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#1 goldhound

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Posted 03 April 2011 - 01:14 PM

Today i received a newsletter from my ISP, Telus communications. Now i have used Telus for many years for home phone service, mobile, internet, and TV, they are a huge company. When i opened the newsletter from my email it was splattered all over with red warnings from WOT!
This is why WOT is just not reliable, all it takes is a few unhappy customers to get together and trash any company or website, no evidence of actual danger provided. Very much ridiculous :angry:
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#2 DarkSnakeKobra

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Posted 03 April 2011 - 01:20 PM

This is the same problem why I don't recommend WOT or use it anymore. Anyone can just rate a site with whatever opinions they have and make it look bad. Programs that check in realtime are much better.:) You're better off using a hosts file.:)

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#3 goldhound

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Posted 03 April 2011 - 02:46 PM

Now i see that telus.com is not marked unsafe, just my newsletter from them shows unsafe. What a way to run a service.
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Posted 03 April 2011 - 03:31 PM

In my opinion, the only vital addon is NoScript. After that comes ABP, and then everything else. Just my opinion though.
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Posted 03 April 2011 - 03:45 PM

Under websites on WOT, It says "Ratings are not effected by comments."

:huh: :blink:

Agree with TxD. :)
Some people are just ignorant.

#6 ShyWriter

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Posted 04 April 2011 - 11:27 AM

[quote name='goldhound' timestamp='1301854458' post='410395']
Today i received a newsletter from my ISP, Telus communications. Now i have used Telus for many years for home phone service, mobile, internet, and TV, they are a huge company. When i opened the newsletter from my email it was splattered all over with red warnings from WOT!
This is why WOT is just not reliable, all it takes is a few unhappy customers to get together and trash any company or website, no evidence of actual danger provided. Very much ridiculous :angry:
[/quote]

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#7 ShyWriter

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Posted 04 April 2011 - 11:33 AM

Under websites on WOT, It says "Ratings are not effected by comments."

:huh: :blink:

Agree with TxD. :)


Comments don't but who takes the time to write comments anyway.. MOST people RATE a site (which is a non-verbal/text way of "commenting" on a site) by clicking on the bars.. and THOSE click-"comments" DO affect ratings!


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Posted 04 April 2011 - 10:29 PM

true it can be manipulated ( in theory ) but there are more users using it the right way than there are users manipulating the ratings,

I started to install M86 Security's plugin but with the work I do it might get in the way, I already have to disable spywareblaster, secure DNS my host file, and a couple other things when I'm out on the prowl for samples
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