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Thread started 04/12/18 3:41pm

luvsexy4all

prince This Thing called Life book 4/19/18

https://www.amazon.com/Th...rince+book

wasnt sure if it was mentioned

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Reply #1 posted 04/12/18 3:56pm

XxAxX

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looks interesting

[Edited 4/12/18 15:59pm]

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Reply #2 posted 04/12/18 4:23pm

HerecomethePur
pleYoda

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Reply #3 posted 04/13/18 2:51am

BartVanHemelen

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luvsexy4all said:

wasnt sure if it was mentioned

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Notice the "Google Custom Search" box at the top right of this website?

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Reply #4 posted 04/14/18 1:25pm

FunkOnTheOne

BartVanHemelen said:



luvsexy4all said:



wasnt sure if it was mentioned



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Notice the "Google Custom Search" box at the top right of this website?



Yes please listen to Bart. Bart would ideally like around 3 threads per month. Basically if it's something Bart already knows please dont post it. Also please bear in mind Bart is not a fan, he just simply has spent thousands of hours researching something he has little interest in.
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Reply #5 posted 04/18/18 7:51am

BartVanHemelen

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FunkOnTheOne said:

BartVanHemelen said:

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Notice the "Google Custom Search" box at the top right of this website?

Yes please listen to Bart. Bart would ideally like around 3 threads per month. Basically if it's something Bart already knows please dont post it. Also please bear in mind Bart is not a fan, he just simply has spent thousands of hours researching something he has little interest in.

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Oh look, a bunch of made up shite posted by someone who of course couldn't even be arsed to read what I replied to.

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And for the record, I've often stated that the Org is outdated in much of its functionality, and that we really should have a section where relevant news is permanently on offer, e.g. upcoming or recently released books etc.

© Bart Van Hemelen
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Reply #6 posted 04/18/18 8:06am

RJOrion

Bart VanHemelen seems like such a compelling, ornery, straight shooting, tactless, arrogant, cantankerous, humorless, intelligent, elitist...i cant help but to sometimes read his comments out loud with an exaggerated British accent, imagining he would look like Anthony Hopkins, or Eddie Murphy's butler in 'Trading Places'...no disrespect, of course
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Reply #7 posted 04/18/18 8:19am

morningsong

BartVanHemelen said:



FunkOnTheOne said:


BartVanHemelen said:


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Notice the "Google Custom Search" box at the top right of this website?



Yes please listen to Bart. Bart would ideally like around 3 threads per month. Basically if it's something Bart already knows please dont post it. Also please bear in mind Bart is not a fan, he just simply has spent thousands of hours researching something he has little interest in.

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Oh look, a bunch of made up shite posted by someone who of course couldn't even be arsed to read what I replied to.


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And for the record, I've often stated that the Org is outdated in much of its functionality, and that we really should have a section where relevant news is permanently on offer, e.g. upcoming or recently released books etc.




I agree. Change out past present future sites for books or something.
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Reply #8 posted 04/18/18 8:37am

JoeyCococo

FunkOnTheOne said:

BartVanHemelen said:

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Notice the "Google Custom Search" box at the top right of this website?

Yes please listen to Bart. Bart would ideally like around 3 threads per month. Basically if it's something Bart already knows please dont post it. Also please bear in mind Bart is not a fan, he just simply has spent thousands of hours researching something he has little interest in.

Hilarious...i've said and thought it many times. What torture for Bart that he must spend so many hours on the site despite not loving the man. How pathetic. You can bet Bart is a 4'10", hundred pounder who no one would ever notice if he was standing in front of your face.

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Reply #9 posted 04/18/18 9:08am

QueenofPurpleP
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FunkOnTheOne said:

BartVanHemelen said:

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Notice the "Google Custom Search" box at the top right of this website?

Yes please listen to Bart. Bart would ideally like around 3 threads per month. Basically if it's something Bart already knows please dont post it. Also please bear in mind Bart is not a fan, he just simply has spent thousands of hours researching something he has little interest in.

