If You Could Pick Three Things About WOT That Could Be Improved?

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RE: If You Could Pick Three Things About WOT That Could Be Impro

Post by Guest » Wed May 07, 2014 4:42 pm

<quote user="myxt">
WoT is a LifeSaver
[url=http://imgur.com/vSRfPHx t=_blank][img]http://i.imgur.com/vSRfPHx.png[/img][/url]

However in terms of design: Let's say you are driving through town.

You are in a hurry, perhaps to something important, or just because everyone else is hurrying. You approach an intersection which has a traffic light with one large bulb. Two sections of the bulb are blue and purple.

A few blocks out of your way is a library which offers an explanation of traffic light colors. The driver behind you is urging you to do something. Behind him is a police car. What is your next move?
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Do not cross unless in the middle of the intersection

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RE: If You Could Pick Three Things About WOT That Could Be Impro

Post by drsumit » Wed May 07, 2014 4:46 pm

<quote user="alphacentauri">
I was thinking like this:
http://i60.tinypic.com/29f5nif.jpg

(Excuse the image; all I've got available right now is MS Paint )

The thermometer shows overall score. "Cold" is bad.
The colored squares are filled in to show which criteria had problems.
It's flat enough to be displayed in line with search engine results and simple enough to be clear even if it is pretty tiny.
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I like your design = sounds good and simple.
Where will a new site unknown to wot start from ?
How will child safety and trustworthiness shown - separately ?

Present System - http://prntscr.com/3h1wq6
What you proposed - http://i60.tinypic.com/29f5nif.jpg
what abt this - http://i62.tinypic.com/11l3r6e.jpg

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RE: If You Could Pick Three Things About WOT That Could Be Impro

Post by Satchman » Wed May 07, 2014 11:28 pm

<quote user="drsumit">
I like your design = sounds good and simple.
Where will a new site unknown to wot start from ?
How will child safety and trustworthiness shown - separately ?

Present System - http://prntscr.com/3h1wq6
What you proposed - http://i60.tinypic.com/29f5nif.jpg
what abt this - http://i62.tinypic.com/11l3r6e.jpg
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Drsumit,

I love what you proposed even better than the thermometer idea. This it because it makes the numerical values of the site easy to understand. This design here:

http://i62.tinypic.com/11l3r6e.jpg

Provides a comprehensive number system. The developers could still use the present colors of Green for Excellent, Yellow for Caution, and Red for Bad.

Satch


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RE: If You Could Pick Three Things About WOT That Could Be Impro

Post by drsumit » Thu May 08, 2014 12:15 am

<quote user="satchman">
Drsumit,

I love what you proposed even better than the thermometer idea. This it because it makes the numerical values of the site easy to understand. This design here:

http://i62.tinypic.com/11l3r6e.jpg

Provides a comprehensive number system. The developers could still use the present colors of Green for Excellent, Yellow for Caution, and Red for Bad.

Satch
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Thanks - i am glad that you like it - I tried making it as simple as possible taking cue from your design and the present system.



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RE: If You Could Pick Three Things About WOT That Could Be Impro

Post by hotdoge3 » Tue May 27, 2014 8:15 am

badware is green I like to be Red see.

https://www.mywot.com/en/scorecard/youserials.com Green http://hosts-file.net/?s=youserials.com PSH - sites engaged in Phishing

https://www.mywot.com/en/scorecard/crackfound.com (Not Red) ?

https://www.mywot.com/en/scorecard/serials.ws (May be OK but all links are bad don't click very bad) very green)
hpHosts Engaged in the distribution of malware

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RE: If You Could Pick Three Things About WOT That Could Be Impro

Post by Digital Capman » Tue Jun 03, 2014 2:46 pm

Just curious,

When is the "Changes in displaying your site reviews
Please check on our blog for more information"
Pop-up going away.

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RE: If You Could Pick Three Things About WOT That Could Be Impro

Post by drsumit » Wed Jun 04, 2014 4:55 pm

<quote user="digital capman">
Just curious,

When is the "Changes in displaying your site reviews
Please check on our blog for more information"
Pop-up going away.
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yes this popup is very annoying :-D

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RE: If You Could Pick Three Things About WOT That Could Be Impro

Post by Satchman » Thu Jun 12, 2014 10:15 pm

<quote user="drsumit">
Being a trusted source How does symantec trust seal influence reputation ?I have seen many payday websites with symantec trust seal With red rating from wot.
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I don't understand this either,

Maybe Timo can help with this. I too have see Red WOT sites with Symantic Trust Seals, which is very confusing. I think that the Symantic Trust Seals should not be used anymore, and that the ratings should only represent personal WOT user experiences. Trust Seals give the impression, to me at least, that WOT ratings can be bought and sold for money, which is a direct violation of WOT's TOS agreement.

How does a company get a WOT Trust Seal, and what steps are taken in getting a WOT Trust seal so that TOS rules are followed?

Satch


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RE: If You Could Pick Three Things About WOT That Could Be Impro

Post by Myxt » Fri Jun 13, 2014 12:57 am

<quote user="satchman">
I don't understand this either,

Maybe Timo can help with this. I too have see Red WOT sites with Symantic Trust Seals, which is very confusing. I think that the Symantic Trust Seals should not be used anymore, and that the ratings should only represent personal WOT user experiences. Trust Seals give the impression, to me at least, that WOT ratings can be bought and sold for money, which is a direct violation of WOT's TOS agreement.

How does a company get a WOT Trust Seal, and what steps are taken in getting a WOT Trust seal so that TOS rules are followed?

Satch
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WoT discontinued its trust seal program as of 2013/10/23: https://www.mywot.com/en/trustseal

If Joe Schmo from Kokomo sells a trust seal (which guarantees that a certain shop owner dusts his shelves daily), this in no way implies that WoT ratings are bought and sold.

Trust seals guarantee, or not, various scopes of business processes and statuses. One trust seal may guarantee that Company B does in fact reside at its specified address. Another trust seal guarantees that Company B's web site is not infected with any specific malware which the trust authority is able to detect. Another trust seal guarantees that company B uses specific security methods for online transactions. Other trust seals certify nothing beyond the fact that Company B paid for them.

If I see a web site displaying fake trust seals, I consider it significant; otherwise, the presence of good trust seals means only that the business complies with the scope of that specific seal. These seals are just data points which help inform trust. Personally, I would rather know more than less.

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