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Thread started 10/11/07 10:20pm

ShellAnswerMan

Compromise has been reached

Dear Supporters of TPS:

Thank you for supporting my stance to not be bullied as regards the True Prince Stories website. I literally received thousands of emails.

I wanted to report that I have been in touch with the powers-that-be and we have reached a compromise, and I will continue to post interesting and entertaining interviews and photos. Although we are not going away, there will be some minor changes to the website.

I do want to make a few very important remarks about all of this:

• It was NEVER my intention to in any way harm or damage Prince. I simply spent a good deal of time in his company, and wanted to revisit some of the "good old days" with old friends/colleagues/co-workers and new friends who are fans of the man, the music, and the entire era.

• Secondly, Prince DOES CARE about his fans. That was emphasized to me today. He is most assuredly not interested in people who are telling false stories, or capitalizing on his image without his permission. He has been informed that True Prince Stories is not about that, I will work diligently to assure the site content remains above the board and respectful

Thank you again for the encouragement and support.
Sincerely,

Harlan "Hucky" Austin
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Reply #1 posted 10/11/07 10:35pm

lspear76

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chicken chicken chicken chicken!
"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 #2 posted 10/11/07 10:41pm

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lspear76 said:

chicken chicken chicken chicken!


Spagetti..... confuse shrug
surviving on the thought of loving you, it's just like the water
I ain't felt this way in years...
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Reply #3 posted 10/11/07 10:58pm

ShellAnswerMan

lspear76 said:

chicken chicken chicken chicken!


This whole thing has been about respect, and freedom of speech. I will continue to post my stories which is what I wanted all along. I believe that after today HQ and the Org will be able to operate with out problems as well. Isn’t that what we all want?
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Reply #4 posted 10/11/07 11:18pm

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So was his issue with you a misunderstanding? Well, whatever it is, I am glad you sorted it out. Way to go, man. I really do enjoy your site, its nicer than a tabloid, donchathink?
And if there will be no more fansite probs after this, I will stick my head out a window, scream, and dance.
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Reply #5 posted 10/11/07 11:57pm

traceyjane76

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its always nice to hear that things can be decided mutually! To me you sound like a very respectful person and I did not see anything worrying on the site. i am sure that by setting this tone now, people who visit the site will realise it is not there for any other purpose than to share your experiences
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Reply #6 posted 10/12/07 12:20am

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I am honestly glad to hear that Huckie. There has never been anything exploitive or sensationalistic about the stories and always put Prince in a favorable light. We have to be patient with Prince too, he doesn't have all the time in the world to look over his image. He hires people to do a job and I'm sure they sometimes make mistakes in looking out for him.
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Reply #7 posted 10/12/07 12:21am

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Reply #8 posted 10/12/07 12:22am

xenophobia2002

would be nice if Prince.org gives us an update about their experiences ....
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Reply #9 posted 10/12/07 12:27am

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I had just recently discovered TPS a few days ago, and have been reading the very, very interesting stories there. I can't see where Prince would have ever had a problem with anything that I saw posted there, in fact it seems to me that he should have been flattered that he had meant so much to you with the impression he made on your life. I'm glad your issues seem to have been ironed out, because you appear to be a genuinely nice and respectful guy to me, Hucky. Continued good luck and success to you.
"There's Nothing That The Proper Attitude Won't Render Funkable!"

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Reply #10 posted 10/12/07 12:27am

KidaDynamite

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xenophobia2002 said:

would be nice if Prince.org gives us an update about their experiences ....


Truth be told if it's bad I don't wanna know about it! neutral
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I ain't felt this way in years...
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Reply #11 posted 10/12/07 1:49am

wlcm2thdwn

very good biggrin
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Reply #12 posted 10/12/07 1:57am

zoerh

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GOOD NEWS HUCKY - AND THANKS FOR YOUR MAIL.

KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK

Secondly, Prince DOES CARE about his fans. That was emphasized to me today. He is most assuredly not interested in people who are telling false stories, or capitalizing on his image without his permission. He has been informed that True Prince Stories is not about that, I will work diligently to assure the site content remains above the board and respectful....

SO TRUE - NEVER ONCE DOUBTED THAT PRINCE DIDN'T CARE...

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Reply #13 posted 10/12/07 2:42am

christos7

drats...



j/k

Glad things worked out 4 u wink lol
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Reply #14 posted 10/12/07 3:30am

xenophobia2002

ShellAnswerMan said:

Dear Supporters of TPS:

Thank you for supporting my stance to not be bullied as regards the True Prince Stories website. I literally received thousands of emails.

I wanted to report that I have been in touch with the powers-that-be and we have reached a compromise, and I will continue to post interesting and entertaining interviews and photos. Although we are not going away, there will be some minor changes to the website.

I do want to make a few very important remarks about all of this:

• It was NEVER my intention to in any way harm or damage Prince. I simply spent a good deal of time in his company, and wanted to revisit some of the "good old days" with old friends/colleagues/co-workers and new friends who are fans of the man, the music, and the entire era.

• Secondly, Prince DOES CARE about his fans. That was emphasized to me today. He is most assuredly not interested in people who are telling false stories, or capitalizing on his image without his permission. He has been informed that True Prince Stories is not about that, I will work diligently to assure the site content remains above the board and respectful

Thank you again for the encouragement and support.
Sincerely,

Harlan "Hucky" Austin


Then Prince.org better watch out, telling all these stories he is gay .....
I AM LOOKING FOR USED PRINCE CONCERT TICKETS ... https://www.facebook.com/...erttickets
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Reply #15 posted 10/12/07 4:24am

Flowerz

xenophobia2002 said:

ShellAnswerMan said:

Dear Supporters of TPS:

Thank you for supporting my stance to not be bullied as regards the True Prince Stories website. I literally received thousands of emails.

I wanted to report that I have been in touch with the powers-that-be and we have reached a compromise, and I will continue to post interesting and entertaining interviews and photos. Although we are not going away, there will be some minor changes to the website.

I do want to make a few very important remarks about all of this:

• It was NEVER my intention to in any way harm or damage Prince. I simply spent a good deal of time in his company, and wanted to revisit some of the "good old days" with old friends/colleagues/co-workers and new friends who are fans of the man, the music, and the entire era.

• Secondly, Prince DOES CARE about his fans. That was emphasized to me today. He is most assuredly not interested in people who are telling false stories, or capitalizing on his image without his permission. He has been informed that True Prince Stories is not about that, I will work diligently to assure the site content remains above the board and respectful

Thank you again for the encouragement and support.
Sincerely,

Harlan "Hucky" Austin


Then Prince.org better watch out, telling all these stories he is gay .....


uhm.. no Prince.org.. never said that.. 'the users' have (nasty ones).. but not the site.. huge difference
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Reply #16 posted 10/12/07 4:27am

xenophobia2002

Flowerz said:

xenophobia2002 said:



Then Prince.org better watch out, telling all these stories he is gay .....


uhm.. no Prince.org.. never said that.. 'the users' have (nasty ones).. but not the site.. huge difference



not completely true.... that would be too easy.

you can't hide behind that.

What if the moderators also joke about it ..

http://prince.org/msg/13/247310?&pg=6
[Edited 10/12/07 4:31am]
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Reply #17 posted 10/12/07 4:34am

Heiress

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Reply #18 posted 10/12/07 4:35am

Heiress

Bravo!

This is good news.

Your intentions have been clear to me from the start.
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Reply #19 posted 10/12/07 4:40am

Flowerz

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Reply #20 posted 10/12/07 5:07am

lspear76

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All I can say is...

Chicken chicken chicken chicken chicken!

I call em as I see em, and the way I see em is most always correct.

So, respectfully, I have to say... chicken. Big talk, can't walk.
"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 #21 posted 10/12/07 5:14am

Heiress

lspear76 said:

All I can say is...

Chicken chicken chicken chicken chicken!

I call em as I see em, and the way I see em is most always correct.

So, respectfully, I have to say... chicken. Big talk, can't walk.


how old are you? lol
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Reply #22 posted 10/12/07 5:19am

Flowerz

Heiress said:

lspear76 said:

All I can say is...

Chicken chicken chicken chicken chicken!

I call em as I see em, and the way I see em is most always correct.

So, respectfully, I have to say... chicken. Big talk, can't walk.


how old are you?
lol


lol.. dont feed them.. you can see where the mentality is.. they're looking for drama..
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Reply #23 posted 10/12/07 5:37am

Heiress

Flowerz said:

Heiress said:



how old are you?
lol


lol.. dont feed them.. you can see where the mentality is.. they're looking for drama..


sad!
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Reply #24 posted 10/12/07 5:49am

joyinrepetitio
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Hucky you are a class act. I glad that you stood your ground. From the stories that I've read you in no way intended to slander Prince in any way. You just told stories that mainly involved you and others that work for Prince. There's nothing wrong about that. I look forward to seeing more candid pictures and hearing more stories. All it does is give us(fans)an insight of what it's like to be in the company of Prince.
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Reply #25 posted 10/12/07 8:10am

katt

That is good news smile
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Reply #26 posted 10/12/07 8:39am

WellInever

The issue is not about being chicken. It is about not getting deep pockets angry. Sure Mr. Austin could fight it out and may (not sure what the terms of the NDA are) well win, but at what cost?
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Reply #27 posted 10/12/07 9:00am

GiGi319

WellInever said:

The issue is not about being chicken. It is about not getting deep pockets angry. Sure Mr. Austin could fight it out and may (not sure what the terms of the NDA are) well win, but at what cost?

I think, you're right. It takes boat-loads of cash to fight someone like Prince and who has the time and the patience to mess with him?
love the one who is Love!
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Reply #28 posted 10/12/07 9:12am

funkyhead

lspear76 said:

chicken chicken chicken chicken!

and it's people like this that hold the world back.
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Reply #29 posted 10/12/07 9:12am

funkyhead

ShellAnswerMan said:

lspear76 said:

chicken chicken chicken chicken!


This whole thing has been about respect, and freedom of speech. I will continue to post my stories which is what I wanted all along. I believe that after today HQ and the Org will be able to operate with out problems as well. Isn’t that what we all want?

well said.
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