Mass Rating Tool Madness?

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RE: Mass Rating Tool Madness?

Post by imdb » Thu Aug 01, 2013 12:48 am

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I haven't used the MRT. However, I do see the value in it. I am considering it for domains like the Disney group, but I am still learning the ropes, so I am still rating one site at a time. I understand all the yelling and drama from sites that claim to be mis-rated, but I don't trust them either, as the loudest voice is often (in the face-to-face real world) the most seductive con man/woman, who is simply using intimidation to coerce you into doing something they want - like take your money or identity. MRT is not madness, it has a valid purpose. IMHO
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What does you trusting or NOT trusting anyone based on who screams loudest have anything to do with giving away POOR CHILD SAFETY rating to any site that has nothing to do with endangering safety of children or collecting money or providing some software to download or ANYTHING of any kind?

All this "drama" as you call it, is reaction to the absurdity of the situation, where people who get "Platinum" level begin to use their "feelings, emotions, 6th senses and etc" to mass rate everything they THINK is connected to something else.

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RE: Mass Rating Tool Madness?

Post by alphacentauri » Thu Aug 01, 2013 4:02 am

<quote user="imdb">what does best online casino south africa reviews ... have ANYTHING to do with poor rating of a website? [/quote]

You knew those links are there? Just stuck randomly in the middle of the copy on the site? It makes your site look like it has been hacked (and therefore, possibly distributing malware), or worse, that there is no real business and the site is just meant to create links to boost the SEO status of a casino site.

This has nothing to do with the MRT. It has nothing to do with the other 174 sites sharing the same nameserver. The more people take time to examine your site, the less trustworthy it looks. If you don't care that you have designed your own site to look like it's under the control of criminals, why do you care what WOT says about it?

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RE: Mass Rating Tool Madness?

Post by imdb » Thu Aug 01, 2013 1:13 pm

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You knew those links are there? Just stuck randomly in the middle of the copy on the site? It makes your site look like it has been hacked (and therefore, possibly distributing malware), or worse, that there is no real business and the site is just meant to create links to boost the SEO status of a casino site.

This has nothing to do with the MRT. It has nothing to do with the other 174 sites sharing the same nameserver. The more people take time to examine your site, the less trustworthy it looks. If you don't care that you have designed your own site to look like it's under the control of criminals, why do you care what WOT says about it?
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Our dog breeding site has South Africa Review in it? I don't see it and I had it scanned left & right and I made ALL pages on that site read only so even if someone was able to hack wordpress they wouldn't be able to gain write access to do the damage. Which site are you looking at would you please PM me? Because I don't see it.

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RE: Mass Rating Tool Madness?

Post by MarkGiles » Fri Aug 09, 2013 10:12 pm

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bodyguardk9.com is a business I am a partner of in dog breeding the company is bodyguardk9 and I have hosting with another partner which does ecommerce crm platform which is a separate company.

Besides what does that have anything to do with a dog breeding site receiving poor CHILD SAFETY rating or scam? What am I missing here?
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The text I see on that site is
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The text "jouer casino en ligne sans telechargement sans inscription " serves as a link to www.phpaide.com


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RE: Mass Rating Tool Madness?

Post by MediaOutlet.com » Wed Sep 04, 2013 2:06 am

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WOT is basically broken by design. I'd never heard of it until some PEBCAK on a forum shrieked "your web site has a low trust rating!"

WTF? So eventually I discovered she was using WOT. My website had been rated by ONE user who left the comment: 'URL was found on a list of malware' or something similar. The user was basically anonymous (movie derived nickname). the WOT process left no path whatsoever to facilitate a solution, nor did it trigger any notification. Then I found out: in order to do anything about the rating I'm supposed to put WOT code in my site pages! I mean... sorry. WHAT? Who do you think you are? Google?

Our site is a shopfront for a corporate training company with 80-90% repeat business (vendor satisfaction right there), no 'adult content', no login, minimal opportunity to input data... We don't need a red flag from a malicious or incompetent user scaring technically inept visitors into into thinking (based on the dumb WOT scorecard) that we are....

