Problems with the website

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Re: Problems with the website

Post by MyWOT-Team » Thu Jul 04, 2019 1:12 pm

MarkGiles wrote: ↑
Wed Jul 03, 2019 12:50 am
I loaded kingswayvacation.com

I got the red warning pop-up:

>Careful!
>You gave this site a low rating in the past. Proceed with caution.

I clicked "View Full Report"

https://www.mywot.com/en/scorecard/kingswayvacation.com?utm_source=addon&utm_content=warning-security

>We couldn't find reviews for /enkingswayvacation.com
>Be the first to write a review and help others with your feedback

Note the "en" has been pre-pended to the site name.

Platform: Windows 10, Browser - Google Chrome is up to date
Version 75.0.3770.100 (Official Build) (64-bit)

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Hi Mark, this issue has been fixed! :D
Thanks for sharing it with us and please keep us posted if you discover any new bugs!

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Re: Problems with the website

Post by MarkGiles » Fri Jul 05, 2019 12:50 am

Thanks, I will test that. Since you ask, here is the next bug.

At https://www.mywot.com/en/user/{usernumber}/mass-rating Mass Rating I rate these 3
blingseatra.com
domaintravelling-my.com
sakuratra.com

I check the box categories for Scam, Potentially illegal, Phishing etc and load a comment - for example

Warning! sakuratra.com - Sakura Travelling - This is a Malaysian phishing operation, designed to defraud you, sponsored and protected in Malaysia by rogue registrar WEBCC. There are many web sites like this, each promoting a 16th Anniversary give-away, with prizes -in the $200,000-$300,000 range. They send two "Scratch Cards" in the actual mail. One card always wins. Then they ask for your name, address, phone, age, and photo-id. Next step is to get you to provide your bank details and ask for you to pay $3000 taxes or processing fees up front. With all that information, they will be able to empty out your bank account, and bank your fee payment. Do not be tempted. There is no prize. Note that all of their web sites are created by copying many travel brochures. Notice that you cannot book any travel on those sites. Read about it at https://fraud-reports.wikia.com/wiki/Ma ... avel_fraud

Next day I load the same sites, and although the comment is in place, the security categories and reputation categories have not been updated.
The WOT icon is grey instead of red. There is no warning pop-up.

This has been reported before, but it is still not fixed.
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Re: Problems with the website

Post by MarkGiles » Fri Jul 05, 2019 4:22 am

Hi Mark, this issue has been fixed! :D
Thanks for sharing it with us and please keep us posted if you discover any new bugs!
This is not fixed. Let's step through the process.

I load a web site and discover it is a fraud
http://overnightholiday.com

I click on the mywot icon on my address bar, and select the one-star, then select the categories that apply and fill in the evaluation comments

Later I load the site again. I get the expected pop-up

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Careful!
You gave this site a low rating in the past. Proceed with caution.
View Full Report
I select View Full Report

Instead of displaying the report, I get

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We couldn't find reviews for
overnightholiday.com
Be the first to write a review and help others with your feedback

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Re: Problems with the website

Post by Myxt » Fri Jul 05, 2019 5:16 am

MarkGiles wrote: ↑
Fri Jul 05, 2019 4:22 am
I select View Full Report

Instead of displaying the report, I get

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We couldn't find reviews for
overnightholiday.com
Be the first to write a review and help others with your feedback
This one is not prefixed with "/en", as in "/enovernightholiday.com" so it could be that your add-on knew you had rated it, but the built-in delay period (if that still exists) had not expired. When I now click "View Full Scorecard" from the extension's pop-up, I go to the correct scorecard - which shows an aggregate score of "Unknown" to the global community of WoT users.
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@MyWOT-Team:

Since one of WoT's main purposes is to warn global users of bad sites, how does one intrepid, reliable member cause those users to get a meaningful pop-up and blocking of a malicious site? Hopefully the answer is not that the scorecard simply needs more ratings by people who got scammed or infected.

