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You must register an account to participate on the Forums.

Before creating or replying on the main Forum

Please take a moment to view the WOT community guidelines:

Currently there are six forums

  1. General discussion
    General and off-topic community chat.
  2. Site evaluations
    Site owners may post in this forum to have their reputation evaluated by the WOT community
    Ownership must be verified to post in this forum
  3. Reputation discussions
    For the community to discuss the reputation of domains they don't own.
  4. Support
    Problems with the add-on
  5. WOT for Mobile
    Discussion of the WOT Mobile Security application
  6. Обсуждение репутации сайтов
    Ветка для обсуждения сайтов и их оценок сообществом. Если вы владелец, то вам в ветку "Site evaluations"
    translated:
    A forum for the Russian community to discuss websites and their ratings. If you are the site/domain owner, post your site in the Site Evaluations forum

Post / Reply

Older forum posts are presented in the nested post format where replies are placed directly below the post you are replying to.

Newer forum posts, created on or after 26 April 2011, are presented in the flat post format and replies are placed in chronological order, these replies contain the text of the post your are replying to in a <quote> tag

see also: Flat vs. threaded

Post actions

Icon-edit2.gif Edit
You have the ability to edit previous entries you've made on the forum.
WOT Forum retains the original post date. Editing does not bump the discussion.
As a common courtesy, it is suggested that you place edited content at the bottom of your original comment, for comparison, along with a manually created edit tag such as [edit date edited] as the top line of your changes being made.
Icon-reply.png Reply
Allows you to reply directly to a post. Older, nested-style post replies have no content, newer flat-style post replies contain the post your are replying to in a <quote> tag.
Icon-delete.gif Delete
Allows you to delete your posted replies. You can not delete the first / start post, also known as the Original Post (OP). Only WOT Staff and Forum Moderators may remove entire discussions aka: topics or threads.
Careful, this action can not be undone.
Icon-flag.png Flag
Report spam or other inappropriate content to forum moderators.
There is a text area which allows the reporter to explain why the comment is being flagged.
This is not meant to be used for quarreling, if you disagree with a comment simply post a public reply stating so.
implemented: August, 2011

Allowed HTML

The forum does not incorporate BBcode

Instead you have the ability to use HTML tags as well as customized tags specific for certain usages. Basic HTML is allowed. JavaScript, CSS, and other extended rules are sanitized.

Below the post / reply message box, you will see:

Allowed HTML tags:
<a> <em> <strong> <cite> <code> <ul> <ol> <li> <dl> <dt> <dd> <img> <red> <green> <yellow> <massrate> <quote>

Lines and paragraphs break automatically.
Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.

Also, notice the link to the official posting help: More information about formatting options

Standard HTML tags allowed

<a>

anchor tag

used to make links to other posts or web pages
Attributes allowed:
  • href - Specifies the destination of a link
  • title - Tool tip text displayed with mouse-over
  • target - Specifies where to open the linked document
_blank - opens in new tab or window
Example:
<a href="http://www.mywot.com">WOT (Web of Trust)</a>
Result: WOT (Web of Trust)

<em>

emphasized text

used in lieu of italic tag <i>
Attributes allowed:
  • none
Example:
<em>This text is emphasized</em>
Result: This text is emphasized

<strike>

strike tag

defines strike-through text
Attributes allowed:
  • none
Example:
This text has been <strike>stricken</strike>
Result: This text has been stricken

<strong>

strong text

used in lieu of bold tag <b>
Attributes allowed:
  • none
Example:
<strong>This text is strong</strong>
Result: This text is strong

<cite>

cited text

Defines a citation
Attributes allowed:
  • none
Example:
<cite>This text is a citation</cite>
Result:
This text is a citation

<code>

code tag

Defines computer source code text
Attributes allowed:
  • none
Example code snippet:
<code>for (i=0;i<=5;i++)</code>
Result: for (i=0;i<=5;i++)
Example URL:
<code>http://www.example.com/page.html</code>
Result: http://www.example.com/page.html
notice the link is not "live"

<ul>

unordered list tag

Defines an unordered (bulleted) list; use the <li> to begin each list item
Attributes allowed:
  • none
Example:
<ul><li>first line</li><li>second line</li><li>third line</li></ul>
Result:
  • first line
  • second line
  • third line

<ol>

ordered list tag

Defines an ordered (numbered) list; use the <li> to begin each list item
Attributes allowed:
  • none
Example:
<ol><li>first line</li><li>second line</li><li>third line</li></ol>
Result:
  1. first line
  2. second line
  3. third line

<li>

li tag

Defines a list item.
Attributes allowed:
  • none
Example: see UL or OL tags (above)

<dl>

definition list tag

Defines a definition list
The <dl> tag is used in conjunction with:
  • <dt> defines the item (term) in the list
  • <dd> describes the item in the list
Attributes allowed:
  • none
Example:
<dl><dt>item 1</dt><dd>item 1 description</dd><dt>item 2</dt><dd>item 2 description</dd></dl>
Result:
item 1
item 1 description
item 2
item 2 description

<img>

image tag

used to embed an image in a post or web page
Attributes allowed:
  • src - Specifies the URL of an image; images must be available online.
  • alt - Specifies an alternate text for an image
  • title - Tool tip text displayed with mouse-over
  • width - Specifies the width of an image; values are expressed in px (pixels) or % (percentage)
  • height - Specifies the height of an image; values are expressed in px (pixels) or % (percentage)
Example:
<img src="http://www.mywot.com/w/wotlogo.png" alt="WOT Logo" title="WOT Logo" />
Result: WOT Logo

Customized tags

These custom tags are created by WOT Staff and incorporated into forum use; they are not true HTML tags. Some are taken from ideas posted on the forum by members, others are created out of necessity. The color tags were created back in 2009 from this discussion: @ Timo - colors please Colors are meant for domain references but may also be used for highlighting a point in a conversation now and then. Please do not abuse this added feature.

