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Removal of thread "The Empress Alexandra Fights Back"
« on: January 31, 2011, 08:18:36 AM »
This following is the message that grifh sent to me and asked me to post for him.

I find it hard to do as griffh asks of me but if it is important to his continued work on this subject and important to his publisher that this material be removed, then it will be done.

As you all know, this thread has been an amazing work that has been continuing for more than 5 years.

So that everyone will have the opportunity to read griffh's message and to understand why this is being done, I will plan to delete the threads on Wednesday, February 2, 2011.

Thank you for your understanding.


I wanted to take this opportunity to thank everyone that has contributed to my thread on the Empress.  It has been so enjoyable and such a wonderful learning experience for me.  I am currently about to publish my first work on the Empress and need to remove my research.  I also had not appreciated the fact that I had liberally quoted several Russian historians extensively and thereby infringed on their copyright.  For these reasons I have asked Alixz to please remove the thread.  I will continue to contribute to AP forum and of course anyone who wishes to can PM me as well.  Again I want to thank Alixz for all her help and support and thank Bob and Rob for the opportunity they have provided the means of sharing our various perspectives on every aspect of Russian history as well as the history of many of Europe's Royal houses as well.  Again thanks to everyone for their contributions over the years.  

Best Griffith Henninger


griffh just asked me to remove his email address as his email account "crashed" he will return with his address when he gets it fixed.
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Re: Removal of thread "The Empress Alexandra Fights Back"
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2011, 09:58:16 AM »
Bob and I wish Griff much success with his book. Please keep us informed as your volume will be an important book for our library.

Rob
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Re: Removal of thread "The Empress Alexandra Fights Back"
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2011, 11:42:20 AM »
Thank you so very much Rob and I can't wait to add my book to your library and will certainly let you know when it is published.  

And thank you again for all your help, Best to you and Bob.  

Griff  
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Re: Removal of thread "The Empress Alexandra Fights Back"
« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2011, 01:17:40 PM »
FA - Thank you for you input.  I was worried about doing this without some confirmation from you.

I am sure that Griff's book will be well worth waiting for.

I set the deletion for Wednesday so that anyone who wanted to comment could do so before all that wonderful information is gone.  I did, however lock the actual thread so that all posting will be done on this new explanation thread.

This somehow seems like the end of an era.  But perhaps it is the beginning of a new one for Griff.

Alixz
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Re: Removal of thread "The Empress Alexandra Fights Back"
« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2011, 02:25:25 PM »
This is a real pity [to remove the thread] but I understand the reason. I came late to Alexandra Fights Back, being no fan of hers.   But I have enjoyed reading it  lately. Now, for a complete read before it goes !
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Re: Removal of thread "The Empress Alexandra Fights Back"
« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2011, 02:46:58 PM »
I'm sure there are all kind of good reasons but I was so deeply in love with the thread! whenever I was depressed I knew I'd find something precious and of rare beauty to make my day! couldn't we find some way to save even some part of it? I feel like loosing an old friend here (((
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Re: Removal of thread "The Empress Alexandra Fights Back"
« Reply #6 on: January 31, 2011, 03:30:01 PM »
Griff, I will miss your thread, :( but I understand your reasons and wish you all the luck with your research and writing! I cannot wait for your book.
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Re: Removal of thread "The Empress Alexandra Fights Back"
« Reply #7 on: January 31, 2011, 08:44:52 PM »
Aloha Griff!

I too will miss your threads on Empress Alexandra!  I've learned so very much from them and I do look forward to ultimately reading your book!

Thank you for sharing your research with all of us - I wish you the very best of luck and as I said - look forward to purchasing your book!!

Malama Pono, (take care)
Janet
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Re: Removal of thread "The Empress Alexandra Fights Back"
« Reply #8 on: January 31, 2011, 09:42:20 PM »
Yes, the prospect of the book makes losing the thread just a bit more palatable.  : )
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Re: Removal of thread "The Empress Alexandra Fights Back"
« Reply #9 on: February 01, 2011, 08:04:44 AM »
Can't wait for the book - new Romanov material is always good!
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Re: Removal of thread "The Empress Alexandra Fights Back"
« Reply #10 on: February 01, 2011, 08:44:07 AM »
All of  the above comments are why I wanted to post this thread and to give everyone time to take one last look before I complied with Griff's wishes and removed the threads.

I would imagine that two days are not enough to reread all six threads but at least there is time for one last look.

Griff has given us a unique perspective on Empress Alexandra and I think his book is going to be wonderful!

I, like Robert, have never been a big fan of Alexandra's but Griff has made me lean a little more in her direction as the years have passed and the thread has grown.

I have always been glad that I was moderator on the sub forum that contains this remarkable research and I have been honored to have helped Griff with editing, spell check, and the removal of things that he felt needed removing in the past.

Tomorrow, when I finally remove all 125 pages of information, it is going to leave a hole, not only in the sub forum and the AP Forum, but also in the lives of those here who so enjoyed reading and contributing.

Griff, thank you so much.

Alixz

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Re: Removal of thread "The Empress Alexandra Fights Back"
« Reply #11 on: February 01, 2011, 08:55:40 AM »
I'm sure there are all kind of good reasons but I was so deeply in love with the thread! whenever I was depressed I knew I'd find something precious and of rare beauty to make my day! couldn't we find some way to save even some part of it? I feel like loosing an old friend here (((

When Griff asked me to delete the thread, I felt exactly as you do.  I kept wondering if there wasn't some way to keep any part of it.  However, because anything that is posted to this Forum is copyrighted to the Forum, Griff would be violating copyright laws in publishing his own research if it remained on the forum.

Bob and Rob have graciously consented to allow the removal of the information so that Griff will not be in violation of any intellectual property laws.

Also, as Griff pointed out, he himself has quoted from other authors and may be in violation of the copyright laws that protect these other authors.

I know that all of us have reproduced information from other sources when posting here.  It is one of the things that we always stress - sources, sources, sources!  But the copyright laws only allow for a certain amount of quoting before any of us would be in violation.

So, with sadness, we know that there is truly no way to keep any of what has been so lovingly researched, fought over and posted here.

I hope this explanation helps.

Alixz
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Re: Removal of thread "The Empress Alexandra Fights Back"
« Reply #12 on: February 01, 2011, 02:43:45 PM »
I am so sorry to see these threads go. They were such a fantastic piece of research. I do understand the reasoning, and truly look forward to your future publication Griffh!

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Re: Removal of thread "The Empress Alexandra Fights Back"
« Reply #13 on: February 01, 2011, 03:31:09 PM »
What a pity, but I truly can understand your reasons. I truly will miss the threads.

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Re: Removal of thread "The Empress Alexandra Fights Back"
« Reply #14 on: February 02, 2011, 08:11:05 AM »
Well, it is done.

As I was instructed to do, I have removed all six threads called "The Empress Alexandra Fights Back".

The future is up to grffh.

Go griffh!