I didn't say that people don't like complaining--just that complaining doesn't fix anything. Especially when you're whining about problems that they're already aware of.
What context of your post should I read into? It was a whole page that basically said everyone should "Kick Dreamhost in the ass" over an issue you have with them. An issue that they're already aware of.
Really? Assuming that your rant/movement to approach Dreamhost was step two of a "Dreamhost accountability campaign" process, wouldn't having an answer, or at least something that resembles an idea, be step one? If not, how is that not just pointless whining and crying?
Name a mail problem that you know of that Dreamhost doesn't. Do you really think that the ones they already know of will become more important with a little background crying?
They definitely know their stuff and I'd have a hard time believing that they're not working on it. What more can they do? Would you rather they kept at it, or took a break to read a bunch of identical complaints about the same problem?
What points did you make?
I don't whine about DH, or claim that they're perfect. ALL shared hosts have problems, but with DH, the good far outweighs the bad.
They're here to buy what Dreamhost is selling, whether it's perfect or not. The features and upgrades are nice, and so is the personal touch they put on it, but when you put everything together... it's what they're selling.
They are different, but some of those differences are nothing more than obscene amounts of disk space, bandwidth and crazy sales.
And those differences that make them so great, are also what floods them with sign-ups, which leads to the growing pains that cause some of the problems that people complain about.
Actually, when it comes to anything that can be affected by other users, that IS the correct answer. This is common sense. It's also the reason why people other than datacenters and big hosting companies have dedicated servers.
I'd also say that you're not even close to being qualified to determine a right or wrong answer, considering that your answer was "segregation." Painting the servers a different color would accomplish as much as your suggestion, so maybe you can make a new coat of paint phase 2 of your "Kick DH in the ass" campaign. If that doesn't work, I say we all stand on the lawn in front of the datacenter and cry through megaphones.
This forum represents a tiny percentage of DH customers--and only a tiny percentage of the tiny percentage is complaining about anything. They host over 200,000 domains. Go count the number of people that are complaining and compare it to that number. I'm sure it will be an alarming percentage that will surely warrant your cute little campaign idea.
Anyone that's not stupid would also know that bad news travels faster than good news. And since I just said, now you know it, too.
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