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Thread started 09/06/11 4:58am

BartVanHemelen

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RIP MoQuake

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Reply #1 posted 09/06/11 8:45am

hls2000

"however due to very negative feedback by someone accompanying one of the lucky
winners, the desire to repeat the event has sunk into non existence."

What does that mean?

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Reply #2 posted 09/06/11 9:28am

Dsoul

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I have been very surprised how unsuccessful and unpopular the return of HQ as Moquake was. The website is pretty dead and it sounds like they have a bruised ego over Dr Funkenberry getting the scoops now.

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Reply #3 posted 09/06/11 9:38am

freakyfeet

hls2000 said:

"however due to very negative feedback by someone accompanying one of the lucky
winners, the desire to repeat the event has sunk into non existence."

What does that mean?

If I recall correctly, when they ran the backstage contest, one of the "guests" of a winner who was ill asked if the winner could meet Prince.

They were told that they'd try but as it was before a gig, Prince wouldn't meet anyone, regardless of their health.

When the write ups occured on MoQuake, the guest made a pretty scathing attack on Prince and didn't once thank either Prince's team or MoQuake for actually getting the chance to go backstage and meet the band.

This is all from memory so I may be wrong but I'm guessing that P's team were pretty pissed with the fanbase for the blatant show of ungratitude and decided not to let fans backstage again.

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Reply #4 posted 09/06/11 9:39am

freakyfeet

Dsoul said:

I have been very surprised how unsuccessful and unpopular the return of HQ as Moquake was. The website is pretty dead and it sounds like they have a bruised ego over Dr Funkenberry getting the scoops now.

It sounds more like they're frustrated that news goes through a celebrity gossip column rather than through fansites such as the org or mq. If you read the article, it's more that Prince doesn't want to liaise with the fanbase rather than just them.

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Reply #5 posted 09/06/11 10:34am

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Very sad. I hope that prince.org does not follow. Has someone communicated with them about preserving the "known fakes" information about counterfeit CDs that was originally taken from Housequake? I started a similar thread in The Marketplace thread here but did not copy the images from MoQuake.

[Edited 9/6/11 10:35am]

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Reply #6 posted 09/06/11 11:02am

unique

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freakyfeet said:

hls2000 said:

"however due to very negative feedback by someone accompanying one of the lucky
winners, the desire to repeat the event has sunk into non existence."

What does that mean?

If I recall correctly, when they ran the backstage contest, one of the "guests" of a winner who was ill asked if the winner could meet Prince.

They were told that they'd try but as it was before a gig, Prince wouldn't meet anyone, regardless of their health.

When the write ups occured on MoQuake, the guest made a pretty scathing attack on Prince and didn't once thank either Prince's team or MoQuake for actually getting the chance to go backstage and meet the band.

This is all from memory so I may be wrong but I'm guessing that P's team were pretty pissed with the fanbase for the blatant show of ungratitude and decided not to let fans backstage again.

the story is basically along those lines. it obviously had a big and negative effect for it to be mentoned a year on, and in particular in a thread by the site owner announcing the site closure

there was no mention of meeting prince in the first place, it was a free competition they got what was offered, and they bitched about it. the first time prince let fans backstage for a competition, and probably the last because of that. and it's the very reason why people aren't let backstage in the first place

housequake was closed not by prince but because the owner was pissed off by prince and his peoples actions. now moquake is closed not by prince but because of a mix of prince, his people and his fans actions

no official site, the fansites closing down, it's not a good sign. fortunately ben has taken a step back from the org to just let it be, and we are in the third decade of it's existance. hopefully more quakers return back to the org and start building things back up here. perhaps creating some new forums to seperate the serious discussion from the banter that keeps this place alive, so the best of both worlds are on one site

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Reply #7 posted 09/06/11 2:19pm

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It's not good, but I'd rather see them go than the org. This site HAS to continue!

[Edited 9/6/11 14:20pm]

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Reply #8 posted 09/06/11 2:56pm

MISTERHANDS

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For me, I think that's a bad thing. I can't stand people complaining that the discussions over here aren't "serious". They are taking themselves way too seriously. It's Prince for Christ's sake, it's not some science forum! If people want to discuss his music but also his chest hair or something, why the fuck not? So... please make another site, where you can go and be adults, where it's "all about the music" instead of complaining over here.

I'm still happy that Princevault exists, that's a really good site.

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Reply #9 posted 09/06/11 5:19pm

SoulAlive

freakyfeet said:

hls2000 said:

"however due to very negative feedback by someone accompanying one of the lucky
winners, the desire to repeat the event has sunk into non existence."

What does that mean?

If I recall correctly, when they ran the backstage contest, one of the "guests" of a winner who was ill asked if the winner could meet Prince.

They were told that they'd try but as it was before a gig, Prince wouldn't meet anyone, regardless of their health.

When the write ups occured on MoQuake, the guest made a pretty scathing attack on Prince and didn't once thank either Prince's team or MoQuake for actually getting the chance to go backstage and meet the band.

This is all from memory so I may be wrong but I'm guessing that P's team were pretty pissed with the fanbase for the blatant show of ungratitude and decided not to let fans backstage again.

this is terrible but I wish could read those write-ups lol I'd like to see that thread.

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Reply #10 posted 09/06/11 6:01pm

smoothcriminal
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Is this site going next?

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Reply #11 posted 09/06/11 6:24pm

NeonCraxx

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When I heard the news, I yawned.

