Comment restrictions

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As with any online system that allows users to post textual comments, there will be abuse such as spam; see also: Spam in blogs

Flood control

  • registration date ≤ 7 days from current date
    to reduce massive spam attacks a post limit has been implemented. New registrations to the forum will have a 10 minute waiting period between postings (create new topic or reply to existing topic) on the Forum or Blog. This restriction is for all registrations that are up to one week old.


  • WOT incorporates Mollom
    A CAPTCHA has been introduced to control Scorecard comment spam. On every 21st scorecard comment, you are presented a CAPTCHA to fill in to post your comment. This has been implemented to ensure humans are commenting on website scorecards.

Scorecard comment voting

  • Comment votes have been disabled for this site
    When a site's reputation has become controversial meaning there's a disagreement between high and low ratings, the ability to agree or disagree with existing comments is deactivated. This is an automatic response from WOT and is not an action taken by WOT Staff.

Scorecard comment editing

  • The comment owner can not "game" (abuse) existing votes.
    Only positive comment votes are removed from the comment, negative comment votes remain when a comment is edited, including changing the comment category.
    source: Timo

Scorecard comment request

  • Comment requests have been disabled from users who aren't logged in
    Source: Sami
  • On the new scorecard only site owners can request a comments.
    Source: Timo