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    • Deborah S. on Thu 15 Jan 2009
    • 11:43:21 AM UTC

    WOT awards

    We are so appreciative of our WOT users that we wanted to thank you in a special way. The new WOT awards helps us to express our gratitude to you for all you do.

    There are three different awards:

    Publicity award 2008

    The WOT Publicity award goes to those members who have enthusiastically promoted WOT and our safe surfing philosophy. They share a genuine desire to help people navigate the Internet safely, and they have shared WOT on personal and professional blogs, social networking sites, through business or school contacts and using other innovative techniques.

    To see the first recipients of the WOT Publicity award please visit our blog or the January Inside MyWOT newsletter.

    Scambuster award 2008

    The WOT Scambusters award goes to those members who have discovered and reported threats that could do harm to others' computers, personal data and wallets.

    Top User award

    The Top Member award goes to those members who serve the WOT community by giving their time, knowledge and advice to help others stay safe on the Internet.

    Nominations accepted

    If you would like to suggest someone for any of our awards, from the past or present, please email us at awards@mywot.com. Watch this space for future announcements of the Scambuster and Top User awards.

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    • Anonymous on Thu 15 Jan 2009
    • 07:25:48 PM UTC

    Congrats to winners!

    There's no silver bullet to end the threat of phishers and spammers, but common sense and joining forces will go a long way fighting the bad guys. Long live WOT!

    Sharon

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    • BobJam (not verified) on Thu 15 Jan 2009
    • 07:52:37 PM UTC

    Signature . . .

    This is my signature on several forums I visit. I made it my signature here one time but it ended up looking too long and confusing:

    "Ultimately, the only protection against phishing, forged Web pages, downloading malware, and other threats is the technology located between the user's ears."

    On forums with a sig delimiter and colors (HTML/BB Code), it shows up better.

    But in any case, it's my firm belief.

    Another one I've had is:

    "The best antivirus is common sense . . . it can be updated daily"

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      • YoKenny on Fri 16 Jan 2009
      • 11:42:50 AM UTC

      "The best antivirus is

      "The best antivirus is common sense . . . it can be updated daily"
      I love it.

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        • TheTrust on Fri 16 Jan 2009
        • 02:19:07 PM UTC

        Bester Antivirus

        Als Free Antivirus Empfehle ich Avira Antivr
        und als Pay Antivirus kaspersky internet security 2009 was ich selber nutze

        Gruß TheTrust

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          • BobJam (not verified) on Fri 16 Jan 2009
          • 02:55:14 PM UTC

          Re: Bester Antivirus

          Huh?

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          • The Big Bin on Fri 16 Jan 2009
          • 03:34:58 PM UTC

          Translation

          Als Free Antivirus Empfehle ich Avira Antivr
          und als Pay Antivirus kaspersky internet security 2009 was ich selber nutze

          Hallo, bitte ENGLISCH im Forum reden. ;-)

          What he wrote was, for a free antivirus program he recommends Avira Antivir and for a commercial one he recommends kaspersky internet security 2009 which he uses himself.

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            • BobJam (not verified) on Fri 16 Jan 2009
            • 05:28:26 PM UTC

            Thanks. Was going to try

            Thanks. Was going to try bablefish, but your translation is much better.

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        • phantazm on Sat 17 Jan 2009
        • 06:24:18 PM UTC

        common sense...

        BobJam: "The best antivirus is common sense . . . it can be updated daily"

        Good way to say it. I can add that common sense is also free
        (and not a downgraded version either).
        Hmm, now you got me thinking:

        'Common sense' is also 'shared knowledge',
        and then I'm tempted to say:
        WOT = Common sense

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          • BobJam (not verified) on Wed 21 Jan 2009
          • 09:13:26 AM UTC

          Careful

          Careful phantazm . . . The funny thing about common sense is that it's not that common.

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            • phantazm on Thu 22 Jan 2009
            • 09:06:14 AM UTC

            Yes...

            Yes, but I'm ever the optimist... :-)

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            • Athlonite on Sat 31 Jan 2009
            • 01:55:31 PM UTC

            No Fun !!

            Hey BobJam !

            You know, to have common sense is good and makes you think twice about what you are doing but, IT'S NO FUN! Think about it , how could we have fun if we always thought about visiting bad sites to rate them. Having common sense would dictate that if you do visit such sites you are going to get infected and lose your PC for a certain time. Now, how much of a challenge would that be. I know , we use Sandboxes and VMWare to surf but , it's the thrill of the chase that makes it so rewarding. With out it , life just wouldn't be the same. So common sense in real lfe
            but , thrill seeker on the PC .

            Athlonite.

            Your help is always needed.

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    • bpvette on Thu 15 Jan 2009
    • 08:38:28 PM UTC

    Great Idea!

    This is very cool providing awards!

    Thank you very much!

