NotBuyingIt wrote: ↑
Mon Oct 26, 2020 11:30 am
Benzyl wrote: ↑
Sat Oct 24, 2020 5:18 pm
I reviewed trakgobigmedia.com ezshipfast.com down2yournews5.com months ago and they're still stuck at "be the first"...
After I submitted a rating without a comment for down2yournews5.com
, Benzyl's review appeared on the WoT website's scorecard subdirectory for that site. I didn't rate the other two above-mentioned sites and their scorecards in the WoT website subdirectory remain blank. However, Benzyl's reviews of them appear in the WoT addon pop-up.
Myxt wrote: ↑
Mon Oct 26, 2020 4:34 am
Just now, I invented a very long, ridiculous, unlikely domain name. My rating & comment posted immediately to its scorecard.
experience is that reviews of previously unrated websites are immediately accessible through the WoT add-on but are not displayed on the mywot.com website's scorecard subdirectory for a day or two. My impression is that WoT delays, for much longer than several years ago, using newly submitted ratings in its calculation of a site's reputation score.
For as long as I can remember, WoT has automatically created a scorecard when ratings are submitted for a fictitious domain or subdomain. provided the TLD is valid. Likewise, WoT will display a scorecard for fictitious websites. What is new, though, is WoT displays a "Machine Learning" opinion of subdomains about which it has no data, including fictitious subdomains; (e.g., this-subdomain-is-fictitious.example.com ). Evidently, when WoT has recorded no ratings for a domain, its default opinion for any derivative subdomain is "Considered safe by WOT".
O_o _ _ _
down2yournews5.com won't load (so I can't check via browser extension), and the scorecard (subdirectory) looks empty. The scorecard for ezshipfast.com appears empty and the extension reports nothing. However, trakgobigmedia.com returns 404, its scorecard shows Benzyl's comment and the extension mirrors it in the toolbar icon, on-page warning, and on-demand pop-up.
Other than grading search results and the occasional warning, I disregard the extension's pop-up because it is not
the way I wish to be informed of malware (in any case, it's infinitely slower than my local security), it's format is too cramped, it contains some inaccuracy (e.g., I'm not Bronze), and I can easily recognize and ignore anything else unsavory. Ultimately, the pop-up's upper-most suggestion is to "View full scorecard" - a common web design method of showing a primitive teaser pop-up to suggest that the user load an additional page to view the full, definitive source behind the primitive. The source - the scorecard - should have a completeness and originality which precedes the primitive.
The delay was originally 24 hours, then extended to 2 days (and then waffled after that), to frustrate reliability-gaming by would-be "power users". Beyond valid TLDs, Sami once declared quite simply that scorecards exist for all possible domains. Regarding ML, I'll see it when I believe it; and considering what I've seen so far, I'm not there yet - especially if the "machine" does not yet know that <no data>=<no data>. That's a prerequisite
to ML 101. More likely, this has been overridden by humans who wish to avoid confrontations with domain owners who can't distinguish gray from red, or humans who wish to promote that WoT has rated a great many more domains (currently 1.74B) than it actually has.
What I do see seems best described by Benzyl: randomness
, which suggests too many ingredients and not enough cooks. Users Benzyl, Myxt, and NotBuyingIt should, at any given moment, be able to see the same results in the scorecard and mirrored by the extension, regardless if those results make sense (e.g., phosphorescent purple weasels
), and we don't even have that. So I'm going to add these latest posts to the report.