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11-14-2007, 05:54 PM
Post: #71
Its called synergy, that means we all win not
The way I see I have several different ways to respond.

1. Go through each of Jeff's items in complete and total detail and provide explicit proof that not a single one of these items have occurred.. I don't blame him, its hard to have an open mind when your buddies tell you what to think before you get a chance to see for yourself. Then I could press my case to the higher-ups and other DH employees I've gotten to be friendly with and hope that it this will be temporary. The loss of business and SEO that DreamHost is going to lose from the removal of DreamHost articles, links, reviews, howtos, tips, tricks, etc. on all of my various sites is going to be staggering, and its hard to believe, truly, that anyone who actually owns DH or controls the money will be happy about it.

2. Have my lawyer file a loss-of-income suit against DreamHost, and possibly some defamation actions based on Jeff's (a DH employee and representative) public post defaming me and my business in a particularly humiliating way.

3. Move webhosts and devote my blog and readership to the opposite of what it is now, namely, it would become the center of the web for why NOT to go with DreamHost. All the other DreamHostSucks.com sites would look like childrens jokes compared to what I am capable of, because unlike them satisfying themselves emotionally, I am only interested and focused on results, so my goal would be chapter 11, and much more geared to producing that effect.

4. Just stop linking to DreamHost and continue on my way, though I will feel sorry for DreamHost for all the lost revenue they will be missing.

Although 1, 2, and 3 are very appealing to a guy like me, I hate to be treated unfairly and I seldom lose, and even though I know how truly damaging I could be to DreamHosts bottom line while simultaneously profitting financially dramatically from their downfall, for now I am going to sit on this and think it through.

In the meantime, this is my last post here or on the wiki, unless I am able to rectify this grossly malicious and unfair action.

You guys beat me, you spammed your buddy jeff like you did the last time someone challenged you and you went after and successfully hit my pocketbook. Congratulations, but I promise you this won't be the last you'll hear about this.

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11-14-2007, 06:01 PM
Post: #72
Its called synergy, that means we all win not
Quote:If you actually read their copyright you would know it is perfectly legal to copy their content as long as you keep their copyright statement.
i read it but i don't read it as a welcome mat for scraper sites that inject their own links. it's deceptive because it can be mistaken for an official site and it's not one. like most scraper sites it looks like you just want to rank for exact phrases that are on the original site.

i think you're just not good at understanding what is or isn't acceptable, even after reading it. your rewards getting nuked seems to confirm that.

i also think that your site is in violation of the trademark section of their terms.

i think the way you got your rewards nuked will probably end up getting your hosting nuked too.
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11-14-2007, 06:09 PM
Post: #73
Its called synergy, that means we all win not
Quote:If you actually read their copyright you would know it is perfectly legal to copy their content as long as you keep their copyright statement.
What about this part:

Quote:You must cause any modified files to carry prominent notices stating that You changed the files; and
Do you think it doesn't apply in your situation?

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11-14-2007, 06:12 PM
Post: #74
Its called synergy, that means we all win not
All right, I'm closing this thread for askapache's own good: The one thing I tolerate even less than spamming and misrepresentation are baseless and unsupported threats of legal action, "going public", or "hurting our bottom line". We don't respond well to threats.

In fact, trying to put pressure on us like this is a good way to get us to enact our 30 Day Termination Clause. We are not obligated to continue a business relationship of any type with anyone, and any loss of income incurred by disabling someone who abuses the privilege of using DreamHost Rewards are - quite frankly - a drop in the bucket compared to that we receive from those who use our Rewards program in a consistently ethical and/or allowed manner.

Anyhow, you may consider this decision definitive. You were given fair warning on multiple occasions and blew it. I highly suggest that you stick to your option #4.

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