Not trustworthy?
Unreliable?
Abuse privacy?
Are not safe for children?

If I get directed to a phishing site, or a site which might have malicious content, my browsers - yes, all three - will tell me. And they've got a hit rate which pretty much sh*ts all over WOT.

This is a sad and misguided attempt to become the internet police by a group of people who evidently don't have the competence. WOT is unnecessary, inaccurate and ultimately dangerous. (A failed safety measure is worse than none at all, as it lowers vigilance.)

It will, one hopes, eventually be successfully sued (if this got big enough to seriously threaten to effect my business, and others proposed a class action, I'd definitely join) or people will simply realize it's crap.

There's absolutely nothing viable biult into the service for interaction with people who have been maliciously or incompetently dealt unfair ratings.

Sorry, WOT, your service is BS.
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I regretfully agree completely. I'd like WOT to be a great site, but having had the same Mass Rating Tool experience, claiming that I spam sold replica watches that a single ten year old child actually visiting my site could see i wasn't; and then having had the person I who left it not apologize after I proved their comment was in errors (something I should not be put in the position to have to prove); then having had someone click "disagree" with my comment about it on my scorecard mere minutes after I first left it, and left even while I was edited the comment for brevity (which likely means someone administering the site, rather than a user, who was unprofessionally responding in the negative to criticism), then I decided I had had enough. Vigilanteism at a high level of incompetence.

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RE: Mass Rating Tool Madness?

Post by NotBuyingIt » Wed Sep 04, 2013 3:12 am

<quote user="alecsf">Sorry, WOT, your service is BS.[/quote] <quote user="mediaoutlet.com">
I regretfully agree completely. I'd like WOT to be a great site, but having had the same Mass Rating Tool experience, claiming that I spam sold replica watches that a single ten year old child actually visiting my site could see i wasn't; and then having had the person I who left it not apologize after I proved their comment was in errors (something I should not be put in the position to have to prove); then having had someone click "disagree" with my comment about it on my scorecard mere minutes after I first left it, and left even while I was edited the comment for brevity (which likely means someone administering the site, rather than a user, who was unprofessionally responding in the negative to criticism), then I decided I had had enough. Vigilanteism at a high level of incompetence.
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Scorecard comment by [url=http://www.mywot.com/user/5188392 t=_self]MediaOutlet.com[/url] dated 09/04/2013, topic: Other
The rating for this website has unfortunately been a victim of the Web of Trust Mass Rating Toot. The thread "Mass Rating Tool Madness" located at
http://www.mywot.com/forum/32952-mass-rating-tool-madness explains how innocent websites like ours get unmerited negative ratings simply because bad ratings intended for other websites are extended to different innocent websites hosted by the same company, sometimes to most of the the websites they host, sometimes to each and every one of them , all indiscriminately, and nearly all undeservedly. Such misuse of this questionable tool is misguided at best, and a shocking abuse of unmerited power at worst, and those users who misuse this tool are entirely unaccountable for the harm they do to the innocent, and sometimes prove themselves not only reluctant to correct their errors when its proven they made them, they sometimes deliberately leave the errors uncorrected as punishment against those who dare to prove them them wrong.
@[url=http://www.mywot.com/user/5188392 t=_self]MediaOutlet.com[/url]
The newest scorecard comments are automatically listed in the [url=http://www.mywot.com/community t=_self]Community[/url] section of this website. I happened by sheer coincidence to come across your [url=http://www.mywot.com/scorecard/mediaoutlet.com/comment-67725049 t=_self]scorecard comment[/url] there soon after you posted it and I gave it a thumbs-down (its first) for several reasons involving poor scholarship. Your comment blamed the MRT and linked to this thread; however this thread plainly shows that the MRT itself had virtually nothing to do with any adverse ratings! In this thread, the site owner [url=http://www.mywot.com/user/4881164 t=_self]imdb[/url] was bitterly complaining about his site being mis-rated while at the same time his site [url=http://www.mywot.com/forum/32952-mass-rating-tool-madness?comment=212832#comment-212832 t=_self]still bore evidence of being hacked[/url]. Your scorecard comment accused nameless members of the WOT users' community of some odd sort of vengeance and now your forum comment accuses the entire community of vigilantism, it seems, and a "high level of incompetence". I don't claim that WOT users are immune from misbehaviour, but surely you exaggerate. I want you to appreciate that nobody is doing more "rabble rousing" than you are. You are bound to offend some dedicated and conscientious community members. I hope that the so-called vigilantism doesn't harm your site's reputation; (I haven't rated it).

