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Recent recurring linkspammer

A quick note regarding the linkspam most recently left by "BeCool" - those spam links went to pages being served from the network of a university, from where they were forwarded to the actual "targets". After a quick telephone call to the university network administrator, and a follow-up email, it seems as though all those pages have been removed from the university's server(s). Maybe this will discourage this fool, at lest for a bit. -- Rlparker 08:40, 8 September 2007 (PDT)

Update: There are two recent developments in my attempts to deal with this fool that might be of interest. First, while it seems that the pages that were removed from the servers at have been recreated, I still think it is worth tracking down administrators for his hosts and asking them to remove to his pages, disrupting him whenever and wherever possible. To that end, I have spoken on the telephone with the appropriate parties at and, as of early this afternoon PDT, all *those* pages have been removed from their servers. I have also emailed the folks again about the "re-appearing" pages; hopefully they will respond as they did before and delete them again. Secondly, with Sabrejack's help, I pointed Aaron at a MediaWiki configuration setting that purported to be able to "block" edits containing hidden div spam. Aaron was kind enough to make the configuration change, and my subsequent tests of trying to "re-enter" the "hidden" link spam left by the spammer *were blocked*! Woo Hoo! -- Rlparker 17:03, 14 September 2007 (PDT)

Update 2: Well, you are right - we just forced the hidden div spam to being displayed. is deleting his html pages as I'm typing this. There are some more sophisticated things that can be done, but for now, at least anyone viewing the page will see the spam, which ought to make it a little easier to police. -- Rlparker 11:19, 21 September 2007 (PDT)

Install Script Moves

Quick question in regards to moving articles and archiving them.
I'd like to move the PHP5 Dev Install Script over to the main PHP5 Install article, as I believe it has undergone enough testing (at least by myself and a couple others) to formally be out of its "beta" phase. What exactly would be the best way to go about archiving the old install guide? Move it over to the discussion page (which mind you, is already chalk full of information/discussion), or archive the old contents and then use the new? If archiving the old content on either page is the best way to go, then I'd like to request that at the earliest convenient time for you. Any other ideas though would be very welcomed.
Many Thanks! - Mousee 10:29, 19 September 2007 (PDT)

Categorizing the Main Page

Dear Scjessey,

I saw on the user list that you are listed as sysop on this wiki and since the Main Page talk page is locked I took a shot at contacting you directly. Earlier tonight, I started categorizing categories on this wiki because information is currently very hard to find. I mostly categorized everything as Category:Root until I have more time to sort this out. One of the tricks I usually use is to categorize the Main Page as [[Category:Root|*Main Page]] so that users will find right away the link to the root category while having the main page appearing on top of the categorized articles.

Thanks for forwarding my message to another admin if you're no longer managing this wiki.


Stéphane Thibault 03:25, 23 September 2007 (PDT) Talk

I've added the category as you suggested (did I do it right?). I'm still very much active as a sysop, so feel free to leave messages for me if you need something. Unfortunately, I don't have the power to make you a sysop (which would make life much easier). -- Scjessey 07:27, 23 September 2007 (PDT)

Hi Simon,

Thanks for the quick reply. It seems that you did it right the first time as I can see in this version but the change has been reverted afterwards. Is this a matter of local wiki policies or do you simply need more help with the wiki syntax ? If that's the case, I will be more than happy to help : )

On the other hand, even if you could add me as a sysop, I don't really think I would have time for the job right now as I'm just starting up my own wiki on top of trying to write my Ph.D. dissertation. But thanks for the gesture : )

Stéphane Thibault Talk

Thanks for the changes

Hey Simon,

I just saw your note on my User_Talk page thingy. Thank you, and it looks wonderful.  :)

Have a great day!

Caenym 19:46, 30 October 2007 (PDT)

Removed my edit?

Which edit did you remove? I can't remember as I've been travelling all over this wonderful wiki! I wish my last host had something like this.