Bart and his bullshit been around for years, he's like the one cousin your mom told you to be nice to because he's a little "touched".

I Just Came To Dance and Shade for Yall
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Reply #10 posted 04/18/18 2:36pm

steakfinger

Bart may be abrupt, but he's rarely wrong. If he was just like me there would be no need for both of us. Celebrate diversity.

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Reply #11 posted 04/18/18 2:42pm

Silvertongue7

BartVanHemelen said:



FunkOnTheOne said:


BartVanHemelen said:


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Notice the "Google Custom Search" box at the top right of this website?



Yes please listen to Bart. Bart would ideally like around 3 threads per month. Basically if it's something Bart already knows please dont post it. Also please bear in mind Bart is not a fan, he just simply has spent thousands of hours researching something he has little interest in.

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Oh look, a bunch of made up shite posted by someone who of course couldn't even be arsed to read what I replied to.


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And for the record, I've often stated that the Org is outdated in much of its functionality, and that we really should have a section where relevant news is permanently on offer, e.g. upcoming or recently released books etc.


It should also have a ‘block user’ option...
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Reply #12 posted 04/19/18 1:39am

Vannormal

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BartVanHemelen said:

FunkOnTheOne said:

BartVanHemelen said: Yes please listen to Bart. Bart would ideally like around 3 threads per month. Basically if it's something Bart already knows please dont post it. Also please bear in mind Bart is not a fan, he just simply has spent thousands of hours researching something he has little interest in.

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Oh look, a bunch of made up shite posted by someone who of course couldn't even be arsed to read what I replied to.

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And for the record, I've often stated that the Org is outdated in much of its functionality, and that we really should have a section where relevant news is permanently on offer, e.g. upcoming or recently released books etc.

I absolutely agree on that !

"...no matter what, all will be fine, always."
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Reply #13 posted 04/19/18 2:29am

darkroman

Vannormal said:

BartVanHemelen said:

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Oh look, a bunch of made up shite posted by someone who of course couldn't even be arsed to read what I replied to.

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And for the record, I've often stated that the Org is outdated in much of its functionality, and that we really should have a section where relevant news is permanently on offer, e.g. upcoming or recently released books etc.

I absolutely agree on that !



...and it needs to be mobile optimised, which is odd to say as it is a text website, yet it doesn't auto fit mobile.


lol

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Reply #14 posted 04/19/18 2:31am

darkroman

Not for Me!

But I have pre-ordered Before The Rain.

I hope Nicole's book gets the funding it needs.


smile

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Reply #15 posted 04/19/18 5:53am

BartVanHemelen

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darkroman said:

Vannormal said:

I absolutely agree on that !



...and it needs to be mobile optimised, which is odd to say as it is a text website, yet it doesn't auto fit mobile.


lol

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The Org runs on a hacky version of old forum software, lacking many of the features similar software has acquired in the past decades.

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That's the result of Prince waging war on fansites. He could have had some great ones because there used to be plenty of talented programmers in the community, but no sane person would invest their own time and money into something that would be attacked constantly for the pettiest of reasons.

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Why do you think HQ shut down? Why do you think all Prince fanmags shut down? Etc etc etc.

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I bet that we could have created the kind of software that would power numerous fansites, with regular upgrades etc. Instead we're stuck with the Org and a bunch of Facebook groups.

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Reply #16 posted 04/19/18 10:21am

FunkOnTheOne

I think it depends what mobile you are using. Mine Auto fits.
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Reply #17 posted 04/20/18 9:04am

Vannormal

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BartVanHemelen said:

darkroman said:



...and it needs to be mobile optimised, which is odd to say as it is a text website, yet it doesn't auto fit mobile.


lol

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The Org runs on a hacky version of old forum software, lacking many of the features similar software has acquired in the past decades.

