Do you use Web of Trust(WOT) add-on?

Discussion in 'polls' started by ams963, Jul 16, 2012.

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Do you use Web of Trust(WOT) add-on?

  1. Yes- on which browsers?

    44.1%
  2. No- I had used it but not now(please specify why not)

    17.6%
  3. No- I know of it and plan on using it soon

    1.5%
  4. No- I've heard of it but not interested(please specify why not)

    35.3%
  5. Never heard of it

    1.5%
  1. ams963

    ams963 Registered Member

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    Do you use Web of Trust(WOT) add-on?
     
  2. NGRhodes

    NGRhodes Registered Member

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    No, but I have used the website to get info at specific unknown websites in the past.
     
  3. Page42

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    I use WOT on Chrome and IE9.
    I use it as an indicator, not as a final opinion.
     
  4. ams963

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    I use WOT on my Firefox.
     
  5. Spruce

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    Used it before, but don't think it's trustworthy enough to sit around in browser anymore.
     
  6. ZeroDay

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    Yes I use WOT on FF and Chrome.
     
  7. Dark Shadow

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    Nope - No browser Add ons.
     
  8. berryracer

    berryracer Suspended Member

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    Nope, the most annoying add on I've ever used
     
  9. Noob

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    I do not use it because people are not trustworthy enough. :rolleyes: :rolleyes:
    I've seen some sites (I forgot which ones!) in the past that were rated extremely bad and they were nothing to be alarmed of.

    But aside from that, i consider it a great add on for less experienced users. :D
     
  10. Mild_Manered

    Mild_Manered Registered Member

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    Noob, my feelings, exactly.
     
  11. noone_particular

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    I don't see WOT as any more dependable than an AV. Missed detections, false positives, recognized too late, etc.
     
  12. carat

    carat Guest

    No - too many FP (cathaters will rate cat pages red) :doubt:
     
  13. tomazyk

    tomazyk Guest

    No. I don't think the whole internet can be whitelisted/blacklisted. That's why I use Sandboxie for surfing.
     
  14. Tyrizian

    Tyrizian Registered Member

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    Yes, for Firefox
     
  15. Dark Shadow

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    Sandboxie is the best web of trust.:D Who cares if the site is red or green sandboxie has it in a straight jacket.Back on topic, I agree that the WWW is to large to whitelist and blacklist .IMO the accuracy of them is like target shooting with both eyes closed.
     
    Last edited: Jul 16, 2012
  16. AMD

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    Same here
     
  17. puff-m-d

    puff-m-d Registered Member

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    No, to me it is more of a web of opinion than a web of trust.....
     
  18. moontan

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    never got me interested, no matter what browser i am using.

    i let the Chrome sandbox or Firefox NoScript handle the bad stuff, if i would happen to surf to it.
     
  19. Tomwa

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    I use it as a secondary opinion but take everything with a grain of salt because there is a significant amount of political bias in the ratings. (People need to learn to separate safety from "ethical").
     
  20. Hiker

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    I had the Firefox addon for the longest time but when it flagged the entire Jotform domain because a few were using forms for phishing, causing a problem for legitimate form users, and making it difficult at best to get off their list, I got rid of it and switched to TrafficLight.
     
  21. chrisretusn

    chrisretusn Registered Member

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    Not now, I used to, checked my account, it's still good. Why did I quit? Ratings are skewed, good sites rated bad, bad sites rated good, sites are being rated based on political content, personal likes or dislikes etc. The guide lines for rating sites are quite clear and simple yet, raters do not follow them.

    For example, why is Wilder's even rated in the Vendor category?
     
    Last edited: Jul 18, 2012
  22. guest

    guest Guest

    Yes. On which browsers? Wherever it is supported.
     
  23. trjam

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    to me, it is just another stupid gimicky something, that I dont need.
     
  24. mrpink

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    New warning screen. Cool!
     

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  25. Dark Shadow

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    Oh how pretty.
     
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