post the links to it, and share it with others. others. Then fans get pissed at Prince because the links are pulled off. Why? It’s his music. If he chooses to give it away for free, then it’s up to him, but if not, the choice is still his. All the above and people wonder why artists get pissed over people stealing their music.

Then there was some person who created a “fake” blog with the same name as Prince’s new site, which confused many Prince fans who thought it was “the real deal” (including me, but it turns out it wasn’t an official blog that belonged to Prince), and it took the mods from the Org to notify members that the blog was indeed "fake" and did not belong to P or his camp.

Then on that same "fake" blog, someone posted the "so-called" lyrics to a poem called “Lotus Flower”, mislead some fans into thinking those so-called lyrics posted were the actual words to Prince’s song, supposedly with the same name, and it turned out the "so-called" lyrics posted on that blog, by a poster there, actually belonged to a poet who had been dead for years now. (Earlier that day, I googled the name of that poem, because I got suspicious as to how it could be a song, with such long verses attached to it, and found out that the so-called lyrics posted on that fake blog, actually belonged to a poet who had been dead years ago.)

Then the person who posted that poem, apparently had the nerve to use someone else’s username from the HQ site, to made it look like that actual member of HQ posted the so-called lyrics to P's song on the fake blog.

Now, we have the situation with the banners that was posted on the Housequake site, which apparently Aaron was asked to remove it from P's camp, because the banners created by a fan, that was posted on HQ, was just too similar to P's official banner, which may have caused fans to be confused as to which one was the "official" banner. So now Aaron decides to suddenly close down HQ the day before the anticipated or supposed opening date of P's official site.(because we are still not sure when P's official site was actually scheduled to open) and now you have some members from HQ and the Org blaming P, when they should be directing their anger, questions and concerns about the HQ closing to Aaron, the owner of HQ, who made the conscious decision to close HQ "until further notice" without notifying members of his site in advance first before closing it down, and leaving the members of hQ in thee dust.

So I guess you can say, a lot has happened over the past few weeks. Popcorn anyone?
[Edited 1/31/09 6:52am]


Well damn. I didn't know all this mess was going on.




lol Want some popcorn? popcorn..may as well pull up a chair and join the conversation. So..what's your take on the current situation? lol
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Reply #9 posted 01/31/09 12:51pm

wonder505

HatrinaHaterwitz said:

wonder505 said:

if I was Aaron I would simply ignore any threats. I honestly believe Prince would not sue. He may have a long time ago, but he has yet to officially sue anyone and it would look real bad on his part like it did with the PFU thing.


Please, at this stage in the game, it's really all about nothing more than money. He'd sue strictly for the publicity and think nothing about it.


if thats the case Prince would have sued a long time ago. I just believe the threats were a bluff. if aaron ignored them there would be no lawsuit, especially after the videos were removed. Prince has yet to officially sue anyone.
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Reply #10 posted 01/31/09 12:52pm

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HatrinaHaterwitz said:

2elijah said:

Quite frankly, I think Prince should just open his site anyway regardless of the HQ issue. Even though many hardcore fans are on HQ and the Org, there are still fans on other unofficial sites, and fans that don't frequent unofficial sites at all, that will remain fans despite the HQ situation. The Prince fan community k doesn't stop at HQ or any other unofficial sites.


Who's stopping him? confuse

Oh that's right...it was supposed to open in January 2009. Tick, tock! Tick, tock! If it hasn't opened by 11:59pm Cali time, will you be mad if I say y'all have been f'ked again? lol


Hey watch it "Ms. Haterwitz" lol I didn't actually mean it is the HQ situation that would be a reason for his site not opening by 11:59pm Cali time, but hopefully that would not be the reason. So let me re-word my previous post. Maybe he will still open his site no later than 11:59 tonight, and if he doesn't, then he just doesn't. It remains to be seen...'kay? popcorn

Quite frankly the whole thing is starting to sound like a neverending soap opera.. lol
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Reply #11 posted 01/31/09 1:01pm

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2elijah said:

HatrinaHaterwitz said:



Who's stopping him? confuse

Oh that's right...it was supposed to open in January 2009. Tick, tock! Tick, tock! If it hasn't opened by 11:59pm Cali time, will you be mad if I say y'all have been f'ked again? lol


