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Re: Failed

Posted: Fri Mar 05, 2010 9:55 pm
by Sami
It's been up for a few hours, which means it's way too early to make any conclusions. It's obvious that experienced web users aren't going to find the feature very useful, but we are also interested in seeing how others feel about it.

finding similar sites

Posted: Fri Mar 05, 2010 10:05 pm
by CorrectTheory
similarsites works only for very well known sites and then only returns very well known sites. It seems that many users of WOT are owners of smaller sites (potentially big in the future :)). It is not surprising that similarsites doesn't work well. BTW, I found WOT out only today. I found WOT very interesting.

That seems a bit narrow

Posted: Fri Mar 05, 2010 10:05 pm
by Guest
That seems a bit narrow minded to me. It's not as if we ask for total control but the option to disable certain features, like this one, only. Is that too much to ask?

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But this thread should at

Posted: Fri Mar 05, 2010 10:11 pm
by Guest
But this thread should at least tell you it is a looking like a big mistake in adding this feature.

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Re:

Posted: Fri Mar 05, 2010 10:22 pm
by Kraftwerk
Lots of the more active users don´t think (at least now without beeing used to it)it´s useful. But the mayority voted for it. It´s a pitty that the new and not very active and as i suppose not experieneced users don´t post their opinions about this topic. I think they voted pro.

Blueberrycake Level Member of the WOT Community

SimilarSites.com has an

Posted: Fri Mar 05, 2010 10:22 pm
by Guest
[cite]SimilarSites.com has an excellent reputation and our friends at Mozilla are recommending their Firefox add-on. I suppose nothing is perfect, but they seem rather harmless to me. Whether this is a worthwhile feature should become clear during testing.[/cite]

Excellent reputation should not over-rule a subjects content. If Mozilla jumoed off a cliff would WOT follow?

[cite]We are always looking for ways to better serve our community. It's even better if doing so also creates us some revenue, because we do have bills to pay. Still, nobody is paying us to test this feature if that's what concerns you.[/cite]

I agree but with earning revenue however not at the expense of implementing features that clearly are not upto the grade for the intended porpose.

[cite]I suppose nothing is perfect, but they seem rather harmless to me.
Scorecards aren't profile pages and I don't see any harm in linking to other scorecards from them.[/cite]

I don't regard them harmless. If a visitor clicks on my scorecard, see's too many bad sites, or irellevent junk, what does that do for my profile? Yes, it creates doubt.
Like it or not, it is a form of spam just as you would find attactched to the bottom os an e-mail where your ISP or email host adds their little bits.


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Core community

Posted: Fri Mar 05, 2010 10:47 pm
by Guest
I would think that you would place more emphasis on your core community. Don't misunderstand . . . I'm not saying that you should ignore the opinions of "others".

While there may be "no harm" in implementing a new feature if the core community finds it "useless" (though it would be nice to be able to turn it off and get rid of the useless clutter), some indeed find it downright "bad". If it impacts IssViews negatively (the absurd listing of Jesustrail.com as a similar site . . . and while you may blame that on your new affiliate, it is nevertheless impacting WOT), I'd be inclined also to find this feature objectionable.

I do agree that only a few hours is premature to make any judgment on the test. So we'll wait and see. Perhaps IssViews, myself, and FlyAqua are in a minority. While we may be a part of the core community, we don't necessarily represent the majority.

In any case, at the end of the day . . . it's your call.

A good point there BobJam.

Posted: Fri Mar 05, 2010 11:09 pm
by Guest
A good point there BobJam.

I will tell you all why I am so ruffled on this. I hate religion and all that it stands for, and always have. I am highly offended that this addon has flagged (Check out Reputation to sites related to issviews.com ) the Jesus Trail in relation to mine! I stay clear of them and expect the same respect.

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Re: Core community

Posted: Fri Mar 05, 2010 11:32 pm
by Sami
We'll obviously place more emphasis on the opinions of our core community, but we still want to see how others react to the feature. I believe it will take at least a few days to see their reaction. Yes, I can see that the site suggestions are not very useful for the less popular websites.

Re: A good point there BobJam.

Posted: Fri Mar 05, 2010 11:34 pm
by Sami
I have excluded your website from the test.

If anyone else feels strongly enough about the similar sites feature to want it removed from their site's scorecard, post a private message to my board.