And what did you mean when you say my link had to be removed for some reason? Are you talking about this link? I am having no-luck trying to find anything wrong with it in the external links policy you showed me, please explain so I know how to tell the difference in the future. Askapache is where I found out about this wiki and I can vouch for the content I linked to. Thanks -Dreamidol 18:28, 25 November 2007 (PST)

Dreamidol appears to be askapache. He couldn't post here without getting in two askapache links just like his forum posting style. And I just removed more askapache spam links that he added. The comment he left on askapache's talk page seems like something he would have done to deny he was spamming his own site. SpamDeleter 01:51, 3 May 2008 (PDT)

International domain support

Your recent correction to the International Domain Support entry on the [116 Common Questions]] wiki article is correct. I did see that your post on the OPs talk page, however, is semi-incorrect. An international(ized) domain name is not a foreign registration like the domain but instead one using non-ASCII characters. I believe that this is what they were referring to based on the comment they left with their edit. It's not that your comment to them was incorrect, but instead not fully correct as it appears you were referring to foreign domains and not true IDNs. I would imagine that a user would consider 'support' more hosting-related than registration-related but of course that's up to interpretation.

Anyway, in case you were un-aware DreamHost does support hosting IDNs and I've updated the IDN article to reflect this! -Mikes 05:43, 2 January 2008 (PST)

Wiki XSS to panel

Hi Simon. I wanted to call your attention to the Security page ( There is a link in there called "(suggestion is available)" which takes you to the panel and casts a vote for a feature. I think that links to should be blocked (or at least stripped of parameters). I gather that a sufficiently malicious person could drop in a link that would do something nasty to your account... --Jdaskew 19:44, 23 January 2008 (PST)


Thanks for keeping the Dreamhost wiki all spiffy! --Gadlen 18:23, 28 February 2008 (PST)

I'll add SFTP, thanks

Thanks Jesse, Ill add the SFTP section after the FTP connection instructions --Javierrod 12:36, 14 May 2008 (PDT)

Question on reversion

Hi Simon, I noticed that you reverted my edits on three pages (SpamAssassin, Email to Script, and Associate and Email Address with a user with shell privileges). My addition to these pages was a notice to let people know that a DH suggestion was available to reinstate this deprecated feature.

I believe that the notice is relevant to anyone visiting and that it is helpful to both DH and the community. The notice serves to direct people to the (existing) suggestion and hopefully reduces the chances of someone making a duplicate suggestion, complaining on the wiki/discussion board, calling support, etc. In other words, it provides the proper direction to people who might have a problem with the policy change.

If the notice I posted is not acceptable, I would suggest, as an alternative, modifying Mike's notice to include the link to the suggestion.

Thank you --Jdaskew 19:31, 17 May 2008 (PDT)

Followup on Reversion Question

SCJessy wrote: Please see DreamHost:List of policies#Behavior where it refers to "campaigning". The wiki should not be used for encouraging (or discouraging) users to vote for or against suggestions. Allowing this sort of thing would quickly turn the wiki into a campaign battleground.

Thank you for directing me to the above policy. I see the point and agree completely. I've read through the policies so that I can be a better contributor. I would like to suggest, in the spirit of "Assuming Good Faith" (DreamHost:List of policies#Behavior), that editors provide a quick note when reverting other's edits (except in cases of blatant vandalism). Even a simple citation of policy would suffice. I was initially quite put off by the reversion, although I completely understand now. A quick note in these cases would help to maintain goodwill on the site. As a personal note, thank you for your time and efforts in keeping the wiki clean and useful.--Jdaskew 17:36, 24 May 2008 (PDT)

Thank you

Thanks for the response on my page regarding the reversion. I do appreciate the open attitude among the admin group! Please note also that I just cleaned up some similar "campaigning" content that I had previously added to Procmail. --Jdaskew 10:37, 26 May 2008 (PDT)

Can we get this extension please (please!)