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That's the result of Prince waging war on fansites. He could have had some great ones because there used to be plenty of talented programmers in the community, but no sane person would invest their own time and money into something that would be attacked constantly for the pettiest of reasons.

.

Why do you think HQ shut down? Why do you think all Prince fanmags shut down? Etc etc etc.

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I bet that we could have created the kind of software that would power numerous fansites, with regular upgrades etc. Instead we're stuck with the Org and a bunch of Facebook groups.

Exactly.

I for one can't write and APP, but it would be great to have a .ORG APP for instance.

I follow that 'bunch of facebook groups' and 'instagram groups', and it sure consumes a lot of time.

It's not easy to read .ORG on my iphone (8). Although it adjustes automatically.

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I so miss Housquake ! It was such a great site...

Prince's war on fansites is something easily forgotten b many, but it sure sucked. ANd look indeed, what is left now.

"...no matter what, all will be fine, always."
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Reply #18 posted 04/20/18 9:44am

pricetag

RJOrion said:

Bart VanHemelen seems like such a compelling, ornery, straight shooting, tactless, arrogant, cantankerous, humorless, intelligent, elitist...i cant help but to sometimes read his comments out loud with an exaggerated British accent, imagining he would look like Anthony Hopkins, or Eddie Murphy's butler in 'Trading Places'...no disrespect, of course

Don't know if this is being racist or prejudiced, or both.

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Reply #19 posted 04/20/18 10:00am

RJOrion

pricetag said:

RJOrion said:

Bart VanHemelen seems like such a compelling, ornery, straight shooting, tactless, arrogant, cantankerous, humorless, intelligent, elitist...i cant help but to sometimes read his comments out loud with an exaggerated British accent, imagining he would look like Anthony Hopkins, or Eddie Murphy's butler in 'Trading Places'...no disrespect, of course

Don't know if this is being racist or prejudiced, or both.

racist?..."Racism" is the belief in the superiority of one race over another, which often results in discrimination...how the hell is me reading Bart's comments with a British accent, racist?...you do know they have dictionaries online and in libraries and homes around the world, that can help you understand the meanings of different words...

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Reply #20 posted 04/20/18 12:03pm

pricetag

RJOrion said:

pricetag said:

Don't know if this is being racist or prejudiced, or both.

racist?..."Racism" is the belief in the superiority of one race over another, which often results in discrimination...how the hell is me reading Bart's comments with a British accent, racist?...you do know they have dictionaries online and in libraries and homes around the world, that can help you understand the meanings of different words...

Ok, sterotypical. Still tiresome and douchy.

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Reply #21 posted 04/20/18 11:26pm

Vannormal

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steakfinger said:

Bart may be abrupt, but he's rarely wrong. If he was just like me there would be no need for both of us. Celebrate diversity.

I agree. smile

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Me for one, I love Bart's 'tone' and wicked smartass behaviour.

His sharp tongue and utter critical comment is timeless, and needed here to kill the unbearable softness of some. Diversity is absolutely needed and deseves respect. Take it or leave it.

All other nay sayers and haters also need a platform.

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Bart's rightful dislike for the super badly organised Prince/camp is the kind of word we absolutely need too. He's always kicking it in (your) face of how badly Prince's shit was put together.

One thing though, all artists are 'different'. And I can name a few artist who are as badly organised as Prince, as well as the opposite of course.

Bart apparently loves it well organised, well informed, well demonstrated and well documented. All things preferably 'correct'. I love that. I'm far from 'correct' myself. So I appreciate that in others, no matter what impossible character they have, or their style is.

Take people the way they are, read their manual, observe, and then act towards it.

Don't ever try to change anyone.

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To compare Prince's output for instance with that of other artists like Bart often states, is maybe unneeded, though it might tell a lot about one's own frustrations.

