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Increasingly useless DH newsletters
10-06-2011, 01:27 PM
Post: #1
Increasingly useless DH newsletters
I just got my October 2011 newsletter. Over many months (years?) I have been measuring actual content with all of the fun crap, trying to decide where my level of tolerance gets tipped. This month was it. Over 90% of the content was sheer junk. The problem is that I'm hoping content from a new CEO ("Hmmm, never thought of myself as a cherry.") is going to contain something of value, so I skim through his notes and others trying to find such gems. Unfortunately it's increasingly difficult to find actual content in all the empty text. ("As a matter of fact we have over a dozen holes that need filling! ...and I have a pun-generating machine that needs destroying. ") I've got more important things to do (like "Investing in time-shares").

I really wish DH would produce two newsletters - one for clowns like what we have now, ("I've always wanted to say that. With a German accent, for some reason.") and one for serious customers who want information from their vendors - people who may or may not say "we host domains. Duh." and people who don't need to reassure us that there is "no elephant slaughter involved!"

Guys, I'm a developer, I'm used to comedy, just less of it. Please tame it down a little or just provide those of us with "a case of the Moody Mondays" a little relief short of unsubscribing.

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10-07-2011, 06:19 AM (This post was last modified: 10-07-2011 06:29 AM by LakeRat.)
Post: #2
RE: Increasingly useless DH newsletters
I'm more concerned about the fact passwords are EMAILED and STORED IN CLEAR TEXT than what is in the newsletter, however you are correct, recent newsletters lack both content and interest. I kinda like the cheesy way they are written (usually), but they need actual content and facts.

An open letter to Simon Anderson:

Please fix the password security issue. The first steps are to make panel passwords resetable passwords stored in encrypted form. All other passwords should be managed (changed/retrieved) via the panel. Never should any password be emailed. Never should the rest of the account owners be included when a password reset is emailed. Absolutely continue the project after these first steps with the ultimate goal being 100% of all passwords stored in encrypted form.
Please address this topic in your next newsletter column.

Thank you.
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10-07-2011, 07:29 AM
Post: #3
RE: Increasingly useless DH newsletters
(10-07-2011 06:19 AM)LakeRat Wrote:  Please fix the password security issue.

I second the motion.
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10-07-2011, 08:37 AM
Post: #4
RE: Increasingly useless DH newsletters
@LakeRat, you've raised a COMPLETELY different topic. Rather than hijacking this thread for no sensible reason, I respectfully request that you delete or clear your note here and just start a new thread if you feel the need. People don't hijack threads about passwords with notes about email servers or VPS, please don't interfere with my note about DH newsletters. Thanks.

@bobocat, same, thanks.
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