by geordiegirl1939 on November 19th, 2012, 11:54 pm
Yesterday I struggled to get in to the site several times because something called WOT kept me from doing so. It marked this site as being extremely harmful, and advised against my logging in. I just kept clicking on 'I consider this site to be safe and I wish to continue' until I got through. Is Admin aware of this situation, and has anyone else had any similar difficulties with this trouble-shooter WOT, or know why the site was so badly noted in this way? geordiegirl1939
The browser add-on WOT uses input from site visitors along with ratings from various other site rating software to calculate a sites score. If a small number of visitors have rated the site and the majority have rated it low the score can be wildly inaccurate.
For instance if only one visitor has scored the site and rated the site low the overall score will be low, that means the results can be easily manipulated by a small number of dipsticks.
Based on the number of false positives this software reportedly generates the usefulness of it is questionable – it’s a browser add-on so it’s easy to get remove if you’d like to get rid of the annoying messages and speed up your browser.
by geordiegirl1939 on November 20th, 2012, 9:07 pm
Thanks Craig and Admin for the help and information concerning this WOT problem. It seems unfair that it can happen in such an arbitrary way, Craig,that a site can get a bad reputation, but I see how it could work as you showed me. I'd never had any trouble with this before, nor since, just yesterday happily. Thanks again. gg