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    • Spacequad on Fri 16 Jan 2009
    • 12:33:39 AM UTC

    Thank You WOT

    I just wanted to say thank you for such a wonderful way to inform the public and get them involved in what we all have had to endure over the years as the internet has become more abused by criminals. If we all do our part in keeping a watch out for criminal activities, then we all win. One thing that I think can help considerably is that we need to watch the hosting providers and ISPs that host these criminals. Everyone should do what they can to seek them out and put pressure on the providers to get these criminals terminated.

    Michael

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    • BobJam (not verified) on Fri 16 Jan 2009
    • 04:04:07 AM UTC

    Good article . . .

    This is a link to an article about a provder that was recently shut down because of hosting spammers:

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/artic...

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    • wehaveitall on Fri 16 Jan 2009
    • 11:02:46 PM UTC

    Thanks

    I'm honored to receive the WOT 2008 Publicity Award.
    I think though that Bobjam, Phantazm, and Garret also deserve this award, from their continued support in the WOT google group. I'd like to also give a big thanks to Deborah, for her idea of making a WOT Wiki.

    Thanks again!
    WOT ROCKS!

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    • YoKenny on Sat 17 Jan 2009
    • 10:15:55 AM UTC

    Thanks

    I see I received an award.

    I hope that my British sense of humour does not offend people as it sometimes gets the better of me.

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    • Anonymous on Sat 17 Jan 2009
    • 10:22:51 AM UTC

    Awards

    I think the awards idea is a good one and that all who received one deserved it.A lot of these people have put a lot of time and effort into wot for a long period of time and a award for them is just a recognition of that fact.

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    • c۞g on Sat 17 Jan 2009
    • 05:40:19 PM UTC

    Mad Props!

    To all the winners of these awards.

    I'm but a n00b, though I'm hooked.
    So...
    I'll do my small part to encourage others to use WOT and hopefully they too will become members of the Community.

    Oh yeah...
    A simple "Thank you" to the creators of WOT - Web of Trust
    Good lookin' out

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    • Anonymous on Sat 17 Jan 2009
    • 05:59:35 PM UTC

    Creators of WOT

    Seeing as we cannot give wot a award from us the best we can do is keep wot doing wot it does best.Ensuring peoples safety by finding good and bad sites and reviewjng them for them.I joined wot for selfish reasons.My protection.But the more I learned the more I got involved.It made me less selfish in the process.

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    • Warxas on Sat 17 Jan 2009
    • 10:53:19 PM UTC

    Slide it over a little

    This is a very cool idea! Another reason why WOT is so great.
    But maybe just move the trophy in the Scam Buster award over a little but, because every time I see it I think it says 'cam buster'. When I read that, I think of disgusting fake porn sites, and disgusting porn sites are always the most dangerous sites to visit safety wise.
    So, all that to say, maybe slide the trophy over a little. ;)

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    • Deborah S. on Tue 20 Jan 2009
    • 12:33:25 PM UTC

    WOT Scambuster awards have been given

    Please check out the recipients of the WOT Scambuster awards. These dedicated members give freely of their time and put great effort into helping keep our entire community well-protected.

    You are all appreciated. Thank you!

    If you would like to suggest someone for the Scambuster award, or the upcoming Top Member award, please email us at awards@mywot.com. And keep your eyes open for other worthy nominees as the year progresses.

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    • say9357 (not verified) on Thu 22 Jan 2009
    • 06:36:16 PM UTC

    wow thats really good from

    wow thats really good
    from the http://pkhamidgforum.forumotion.net/ team

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    • Xp54321 on Thu 29 Jan 2009
    • 11:03:04 PM UTC

    Thank You

    Thank you so much. I am very grateful to receive the WOT 2008 Top Member Award. Congratulations to everyone who won an award this year and safe surfing! :)

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    • Deborah S. on Fri 30 Jan 2009
    • 09:23:13 AM UTC

    WOT Top Member awards have been given

    Congratulations and a hearty thank you go out to the recipients of the WOT Top Member awards.

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    • Anonymous on Fri 30 Jan 2009
    • 09:30:03 AM UTC

    Top member award.

    Thanks to all at WOT.Totaly unexpected.Pleasantly surprised.If my head gets as big as my mouth I will stick it in the boil wash and shrink it.

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    • Deborah S. on Fri 30 Jan 2009
    • 11:53:09 AM UTC

    An additional award has been given

    You can find it in the comments on our Top Member award blog posting.

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    • Anonymous on Fri 30 Jan 2009
    • 12:04:02 PM UTC

    Grumpy old men

    Thank you so much for the grumpy old man award.I am sure Bobjam will be as proud as I am.I worked very hard to be a grumpy old man and took years to get here.I am so proud to be a recipitent.

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    • BobJam (not verified) on Fri 30 Jan 2009
    • 03:26:41 PM UTC

    Cool

    Thanks VERY much. Is always good to be included in the company of the other people that got the award.

    And, Yes, cod head, that includes you, the guy that started all this "grumpy" stuff.

    Seriously . . . congrats to all.

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    • Galaxyfox on Sat 31 Jan 2009
    • 03:17:52 PM UTC

    Congratulations

    Congratulations to all who have received an award!