Problems with the website

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Re: Problems with website

Post by Site-rater » Sat Jan 19, 2019 12:46 pm

Myxt wrote: ↑
Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:16 am
EDIT:
One unexpected thing is that you have scorecard comments going back to 2009, but your "join date" in this forum is 2016.
This could be a bug in the migration from the old Drupal-based forum to this phpBB forum.

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Mass Rating Tool

Post by MarkGiles » Tue Jan 22, 2019 5:44 am

Previously the format of the URL for the Mass Rating Tool was

www.mywot.com/en/user/xxxxxx/massrate (where xxxxxx is the user id number)

The new format of the URL is

www.mywot.com/en/user/xxxxxx/mass-rating
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Problems with the Mass Rating Tool

Post by MarkGiles » Tue Jan 22, 2019 5:55 am

These problems were already previously reported, but are not yet addressed.

Mass Rating Tool. This was updated, but the update removed a number of previously useful functions.

PROBLEM 1
Error message: "Something went wrong, please try again later"
This is intermittent, and may last for several minutes before it is recovered. There are work-arounds, so this has dropped in priority.

PROBLEM 2
All URLs have to be comma separated instead of the previous situation, optionally one per line.
[EDIT: Fixed Jan 28 2019]

PROBLEM 3
And another surprise is to find that if you submit more than 100 it no longer processes the first 100 and allows you to submit again for the remainder.

PROBLEM 4
The rating selections and the comments are cleared from one submission to the next, necessitating additional work by the MRT user.
[EDIT: Fixed Jan 28 2019]

PROBLEM 5
The previous version accepted the variable symbol !domain in the message, and replaced it the actual domain name being mass rated. Now it does not make the replacement, so that you can no longer have a customized message.
[EDIT: Fixed Jan 28 2019]


PROBLEM 6
This was a fault introduced in a previous update. You cannot format the message with new lines, spacing etc to make it more readable. Instead, every line is run on to the next. No new lines, no new paragraphs. This makes your carefully formatted text practically unreadable.

PROBLEM 7
Unlike the previous version, there is no facility to mass delete a previous set of rated URLs. Sure, you can submit new ratings to replace the previous ones, but that is not always what you want to do.
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Re: Problems with the Mass Rating Tool

Post by Myxt » Tue Jan 22, 2019 12:19 pm

MarkGiles wrote: ↑
Tue Jan 22, 2019 5:55 am
These problems were already previously reported, but are not yet addressed.
[... items ...]
I emailed what you wrote here
https://forum.mywot.com/support-f6/support-f6/problems-with-the-website-t59162-s150.html#p267519
to Support, telling them it is a very good description and encouraging them to review this topic.

Vanilla response: "Thanks for sharing. Will forward to developers."

That's all I know.

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Re: Problems with the website

Post by TechnoBear » Thu Jan 24, 2019 1:51 pm

Activity points are accrued on a logarithmic scale; so as you progress from zero to platinum, (a) the same effort yields fewer activity points = (b) it takes more effort to accrue activity points.
I understand that, but no points at all for 20+ reviews seems very minimal. Oh well, it is what it is.
especially as one who rated about 45 domains in all of 2018
Yes. I removed the add-on after privacy concerns and find the multiple exhortations to reinstall it every time I visit the site so annoying, I do use the site less than I used to.
Make sure your browsers' versions are current
I use latest Firefox on Ubuntu (always). Whatever was causing the issue of reviews not showing seems to have resolved itself, as it is no longer occurring.

Thank you for your responses and your time.
One unexpected thing is that you have scorecard comments going back to 2009, but your "join date" in this forum is 2016.
I didn't use the forums until some years after I first created my WOT account, so that may well be correct.

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Re: Problems with the website

Post by Myxt » Fri Jan 25, 2019 6:33 am

TechnoBear wrote: ↑
Thu Jan 24, 2019 1:51 pm
... seems to have resolved itself ...
I'm glad for that - my knowledge of Linux would entirely fill a small thimble.

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Re: Problems with the Mass Rating Tool / Message from Support

Post by spectre » Mon Jan 28, 2019 3:21 pm

Myxt wrote: ↑
Tue Jan 22, 2019 12:19 pm
MarkGiles wrote: ↑
Tue Jan 22, 2019 5:55 am
These problems were already previously reported, but are not yet addressed.
[... items ...]
I emailed what you wrote here
https://forum.mywot.com/support-f6/support-f6/problems-with-the-website-t59162-s150.html#p267519
to Support, telling them it is a very good description and encouraging them to review this topic.

Vanilla response: "Thanks for sharing. Will forward to developers."

That's all I know.
Apparently some issues with the MRT have been fixed:
1. Using !Domain at comments is now available.
2. The form doesn't delete after SUBMIT.
3. The users can separate URL's with commas, spaces or by clicking enter.
I have not tested the MRT to confirm this.

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Re: Problems with the Mass Rating Tool / Message from Support

Post by Myxt » Wed Jan 30, 2019 6:07 am

spectre wrote: ↑
Mon Jan 28, 2019 3:21 pm
Apparently some issues with the MRT have been fixed:
1. Using !Domain at comments is now available.
2. The form doesn't delete after SUBMIT.
3. The users can separate URL's with commas, spaces or by clicking enter.
I have not tested the MRT to confirm this.
1. I haven't tested "!domain".
2. Confirmed *.
3. Confirmed. "Clicking enter" (is that even a thing?) = newline = CRLF, so:
_. domain1
_. domain2
_. etc

* Notes:

The <textarea> tag containing the list of hostnames is also not cleared unless #hostnames <3. It might be cleared if #hostnames >99, except that the form tends to fail above 99 hostnames. After some discussion with Staff, I sent them a series of tests which indicate that the page will not descend into a lasting error state if #hostnames is kept to <100 per execution within the same browser session. Also, (not certain about this) it may help to ensure the last domain in the list is followed by a delimiter (comma, space, or newline / empty line).

Tentatively, it appears that the subroutine that removes processed domains from the hostname list - stepwise in lots of 100 or less - has been dinged. It could be that this is why they opted for clearing the entire MRT form. Currently, when #hostnames hits 100, the page acquires an error that persists in hidden user data between browser sessions (so sign out, clear mywot.com history & cookies, restart browser, sign in, etc).

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Re: Problems with the website

Post by MarkGiles » Sun Feb 03, 2019 8:10 am

Clarifying... "by pressing ENTER" is what is meant.
On my QWERTY keyboard, the key that produces a new line is labelled ENTER.

Otherwise your responses are gratifying. I have tested the reinstatement of the !domain variable exhaustively and it is now functioning again.

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Re: Problems with the website

Post by Myxt » Sun Feb 03, 2019 8:37 am

MarkGiles wrote: ↑
Sun Feb 03, 2019 8:10 am
Clarifying... "by pressing ENTER" is what is meant.
On my QWERTY keyboard, the key that produces a new line is labelled ENTER.
No - literally, I was making fun of the instruction in the MRT form. No matter how I position the mouse, I am unable to click Enter.

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