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Re: Problems with the website

Post by MarkGiles » Fri Jul 05, 2019 10:29 am

OK, then this is the second part of the above mass-rating problem.

After getting the

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We couldn't find reviews for overnightholiday.com 
Be the first to write a review and help others with your feedback
I can then select the one star, the categories, and redo the description in the new one-screen interface.

After that, the categories are immediately updated.

But that is a very tedious solution and does not address the failure of the mass-rating tool.

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Re: Problems with the website

Post by MarkGiles » Sun Jul 07, 2019 11:23 pm

Other examples randomly selected from my hundreds of reviews for Eva Parmacy's Canadian Health&Care Mall, registered with Russian registrar R01

globalmedssupply.su
magicsmartgroup.su
naturalaidreward.su
newherbselement.su
puretablettrade.su
safehotoutlet.su
thesmartelement.su

These were mass-rated, with category selections indicating they were illegal.
The reviews are there, but the icon is grey or yellow, there is no warning pop-up, no category selections, even though the comments are present.

The mass-rating tool is broken and needs repair.

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Re: Problems with the website

Post by Myxt » Mon Jul 08, 2019 12:38 am

For the developers, in addition to the above issues, here is how the MRT is supposed to work:
https://www.mywot.com/wiki/index.php/Mass_rating_tool

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Re: Problems with the website (MRT)

Post by NotBuyingIt » Mon Jul 08, 2019 4:15 pm

Myxt wrote: ↑
Mon Jul 08, 2019 12:38 am
For the developers, in addition to the above issues, here is how the MRT is supposed to work:
https://www.mywot.com/wiki/index.php/Mass_rating_tool
I believe (but haven't sought official confirmation) that two policy changes may have intentionally been implemented after the WoT Wiki webpage was last edit in 2016:
  • At the suggestion of influential members of the WoT users community who have MRT privileges, the tool may no longer be automatically granted upon reaching the Platinum level.
  • The weight of ratings submitted via the MRT may be reduced, compared with ratings which the same user submits via scorecards.

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Re: Problems with the website

Post by MarkGiles » Tue Jul 09, 2019 12:05 am

ONE: Quote from the mass rating tool wiki entry at https://www.mywot.com/wiki/index.php/Mass_rating_tool :
Reputation rating
All domain entries that are mass rated will be given the same reputation rating that you select in this section of the mass rating tool. It is exactly the same as making selections on either the Scorecard or within the Rating window.
That is no longer working, and needs to be fixed. A fix that changes the above wording would be ridiculous, by the way!

TWO:
Mass delete
Each Scorecard has the ability for a user to remove their comments and to delete their ratings for a website. The mass rating tool also provides this ability to work with more than one domain at a time. This is useful if you have rated compromised websites that are no longer compromised and wish to remove you comments and ratings from them. Simply enter the list of domains into the domain entry box, check mark this component's option and click Submit. Your previous ratings will be deleted and your comments removed.
This function would be extremely useful, but no longer exists. THus there are many thousands as sites reviewed as illegal, frauds, etc that have been cleaned up, but still carry an obsolete rating.

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Re: Problems with the website

Post by MyWOT-Team » Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:48 am

MarkGiles wrote: ↑
Fri Jul 05, 2019 4:22 am
Hi Mark, this issue has been fixed! :D
Thanks for sharing it with us and please keep us posted if you discover any new bugs!
This is not fixed. Let's step through the process.

I load a web site and discover it is a fraud
http://overnightholiday.com

I click on the mywot icon on my address bar, and select the one-star, then select the categories that apply and fill in the evaluation comments

Later I load the site again. I get the expected pop-up

Code: Select all

Careful!
You gave this site a low rating in the past. Proceed with caution.
View Full Report
I select View Full Report

Instead of displaying the report, I get

Code: Select all

We couldn't find reviews for
overnightholiday.com
Be the first to write a review and help others with your feedback
Hi Mark, Sometimes it might take some time for WOT algorithm to calculate and add the review to the scorecard. Please check the previous sites you have ranked, the issue should be solved now.

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