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splut.com

Posted: Fri Sep 06, 2013 2:33 pm
by exiges
Site URL: http://splut.com
Scorecard: [url=https://www.mywot.com/scorecard/splut.com t=_self]View scorecard[/url]

Introduction:
Splut is a directory of UK websites, we list everything from Arts to Zoos.

It appears the comments relating to our site are nothing to do with Splut but with the PayDay loan companies that are listed in our index.

Complainants should take up their grievance with the companies in question and not directories.

Has privacy policy?
[url=http://www.splut.com/privacy.htm t=_self]http://www.splut.com/privacy.htm[/url]

Has a way for users to contact site owners?
[url=http://www.splut.com/privacy.htm t=_self]http://www.splut.com/privacy.htm[/url]

Whois Information:
http://whois.domaintools.com/splut.com

Disclaimer:
This post was generated automatically. All information is as entered by the site owner.

RE: splut.com

Posted: Mon Sep 09, 2013 4:59 am
by c۞g
You may be interested in this article:

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http://scamfraudalert.org/2013/04/07/fraudulent-payday-loan-companies/

RE: splut.com

Posted: Mon Sep 09, 2013 12:01 pm
by Guest
@ exiges

Your domain is hosted on UK servers therefore it IS your responsibility to remove fraudulent sites hosted by you. Failure to do so leaves you open to prosecution under UK law.

RE: splut.com

Posted: Tue Sep 10, 2013 2:39 am
by WOT Firefox Add-on User
Splut.com doesn't care about the safety of Internet users. The statement above says it all. They have the choice of removing the bad sites. They choose not to. The response by the WOT community is very clear. The WOT community has spoken, and that being their right.

My rating of their site concerned a suspicious search engine. I'm convinced that there are many more bad sites that are listed on the splut.com site. Again: the statement above from splut.com tells me why. I see no reason why I should change my rating.

RE: splut.com

Posted: Tue Sep 10, 2013 1:02 pm
by jcamacho
I'm going to have to disagree here. Any directory site these days gets flooded by requests for listings (and his site is PR5 with a mozrank of 8.5 so you know his site is being flooded by requests) theres no viable way to do research on every submission.

Even if he removes the entire category they would just submit to a different one.

Edit: He could add like a fraudulent site report form on his directory but i'd be surprised if anyone used it.

RE: splut.com

Posted: Tue Sep 10, 2013 1:12 pm
by th3br41n
<quote user="jcamacho">
I'm going to have to disagree here. Any directory site these days gets flooded by requests for listings (and his site is PR5 with a mozrank of 8.5 so you know his site is being flooded by requests) theres no viable way to do research on every submission.

Even if he removes the entire category they would just submit to a different one.
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So actually, there is no hope this website would be rated positively.
It is not only a problem of logged WOT users, but it regards all users that use the add-on without a registration.

How can I trust a website that is not able to filter contents? Actually, I can't since I can potentially find everything on it. The flood of requests, for example, cannot be used as an excuse to show pedopornography (this is an extreme example, I know).




RE: splut.com

Posted: Tue Sep 10, 2013 1:24 pm
by jcamacho
<quote user="th3br41n">
So actually, there is no hope this website would be rated positively.
It is not only a problem of logged WOT users, but it regards all users that use the add-on without a registration.

How can I trust a website that is not able to filter contents? Actually, I can't since I can potentially find everything on it. The flood of requests, for example, cannot be used as an excuse to show pedopornography (this is an extreme example, I know).
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... So....you down rated all search engines and directories?

Edit: to clarify im sure he at least visits the page before listing the site...almost all directory sites to at least that. He just cant determine if its a fraud situation without researching the company.

RE: splut.com

Posted: Tue Sep 10, 2013 1:26 pm
by th3br41n
<quote user="jcamacho">
... So....you down rated all search engines and directories?
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no, if they provide a way to report abuses and if they promptly remove reported contents. But here we are not talking about me but about the thousands of users using the WOT add-on without a registration.

RE: splut.com

Posted: Tue Sep 10, 2013 1:28 pm
by exiges
<quote user="c۞g">
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http://scamfraudalert.org/2013/04/07/fraudulent-payday-loan-companies/
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I have seen the article. It is supposed to be a list of Payday Loan companies, which we are not, so I don't know why we are listed as such. In that list is the widely known MoneySuperMarket.com. Are they a "fraudulent payday loan company" too ?

The fact we are not a payday loan company notwithstanding, I'm curious how that list has been generated and what measures are in place to be sure it's objective. Because the good thing about the internet is that everyone has a voice.. the bad thing about the internet is that everyone has a voice.


RE: splut.com

Posted: Tue Sep 10, 2013 1:41 pm
by exiges
<quote user="issviews">
@ exiges

Your domain is hosted on UK servers therefore it IS your responsibility to remove fraudulent sites hosted by you. Failure to do so leaves you open to prosecution under UK law.
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We are aware of our obligations under UK law. We have removed sites where the content is found later to be malicious.

We hand review each site before it is accepted into our database, that does not mean the owner (or subsequent owner) of a domain won't change the site content after review.

Even Google lists fraudulent sites in its SERPS until alerted to and removed, so by the same token Google should be marked as a "fraudulent payday loan" company too.

It would appear that the grounds for complaint for those "fraudulent payday loan companies" relates to "unauthorized Debit/Credit withdrawals and application filed online for payday loans."

How do you propose we, as a web directory, investigate the alleged unauthorised withdrawals relating to an listing on behalf of each borrower ? Feedback / site reports are useful to a point, but as mentioned in my previous post that also opens itself up for abuse.