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Myxt
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Re: MRT limited submission rate

Post by Myxt » Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:26 am

MarkGiles wrote: ↑
Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:39 pm
"Something went wrong, please try again later"
The first clue that something is wrong is that the top <=100 sites - that were just processed by Submit - still remain in the input box, to be manually removed by the user instead of automatically removed by the system. The next clue is the system complains that 200 is too many.

If the user selects appropriate categories and rating and inputs, for example, 1,000 domains, then after clicking Submit, the system should: process the top 100 domains, remove them from the stack, and alert the user that he has 900 more domains to process. Then user needs only to click Submit again to process the next 100 (alert: "800 remain"), and so-on until the stack is empty.

If the user has 5K domains, manually copying/pasting, and then deleting, 100 at a time in the input box - not to mention waiting several minutes between sets - is unnecessary overhead.

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Blog Links & Email Support

Post by spectre » Wed Jul 10, 2019 6:27 pm

There are active links to untrusted sites and cloaked links outside Wot in blog topics. Members should be aware of sites they are visiting when clicking on links.
EG - https://www.mywot.com/blog/importance-c ... ews-online

There is spam in blog comments - pointless comments and live links.
EG - https://www.mywot.com/blog/10-security- ... ryone-know

Email support is poor now. If & when I receive replies, I do not receive direct replies to specific emails.
I see:
Your request (.......) has been received and is being reviewed by our support staff.
To add additional comments, reply to this email.
Replies are usually muddled and not separated according to the original subject. If I'm discussing manipulation in an email I don't expect the replies to be about the new Russian translation or beta testing.

Myxt wrote: ↑
Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:34 am
Now if you could simply download a .ZIP of all your ratings and comments, it would be splendid.
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Please be patient? 3 years later.................

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Re: Blog Links & Email Support

Post by Myxt » Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:06 am

spectre wrote: ↑
Wed Jul 10, 2019 6:27 pm
There is spam in blog comments - pointless comments and live links.
Moderators (spectre, NotBuyingIt, etc) should have authority to delete spam from the Blog.
The Blog should render links as plain text.

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Re: Blog Links & Email Support

Post by MyWOT-Team » Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:39 am

Myxt wrote: ↑
Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:06 am
spectre wrote: ↑
Wed Jul 10, 2019 6:27 pm
There is spam in blog comments - pointless comments and live links.
Moderators (spectre, NotBuyingIt, etc) should have authority to delete spam from the Blog.
The Blog should render links as plain text.
Regarding the MRT - Sorry for the inconvenience it might cause, we're working to fix it. Currently the Dev team is comleteting an API maintainance and we hope it might fix these issues in the near future.

Regarding Blog spam- thanks for sharing it @Myxt we'll take care of it

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Re: Blog Links & Email Support

Post by spectre » Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:00 pm

Myxt wrote: ↑
Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:06 am
spectre wrote: ↑
Wed Jul 10, 2019 6:27 pm
There is spam in blog comments - pointless comments and live links.
Moderators (spectre, NotBuyingIt, etc) should have authority to delete spam from the Blog.
The Blog should render links as plain text.
How would you deal with staff ignoring Wot guidelines & posting links to untrusted sites? Should moderators be able to hide the entire article or would you enable them to edit articles? We've never been given authority to edit forum posts as mods on other forums can.

@ support
please provide me with a list of all my ratings so I may check / update them

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Re: Blog Links & Email Support

Post by Myxt » Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:24 am

spectre wrote: ↑
Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:00 pm
1. How would you deal with staff ignoring Wot guidelines & posting links to untrusted sites?
2. Should moderators be able to hide the entire article or would you enable them to edit articles?
0. Although I don't know how many turnovers of Staff there have been, my general feeling is that we now have people who may be less familiar with the grand design of WoT, yet who are devoting more time and resources to master and revive it. I take it as a gesture of good faith that user MyWOT-Team is willing to walk into the lion's den here to communicate. I encourage him to continue, and I honestly don't think he is responsible for abandoning past promises. Let's see how he does with new ones.

1. Educate them; they actually might not know. Here are general guidelines for users and for the Forum, but not the Blog:
https://www.mywot.com/guidelines
There should be some guidelines for the Blog: in one of spectre's example articles, Staff did post a live link to an untrusted site.

