I like browsing random websites, but...

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Tessaract2
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I like browsing random websites, but...

Post by Tessaract2 » Mon Sep 19, 2016 5:50 pm

...there isn't really a list of random websites with ratings on WOT.
Problem: No way to browse a list of rated websites.
Solution: A list of websites that are rated by WOT, perhaps randomized.

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RE: I like browsing random websites, but...

Post by destinationtruth » Mon Sep 19, 2016 6:04 pm

That would be a whole other add-on / service.
Maybe this would be more useful for such: "stumbleupon.com"

Tessaract2
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RE: I like browsing random websites, but...

Post by Tessaract2 » Mon Sep 19, 2016 6:21 pm

StumbleUpon is blocked at my school, and that's where I browse WOT the most. So that won't work.

Site-rater
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RE: I like browsing random websites, but...

Post by Site-rater » Mon Sep 19, 2016 7:40 pm

<quote user="tessaract2">
StumbleUpon is blocked at my school, and that's where I browse WOT the most. So that won't work.
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Did you try loading it as HTTPS? A lot of Web filters (I've noticed on the Wi-Fi at my auto shop and on the Amtrak trains could be bypassed this way) work by request sniffing, and unless your school has MITM'ed your connection that method won't work. Of course IP and DNS based blocking due to their nature would care less the protocol used to access the site.

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RE: I like browsing random websites, but...

Post by Tessaract2 » Mon Sep 19, 2016 9:30 pm

It's just blocked. It auto loads as HTTPS, and I can't change this. Look up iBoss and it will all make sense.

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RE: I like browsing random websites, but...

Post by Site-rater » Mon Sep 19, 2016 10:03 pm

<quote user="tessaract2">
It's just blocked. It auto loads as HTTPS, and I can't change this. Look up iBoss and it will all make sense.
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Looks like their site is unrated - https://www.mywot.com/en/scorecard/iboss.com
Please rate fairly, though their claims seem a bit suspicious - claims to scan inside HTTPS yet also claims not to decrypt.
Does your web browser have any weird root certificates installed? If you have any sites that are partially blocked, you may want to check your certificate chain.

Tessaract2
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RE: I like browsing random websites, but...

Post by Tessaract2 » Wed Sep 21, 2016 2:49 pm

My school uses it to block "inappropriate" websites. I can't remove the Chrome extension, due to school policy, and there's no other browser I can use. I have nothing to try to remove it, but I feel like it's safe overall. (If my school's network gets hacked, my rating goes to yellow.)

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RE: I like browsing random websites, but...

Post by destinationtruth » Wed Sep 21, 2016 9:21 pm

<quote user="tessaract2">
My school uses it to block "inappropriate" websites. I can't remove the Chrome extension, due to school policy, and there's no other browser I can use. I have nothing to try to remove it, but I feel like it's safe overall. (If my school's network gets hacked, my rating goes to yellow.)
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Frankly speaking. . . if its school policy then follow it!
Don't ask WoT members how you can be unethical and untrustworthy towards your schools policies.

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RE: I like browsing random websites, but...

Post by Tessaract2 » Wed Sep 21, 2016 9:53 pm

@destinationtruth - I'm not. I don't even see how I would be in this situation.

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