<Good, now you know what it’s like to read through drivel, instead of post it. >
well at least that’s one thing we have in common
<In your other post it was, “I’ve been here over 3 years.” I guess you could have just said, “I’ve been here over 5 minutes,” since that could also mean 6 years.>
I was actually speaking of the message board when i made that comment…i have been on this message board for a little over 3 years…i initially read and posted anonymously, than someone suggested i create a profile, so i did and have been posting under “IAmAtMyWitsEnd” ever since…btw, that nick is actually not DH related…that is simply what a couple of my colleagues tell me that i remark around the office quite a bit
<If it’s anything beyond “here’s a link,” it’s not for me. I’d continue to recommend DH if they dropped codes & referrals.>
and that is where we are different…i don’t believe in giving props to a webhosting provider , you are only setting yourself up for anguish…while you may have lucked out to date, it is still setting yourself up for trouble. DH has DOCUMENTED issues right now and if you are a website designer especially, you should NEVER recommend a particular webhost…it’s just bad business…and the reason why some of us “whiners” are soo up in arms is that while you may be managing a handful of clients, my team has over 400 (only 20 with DH) and we have been on the wrong end of several of these downtime issues…but, I don’t really care much about it anymore because only our “budget” clients are still assigned to DH…the only reason why i come in here to preach a “counterpoint” is that I want to show possible new DH clients that all is not as rosy as some will have you believe. Just as it is your right to promote and make things rosy about DH…
<This also proves my point that whining seems to be your only reason for being here. Your last post was to warn people that I can’t be trusted because of promo codes, then your very next post is about how to get rich using promo codes. If I didn’t have the promo codes, you would have posted that I don’t really like DH because I’m not promoting them with a promo code.>
Actually that is incorrect…I respect those that do not get into the whole “promo code” thing…you know where those folks are coming from…and I really believe that is bad business in general.
<If you’re referring to the way of making $__ on every referral, even with the $97 code, no thanks. And I think you’re offbase suggesting that’s what I do, or anyone else here for that matter. [Note: If anyone want tips on gaming the system, PM him–not me.]>
that may be the case with you, but, it is not “always” the case…
<Even if people were doing that, it doesn’t change the fact that the promo code is giving away the referral and saving new customers $97. And with a 97 day money-back guarantee, you lose the referral if they don’t like it here and request a refund–so what exactly did you think you were protecting anyone from? Exactly… nothing.>
ahh, no, i am protecting peeps from “rosy coloured glasses” that some of you seem to have permanently affixed to their aural cavities.
<Sneaky marketing with referral links pays better than promo codes as well, but I’m not interested in that either.>
this further demonstrates my point, don’t think for a second that i am the only peep questioning these motives and it is with that doubt that casts doubt over your overall comments.
<It would seem that way to you because you only read the whiny troll threads, where your posts are usually found.>
ironically, it is where we met…above all else, this is where i come to vent, because as you know it is impossible to speak to anyone via the telephone…
<Like I’ve said before, this is a forum for DH’ers to help each other. How exactly does the crap you and a few others post qualify as helpful?>
How does your promo sig “help” anyone? and how come you simply write off anyone who has not had such a rosy experience with DH? My “help” is injecting some “reality” into an otherwise promo laden forum
<The sad thing is that you know you’d be banned by any other host, which also means you know what you do here isn’t appreciated.>
Why would i be banned? for speaking my mind? for injecting some reality in here? banned for staying with a budget host through thick and thin? banned for wanting DH to return to quality?
<I’ve been here since '02 and have just over 350 posts, which until very recently, were mostly pleasant.>
I am sorry to hear that I have rained on your parade of goodwill…if only i was in the same place as you are from your perspective…when this all started back in 05, i lost 4 top end clients because of mailserver, and overall downtime issues which were not being reflected in the DH reports…this cost me thousands of dollars. Also, I wonder what “promo sig” you were using when you were “sooo pleasant”?? alot easier to attract bees to honey isnt it?
<You didn’t register on the forums until 2005 and already racked up 186 posts on a whining spree.>
You know i only went on the attack with you, after you attacked me…
<You’ve been with DH for over 6 years? So, when all was fine, you couldn’t be bothered to sign up and actually contribute to the forum, but as soon as DH makes you cry, you have all the time in the world to troll?>
at the time i originally signed up for DH, i was way too busy with new clients and as i stated, i did make a post here and there anonymously and i did read alot of the posts on here…i am not a troll…i want DH to get better period…
<Apparently, they’re the best because you’ve been here 6 years and just turned down a refund to go somewhere better.>
Told you, i am satisfied with DH as a “Budget” host…i just would never place a top tier client on their service until they get things straightened out.
<I think they’ve already explained to you that they get to make their own business decisions and that you don’t represent the majority.
They do get to make their own business decisions, I just want them to be the best that they can be…actually i am in the minority only in the fact that i have decided to stick it out with DH…top tier designers simply quietly move things over to more stable environments like a rackspace and you wouldnt even know it…i like the way DH is and I hope they can return to a more stable environment someday…
<Now I just need to figure out which means more, a large number of people choosing my promo code out of the many here, or thanking me for helping them… or one post from someone that does nothing but whine here. Hmm… I’ll have to think about that one.>
Yet you seem to go out of your way to battle me about this…i have documented issues with DH stretching back to 05 - you have not…that is why we will see things differently…
<You don’t seem completely braindead, so I’m not sure why you don’t contribute more to the forums than whining. If you’ve really been here 6 years, I’d think that you’d have the experience to actually offer people help that have made the same choice to host here that you did.>
Wow, do i taste a very miniscule compliment in your oft venomous words?
Truth is seiler, guys like you (ironically) are what keeps me sending money to DH every month…some peeps just need to vent and I think DH realizes this especially when they have had particular difficult issues. Unlike most “whiners” i actually read and listen to every word that is said to me in here - i dont always agree, but that is simply life…btw, i hope you took my advice about some of those “other things” - i would change the domain name - stay under the radar if you really dont want to amend my other suggestions…if you keep it that way though, you will catch heat at sometime…those folks use the MarkMonitor service and it is only a matter of time before you get a letter - TBH, i would dump it or put it in a “private” reg.