Hey watch it "Ms. Haterwitz" lol I didn't actually mean it is the HQ situation that would be a reason for his site not opening by 11:59pm Cali time, but hopefully that would not be the reason. So let me re-word my previous post. Maybe he will still open his site no later than 11:59 tonight, and if he doesn't, then he just doesn't. It remains to be seen...'kay? popcorn

Quite frankly the whole thing is starting to sound like a neverending soap opera.. lol
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As The P Turns? One Quake To Live? All My (Former) Fams? evillol
Here's what bothers ME:

Prince died of an overdose of the drug Fentanyl. Of which, it is very highly fucking likely that he never even knew he'd taken.
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Reply #12 posted 01/31/09 1:09pm

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HatrinaHaterwitz said:

2elijah said:



Hey watch it "Ms. Haterwitz" lol I didn't actually mean it is the HQ situation that would be a reason for his site not opening by 11:59pm Cali time, but hopefully that would not be the reason. So let me re-word my previous post. Maybe he will still open his site no later than 11:59 tonight, and if he doesn't, then he just doesn't. It remains to be seen...'kay? popcorn

Quite frankly the whole thing is starting to sound like a neverending soap opera.. lol
[Edited 1/31/09 12:56pm]



As The P Turns? One Quake To Live? All My (Former) Fams? evillol



"Endless Love" that's what is seems like.. lol
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Reply #13 posted 01/31/09 1:20pm

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2elijah said:

Ifsixwuz9 said:



Well damn. I didn't know all this mess was going on.




lol Want some popcorn? popcorn..may as well pull up a chair and join the conversation. So..what's your take on the current situation? lol
[Edited 1/31/09 12:42pm]


If Aaron decided he was tired of dealing with P or rather dealing with the issues of running a non-official P related site, so be it.

But HQ and P have a long history of poking at each other to see who will blink first.
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Reply #14 posted 01/31/09 1:27pm

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Mars23 said:

Please continue the discussion here, and please remember all HQ members are welcome additions to our community. There is no need to be bringing beefs between sites into this discussion. When voices are lost, we are all at a disadvantage.



Thanks to you, Ben, Luv4U and the other mods for making this clear. As someone who posts/ed on both sites, I never understood the hatred some people seem to have for a whichever site they don't frequent.
"Your presence and dry wit are appealing in a mysterious way."
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Reply #15 posted 01/31/09 1:43pm

Alamine

So in other word Prince's next albums will go wood, as he continues to lose the only place where he has actual fans, on the internet



if yall so upset then don't sign up for the official site

you aint gone get shit but an album with autotune, a Sade reject and a rock album 3 years too late

go figure
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Reply #16 posted 01/31/09 2:02pm

iloveannie

As my wife just said, "I'm glad I'm not a fan like you."

So was closing down the Quake his Jan 31st surprise or is it just that he'd had some negative criticism of his new material. Bloody egos and short people eh?

I suppose with the slagging I've given him lately I won't be allowed to hear the new music or buy tickets either wink
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Reply #17 posted 01/31/09 2:13pm

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Alamine said:

So in other word Prince's next albums will go wood, as he continues to lose the only place where he has actual fans, on the internet



if yall so upset then don't sign up for the official site

you aint gone get shit but an album with autotune, a Sade reject and a rock album 3 years too late

go figure



falloff Oh stop! lol
Here's what bothers ME:

Prince died of an overdose of the drug Fentanyl. Of which, it is very highly fucking likely that he never even knew he'd taken.
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Reply #18 posted 01/31/09 2:36pm

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2elijah said:

Quite frankly, I think Prince should just open his site anyway regardless of the HQ issue. Even though many hardcore fans are on HQ and the Org, there are still fans on other unofficial sites, and fans that don't frequent unofficial sites at all, that will remain fans despite the HQ situation. The Prince fan community k doesn't stop at HQ or any other unofficial sites.

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Reply #19 posted 01/31/09 2:36pm

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iloveannie said:

As my wife just said, "I'm glad I'm not a fan like you."

So was closing down the Quake his Jan 31st surprise or is it just that he'd had some negative criticism of his new material. Bloody egos and short people eh?

I suppose with the slagging I've given him lately I won't be allowed to hear the new music or buy tickets either wink


Erm, I don't think Prince has closed anything, no.
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Reply #20 posted 01/31/09 2:45pm

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Teacher said:

wonder505 said:

if I was Aaron I would simply ignore any threats. I honestly believe Prince would not sue. He may have a long time ago, but he has yet to officially sue anyone and it would look real bad on his part like it did with the PFU thing.