Every other artist was uncomparable to Prince's prolific ambitious bahaviour and output. They possibly worked better with their record companies, listened more to (good) advice, or felt the sign of the times much better, and anticipated towards the demand of it. Moneywise, they possibly too did better, or gave the fans what they asked for, but was that better then ? No one ever surprised his fans more than Prince did in a fraction of his lifetime. I mean like aftershows ? Are there other artists who did this ?

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Imagine if we had tons of official released DVDs, etc from Prince collaborations with other great artists (what I always wanted him to do). Would it really be better ? Think of it... Maybe. Very maybe.

That means that we wouldn't have all the released stuff we're spoiled with. OK, some shit albums were not needed to be released for some, but hey, they're there. And it gives an overall view on the guy's carreer in a way that is not to compare with anyone out there of his calibre (ie Madonna, U2 or Bruce Springsteen, or Michael Jackson).

We never would've had 'Lovesexy', or 'Dirty Mind', or the underwear on stage, or the SOTT movie, or... basically everything. He did it his 'wrong' way, against the stream most of the time. Sometimes good choices, sometimes deadwrong decisions. He loved being a contrarian. It even seems that he loved to be worked against. The comprehensive frustrating part with Prince was that he never ever wanted to listen to anyone. And the ones giving him good advice found out too late that it didn't even matter, and left, or were sacked if they came too close.

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Let it and him be in the death that will arrive upon us all one day.

"...no matter what, all will be fine, always."
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Reply #22 posted 04/21/18 10:05am

luvsexy4all

"i hate tight asses in my place"

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Reply #23 posted 04/21/18 8:57pm

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RJOrion said:

Bart VanHemelen seems like such a compelling, ornery, straight shooting, tactless, arrogant, cantankerous, humorless, intelligent, elitist...i cant help but to sometimes read his comments out loud with an exaggerated British accent, imagining he would look like Anthony Hopkins, or Eddie Murphy's butler in 'Trading Places'...no disrespect, of course

who put their KOOLS out on my floor!?

c'mon baby, where's ya guts?
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Reply #24 posted 04/22/18 12:23pm

FunkOnTheOne

steakfinger said:

Bart may be abrupt, but he's rarely wrong. If he was just like me there would be no need for both of us. Celebrate diversity.


I think we've confused diversity with rudeness.
The problem isn't Barts ceaseless, relentless negativity it's simple the way he expresses it, getting angry with people asking questions, saying for crying out loud every 3 seconds. There is a way to be a person.
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Reply #25 posted 04/22/18 12:37pm

Guitarhero

steakfinger said:

Bart may be abrupt, but he's rarely wrong. If he was just like me there would be no need for both of us. Celebrate diversity.

Or just no need for both of you full stop.

[Edited 4/22/18 12:55pm]

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Reply #26 posted 04/23/18 6:04am

Vannormal

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If you don't like Bart's opinion or someone else's, don't read it.

Simple.

Don't waste your time on commenting on it.

And for your information, ignoring is far better than emotionally or histerically replying.

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Make the world, the org and yourself a better place.

Do the right thing, or try to grow up.

Peace to all animals, including U.

wink

"...no matter what, all will be fine, always."
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Reply #27 posted 04/23/18 11:06am

FunkOnTheOne

Vannormal said:

If you don't like Bart's opinion or someone else's, don't read it.


Simple.


Don't waste your time on commenting on it.


And for your information, ignoring is far better than emotionally or histerically replying.


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Make the world, the org and yourself a better place.


Do the right thing, or try to grow up.


Peace to all animals, including U.


wink



Unfortunately on a forum like this the only option is basically to stay or go. You can't not see someone's comment in a post. I also think you've mistaken someone having a different opinions which is fine and just being rude and constantly shouting people down.
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Reply #28 posted 04/23/18 2:30pm

luvsexy4all

anybody want to bother to comment on the fing book ...rather than bart...

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Reply #29 posted 04/23/18 2:35pm

pricetag

luvsexy4all said:

anybody want to bother to comment on the fing book ...rather than bart...

Oh, the irony.

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