[quote=“househippo, post:12, topic:54855”]
First and foremost, I agree with you on the fact that it is advertisement. But, I would consider providing right-wing extremists a platform bad advertisement for dreamhost. It is not so much about clicks and google rankings as it is about giving criminals (and from what I understand, the worldview those people propagate is regarded as illegal in Germany) the opportunity to spread their hateful ideology, advertise their activities, and provide their followers a means of communication. [/quote]
I will say the same thing I have said to the other similar thread. There is nothing about the content of that website that goes against the DH TOS or AUP. While the individuals associated with that website may, indeed, be criminals that has nothing to do with the content they have put on DH servers. DH is merely providing a service (server space and other web related services). They will not infringe on anyone’s freedom of speech as they are an American company and would be in serious violation of the constitution.
I hope you are putting as much energy into writing local providers of utilities, telecommunication and internet services as I am sure the various members of that group definitely utilize such things. Shame on such companies for contributing to terrorism by accepting money to provide power and water to their places of work and their homes and letting them subscribe to wired and cellphone services or letting them even access the internet at all. We all know those services are definitely being used to spread rhetoric and for other nefarious purposes like killing kittens.
By your own reasoning then how would we know that any of the content on that website was extremist if we cannot read it? You could be making baseless accusations, how would we know and why would we care? Would it not make more sense to take your recriminations to a German speaking community?
It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to use Google Translate to get the gist of what is on there. I am sure others on the forum have used the same thing and read a few of the articles so you are incorrect when you think getting them more traffic was far fetched because it has done just that. If you think this website is in violation of DH policies should you not contact the company directly or your local government instead of posting to a primarily English speaking customer support forum that would not have even glanced at that website had a link not been posted to it and given it more exposure than it would have otherwise had?
So, I totally subscribe to the opinion of the person that started that thread: Dear dreamhost-team, please, take that nazi website down.[/quote]
To make such a request is laughable. What company would remove a website if it does not have anything on it that is breaking the clearly stated company policies? DH is not a net nanny. You can’t expect any company to do what you are asking simply because you think someone is writing about something objectionable or controversial. This is also the wrong place to even be making such request. We are only users of DH services here. Personally I could care less what someone else is doing with their web space but that’s just me. If I don’t like it, I don’t have to visit it. Its as simple as that. If you don’t like DH because they choose to operate in accordance to local and federal laws then by all means take your business elsewhere.