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Reply #30 posted 04/26/16 6:50am

jokocur

RenHoek said:

Ben, please leave GD up or else I'm kinda out of a job... eek

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Reply #31 posted 04/26/16 7:11am

PurpleColossus

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Thank you so much Ben and all the moderators! I'm really glad the org is here to stay wink

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Reply #32 posted 04/26/16 8:06am

purplediamonds

Thank you Ben and all the moderators. I have been away from the Org for years before last week. But this was the first place I needed to come back to after losing Prince. I'm so glad you are still here. I'm so glad you have allowed us to mourn like this. I can't think of any other place that I could be that could help me through what I'm feeling. Thank you so much for all you do to keep this going.

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Reply #33 posted 04/26/16 8:24am

stesa

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Thanks guys; The Org has been our place of sanctuary for many a year.

I hope at least some things never change.

Much love and respect from Belgium.

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Reply #34 posted 04/26/16 11:27am

Slave2daGroove

Thank you Ben! The Org is more hen just a fan site, it's a dysfunctional family that I've been a part of since before the internet. hug

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Reply #35 posted 04/26/16 3:15pm

GuyBros

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Understood.

"I mean I always figured you were a trip at times, but now I'm beginning to believe you're a freaking vacation." -2elijah
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Reply #36 posted 04/26/16 5:47pm

Askani

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Concerts and Fan Gatherings really ought to be available.

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Reply #37 posted 04/27/16 3:00am

steevi66

Hi Ben, all admins and indeed all fans of Prince. I regrettably haven't been on this forum for what seems like an age. I heard Ben on radio 2 speaking to Jeremy vine the morning after that Thursday and remembered that I have an account on that page, so the search began to try and remember my password, thanks to a smoothly run website it was easy.
Like many of you tears have been shed and goose pimples have been raised when listening, posthumously to Princes' music. I've always loved Prince, so much so, I have and love my hohner "the prinz" tele that has a tone like no other guitar I own; and I have afew.
Last night I put all my Prince albums onto my phone with the intention of going out with the dog the next morning with big fully eclipsed headphones on; not this widdly piddly earphones but full audible spectrum headphones.
So.. was out walking my dog this morning listening to purple rain. What an enjoyable experience it was, until I got to the solo of the last track - purple rain. By halfway through the solo there was tears streaming down my face. By the end I was near bent over bawling my eyes out. Oh the power of music. Oh the power of loss. And what a beautiful being Prince still is. Alive in our heads and hearts. The Prince is dead, long live Prince
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Reply #38 posted 04/27/16 9:22am

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Thank you for all you do, and all you've done over the years. I'm glad you'll continue with the site, and I thank you for that too.

So hard to grasp what happened. cry

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Reply #39 posted 04/27/16 10:08am

sharonzeke

Thank you Ben, we so appreciate you.

*******All 7 and we'll watch them fall
They stand in the way of love
And we will smoke them all*******
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Reply #40 posted 04/27/16 12:54pm

Marc

Ben,

And of course all the other .Org people.

Thank you for all these years of providing a place to talk and discuss Prince. I hope you all will find the energy to keep it going on.

Thanx!

Marc.

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Reply #41 posted 04/27/16 6:04pm

JerseyKRS

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This would make a nice sticky at the top of all the suspended forums. It was kind of hard to find on the homepage.

I got love for you Ben and all the mods. Thanks for donating all your time, community!



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Reply #42 posted 04/27/16 7:24pm

FunkMistress

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Thanks for everything, Ben.

CHICKENS ARE NOT SUPPOSED TO DO COCAINE, SILKY HEN.
The Normal Whores Club
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Reply #43 posted 04/28/16 12:05am

FragileUnderto
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Sounds good
Cant believe my purple psychedelic pimp slap pimp2

And I descend from grace, In arms of undertow
I will take my place, In the great below
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Reply #44 posted 04/28/16 6:33am

RodeoSchro

I'm sure there's going to be some kind of meet-up or celebration or something, and I can't wait to be there. Because I want to shake the hands of Ben, and of every mod. You guys have done an incredible job.

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Reply #45 posted 04/28/16 9:31am

CarrieCee

Thank you, Ben.

To the newbies, behave! wink

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Reply #46 posted 04/28/16 12:34pm

Detroit

Thanks Ben. Great idea!

Check out my tribute to Prince
http://www.soundclick.com...47524&q=hi
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Reply #47 posted 04/28/16 1:04pm

rutheab

I just want to say, Thanks!
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Reply #48 posted 04/29/16 4:31pm

XxAxX

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Lammastide said:

Ben et al, I understand the rationale here, but if you're going to do this, PLEASE make this messaging extremely prominent, perhaps particularly in the General Discussion forum. As it were, I fear some orgers will miss this announcement, try and participate in one of suspended forums, and upon not being able to do so assume this site is going/has gone largely defunct with Prince's death. (Wow... I part of me can't believe I just typed that phrase. disbelief)

"Crisis" management can really have a make-it-or-break-it impact. Our communication strategy, then, should probably err on the side of being almost stupidly hand-holding. twocents

Thanks for all the work y'all are doing.

that was me confused lol

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Reply #49 posted 04/29/16 6:20pm

Militant

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steevi66 said:

I heard Ben on radio 2 speaking to Jeremy vine the morning after that Thursday and remembered that I have an account on that page, so the search began to try and remember my password, thanks to a smoothly run website it was easy.


