Problems with the website

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Foxitron
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Re: Problems with the website

Post by Foxitron » Mon Jul 27, 2020 12:29 am

Finally and in addition to complete mess, there is also a lot of advertisement on WOT :D Many-many doubled "install" buttons and dubious unpredictable links to advertisers (I do not believe in fairytales about safe google ads, yes)

https://imgur.com/DLO9pqj
https://imgur.com/YoCDQw6

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Re: Problems with the website

Post by spectre » Mon Jul 27, 2020 11:52 am

Foxitron wrote: ↑
Mon Jul 27, 2020 12:29 am
Finally and in addition to complete mess, there is also a lot of advertisement on WOT :D Many-many doubled "install" buttons and dubious unpredictable links to advertisers (I do not believe in fairytales about safe google ads, yes)

https://imgur.com/DLO9pqj
https://imgur.com/YoCDQw6
They didn't even update their Privacy Policy in regard to this.

You missed this https://i.imgur.com/lDmwdqP.png

I do hope no-one is dumb enough to pay for this garbage!
Site reputations are more inaccurate than they ever were, and bugs reported since 2016 have not been fixed. Good / safe businesses are being hurt by poor Wot ratings, whilst many scammers have good ratings. I advise all affected site owners to contact Facebook's CEO in regard to its misguided use of Wot, and not to advertise on there.

Staff refuse to give members access to their previous ratings (other than the most recent few) so they can correct / update any that are now incorrect.
I deleted my rating account again recently, and I will not use the site until it's been sold to a reputable / reliable company.

For anyone who still trusts Wot - they don't want the public to know of the ongoing issues here and have asked mods not to report problems on the forum. However, support mostly fob me off when I do email them in regard to issues.

@ Wot
You've forgotten that I'm not one of your employees, I'm here to help / protect the users (unlike Wot), and believe they have a right to know that you can't be trusted to protect their privacy.

https://i.imgur.com/D7Tmo7q.png

Does Wot have permission from it's Trusted Sources to generate an income using their blacklists towards determining reputations?

I'm done with this misleading service - what a waste of over 12 years work by good hearted volunteers!

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Re: Problems with the website

Post by Foxitron » Tue Jul 28, 2020 6:45 pm

Its all clear. Lack of communication with users (pretending to communicate, in fact is just imitation of communication - it is ridiculous when you report a bug on forum, instead of taking into account your post they just make you resend your bug report over email and finally they do not respond,naturally no bugs resolved).Silently, without notifying members releasing "new features" - in fact something crappy as a result leading to even more bugs plus become existing ones to even worst,removal (destroying)of important functions. New dubious scheme of monetization such as making money on everything possible-starting from insane amount of questionable banners on every scorecard and ending with selling API at crazy pricing.

This is enough to make certain conclusion:they are interested only in making money, community is just only option to reach that target.

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Re: Problems with the website

Post by Foxitron » Thu Jul 30, 2020 12:36 pm

congratulations WOT with potentially dangerous XSS attacks on scorecards! https://imgur.com/1iuFtCT
never seen that before. What is bannerflow.com? Kind of suspicious banner network. what is next surprise from WOT team - popup ads with casino and porn? selling users scores? reputation remedy for $199/month? no matter, its time to make money.

also if I click ok in the warning windows - it reappears again and again.

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Re: Problems with the website

Post by gisbert1991 » Thu Jul 30, 2020 5:41 pm

Foxitron wrote: ↑
Thu Jul 30, 2020 12:36 pm
congratulations WOT with potentially dangerous XSS attacks on scorecards! https://imgur.com/1iuFtCT
never seen that before. What is bannerflow.com? Kind of suspicious banner network. what is next surprise from WOT team - popup ads with casino and porn? selling users scores? reputation remedy for $199/month? no matter, its time to make money.

also if I click ok in the warning windows - it reappears again and again.
This is a false positive by Noscript. Previously there were multiple real XSS/SQL vulnerabilities that were not being fixed since 2013, see openbugbounty.org/search/?search=mywot.com&researcher=&program=
I'm sure there are more because the devs couldn't even fix them on the first try & no adequate researchers want to deal with such dummies.

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