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Calling all WOT users

Posted by Bob Zenith on December 13, 2010

Chip.de, which appears to be a German software review site (can’t be sure, I don’t speak German), has several pages for the WOT add-on (for Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Chrome) with less-than-satisfying ratings.

Current ratings:

It’s obvious that a group of people are trying to game chip.de’s reviewing system (which is only protected by a simple CAPTCHA) and lower WOT’s reputation on the web. This is especially evident in Chrome’s score, whereas the more popular versions (IE and Firefox) show more accurate scores, but still low.

It’s been suspected that the group trying to lower WOT’s reputation is the same group that submitted several poor reviews of WOT on the Mozilla Add-ons page claiming that the add-on was malware.

Please take 20 seconds of your time to visit WOT’s pages on chip.de and vote up the add-on (this can be done simply by clicking the green ‘thumbs up’ symbol and entering a CAPTCHA – requires no registration).

More background can be found here: http://www.mywot.com/en/forum/8707-bad-user-ratings-for-wot-on-chip-de

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