That was me talking to Jeremy Vine on Radio 2..... Hoping to get the audio uploaded but it should still be on iPlayer....
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Reply #50 posted 04/30/16 6:44am

nisha24

SharonLA said:



June7 said:


strawberrybubblegum said:



Thank you Ben and I totally get it but I agree with Estelle - please can we also have fan gatherings. This is important to us as we always have connected with fans at concerts and other times. We need each other now more than ever. sad



[If you post a "Fan Gathering" topic in the Prince forum, we'll sticky it. this should suffice for now. Concerning the area of the fan gathering - it could go like this: Fan Gathering: Los Angeles or Fan Gathering: Quebec, or whatever ... Remember folks, this is just temporary June7]


I did this, and then my topic/post was moved to the Fan Gatherings forum, so no one can post a reply.

nishapisha
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Reply #51 posted 04/30/16 6:45am

nisha24

Thank you Ben🌈
nishapisha
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Reply #52 posted 04/30/16 10:32am

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Lammastide said:

Ben et al, I understand the rationale here, but if you're going to do this, PLEASE make this messaging extremely prominent, perhaps particularly in the General Discussion forum. As it were, I fear some orgers will miss this announcement, try and participate in one of suspended forums, and upon not being able to do so assume this site is going/has gone largely defunct with Prince's death. (Wow... I part of me can't believe I just typed that phrase. disbelief)

"Crisis" management can really have a make-it-or-break-it impact. Our communication strategy, then, should probably err on the side of being almost stupidly hand-holding. twocents

Thanks for all the work y'all are doing.

That's what I thought was going on until I came here. razz

"Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything." --Plato
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Reply #53 posted 05/01/16 6:20pm

Wane20

Sound like a Great idea, still can't believe he left us

Eye ppl call Prince a modern Mozart or Purple hendrix Prince is The one and only Prince that universe galaxy or whatever u want 2 call it will ever know
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Reply #54 posted 05/02/16 6:02am

NorthC

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I understand. It would be a shame though if Music: Non-Prince would close, which seems like a community within a community.


Yes that's true! For the time being I'm happy with this decision because I only want to read and write about Prince, but life goes on and in time I'd like to see those other forums return.
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Reply #55 posted 05/02/16 9:08am

Guitarhero

Thanks mods , i would of been lost without the org during this bad time.

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Reply #56 posted 05/02/16 9:40am

duccichucka

I don't understand how the Org needs a setback/thread minimization just because its raison
d'etre has passed away. "Concentrating specifically on The Man" is not the same as concen-
trating on the man's work, the latter being the specific reason why most of us are here: we
love Prince's music and his public presentation as an artist for we can not possibly love him
intimately - none of us knew him when he was off stage.

Yet, he persists because no evil force has deprived us of his music, so Prince is not dead, but
very much still alive. I think the idea of adding on more moderators on a temporary basis is
a good idea as not all people grieve similarly. It may help some posters process their grief
if the Org can return to normalcy. Hell, if any forum needs a reduction in threads, it's the
Prince forum! This should not be viewed as disrespectul towards Prince, but how many threads
should be created where most of the sentiments are so similar?

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Reply #57 posted 05/02/16 9:41am

duccichucka

JerseyKRS said:

I got love for you Ben and all the mods. Thanks for donating all your time, community!


Agreed.

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Reply #58 posted 05/02/16 12:21pm

beautifulone7

purplediamonds said:

Thank you Ben and all the moderators. I have been away from the Org for years before last week. But this was the first place I needed to come back to after losing Prince. I'm so glad you are still here. I'm so glad you have allowed us to mourn like this. I can't think of any other place that I could be that could help me through what I'm feeling. Thank you so much for all you do to keep this going.

Me too I left this place because of all the arguing and bitching about Prince- which album sucked, why the JW's ruined his music, why he should or should not have done watever, etc- but it has been a great refuge since he transitioned. I see it is dissolving again about Sheila E.s role, whether the Revolution should reunite, etc.- but I understand it is one big dysfunctional family biggrin who all wants to protect Prince's legacy. So it is good to be back amongst like-minded people. It's hard out there for a Prince fan with the regular media trying to paint him as a pill popper, AIDS infected control freak and all the other crazy rumors.

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Reply #59 posted 05/02/16 6:38pm

patcalt

ben said:

Attention all members of prince.org:



As the world has suffered the loss of the person for whom this site has been dedicated to, whom we have known and loved for all these years, it is important at this time that we as Orgers and Moderators concentrate on the reason we’re here and the person whom we celebrate.


This venue has always been a hub where people have felt they can come to and talk about all things Prince - but also all things going on in the world yesterday, today and tomorrow.


That hasn’t changed.



But, as we continue to go through these next few days (or weeks) dealing with the loss and the heartache, we would like to concentrate specifically on The Man.



With this in mind, effective immediately and until further notice, we are going to be suspending all of the forums except the following three:



• Prince: Music & More
• Associated Artists & People
• Org Site Discussion



Doing so will allow the moderators to concentrate more on the forums that are considered to be more directly involved with Prince, and in the site in general. It will also allow the moderators a chance to get to know all of our new members who have recently joined - without being bombarded with the drama that can sometimes come with the other forums.



We don’t have an exact return date for those forums, but, in their absence, we will make every effort to give you swift, timely and fair moderation in the sites that remain open.



We hope you appreciate the effort being made by the moderators just as we appreciate the continued posts, responses and love that you have shown for the 'org over all these years.



A lot of questions have come to us in regards to our remaining open - since the person whom we are honoring has since passed.



We are not going anywhere.



We are here to stay.



If life on the org has taught us nothing else, it has taught us that we will never run out of things to talk about when we’re talking about Prince!



Long Live Prince and Long Live prince.org!



sad
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