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Name alanladd
User since January 17, 2012
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Web of Trust, WOT: Website Reputation Ratings

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Please DO NOT use this addon. I have been using FF since its inception. I think that this is my first negative review. The ratings that WOT gives/allows are so skewed as to make their ratings totally worthless. There are many, many perfectly safe sites that they rate as unsafe.

Now, they are going to respond to this comment by saying that it's the "community" rating, not theirs. Apparently they provide little or no oversight.

An "unsafe" site should be truly "unsafe"- meaning something- like viruses, worms, trojans, etc.

Instead, they (WOT) allow the "community" to rate sites as "unsafe" if the "community" Disagrees with the site Content.

Regardless of who is responsible for doing this, this behavior renders WOT unuseable.

STAY AWAY- and tell all other sites which talk favorably about WOT to STAY AWAY.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (20120515.1-signed). 


ALERT- Stops user from adding search plugins- seemingly at random Rated 1 out of 5 stars

after installing this addon, many search plugins- seemingly at random, and especially from mycroft, would not add to search bar. so, I copied the URLs of the sites this addon blocks tracking, added them to my HOSTS file. after disabling this addon, have no more problems with search plugins. HOSTS file seems to create same result as this addon.

Note: developers response does not address the issue. would someone please explain "search plugins" and "mycroft" to the dev. thanks

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (