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10th-Oct-2008 06:11 pm
if you were planning on buying webhosting, dreamhost is giving away bonuses for their 11th birthday. (unlimited disk storage and bandwidth)


if you decide to go for it, i made some referral coupons that i posted over at my own journal.
(some are for free extra lifetime domain registrations, and one has $50 off and another is for a free unique IP)

10th-Oct-2008 11:26 pm (UTC)
i think it's one thing to let people know about natural/green products, it's another thing to do so and only do it so you can make money by referring them.

P.S. I'm with dreamhost too so I know all about their referral system.
10th-Oct-2008 11:45 pm (UTC)
i do a whole helluva lot for the LJ vegan community.

i figured they wouldn't mind giving back all the while getting a better deal than going directly through dreamhost's front page.

(it's not like i'm spamming all the green communities either, especially ones where they have no idea who i am. i chose a community with only 310 members. i could have been far more conspicuous than this.)
11th-Oct-2008 03:27 am (UTC)
I haven't seen you post in here recently and even if you did I don't see how that gives you the right over others to post something like this.
11th-Oct-2008 03:33 am (UTC)
Just on the first point, supercarrot has posted here a lot (even if not recently) and has done a lot for veganism.
11th-Oct-2008 12:27 pm (UTC)
so the only way for me to "do stuff" for veganism is to post stuff?
i'm a behind the scenes kind of gal.

the webhosting is green. this is green_vegan, i am vegan.

i'd be stupid to not take advantage of dreamhost's referral program if i'm the one who let you guys know about it. (that's the whole point of a referral program) dude, if you were going to go with dreamhost anyway, this is extra free stuff for you! we share the free stuff!
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11th-Oct-2008 11:18 pm (UTC) - Re: mod comment
mod: I think this post is inappropriate because "dreamhost" may be a green company but it's certainly not a vegan company and this is neither a question nor advice about veganism.
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12th-Oct-2008 02:16 am (UTC) - Re: mod comment
For a company to be vegan it must be created and maintained by vegans. Seeing as though less than .1% of the population in the united states in vegan I doubt that the company would coincidentally be vegan unless advertised as such. Also, I'm sensing a strong favoritism. Supercarrot can advertise their own agenda, defend it with "I do a whole helluva a lot," and then when questioned is defended? I don't think that statement is respectful at all. I think if someone posts here in a gray area they should expect some sort of questioning and take it with dignity not with a "I'm holier than thou why are you questioning me" attitude. I strongly dispute that I was the disrespectful one. If you don't agree with me you can save your breathe. I'm leaving this community for the same reason I left the bigger vegan communities. I can't stand the double standard for some people.
11th-Oct-2008 03:40 am (UTC)
I don't mind supercarrot posting this, but I am worried about dreamhost. Their promotion sounds like an expensive pyramid scheme.

supercarrot, instead of trying to recoup the cost of your dreamhost site, you can have a free site on my server if you like. You can even have a VPS, which means it appears to you as if it was your own computer.

If other people want web space, just ask ... although not everybody can have a VPS, because I've only got a limited number of IP addresses.
11th-Oct-2008 12:31 pm (UTC)
how does it sound like a pyramid scheme?

i know you offered the webhosting, which is quite generous of you, but we already purchased it from dreamhost, and i honestly wouldn't know how to transfer stuff to your hosting when ours run out, and then i honestly like all the 1-click installs that they have. and the mail is gmail based etc.

but thank you so very much for the offer.
11th-Oct-2008 12:36 pm (UTC)
No worries.

How does it sound like a pyramid scheme? Get in the first layer of people at any cost; get them to sell to the second layer of people, paying back the people in the previous layer; and so on. That's exactly what a pyramid scheme is. And pyramid schemes are fine for the people in first layer or two. The problems arise for the people who haven't been paid off yet when it reaches saturation.

Anyway, as long as my favourite vegans are happy, so am I, at least for the moment :-)
11th-Oct-2008 12:56 pm (UTC)
hmm. actually with the "better" promo codes, the people getting in are receiving the bonus that i would otherwise have received if i would have posted just a link (with no bonuses)

so, basically, if i'm giving you $50 worth of stuff, that $50 comes out of any bonus they would have given me. :-( (so it's the suckiest pyramid scheme ever! hahaha)
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11th-Oct-2008 09:46 pm (UTC) - Re: mod comment
well, i honestly didn't see it as advertising.

people always post stuff like "oh, these newman o's are awesome! you should get some" and even if someone said "i have some coupons for newman o's, i'll send them to you" i would still not consider it an advertisement.

i would consider advertisement as me posting about my own personal website that sells green stuff. (and what about me posting about a friend's website that sells green stuff? where does "advertising" end?)

me giving out "coupons" to a webhosting company, i'd consider more along the lines of giving heads up rather than advertising.

but if you honestly think it's iffy territory, then i'll remove the promo codes. would it be cool if i linked to my personal journal entry that has the codes? i'd hate to see someone not read the whole entry and not get the codes (because they'd be paying full price/or getting less features without a coupon, and then if they google around for the codes, and then finding some from someone who is actually using it as a pyramid scheme, i wouldn't be thanked as being the person who actually referred them)
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