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The Big Bin
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Post by The Big Bin » Fri Mar 05, 2010 11:37 pm

OK, I see this thread has become an overcharged cooking pot close to detonation.

Well I see that you have made a poll about it and the big majority has voted pro. So, you did just the right thing: Implement it and see how it's running. Now that it's implemented, it seems to be that this is apparently not exactly what the community was thinking of in the poll, because as far as I've seen there haven't been any positive comments for it so far since it was implemented. So apparently there's something that has the desire to be changed. So far from a neutral point of view, just summarizing the thread. (That's exactly what it says isn't it?)

So before we start arguing now and deliberately try to misunderstand each other, come on folks take it easy, once again hold a referendum about it. It's saturday morning right now. Time for a new poll I suppose. ;)

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Kraftwerk
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I think

Post by Kraftwerk » Fri Mar 05, 2010 11:48 pm

the feature is quite useless, but it should get a chance. So a poll is ok but maybe not today..


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Nano Data
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Good idea!

Post by Nano Data » Sat Mar 06, 2010 12:03 am

Very useful to find similar sites.

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Satchman
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Thumbs Down For Similar Sites.com!

Post by Satchman » Sat Mar 06, 2010 12:09 am

I don't like it. And we already have negative comments about Similar Sites.com on the WOT scorecard for this domain. I have no intention of using this search engine or directory. It should be removed or have a turn off option.

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reaction to the feature

Post by ganmerlad » Sat Mar 06, 2010 12:10 am

"site suggestions are not very useful for the less popular websites"
Oh Snap!

I don't have a website to be compared to but I will tell you one reason I don't like this new feature...I am on dial-up half the time I am online, and that feature just made the scorecards take twice as long to load.

If you really like the idea of users being able to find comparable sites from similarsites, then what you should do is have a button on the scorecards that a user can click to pull them up.

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Religion

Post by Guest » Sat Mar 06, 2010 12:20 am

It dilutes the point a little when Religion is given as the main objection, though I certainly understand the meaning of this thing to you as you've explained it. To me, the central point is the very distinct difference in content, period! . . . it could have been an auto repair or cooking recipe site as far as I'm concerned.

Actually, though, in defense of an explanation, I was wondering what got your shorts so twisted . . . though I am a bit alarmed at the behavior of SimilarSites.com too (Albeit for different reasons . . . and Religion doesn't bother me so much. Now if a porn site was listed as "similar" to my blog, I would get "offended").

Nevertheless, for whatever reason, we are both in agreement that SimilarSites.com screwed up, BIG TIME.

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Useful?

Post by Jazspeak » Sat Mar 06, 2010 12:22 am

I can't say that the feature would be particularly useful to me but it might help others to get a different set of links to those normally displayed in a Google search.

It has to be said that I do not have a clear understanding as to how the sites are rated as being similar. If it uses Boolean Logic then there are all sorts of possibilities of association between sites, depending on the set parameters of the search for 'similar' sites, that might result in there being some inappropriate associations. However, the WOT rating will still show a green rating for good sites and the red ratings of other displayed sites need not be taken as being derogatory of the reputation of any site with a green WOT rating.

The inclusion of the 'similar sites' feature does not significantly affect the page loading speed of the ratings page, and does not use any noticeable extra resources, so it really is no hassle to ignore the feature. Just treat like you would any Google ads on a page.

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Thank you Sami :D Thank you

Post by Guest » Sat Mar 06, 2010 1:19 am

Thank you Sami :D

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No Bobjam it was not just

Post by Guest » Sat Mar 06, 2010 1:23 am

No Bobjam it was not just the religious site (however that did anger me somewhat), I was peeved at the whole thing.

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The inclusion of the

Post by Guest » Sat Mar 06, 2010 1:28 am

[cite]The inclusion of the 'similar sites' feature does not significantly affect the page loading speed of the ratings page, and does not use any noticeable extra resources, so it really is no hassle to ignore the feature. Just treat like you would any Google ads on a page.[/cite]

Exactly which is why I dont see these as I block all adverts on google and other sites. Not having the option to do that on this feature is a bit lame.

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