I already replied in your other thread, but I guess this is the main one?
Copy & paste it is!
From the other thread…
I think Dreamhoststatus.com serves its purpose, plus it has the advantage of being official.
If you look at the comments there and in the blog, I’d imagine those would end up being posts in the Wiki as claimed outages. I think it would just turn into a mess unless it’s heavily moderated… which will then get people calling you a “DH fanboy” trying to hide the truth.
The one problem with individuals reporting outages is that A LOT of people have trouble telling the difference between a Dreamhost outage and:
- A problem with their ISP.
- A network problem between them and Dreamhost.
- A misconfigured script causing problems.
- An error from a botched .htaccess file.
- A browser screwing up.
- An incorrect mail client setting.
- The fact that they uploaded their site to /home/user, instead of /home/user/example.com/
- Etc… etc… etc…
My guess is that it would end up looking like a “Dreamhost sucks” site, even though it’s not the intended purpose of it.
The other problem would be that unless you have a system in place to verify the beginning and end of every outage, it could end up being a lot of work to basically just say, “shared hosts will have downtime, so the more servers a host has, the more downtime there will be.”
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