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by BKowalski
Sun Jan 24, 2010 9:55 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: How to improve WOT
Replies: 152
Views: 3361

For example, one could rate

<cite>For example, one could rate red and leave a Good Site comment - you would assume the rating(s) to be high, or visa-versa. Don't assume anything about comments - they are merely opinions.</cite> The best way to bet is to go with the obvious. If someone is abusive towards your site then you can ...
by BKowalski
Sat Jan 23, 2010 9:49 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: How to improve WOT
Replies: 152
Views: 3361

Comments do only imply when

<cite>Comments do only imply when it comes to the reputation, because they don't affect the reputation and leaving them is optional.</cite> The comments reflect the rating. I am going to assume that if someone comments that a site has malware and there is a big red dot alongside said comment that th...
by BKowalski
Sat Jan 23, 2010 1:22 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: How to improve WOT
Replies: 152
Views: 3361

Actually, WOT only computes

<cite>Actually, WOT only computes a reputation for the site, as I've been trying to explain. Comments left on the scorecard imply that a past malware incident still affects the reputation though.</cite> The comments do not imply. They state. They state that malware exists on the site. That is incorr...
by BKowalski
Fri Jan 22, 2010 11:57 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: The "Pile on" effect?
Replies: 11
Views: 356

Did you contact malwareurl

Did you contact malwareurl directly about having your listing removed because it is still listed. I ask because I am having similar problems with malwareurl.

Thanks

Bob
by BKowalski
Fri Jan 22, 2010 11:36 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: How to improve WOT
Replies: 152
Views: 3361

There's also an obvious

<cite> There's also an obvious difference between these services. Google and Norton have malware blacklists, while we measure your site's reputation. Analogy time: let's say you own a public venue where people come to be entertained. One evening part of your building suddenly collapses. You quickly ...
by BKowalski
Fri Jan 22, 2010 9:59 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: How to improve WOT
Replies: 152
Views: 3361

Well I would say there is no

Well I would say there is no standard that I can see by which to assess a site as good, acceptable or worse but we will leave it there and agree to disagree :) However I will go back to my own personal experience. WoT came to my attention because one of our sites (an adult site) had a poor rating du...
by BKowalski
Fri Jan 22, 2010 9:10 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: How to improve WOT
Replies: 152
Views: 3361

Yes everyone has his own

Yes everyone has his own experience but what is the base line? You must have a standard from which everyone can take their cue. Simply allowing everyone to rate sites as they see fit will produce inconsistancies and errors because it is based on individual prejudice. Saying that most sites are rated...
by BKowalski
Fri Jan 22, 2010 8:16 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: How to improve WOT
Replies: 152
Views: 3361

Some initial thoughts

Since individuals are rating sites based on their own subjective idea as to what makes a site 'good' or 'bad' then the system is flawed from the outset. You should just set fixed parameters ie contains malware yes/no or contains adult content yes/no that allow people to determine whether they should...
by BKowalski
Thu Jan 21, 2010 5:18 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Can Web of Trust be Trusted?
Replies: 62
Views: 1441

Mystery solved

Well this has its amusing side I guess! I typed in www.bound2bmessy.com no matches found But of you type in just bound2bmessy.com then the entry is still there So I was right and wrong at the same time Anyway I have recontacted malwareurl. Both Norton and Google show bound2bmessy as clean. Bob (owne...
by BKowalski
Thu Jan 21, 2010 4:03 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Can Web of Trust be Trusted?
Replies: 62
Views: 1441

Update

ok udate time and have just checked again with malwareurl.com and the infected page is now showing again despite it being removed along with associated contents.

Have contacted them again to request removal.

Again thanks for your help

Bob