I also think that you should apologise to the WOT staff for your false accusation.


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RE: Mass Rating Tool Madness?

Post by alphacentauri » Wed Sep 04, 2013 5:20 am

Which is why it is really, REALLY helpful if anyone leaving negative ratings gives specific information explaining their ratings, so the rest of us can research whether the rating is correct and whether it is still up to date.

Spammers are scum and innocent sites are often the victims of their machinations. But sometimes the site owners aren't so innocent. The rest of us have no way of providing a site owner with any satisfaction without enough information to say, "Yes, this is a real problem," or "Yes, this was a problem but tell us how you have corrected it," or, "No, that was incorrect and your site has no problems."

Please everyone, throw the rest of us a bone and put specific information about spamvertised URLs or pages with malicious scripts, etc. in your comments when a site gets a negative rating.

In this case, there is a forum thread that raises questions about the legal status of selling items you have created by digitizing your personal recordings. Making a needle-drop CD for yourself is fair use; selling copies on line, not so much. Personally, if the copyright owner has not made an item available at any price, I don't think they have much cause to complain. But Apple Records is an 800 lb gorilla, and they can troll your customers just as easily as they can come after you.
hxxp://www.mediaoutlet.com/a-very-beatles-christmas-all-7-fan-club-christmas-records-mp3-cd-p-817.html

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RE: Mass Rating Tool Madness?

Post by safaristash » Wed Dec 04, 2013 4:52 pm

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Bah this is crazy, somehow our name server that we use got Mass Rated, even though it's not a Website nor there is a website. Anyone on the name server ends up getting rated as site rating of 1! I am not sure how that works but obviously that tool is not very useful and down right inaccurate.
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You are 100% correct. Every single site that shares the same server as my and hundreds of other sites have been rated 0 with the stupid mass rating tool. My business has suffered as I promoted everyone to come and check out the comments and positive things said on all of my boards and boards that I know nothing about but are forwarded to me. When a new potential member told me what was posted on my scorecard and that I was labeled as a scam site and should just take it down before I rip more people off... I was APPALLED! Just because there are many sites on the same server does not mean that we are all the same. And if you are mad at one specific owner, then don't take it out on everyone else. We have all invested time and money into our BUSINESSES! Yes businesses is the keyword. This is my sole source of income, and to have it yanked from me because some idiot decided to wage war on someone else, and I am considered a casualty of war and feel the negative impacts.

Totally ridiculous, and this tool is the biggest joke. Anytime 1 person can rate 100 site badly within a minutes is ludacris and down right bogus. I highly suggest that people check sites out for themselves, as this tool is nothing more than a tool of destruction and inaccurate information.

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RE: Mass Rating Tool Madness?

Post by Guest » Wed Dec 04, 2013 5:32 pm

Totally ridiculous, and this tool is the biggest joke. Anytime 1 person can rate 100 site badly within a minutes is ludacris and down right bogus.
You are quite aware how the MRT works and keep on with your attacks , not having any proof , this is just the course you can take to try to defend the indefensible
Your site in my opinion is a scam , as you pay others to manipulate and create false results
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RE: Mass Rating Tool Madness?

Post by 4897220 » Fri Sep 12, 2014 1:46 pm

А что до 10.000 балов его не активировать?

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