2. Moderators should have full authority over the Blog - I seriously doubt this will enable them to take down the internet. They should be able to hide an entire article on an "In Case Of Fire: Break Glass" basis. If they can edit Forum posts, they should also be able to edit Blog posts; their discretion has already been amply demonstrated.
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To Staff:

Before the Great Vacuum, we had more Moderators; those (two?) remaining deserve, at the very least, praise "up one side and down the other". In addition to the Forum, they should be able to alter or remove spam in scorecards, the Wiki, and the Blog, and they should be able to, at least temporarily, freeze (if not ban) the accounts of obviously spamming members. And they need help, because WoT's high page rank makes it a spam magnet.

WoT has always been dead serious about safety, so live links to anywhere except *.mywot.com are discouraged. Generally, blogs are good advertising; they are informative, breezy, fluid presentations that attract the search engines that attract the visitors. It is commonly accepted practice in conversational media to capitalize on fluidity by incorporating live links to other resources in line with the text, using an artifice specifically designed for it: the hyperlink.

However, automatically disabling live links to external targets need not dissuade search engines nor visitors if those link addresses were simply posted on a separate line following the relevant text, as full disclosure. Likewise in the Forum and scorecards, live links outside of WoT should automatically be disabled, and the system should not crop, shorten, or otherwise parse links so their targets cannot be discovered.

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Re: MRT limited submission rate

Post by MarkGiles » Mon Jul 15, 2019 3:13 am

Myxt wrote: ↑
Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:26 am
If the user has 5K domains, manually copying/pasting, and then deleting, 100 at a time in the input box - not to mention waiting several minutes between sets - is unnecessary overhead.
PROBLEM 1. The mass delete function no longer exists. That is a known problem that I have been assured will be addressed.
In the mean time, I have right now 2,700 reviews of illegal domains that I have made over many months. These domains are no longer illegal, either because the ISP has taken them down, or the registrar has placed them on hold, or they have expired.

PROBLEM 2. Since I cannot delete my 2,700 obsolete ratings, I can use MRT to replace the review message, and to remove the categories.
I write a routine to select domains 1-100 and paste them into MRT and submit, then domains 101-200 and paste and submit. This would require 27 iterations.

However, the actual MRT limited submission rate problem being discussed here, of 1 submission of 100 every 10 minutes, makes this a 4 1/2 hour job.

That is not what the documented submission rate limitation of 1000 domains every 10 minutes would offer.

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Re: Blog Links & Email Support

Post by spectre » Thu Jul 18, 2019 12:35 pm

spectre wrote: ↑
Wed Jul 10, 2019 6:27 pm
There are active links to untrusted sites and cloaked links outside Wot in blog topics. Members should be aware of sites they are visiting when clicking on links.
EG - https://www.mywot.com/blog/importance-c ... ews-online

There is spam in blog comments - pointless comments and live links.
EG - https://www.mywot.com/blog/10-security- ... ryone-know
The fact that no-one has bothered to address the issues with links on the blog is proof that staff are not interested in protecting their users.
In fact, trusted members' blog comments are 'awaiting moderation', but spammers' comments are not.
Seriously????

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We've endured over 2 years of unfixed bugs hoping that one day these would be fixed, but Wot has become pointless and unreliable, and even unsafe.
As I no longer trust Wot staff I feel I have reached the end of my time here, and this time would be best spent where I can still help other internet users.

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mass-rating redirects to ratings

Post by MarkGiles » Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:11 pm

When I try to access the mass-rating tool MRT
https://www.mywot.com/en/user/MY-ID/mass-rating
it redirects to a list of my recent ratings
https://www.mywot.com/en/user/MY-ID/ratings

I can not perform bulk ratings at all.

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Re: mass-rating redirects to ratings

Post by Myxt » Wed Sep 11, 2019 11:06 am

MarkGiles wrote: ↑
Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:11 pm
When I try to access the mass-rating tool MRT
https://www.mywot.com/en/user/MY-ID/mass-rating
it redirects to a list of my recent ratings
https://www.mywot.com/en/user/MY-ID/ratings

I can not perform bulk ratings at all.
I can go straight to it. Maybe try purging browser of WoT history and cookies, then restarting browser?

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