Source code highlighter for Wiki

PLEEEEEEZE? I promise I'll write some cool and useful stuff. Maybe even buy beer. Good beer, not crappy beer.
NetDCon 02:41, 27 October 2008 (UTC)

Installed extension - TitleBlacklist

Sick of the "123 buy viagra" spam? ME TOO! So I installed an extension that'll let sysops specify a list of regular expressions in MediaWiki:Titleblacklist that won't be allowed as page titles or account names. So far I've just got two in there that block a pair of really persistent spammers... if you run into anything else that needs blocking, stick it in (or ask me). Andrew F 18:14, 1 July 2009 (UTC)

Beyond awesome. I shall give it some thought. -- Scjessey 22:55, 1 July 2009 (UTC)

Misleading link on BCMATH wiki page

I'm researching the options to enable bcmath for php. This page: is very helpful, but one of the links at the bottom is very misleading. The Advanced_PHP_configuration link takes you to this page: That page contains scripts that make local versions of the php binary and ini file by copying Dreamhost's versions. My understanding is that you have to enable bcmath at compile time. If that is true, then simply making a local copy of the existing php binary will _not_ allow you to enable bcmath. I suggest removing the link to the Advanced PHP configuration from the bcmath wiki page. I almost followed those instructions, and that would have been a waste of time. Wrees 18:09, 26 January 2010 (UTC) wrees

Search is fixed now

Thanks for your comment about my comment on DreamHost_talk:Searching, the search is fixed now and 3 character searches are working, e.g. CPU. Regards, Def 07:55, 18 November 2010 (UTC)

Thanks for the Welcome!

Hi there! Thank you for your kind note and for your comments on my uber-fabulous title. I'm new to the Wiki experience, and will definitely turn to you for assistance. Best regards, -- EmilyP 12:14pm, April 14, 2011(PDT)


I work here. That page was very relevant.

How to add jpg's

You just editted my page on hardening wordpress and I'm wondering how I can add jpgs? I can't seem to find the link to add to media files.


thanks but it didn't work

here is the error I received for the upload process: The action you have requested is limited to users in one of the groups: Autoconfirmed users, Administrators.


Request for new page

I'd like to add a page for a walkthrough. It appears that I don't have access to do this on my own.

With minimal unix knowledge, I've been successful in hosting a .NET MVC 3 website on my VPS running nginx. The site is able to auto-restart on VPS reboot. I'd like to get this up ASAP while everything is fresh in my mind. The tutorial targeted at experienced Windows .NET developers with minimal Linux knowledge.

The very general steps include:

  • add an admin user (with link)
  • install JJs VPS Memory Manager
  • disable certain components of managed hosting (along with notes about additional responsibilities such as config file maintenance)
  • install nginx (link with comments)
  • create and install a cron job to auto-recover nginx from server reboot
  • update apt-get sources to include official Squeeze sources (this may be removed if found to be unnecessary)
  • install git
  • compile newest stable mono source (provide credit to external link with comments)
  • compile newest stable xps source
  • modify nginx.conf
  • tips on Visual Studio 2010 MVC 3 application configuration
  • create and install a startup script to run fastcgi mono xsp webserver (provide credit to external link with comments)

I'm sure I'm forgetting a few other major steps at this point that I hope to flush out along the way.

As I create the content, I will link to both internal and external pages that helped me along in this process.

Proposed title: Installing Mono on VPS with nginx

Category: VPS

If you are able to add whatever disclaimers are necessary at the beginning, that would be appreciated. Something about unsupported configuration, can annihilate your VPS, dangers of sudo, etc.

Akroplax 12:25, 9 April 2012 (PDT)

Thanks for creating the page! I am creating the page externally and I'll upload it shortly. I would like to add a wiki email link to my page, but I'm not sure how to do that. Also, the confirmation email doesn't appear to be sent from the 'my preferences' page. Akroplax 15:02, 9 April 2012 (PDT)