Scorecards Reformatted — Don't Panic

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NotBuyingIt
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Scorecards Reformatted — Don't Panic

Post by NotBuyingIt » Mon Sep 09, 2013 6:47 pm

In case anyone missed the recent blog posts, the ratings for Privacy and Vendor Reliability have now been dropped from all site scorecards. Read through the staff's Blog for details.<!--break-->

I also notice that other parts of the site, like the users' [url=http://www.mywot.com/user/ t=_self]profile page[/url], have been updated. Of course, if you suspect trouble with the revised site or newly updated WOT add-on, reading through the Support forum for recent trouble reports and solutions may be helpful.



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RE: Scorecards Reformatted — Don't Panic

Post by th3br41n » Mon Sep 09, 2013 7:20 pm

"Don't panic," the new scorecard layout is a little destabilizing, too much information in a small space. I can't image the reaction of an end-user that visits a scorecard for the first time. I may suggest to create two layouts of the scorecard, one simplified and one advanced (the actual layout). I also suggest to automatically close all sections that does not contain information (e.g., "Information from third-party sources" when there is no report from trusterd sources).

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RE: Scorecards Reformatted — Don't Panic

Post by RPGX » Mon Sep 09, 2013 7:29 pm

I'm confused a bit by (or at least unsure about) the ratings sections with the yes/no answers.

For example, if I go to 'negative' in the ratings and click 'no' for spam, what does that mean?

In my list of sites rated, it comes up as a thumbs down beside spam.

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RE: Scorecards Reformatted — Don't Panic

Post by NotBuyingIt » Mon Sep 09, 2013 8:15 pm

For example, if I go to 'negative' in the ratings and click 'no' for spam, what does that mean?
Here's what is apparent to me. These are more or less guesses which I haven't discussed it with the staff.

The YES|NO selections are counted for each category like votes would be counted, I think. A YES vote adds to the total and a NO vote subtracts. I don't know if the votes are weighted similarly to how individual users' ratings are. After enough votes for a category, the scorecard will indicate the results under the "Reasons behind user ratings" heading beneath the ratings. The stronger the users' opinion, the larger the icon for the category. Categories with low or with negative vote counts are not included there. An example is at http://www.mywot.com/scorecard/example.com

During the beta testing phase, I developed the practice of seldom "voting" on many of the categories. When I left a comment, I only voted YES on the categories which I intended to be displayed beside the comment. Users can experiment with the example.com [url=http://www.mywot.com/scorecard/example.com t=_self]scorecard[/url] to understand how the comments and categories work together.

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RE: Scorecards Reformatted — Don't Panic

Post by th3br41n » Mon Sep 09, 2013 8:23 pm

<quote user="notbuyingit">
Here's what is apparent to me. These are more or less guesses which I haven't discussed it with the staff.

The YES|NO selections are counted for each category like votes would be counted, I think. A YES vote adds to the total and a NO vote subtracts. I don't know if the votes are weighted similarly to how individual users' ratings are. After enough votes for a category, the scorecard will indicate the results under the "Reasons behind user ratings" heading beneath the ratings. The stronger the users' opinion, the larger the icon for the category. Categories with low or with negative vote counts are not included there. An example is at http://www.mywot.com/scorecard/example.com
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It seems a poll; I think it will create lot of confusion... I do not understand the need of a 3-state value (YES|NO|UNSPECIFIED). I rate a website for at least one specific reason (e.g., good site), why I should (optionally) select a NO on other categories?

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RE: Scorecards Reformatted — Don't Panic

Post by HealthyTheWombat » Mon Sep 09, 2013 10:50 pm

Unclear and difficult to use. This change is unpleasant and unnecessary.

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RE: Scorecards Reformatted — Don't Panic

Post by NotBuyingIt » Mon Sep 09, 2013 11:00 pm

<quote user="mandrake09">
I hate the new format that was forced on me this morning. I am getting too old for this type of change.
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But sir, you make some of your very best contributions when you're grumpy.

I almost fell off my HoverRound too when WOT's update screen unexpectedly popped-up upon my Chrome browser. I thought that I'd been tracked down and was under cyber-attack by the EvaPharmacy gang. That shock is why, (after several pumps on my inhaler,) I initiated this thread — to calm down the good folks like you, gramps.

The abrupt pop-up startled the cat, too. She still won't come out from under the sofa, poor thing. The next time WOT springs an update on us unexpectedly, their pop-up will probably be accompanied by the sound of mortar rounds.

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Scorecards Reformatted — off topic

Post by NotBuyingIt » Mon Sep 09, 2013 11:16 pm

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(Resembles me after an unexpected update screen popped up. This is my typical reaction to change.)

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RE: Scorecards Reformatted — Don't Panic

Post by c۞g » Tue Sep 10, 2013 3:03 am

<quote user="notbuyingit">In case anyone missed the recent blog posts, the ratings for Privacy and Vendor Reliability have now been dropped from all site scorecards. Read through the staff's Blog for details[/quote]

re: https://www.mywot.com/blog
where do you see new blog posts?

Last post: Wed 07 Aug 2013 - The New WOT Beta Now Available also for Firefox
my reply: https://www.mywot.com/blog/445-the-new-wot-beta-now-available-also-for-firefox?comment=216636#comment-216636

The public beta thread I posted about the bugs experienced using the beta-style scorecard with the non-beta add-on: [url=https://www.mywot.com/beta/introducing-the-new-wot-beta?comment=216634#comment-216634 t=_self]Introducing the new WOT beta[/url]

Also, notice that the MRT has changed as well.
/me thinks this is to prepare IE users for the change to the new WOT but the beta is still buggy...

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RE: Scorecards Reformatted — Don't Panic

Post by NotBuyingIt » Tue Sep 10, 2013 3:31 am

<quote user="c۞g">
re: https://www.mywot.com/blog
where do you see new blog posts?
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When I used the word "recent" in didn't intend it to mean "new". I had in mind several posts in the blog over the past four months, including the general introduction at
http://www.mywot.com/blog/436-the-next-chapter-a-shiny-new-wot-is-on-the-way

[Edit: Update (below) 10-September-2013 13:20 UTC]

And now, the "Please be patient" blog entry at
http://www.mywot.com/en/blog/446-the-new-wot-is-coming-out-soon


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