Not to sound like an ass, but the site was no fun. Moquake has always been dead IMO. It's the reason why I moved on to the org because of the larger community and the enthusiasm that fans (some of them) have to offer here. Many people have said otherwise and act like it was the best Prince fan website EVER, but these are my two cents and I say it's NOT.

If I saw something like "RIP the Org", maybe I'd react.

[Edited 9/6/11 18:26pm]

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Reply #12 posted 09/06/11 7:02pm

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smoothcriminal12 said:

Is this site going next?

Princefams is still around. biggrin

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Reply #13 posted 09/06/11 8:53pm

Swa

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I was a big fan of Housequake.

When it stopped operating I, like many others, migrated across here. And stayed every since.

When MoQuake reopened I gave it a shot but didn't seen the point of visiting both sites so stuck here.

I know the people running it were passionate but I think sadly once Housequake shut down they would never regain the same kind of traffic.

It's like everyone migrated to facebook and never looked back on myspace.

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Reply #14 posted 09/06/11 10:16pm

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MickyDolenz said:

smoothcriminal12 said:

Is this site going next?

Princefams is still around. biggrin

You sure about that?

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Reply #15 posted 09/06/11 10:22pm

KCOOLMUZIQ

I think its gone because it was too positive. Websites & blogs 2day have 2 b very negative like the majority of the people that visit this site. People like 2 hear scandal & gossip & tear eachother down or else they get bored.

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eye will ALWAYS think of prince like a "ACT OF GOD"! N another realm. eye mean of all people who might of been aliens or angels.if found out that prince wasn't of this earth, eye would not have been that surprised. R.I.P. prince
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Reply #16 posted 09/06/11 11:27pm

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MoQuake was boring , thats why it got closed down.

However Rip Moquake

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Reply #17 posted 09/07/11 1:43am

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RIP Moquake. Although i do think it's a good idea to split PM&M into seperate sections so those that want to talk shit can and those that want to talk prince can but seperately. Having to wade through the Vs threads is a pain in the arse! lol

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Reply #18 posted 09/07/11 3:59am

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JeePee said:

It's not good, but I'd rather see them go than the org. This site HAS to continue!

[Edited 9/6/11 14:20pm]

nod

And I didn't realize that the org has been around for 30 years!!!

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Reply #19 posted 09/07/11 6:13am

MISTERHANDS

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wildgoldenhoney said:

JeePee said:

It's not good, but I'd rather see them go than the org. This site HAS to continue!

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nod

And I didn't realize that the org has been around for 30 years!!!


by 3 decades he means: the org started late 90's, and because we're 2011 the third decade has just begun.

30 years ago, the internet wasn't even available for public.

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Reply #20 posted 09/07/11 7:03am

ufoclub

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It's best to let your site be UNCONNECTED officially to Prince. Or any fan site for that matter should not be officially connected to the target of the fandom.

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Reply #21 posted 09/07/11 9:24am

Timmy84

Wow and I just signed to that site! lol Oh well, RIP.

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Reply #22 posted 09/07/11 10:39am

SquirrelMeat

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Running anything about Prince is a thankless task.

Shame about Moquake,, but I hope Gav keeps his fan toe in here. I have always found him to be wonderfully helpful throughout the years

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Reply #23 posted 09/07/11 11:03am

NeonCraxx

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wildgoldenhoney said:

JeePee said:

It's not good, but I'd rather see them go than the org. This site HAS to continue!

[Edited 9/6/11 14:20pm]

nod

And I didn't realize that the org has been around for 30 years!!!

It's been around for 13 years. Where the hell did 30 years come from?

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Reply #24 posted 09/07/11 1:04pm

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I h

[Edited 9/7/11 13:06pm]

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Reply #25 posted 09/07/11 7:04pm

802

Why are they closing if Prince didn't sue them? If they wanted more people to sign up, they could have added interesting things to the website

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Reply #26 posted 09/07/11 7:08pm

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NeonCraxx said:

wildgoldenhoney said:

nod

And I didn't realize that the org has been around for 30 years!!!

It's been around for 13 years. Where the hell did 30 years come from?

unique said:

no official site, the fansites closing down, it's not a good sign. fortunately ben has taken a step back from the org to just let it be, and we are in the third decade of it's existance. hopefully more quakers return back to the org and start building things back up here. perhaps creating some new forums to seperate the serious discussion from the banter that keeps this place alive, so the best of both worlds are on one site

One decade is 10 years, times that by 3, that makes 30. When I saw third decade, I thought unique meant it's been around for that long, but as MISTERHANDS clarified, the 3rd decade has just begun.

MISTERHANDS said:
by 3 decades he means: the org started late 90's, and because we're 2011 the third decade has just begun.

30 years ago, the internet wasn't even available for public.

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Reply #27 posted 09/07/11 8:11pm

NeonCraxx

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^^^

Sure the org has been IN three decades. But you said the org has been around for 30 years.

Two different things.

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Reply #28 posted 09/07/11 8:11pm

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I. for one, will be really sorry to see Moquake go. I quite enjoyed the thoughtful and knowledgeable threads on that site. It's still a baby! I hope that Gav and the people who spent so much time and hard work will reconsider...or at least keep a facebook page going, as has been suggested. Too many Prince internet sites have been disappearing recently. It is sad to see the demise of yet another one... sad

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Reply #29 posted 09/07/11 8:21pm

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NeonCraxx said:

^^^

Sure the org has been IN three decades. But you said the org has been around for 30 years.

Two different things.

Yep, that's what I said I thought he meant. That is why I said someone already clarified that I misunderstood what was said - as I stated.

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