okay … so what I got out of that is that you say wikid is not one of your sock puppets. I guess that answers the first question of my post. DreamHost readers are intelligent - they can sort this stuff out on their own.
There is no “campaign” to label you in any particular way. Your actions, your posts, your wiki entries, and your website have spoken, and continue to speak, for themselves.
You are clearly losing it now, and you should see somebody about getting some help for what appears to be a bit of runaway paranoia and a developing persecution complex.
You public posting of your PM to scjessey is merely a rehash of significant previous discussion regarding your inability, or unwillingness, to characterize what you do as self-promoting link-spam. It’s now an old tired discussion.
The sad part is that, because of your position on all of this and your “yelling in a hotel lobby” manner of dealing with it, scjessey probably does, and to some degree I also do, look at links you post to your site in a particularly critical way. That’s somewhat natural given your past behavior (which you likely will never recognize as being inappropriate).
My understanding is that you have very positive relations with “actual DreamHost staff”, and I am not at all aware of any “blatant malice” on their part (or on mine, for that matter). As for throwing “gas on the flame”, it seems to me that you are doing exactly that with this post.
I’m truly sorry that you would rather see this as a contentious imbroglio than the simple attempt to resolve the issue, but I can’t be responsible for how you choose to read what is written.
I, and I’m sure others who have followed this discussion across the wiki and in previous forum threads, or your blog, are quite aware of your propensity to “try to take this issue public” (how could they not!).
It’s really too bad that you can only see the issue as one of people “hating on” you. I don’t hate you at all; Hell, I don’t even know you!
You can complain all you want about “two posters” condemning you , but that won’t change the fact that my comments were in direct response to your actions. Anyone who is interested in that has plenty of reference material (as noted above) to research it for themselves and form their own opinion.
Oh, and as for the “I didn’t post anything” - fine…anything you say. If wikid is not one of your puppets, I apologize to him for believing that he was (but I reserve the right, in light of all the evidence, to continue to believe wikid is a puppet, be it a puppet of the “meat” or “sock” variety).
When you spend as much time in a public forum, or a given wiki, as I have spent in both the DH Forums and the DH wiki, you get a very good feel as to its “ebb” and “flow” - wikid’s appearance, and the timing of that appearance, in the totality of the circumstances, make his function and purpose crystal clear.
So okay, you didn’t post at all, but now your whole messy linkspam issue is now “out the open” again so you can fuel it with your righteous indignation. I suppose, from having read your wiki comments ("… to be continued"), all that is to be expected. I however, am going to take my cue from the way the last threads discussing all this ended, with a DH staffer just closing the threads, and just “opt out”. If you really want all this to be resolved, you can always elect to do the same, just as you can continue to elicit responses in this thread, some possibly even from me … how you handle that is completely up to you.
It’s a shame really, that you got involved in all of this because, as Josh pointed out in the Newsletter, you are a bright guy and there is some useful and clever stuff on your site.