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by SeanW
Mon Feb 15, 2010 4:27 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: what do i do when i find a site with a virus
Replies: 13
Views: 316

It depends on where the

It depends on where the virus is. Sometimes a site, or it's host (and all sites hosted by it) get hacked and become hosts for browser exploits. In that case, you should let the webmaster know, before posting a negative WOT rating. Sometimes a site that is good, but hosts advertisements, will have a ...
by SeanW
Fri Feb 05, 2010 3:47 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Suggestion for a new category of comments
Replies: 17
Views: 194

But if a shop rips you off,

But if a shop rips you off, e.g. steals from you by not shipping what you paid for, isn't that also security, in a sense?
by SeanW
Wed Feb 03, 2010 1:12 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Suggestion for a new category of comments
Replies: 17
Views: 194

Critiques of webpage design

Critiques of webpage design are well outside WOTs remit, WOT is a safety advisor. I'm afraid I disagree with the OP.
by SeanW
Tue Feb 02, 2010 10:27 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Feature suggestion.
Replies: 4
Views: 91

Fair enough;

Ok I read that wiki page with the FAQ and the rationale for the secret ballot is stronger than my rationale for more accurate results. You say you plan to add more (anonymous) information and that's definately a good thing, but I must be honest: the examples I gave above are just two examples that I...
by SeanW
Tue Feb 02, 2010 8:14 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: 2 new features to discuss
Replies: 17
Views: 175

In respone to the OP: 1: I

In respone to the OP: 1: I disagree, they had something similar on SiteAdvisor and it was set up to render most user-contributions useless, it was one of the factors that lead to abandon it, well that and a litany of glaring rating errors that couldn't be corrected. 2: I like the idea, if I picture ...
by SeanW
Tue Feb 02, 2010 7:31 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Feature suggestion.
Replies: 4
Views: 91

I didn't realise I had

I didn't realise I had touched on a more philiospohical issue of privacy/secrecy (and that this was a core principle of WOT), but I believe that a certain flexing makes sense. Let me give you two examples, of False Positives that I remember correcting: first is card-rohlinge.de, a shop I have bought...
by SeanW
Tue Feb 02, 2010 4:12 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Feature suggestion.
Replies: 4
Views: 91

Feature suggestion.

Greetings WOT team. From time to time, I (and I believe many others) have encountered false positives (sites that had yellow or worse ratings in one or more categories for no legitimate reason). And they popped up in the weirdest places, I can remember some off hand, and fortunately I corrected them...
by SeanW
Thu Jan 28, 2010 8:08 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Setting rating maximums
Replies: 17
Views: 433

Yeah, click just to the

Yeah, click just to the right of the slider for a 100% rating, or just to the left of it for a 0% rating. I have very black-and-white thinking wrt site ratings (as far as I'm concerned, most sites are either all good, or all bad, rarely in between) so I picked up the above trick early on. As for pim...
by SeanW
Mon Jan 18, 2010 3:57 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: DomainTools no longer free..?
Replies: 18
Views: 215

So what?

I always use www.whois-search.com

as it usually gets the most info.
by SeanW
Sun Jan 17, 2010 11:28 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Do ratings ever 'expire?'
Replies: 6
Views: 203

Thanks, this answers my questions, but ...

Yes, I'm sure I've got it synchronised properly, but I think I recently had to re-rate boards.ie (which I visit almost daily) and there have been a few times I've thought "hmm, I'm sure I would have rated this before" but if ratings don't expire it was probably just some sort of fluke. As to a ratin...