Ratings from people that pass the same comments irrespective of the truth

andre9
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Ratings from people that pass the same comments irrespective of the truth

Post by andre9 » Thu Sep 04, 2008 3:41 pm

There is a person called soran that rates all my websites as spam phishing and FRAUD.
for example: http://www.realjobs.co.za and http://www.accounting-123.com - He is a german person and assumes that all websites must have something called an impressnum. In my country there is no such requirement and websites are judged on reputation etc. So, the question is that I know even stupid idiots can vote, even if they were dropped on their heads as children, but can some of you please review my sites and check if you think that they are FRAUD, phishing, scams etc.

thanks

:)

andre

andre9
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Redirect

Post by andre9 » Thu Sep 04, 2008 3:44 pm

Just by the way, there is a 301 permanent redirect from realjobs.co.za to http://www.thejobs.co.za I think it is thejobs.co.za scorecard with the Fraud, phishing comments.

thanks

Andre

AnonymousSpecial
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A site that handles the kind

Post by AnonymousSpecial » Thu Sep 04, 2008 5:35 pm

A site that handles the kind of info that would be held on a CV should really have a written privacy policy, so I see where he's coming from. As for Fraud, scam and phising: I can't really comment on that as I haven't used your site.

logicman
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Re: legal notices and privacy policies.

Post by logicman » Thu Sep 04, 2008 8:27 pm

It would help all site owners, if you have any web content aimed at U.K. citizens, to post a 'notice of compliance' with the provisions of the Data Protection Act.

Explanatories here, from the BBC perspective as a data handling organisation:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/guidelines/editorialguidelines/onguide/thelaw/dataprotectiona.shtml

Legal stuff and guidlines here:
http://www.ico.gov.uk/

edit: German data protection law here:
http://www.dsk.gv.at/site/6230/default.aspx

Footnote: Legitimate sites would be well advised to add an 'about us' link,
showing a physical address and a phone number for contact.

Many investigators use a scoring system to rank sites - lack of a contact point is a big -ve score.
If the whois is fake or contains a 'privacy' entry, that would earn the site a huge 'caution' ranking,
in the absence of any other data.

hth :-)

andre9
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Privacy policy etc.

Post by andre9 » Fri Sep 05, 2008 4:46 am

this is just the point...

thejobs.co.za website does have a privacy policy data policy etc. I think possibly it is different when one is quickly reviewing a website (and we are all busy at work etc.) BUT when you want to use a website - one reads.

Click on CREATE NEW ACCOUNT - All the info is there?

Please guys, think like someone who actually really wants to use the site?

:)

andre

Kristofferst
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It is fairly standard to

Post by Kristofferst » Fri Sep 05, 2008 12:40 pm

It is fairly standard to have links to Terms of Use, Privacy policy and Copyright information etc. linked at the bottom of a page. Even people just looking not making an account should be able to access such information.

andre9
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thejobs.co.za

Post by andre9 » Fri Sep 05, 2008 2:27 pm

Point is this:
There are terms and conditions with privacy policy etc. and full contact details
on the website -> www.thejobs.co.za

Second point is - the website is a South African Jobs website, and is also a free website and not a business.

Third point is - The website is Child Friendly

Fourth point is - The website does not install any malware and there is NO software to download

Fifth point is - The website does not SPAM

Sixth point is - You and NO one has any evidence or has had any BAD experience with this website - How do I know? Because it is my site and I deal with all complaints and requests personally, I have three thousand members and 0 unhappy people.

Seventh point is - I am now rated as a DANGEROUS website on WOT.

I have been rating websites myself the past weeks. If my thejobs.co.za website
is considered by this community to be DANGEROUS then you are all wrong and I am wasting my time with you as NO body will respect a MYWOT rating.

And in time you will disapear.

So be fair and truthful or lose me as a new member of this community.

lordpake
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Andre9, should you wish to,

Post by lordpake » Fri Sep 05, 2008 2:30 pm

Andre9, should you wish to, you could "escalate" this issue http://www.mywot.com/en/support/feedback/abuse

Involve support with this, instead of posting here :)

"Men make good pets."

andre9
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thejobs.co.za

Post by andre9 » Fri Sep 05, 2008 2:37 pm

Thanks lordpake BUT,

It is important to see what the WOT community is about, as it is they that build what MYWOT is, so it is good to post here, no?

If the community is not about truth and fairness then I do not want to be part of it, do you?

lordpake
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And how do we even know how

Post by lordpake » Fri Sep 05, 2008 2:44 pm

And how do we even know how many actual WOT users visit here? We don't :) For all we know this could just be a small group of people who even visit these forums.

And the actual community is AFAIK also composed of all those people who use the MyWOT browser extension.

And as we all know, must of the humankind are tards :) No offence intended.

For example, in SiteAdvisor massive amounts of people continue to give green rating to Messenger Plus! add-on, a software that bundles a rather nasty software as optional sponsor application. Yet most "users" there would rather have people not know about it and mark the whole site green/okay. So much for fairness and truth =)

Just my few cents

"Men make good pets."

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