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Old 01-06-2007, 08:29 AM
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Dreamhost to begin lowering bandwidth offerings (sorta)


Dreamhost appears to be lowering their bandwidth offerings/ space offerings on a daily basis according to their blog to regain reputation.

http://blog.dreamhost.com/2007/01/03...m-resolutions/

It's just a marketing ploy from what I can see (and obviously working as I'm posting about it) but it's still sorta cute.

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Old 01-06-2007, 09:05 AM
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It's just their crazy joke.
Marketing ploy? I think you are taking them too seriously.

When they start showing photos of sexy female employees instead of drunk male employees, I would consider it as a marketing ploy.

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Old 01-06-2007, 09:12 AM
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It is a marketing ploy, but time will tell if it actually makes any difference.

Offering 198gb space instead of 200gb space won't change their reputation as a terrible overseller.

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Old 01-06-2007, 09:26 AM
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It's just their crazy joke.
Marketing ploy? I think you are taking them too seriously.

When they start showing photos of sexy female employees instead of drunk male employees, I would consider it as a marketing ploy.
LOL!

I love to read their blog. It is one of my reason of trying DreamHost out.

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Old 01-06-2007, 10:43 AM
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It is a marketing ploy, but time will tell if it actually makes any difference.

Offering 198gb space instead of 200gb space won't change their reputation as a terrible overseller.
The main problem for them is if they were to stop overselling, how many customers would it cost them?

Once you start reselling it is hard to stop, some people just think your offering less for more.

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Old 01-06-2007, 10:55 AM
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The main problem for them is if they were to stop overselling, how many customers would it cost them?

Once you start reselling it is hard to stop, some people just think your offering less for more.
Very few providers would offer massive offerings and then revoke them later on.
Rather they keep increasing the offerings with all of the other flukes.

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Old 01-06-2007, 11:05 AM
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Josh managed to create the buzz he wanted

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Old 01-06-2007, 11:09 AM
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Its obviously just a marketing ploy.

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Old 01-06-2007, 12:51 PM
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The main problem for them is if they were to stop overselling, how many customers would it cost them?

Once you start reselling it is hard to stop, some people just think your offering less for more.
Then wont stop, if you check, they are going to lower the space and bandwidth of the starting package, however, weekly that limit is going to be incresed once you signed up with them (1 GB per week of space and 16 GB of bandwidth per week)

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Old 01-06-2007, 12:56 PM
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So it will continue on. No change.

Love how the blogs are written though

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Old 01-06-2007, 01:31 PM
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Dreamhost appears to be lowering their bandwidth offerings/ space offerings on a daily basis according to their blog to regain reputation.

http://blog.dreamhost.com/2007/01/03...m-resolutions/

It's just a marketing ploy from what I can see (and obviously working as I'm posting about it) but it's still sorta cute.

Thoughts?

my god... reading their blogs make me dizzy.

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Old 01-06-2007, 05:45 PM
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they probably read the posts here and are slowly realizing their reputation is not all that good.

Yes it is a marketing ploy no matter what you think, and it has not made me like them anymore or give them any credit.

they are still going to oversell or do whatever it takes and no blog post will change that.

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Old 01-06-2007, 06:47 PM
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overselling how many times should we hear that word i dont say its bad i dont say its good but not that much !! they have ruined their reputation and i hardly think they can get it back !

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Old 01-06-2007, 06:51 PM
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It is a marketing ploy, but time will tell if it actually makes any difference.

Offering 198gb space instead of 200gb space won't change their reputation as a terrible overseller.
Use them before you bash them.
Jebus...When would hosts realize that overselling hosts does not make thier own hosting company any better.

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Old 01-06-2007, 06:55 PM
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Use them before you bash them.
Jebus...When would hosts realize that overselling hosts does not make thier own hosting company any better.
sorry to off topic but i think first i dont know when but once they tought its a good idea to 'catch' customers and now they have rouined everything and cant do anything about it ! they cant go from 200GB space to 2gb can they ?!


its a personal idea but thats what happened i think!

Edit : im not saying overselling is bad but in the right way!

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