Stop it with the twitter ratings. I'll say it to the camera, STOP IT.

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the_f18hornet
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Stop it with the twitter ratings. I'll say it to the camera, STOP IT.

Post by the_f18hornet » Wed Nov 16, 2016 3:36 pm

So as I browse through twitter I notice that as I go through some sites, sometimes the ratings will shift.

Take a look at Mrs. Clinton's Twitter and Donald Trump's Twitter.
(You actually have to click on the links, it doesn't display)
[url=https://www.mywot.com/en/scorecard/_p_jbuwy3dboj4ug3djnz2g63q.twitter.com t=_self]https://twitter.com/HillaryClinton[/url] (Not Solid Green)
[url=https://www.mywot.com/en/scorecard/_p_ojswc3cen5xgc3dekrzhk3lq.twitter.com t=_self]https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump[/url] (Not Solid Green)

Along with say, James O'Keefe (This is used as an example of abuse, not as a political advertisement).
[url=https://www.mywot.com/en/scorecard/_p_jjqw2zltj5fwkzlgmveussi.twitter.com t=_self]https://twitter.com/JamesOKeefeIII[/url]

These ratings are simply done solely for political purposes and not as an honest evaluation of such places. Notice how very little comments there are on these pages.
This means that people are just giving these sites (and many many others, which is what I'm trying to point to the mass abuse of this on twitter) negative ratings only for the purpose of negative ratings. Otherwise we'd be seeing much more commenting on such pages.

I don't mind the rating of websites on WOT, but when people are rating not websites, but users, and giving them hits not<i/> to evaluate them or to give honest commentary about them, but simply for the sake of political activism.

WOT was created for an evaluation of websites, not twitter users. This was outlined in their [url=https://www.mywot.com/en/aboutus t=_self]mission statement[/url]. IT'S TIME TO STOP

NotBuyingIt
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Twitter ratings are prefectly OK

Post by NotBuyingIt » Wed Nov 16, 2016 6:53 pm

<quote user="the_f18hornet">WOT was created for an evaluation of websites, not twitter users. This was outlined in their mission statement. IT'S TIME TO STOP[/quote]

To the contrary, WOT welcomes its users to rate Twitter feeds just as it welcomes ratings for websites. According to the [url=https://www.mywot.com/guidelines t=_self]WOT guidelines[/url], users are expected to rate in a reasonable and responsible manner.

Users who suspect rating abuse may [url=https://www.mywot.com/support/feedback/abuse t=_self]report their suspicions to the WOT staff[/url]. However, just because one disagrees with a rating doesn't make that rating unethical, so provide some convincing evidence with the complaint.

[Edit: Add 17-November-2016]
This is a bit off-topic but Slashdot mentions, "Twitter says it's cracking down on hate speech". See
https://tech.slashdot.org/story/16/11/15/1422235/twitter-says-its-cracking-down-on-hate-speech

Twitter users will now be able to report 'hateful conduct' as a separate option. ” See
http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/news/2016/11/15/twitter-says-its-cracking-down-on-hate-speech/93822902/

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RE: Stop it with the twitter ratings. I'll say it to the camera

Post by t- » Wed Nov 16, 2016 10:54 pm

My Twitter has also been affected by this stuff, lol..

twitter.com/thundertyt

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