And he's bothered with how shit looks now as opposed to before? Nah - perhaps he wouldn't sue but he didn't have to, when HQ broke instead of bend.


Is there a typo here? eek

Yeah I noticed, I'm minoring in English.

Well maybe that's the reason I saw this...

Hope all's weel.
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Reply #21 posted 01/31/09 3:13pm

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2elijah said:

Quite frankly, I think Prince should just open his site anyway regardless of the HQ issue.


Why wouldn't he? Do you really think Prince gives a damn about whether HQ is open or closed and would let that affect when/whether he opens Lotusflow3r? I don't.
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Reply #22 posted 01/31/09 3:17pm

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LondonStyle said:

2elijah said:

Quite frankly, I think Prince should just open his site anyway regardless of the HQ issue. Even though many hardcore fans are on HQ and the Org, there are still fans on other unofficial sites, and fans that don't frequent unofficial sites at all, that will remain fans despite the HQ situation. The Prince fan community k doesn't stop at HQ or any other unofficial sites.

thumbs up!


Thanks. biggrin
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Reply #23 posted 01/31/09 3:18pm

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Ifsixwuz9 said:

2elijah said:





lol Want some popcorn? popcorn..may as well pull up a chair and join the conversation. So..what's your take on the current situation? lol
[Edited 1/31/09 12:42pm]


If Aaron decided he was tired of dealing with P or rather dealing with the issues of running a non-official P related site, so be it.

But HQ and P have a long history of poking at each other to see who will blink first.


True.
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Reply #24 posted 01/31/09 3:30pm

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hi all from HQ wave welcome to the org. enjoy ur stay. Hope ur home will be livable again 4 u soon. grouphug if not , i have a spare room and plenty of popcorn smile
seems that i was busy doing something close to nothing, but different than the day before music beret
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Reply #25 posted 01/31/09 4:28pm

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Saddened but seen the number of disrespectful fools, haters, & " fundamentalist fans " (surrounded in the past) that this kind of site is able to engender I do not find that it is a big loss.

And I am of those who really hope that there will be no forum on Lotusflow3r.com !

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Reply #26 posted 01/31/09 7:09pm

booty

it sucks

but they were having complaints for years about the site anyways.
wish we could get over it but some people like to ruin others fun thats for sure. I miss all my friends there. Good thing we have the org
confused I always however felt that HQ would not last as long as it has also.
Maybe it has nothing to do with the fans and its just what prince whats do. I dont know im just reading through some of the comments on here and they are very good. I mean we as fans take a hit in all this and it sucks for it not continue. But just seems like i feel like im back at the old prince NPGMC website where freedom of speech was taken away in a way because i remember how the club used to be. it was tuff to say what we wanted. And this is not freedom at all for HQ in my opinion. HQ used to have a chat room it was awsome but i guess it was all about paying for it or something with aron or the owners of the site, that it didn't last. Do what you gotta do is what I gotta say i guess lol
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Reply #27 posted 01/31/09 10:06pm

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I never posted on Housequake (registered, forgot my password, wasn't able to retrieve it, so I saif f*ck it)...but nevertheless it seems a crying shame that a bonafide fansite should close over ARTWORK. Prince is really losing his mind with age. He was never fully wound to begin with (thus comes his genious) but when you start attacking your fanbase - the people who keep you afloat - then the madness truly has set in.

I remember trying to get into NPGMC's forum...but I swear to G*D it seemed like everyone over there was just kissing his ass. It all seemed so phony.

This is the only site that I visit religiously, and I enjoy the P&R and GD forums more than the music ones. It's all about real people, real opinions, and their real comments.

To all Housequake members; WELCOME. This is a great site!

If ever the day comes that the Org shuts down, my link to the purple realm will be critically severed.
By St. Boogar and all the saints at the backside door of Purgatory!
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Reply #28 posted 01/31/09 10:23pm

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HatrinaHaterwitz said:

Alamine said:

So in other word Prince's next albums will go wood, as he continues to lose the only place where he has actual fans, on the internet



if yall so upset then don't sign up for the official site

you aint gone get shit but an album with autotune, a Sade reject and a rock album 3 years too late

go figure



falloff Oh stop! lol


LOL!! falloff
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Reply #29 posted 02/01/09 12:01am

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I have already plotted my personal revenge for this injustice. As long as Prince is doing this to his loyal fans, he is NOT getting any of my money.

Who's with me?
How will we fill our empty room?

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