MyWOT still functional?

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Myxt
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Re: MyWOT still functional?

Post by Myxt » Sun Jan 14, 2018 6:51 am

NoScams wrote: ↑
Sun Jan 14, 2018 2:06 am
If it doesn't warn it's not functional.
It looks like the browser Add-on fails to retrieve the aggregate score (it also thinks my rank is Bronze).
I ran some tests and sent a pile of details to Staff.

Update - a few hours later: Staff forwarded this to the development team.

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Re: MyWOT still functional?

Post by Myxt » Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:51 pm

Update: Another test shows the add-on only displays non-gray color for sites (e.g., Microsoft) whose aggregate rating has very high Confidence. Therefore surfers do not see red warnings for emerging threats recently rated by very few members.

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Re: MyWOT still functional?

Post by Myxt » Wed Jan 17, 2018 9:48 am

I just remembered an old post:
_https://forum.mywot.com/general-discussion-f3/another-way-to-get-wot-circles-for-external-links-t70678.html
where procyon announces his JavaScript bookmarklet, available here: _https://pastebin.com/MX6Cgsq9
to show rating icons where possible on any page, including search results pages.

Of course, it doesn't fix WoT, but it does verify that your ratings are recorded and the scores can be retrieved.

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Re: MyWOT still functional?

Post by drsumit » Wed Jan 17, 2018 8:57 pm

i HAVE FACED THE SAME ISSUE

OFF TOPIC - HOW r U DOING BUDDY

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Re: MyWOT still functional?

Post by destinationtruth » Wed Jan 17, 2018 9:16 pm

Myxt wrote: ↑
Sun Jan 14, 2018 6:51 am
NoScams wrote: ↑
Sun Jan 14, 2018 2:06 am
If it doesn't warn it's not functional.
(it also thinks my rank is Bronze).


Update - a few hours later: Staff forwarded this to the development team.
Scratching head. . . no I don't have bugs, well other then the ones wot gave me. Oh my question. I don't even see where ones rank is shown. Do I need glasses?

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Re: MyWOT still functional?

Post by D̵eSi͠gn » Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:13 pm

destinationtruth wrote: ↑
Wed Jan 17, 2018 9:16 pm
Do I need glasses?
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Re: MyWOT still functional?

Post by Myxt » Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:05 am

Update: Staff say the "thresholds of confidence were changed" - which I take to mean "adjusted". It is still not as sensitive as I / we may prefer, but there are two sides of the coin:

On one side: surfers should be warned of emerging threats, when there may as yet be only a few recent ratings in agreement. On the other side, quirky ratings by spammers or unreliable members should not instantly appear world-wide to unduly enrage web site owners or gratify trolls.

It has really been this way all along; but in the past, the threshold was possibly much lower. People can still see the finer detail on the scorecards; but in a sense, they are more internal - not many people bother to look at them. The add-on is the public face, seen by most users, so it is now more reserved, pending sufficient confidence.

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Re: MyWOT still functional?

Post by destinationtruth » Thu Jan 18, 2018 4:51 pm

D̵eSi͠gn wrote: ↑
Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:13 pm
destinationtruth wrote: ↑
Wed Jan 17, 2018 9:16 pm
Do I need glasses?
Image
That explains it I never use the add-on. Use to say on your board.

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