<red>

Format text color to red
Example:
The color is <red>RED</red>
Result: The color is RED

<green>

Format text color to green
Example:
The color is <green>GREEN</green>
Result: The color is GREEN

<yellow>

Format text color to yellow
Example:
The color is <yellow>YELLOW</yellow>
Result: The color is YELLOW

<massrate>

Used to contain domain lists consisting of 9 or more domains
Reduces post length and page scrolling by placing the domain list into a scrollable container (box).
Forum announcement: 03 Feb 2011 How to post mass-rating lists
  • note: you can combine tags, such as the <red> color tag
Example:
<massrate>
<red>
example_01.com
example_02.com
example_03.com
example_04.com
example_05.com
example_06.com
example_07.com
example_08.com
example_09.com
example_10.com
example_11.com
</red>
</massrate>
Result
List of domains/hosts:

example_01.com
example_02.com
example_03.com
example_04.com
example_05.com
example_06.com
example_07.com
example_08.com
example_09.com
example_10.com
example_11.com


<quote>

Automatically inserted when replying to a flat-style post - default reply
Can also be used manually as a post / reply tag.
Attributes allowed:
  • user - Specifies the name of the member you are replying to
automatically added during Reply
if optionally used with a manual insertion, the user name must be provided.
NOTE:
This tag is incorporated only in flat thread posts created on or after 26 April 2011
older nested posts will not auto-insert this tag.
Example:

<quote user="Admin">
Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Etiam condimentum augue in purus fringilla scelerisque ultricies nisl hendrerit. Morbi tempor faucibus nisl sit amet viverra. Aenean diam lacus; mollis sit amet consequat eget, aliquet eget velit? Pellentesque id bibendum eros. Donec sed leo diam, laoreet venenatis lorem. Nam sed turpis.
</quote>

Result

Img-quote2.gif Originally posted by: Admin
Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Etiam condimentum augue in purus fringilla scelerisque ultricies nisl hendrerit. Morbi tempor faucibus nisl sit amet viverra. Aenean diam lacus; mollis sit amet consequat eget, aliquet eget velit? Pellentesque id bibendum eros. Donec sed leo diam, laoreet venenatis lorem. Nam sed turpis.

HTML characters

For a full list of entities see HTML's entities page.

A nice chart is available at: ascii.cl
See also:

Some of the available characters include:

Business

HTML character entities
Symbol Description HTML Number HTML Name
© Copyright &#169; &copy;
® Registered &#174; &reg;
Trademark &#8482;  

Currency

HTML character entities
Symbol Description HTML Number HTML Name
$ US Dollar &#36;  
¢ Cent sign &#162; &cent;
£ British Pound &#163; &pound;
Euro &#8364; &euro;

Punctuation

HTML character entities
Symbol Description HTML Number HTML Name
& Ampersand &#38; &amp;
@ At symbol &#64;  
: Colon &#58;  
. Period &#46;  
en dash &#8211;  
em dash &#8212;  
" Quotation mark &#34; &quot;
Check mark &#10003;  
  Space non-breaking &#160; &nbsp;
# Number sign aka: Hash tag &#35;  
< Less than &#60; &lt;
> Greater than &#62; &gt;
= Equal sign &#61;  
? Question mark &#63;  

Graphics

Adult content parental advisory

Include this image in a post / reply concerning domains having adult related material.
Please limit usage to one instance per thread.

  • English
ParentalAdvisory.png
<img src="https://www.mywot.com/w/images/f/f6/ParentalAdvisory.png" />

Moderation

The WOT forum to have moderators
posted: Fri 13 May 2011 - 10:18:39 AM UTC


The General Discussion forum is for posts which are off-topic to website reputation discussions or to WOT support discussions; however each thread created in the General Discussion forum has a topic as defined in the originating post [OP].

Any reply which is off-topic from the OP may be considered spam.
Any post / reply advertising products or services linking off site is considered spam.

Spam shall be removed without warning, though for users who have messages enabled a public post will be left informing them what post was removed and why. The reason the PM is not private is for other moderators to be able to view.

re: Forum guidelines
6. Spamming is prohibited
Spamming is defined as either posting multiple times about the same thing or starting multiple topics about the same thing. Continually posting off-topic as well as providing links that have nothing to do with the forum at hand is also considered spam. Spam will be deleted without warning.
re: Moderator duties
Spam removal
The purpose is to keep the forum as a channel for useful information exchange, free of spam. The moderators have permission to remove postings that they judge as spamming.

Not all "off topic" replies are considered spam, it depends upon the flow of conversation within the discussion, however a moderator may step in and offer a friendly reminder to stay on topic.


see also: Forum Moderator


Inactive accounts

There are two forms of inactive accounts:

WOT Terminated

  • Banned
    Banned users are accounts terminated by WOT Staff generally for some form of abuse such as spamming. The user name retains a profile link and next to the user name you will see (Banned) All ratings and posts are deleted.
  • Deleted
    When WOT Staff deletes a user's account the user's posts remain and the user name is replaced with Anonymous

User Terminated

  • Delete account
    Users who delete their own account no longer retain a profile link because there is no profile to visit. Their forum posts are retained and next to the user name you will see (not verified)
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