User talk:Emufarmers

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Is there a reason all the pages in this category are protected?

I have noticed that there is a tendency for DH employees to build wiki articles and then immediately protect them. I am not sure why this is the case. Some articles are protected because of repeated spamming, but the articles you are referring to do not seem to need protection. I will unprotect the pages in that category so that you can work on them. -- Scjessey 05:39, 14 Jul 2006 (PDT)
Thank ye kindly; I'm not used to encountering randomly-protected pages on wikis, particularly ones in considerable need of copyediting. I'll let you know if I encounter any similar articles. --Emufarmers 05:42, 14 Jul 2006 (PDT)
I believe at least some articles created in this way are considered still "under construction" by their editors and they will release the protection when they're done with it. Personally I believe the better solution is to tag it with an "in progress" template and leave it open to changes, after all, we do have a history that can be reverted to if necessary! -- Sabrejack 10:14, 14 Jul 2006 (PDT)

Why is my account still pending?

That article seems to indicate that approvals should be completed within three hours; the panel itself is telling me that I should be approved within one business day. I realize you don't work for DreamHost, but you seem to know what's what; was that article written before the current system of approval was implemented, is it a personal estimate, or is it just wrong?

I know that DreamHost has been suffering recently from cases of fraud. This usually revolves around credit cards, but it is sometimes related to PayPal. I imagine they have increased the approval time to give them a better opportunity to catch incidents of fraud. If you haven't received approval within 24 hours, I recommend using the panel to contact support. -- Scjessey 06:13, 14 Jul 2006 (PDT)

Concerning spambots

Thank you for the advice about spambots. I already switched to using "indefinite" as you suggested to Sabrejack, but I have no other powers beyond that because I am just a sysop. I can ban, rollback (one at a time), delete, restore, protect, and unprotect - and that's about it. I actually requested that you be given an administrator status (since you know more about what you are doing), but the powers that be didn't agree with me at the time. To my knowledge, I am the only regular DH customer with any kind of admin ability - all the other admins are DH employees. -- Scjessey 07:21, 19 Nov 2006 (PST)


Regarding the "superfluousness" of Telnet: some people may have heard of Telnet, but not of SSH. My last web host offered Telnet and had to be badgered into converting to SSH. -- Scjessey 16:29, 19 Jan 2007 (PST)

I think he meant the "See Also" was "superfluous" in that SSH was already linked in the preceding paragraph, and that the link to Shell wasn't really needed there? -- Rlparker 17:58, 19 Jan 2007 (PST)
In a lengthly article, having a "see also" section with links that are already in the body of the article is acceptable, but for a two-sentence stub, it is unneeded. (The section wasn't added properly, so I could either fix it or remove it, and decided the latter option made more sense.) --Emufarmers 18:19, 19 Jan 2007 (PST)

GPL discussion

There's a bit of a disagreement brewing between 0-0 and Sam Bauers over licensing. Frankly, I know very little about such things and I'm way out of my depth. Can you keep an eye on this for me? -- Scjessey 16:40, 22 Jan 2007 (PST)

Wiki version

wiki has been updated to 1.6.9

You can thank Aaron btw! He's the one that got it done. --Sabrejack 15:27, 16 March 2007 (PDT)


You've been absent for several months, so as a security precaution, I'm removing your volunteer sysop status. We really appreciate the time and effort you spent helping us grow this wiki in its early period. If you ever return, please let me know. --Sabrejack 11:05, 2 November 2007 (PDT)