Can Web of Trust be Trusted?

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rstoeck
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Can Web of Trust be Trusted?

Post by rstoeck » Fri Jan 08, 2010 4:39 pm

It appears that WOT is either being manipulated by, or is supporting, right wing political attacks on sites such as www.acorn.org and www.socialpolicy.org, among others. My faith in WOT has certainly been shattered.

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Kraftwerk
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That´s

Post by Kraftwerk » Fri Jan 08, 2010 4:49 pm

the rigth way to get a correct voting:posting here!

Checked and haven´t found anything bad. [green]rated[/green]


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concur

Post by Guest » Fri Jan 08, 2010 4:59 pm

and rated.
So see it does work, but things need to be brought to ones attention and without loss of faith.

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I agree with Blueberry

Post by Guest » Fri Jan 08, 2010 5:02 pm

I have rated and voted positively on both sites.I support no political party and have no axes to grind.

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c۞g
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re: Can Web of Trust be Trusted?

Post by c۞g » Fri Jan 08, 2010 6:48 pm

You're discussing political websites which will always have disagreeing ratings and sometimes obnoxious comments. But to claim WOT in itself is not to be trusted based upon the current rating for a website is asinine.

As for acorn.org ...
They were re-awarded their federal funding which was taken away from a "sting operation" catching certain "acorn representatives" engaged in providing certain "sexual favors" BUT Congress decided that the methods employed to catch these actions and make them public were "unconstitutional." It says so, right there on acorn.org's homepage - though they fail to provide links to the various sources which published the news that presented these allegations publicly several months ago. I wonder why?
Google "acorn scandal"
Or are we supposed to forget that this ever happened?

As a WOT User do I have the right to rate a website based upon it's Internet Security status to protect other users?
Absolutely

As a WOT User do I have the right to express my opinions of a website based upon my experiences with that site, or it's physical entity (if one exists)?
again, Absolutely.

WOT is a Meritocracy and that is how WOT works; trustfully so.
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WOT Services Ltd. - gives us safety through Web of Trust.
WOT Community - gives us security through unity.
Thank you all
- G7W

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Kraftwerk
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couldn´t know that, changed

Post by Kraftwerk » Fri Jan 08, 2010 7:10 pm

couldn´t know that, changed my rating. thanks g7w

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I knew there was something

Post by Guest » Fri Jan 08, 2010 7:21 pm

I knew there was something but neural connections had bogged down.
Was going to research and now don't have to... thank you very much!
Glad I only rated the one. I think. oh there it goes again.

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Likewise.

Post by Guest » Fri Jan 08, 2010 7:24 pm

Deleted comment and rating on acorn.



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an issue on facebook

Post by The Modding Den » Fri Jan 08, 2010 7:41 pm

hi;
theres a guy on facebook stating your program is spyware.
how do you respond to this ?

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base your rating

Post by c۞g » Fri Jan 08, 2010 7:52 pm

on your experience with a website, unless you are rating it in a security context; otherwise, delete you ratings.
But by no means use my reply as a "reason" to rate.
Many political organizations (and their websites) have scandals, and controversy, etc; like religion.

I personally have not rated either website listed - if I were it would be green speaking security-wise. But leaving a comment would open me to board spam from both the "pro" groups and the "con" groups - something I do not wish to spend my Internet time sorting out, and defending my reasons. Anyone leaving a red comment will be assumed to be "republican" and those leaving green comments will be assumed to be "democrat" Politics has turned into a football game where two opposing viewpoints place on the attire of each team (party), get on the field and try to slaughter the other team (opposing party); preferably resulting with fatality, or at least permanent injury - this is called being civilized, as opposed to the barbaric action of just using a big rock on the other caveman's head.
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WOT Services Ltd. - gives us safety through Web of Trust.
WOT Community - gives us security through unity.
Thank you all
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