Be sure to take a really Blaklist


Sorry us lesbians offend

Post by Guest » Wed Jan 20, 2010 3:47 pm

Sorry us lesbians offend you... I know I am going to lose sleep over this LOL
Oh BTW I have never seen a porn movie, I don't go to clubs. never visited an adult site.
and been with my partner for ten years. Most marriages don't last so long.
Gee my moral are so bad.
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Not sure if he thinks that

Post by Kraftwerk » Wed Jan 20, 2010 4:09 pm

Not sure if he thinks that homosexuallity is sad, maybe the fact that some of the transsexuals have to earn money with it

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doubleyou tee eff

Post by amishrabbit » Wed Jan 20, 2010 9:47 pm

"change their gender to female in order to make money for their inlaws"

To paraphrase a line from last night's Scrubs episode...

What in the fraggle rock are you talkin about?

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Debate drifting off topic..?

Post by phantazm » Wed Jan 20, 2010 9:58 pm

I think the original topic was blacklists;
shouldn't we get back to that..?
Or start a new thread
with a new topic..?

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blacklists wasting my time

Post by WiseWolf » Sun Apr 25, 2010 8:43 pm

So I'm sick as a dog, looking for someplace that sells really good soup. Nothing like a bowl of good soup to lift my spirits.... My search leads me to a site called BLACKLISTED!! I thought WOT was supposed to protect me not get in my way. Kind of like an overbearing parent. or Brother????


Not complete review, but already a few alarming things

Post by Guest » Sun Apr 25, 2010 10:41 pm

I took a cursory look at the dine,com site, and though I didn't do a complete and thorough dig, I saw a few things that were alarming:
  1. The site apparently estimates your IP location because it presents a Google map with local restaurants pinpointed. Not unusual . . . plenty of sites do that . . . and is a nice feature for a site like this . . . BUT, I don't like it when sites openly display this common intrusive behavior. As I said, this is not unusual, and certainly not sufficient to downrate, but it sounds an alarm bell for me.
  2. In the PP, I saw this: "we ask you to provide us with certain information such as your birth date and the type of relationship you are looking for. In addition, we collect address, credit card, and bank information only from those who wish to acquire Gold and Silver member privileges" See items below to see what they do with this PII. (And why would they need "banking" and "credit card" info just for elevated member purposes?)
  3. Again, from the PP: "We do disclose information in aggregate to advertisers and for other marketing and promotional purposes"
  4. From the ToS: "As a visitor to if you provide GlobalAlphabet, Inc. with your e-mail address via a registration process or post it on you thereby authorize GlobalAlphabet, Inc. and its affiliates and any entities that GlobalAlphabet, Inc. becomes involved with or merges with, the right to use and/or sell your valid email address" Sounds like they may be spam harvesters if they indicate thay may use your email address even if you're unwise enough to "post" it only. And they say they might "sell" your email address? Geeezzzz.
Not very comforting to say the least.

Haven't done a thorough dig, like haven't looked at MX records, robtex, whois, and such, but I did not see any reference to a trusted source blacklist on the scorecard, so I'm wondering why you say it was on a blacklist . . . or do you just mean the WOT yellow rating is the "Blacklist"?

In any case, my cursory look at the PP and ToS would be enough to keep me away from the site.

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check trust

Post by boldpaste2 » Fri Aug 27, 2010 2:30 am

check trust worthy... it horrible and a fraud

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RE: KFF is for gay males, and

Post by mickelangelo » Wed Mar 09, 2011 6:32 pm

what are talking about? do u think anyone in this planet want to change his sex just to make money?
you have a very limited intelligence sorry for u

they change sex because they believe they are woman inside and they want to have a woman body after they could want to be prostitute to make money that is true but it is not intelligent to think that someone change his sex just to make some money i can not even imagine how you reached that conclusion

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Compuweb blacklist

Post by Javelina » Wed May 25, 2011 11:44 am

The Compuweb blacklist is continuing to cast its long shadow into the present, mid year 2011. This is my understanding:
  • a WOT user, Phung, auto-rated an unknown number of sites using an untrusted blacklist from CompuWeb
  • CompuWeb has not shown any sign of life as an active website, since mid-year 2006
  • the CompuWeb blacklist numbered approximately 30,000 "bad" sites
  • unknown whether Phung used a subset, or all 30,000 entries when he evaluated sites en masse.
WOT user Oergelwurscht created this forum thread in late Dec 2009. A sensible thing to do, advising others of this situation.

Can anything be done about this?
I don't know how WOT stores data (RDBMS?) nor what data quality policies are in place. Merely a passing thought:

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WOT uses MS SQL Server, or Oracle

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there were a user field in the relevant table(s), with a value to indicate that the mass-rating tool was used

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it would be great to do a global change to remove (misleading) WOT ratings based on the CompuWeb blacklist
The legacy of Phung's ratings using that untrusted list could be addressed in a consistent and programmatic way. But WOT knows WOT data and systems better than I do! And whether this is possible, or if it would cause yet other data integrity issues....

Often there were sufficient subsequent ratings/ comments since 2009, so the impact of the negative rating from the CompuWeb blacklist is diluted away. For good sites, and relatively popular in terms of traffic (or WOT ratings), the true quality becomes clear over time. All is well. But that is not uniformly true. Many sites have only a few ratings or comments since 2009. Older ratings based on the CompuWeb blacklist continue to negatively affect those website's status.

WOT may have finalized a decision, based on resources available and the actual magnitude of this issue. The impact may be quite minimal by now, in May 2011. Does anyone know? And maybe send me to the relevant location on WOT's website if this has been addressed already? Thank you!

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RE: Be sure to take a really Blacklist

Post by magvs » Thu Jul 21, 2011 7:21 pm

I don't know how WOT can do a good service to the web community when it is constantly and arbitrarily blacklisting sites.
Example: Robert Reich's website was flagged. For what? His economic views? That's not right at all. And why in Hell is a florist in Arlington Virginia, USA being given a red flag from a guy in Germany? A German guy who obviously hasn't done business with the American company because he can't even write his post in simple English. And BTW his German is sophomoric and he shows up all over the WOT ratings like a bad penny. This is ruining innocent people's businesses and crying "wolf" way too often.

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