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Posted on 06/16/2010 7:08:07 PM PDT by mnehring

Everyone should be aware of the tool in Firefox called the WOT (Web of Trust). This is a tool that Firefox users can download to rate websites as safe or warn people if a website is malicious.

This is a great tool to promote Conservative websites, such as Free Republic.

The liberals, such as DU use this tool to rate down sites and get them blocked by search engines. We should try to counter this. It is also a good way to have other resources rated.

Link to the Firefox tool: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/3456/


TOPICS: Free Republic; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: chat; firefox; freerepublic; rating; vanity; wot
If you use Firefox, download it and give it a try. I recommend rating FR first and adding positive comments. Many liberals have attacked the site's reputation and we need to counteract that.
1 posted on 06/16/2010 7:08:08 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: mnehring

bttt


2 posted on 06/16/2010 7:10:11 PM PDT by bmwcyle (Communism has arrived in Washington)
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To: mnehring
I don't use FF, but I second the suggestion for those that do. It appears as if The Left is always out ahead with this stuff. The good news is that when The Right hits back, we hit way harder.
3 posted on 06/16/2010 7:10:51 PM PDT by outofstyle (Anti-socialist)
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To: mnehring

Done. Thanks for the info.


4 posted on 06/16/2010 7:20:58 PM PDT by Islander7 (If you want to anger conservatives, lie to them. If you want to anger liberals, tell them the truth.)
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To: mnehring

Cool. Got it and rated FR.

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/3456/


5 posted on 06/16/2010 7:30:33 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Build a man a fire; he'll be warm for a night. Set a man on fire; he'll be warm the rest of his life)
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To: mnehring; All
One big area where Free Republic users should "tag" for Free Republic -- is -- OpenDNS. They are a free DNS service (you might consider using it yourself), and they will block advertising/tracking sites, phishing sites, malware sites, and all sorts of other kinds of websites. [What is a DNS service?]

OpenDNS "tags" difference sites on the Internet in categories, and then you can configure this free service to block those kinds of sites or not.

One thing that I noticed for "Free Republic" is that someone is trying to get this site tagged as a "Hate/Discrimination" site.

There are five categories that it's currently being "tagged" for ...

It's already been accepted and "approved" for "News/Media" and "Forums/Message Board". It's still awaiting votes by the "membership" (and that is free membership) for those other categories of (1) Chat, (2) Hate/Discrimination, and (3) Politics.

Now what this means if it's accepted and approved for any of those categories all the other "OpenDNS users" can configure their own computers and companies they work for or schools or whatever to accept or reject these categories.

If they want to block all "Forums/Message Boards" for their kids at home (for example) they can make it so that OpenDNS will not load anything that is a Forum/Message Board so that their kids can't access anything like that on the Internet.

And so it goes for all the different categories and you can configure it any way you want for about 55 categories.

Thus, if someone has it configured that they want all "Hate/Discrimination" sites blocked -- and if Free Republic gets classified as that -- then no one will be able to access this (for example, a business or a school or many different families for anyone in the family).

Anyway, you should join up for the free membership, then vote on Free Republic not being a "Hate/Discrimination" site.

OpenDNS is the biggest DNS service out there on the Internet (as far as I'm aware of) and so this vote is significant here ...

The webpage where you vote on this (but you have to join as a free member first) is at ...

http://domain.opendns.com/freerepublic.com


6 posted on 06/16/2010 7:47:24 PM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: mnehring

done


7 posted on 06/16/2010 7:50:20 PM PDT by fellowpatriot
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To: mnehring
WOT has a version of their tool for Firefox, Chrome and IE.

More info here.

To my knowledge, WOT cannot be used as a tool to block sites from search engines.

8 posted on 06/16/2010 10:48:47 PM PDT by upchuck (Don't let freedom slip away. After America, there is no place to go ~ Kitty Werthmann - Google her.)
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To: Star Traveler; 1 Olgoat; 103198; 10Ring; 11Bush; 1stbn27; 2ndhandrose; 2SterlingConservatives; ...

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Check out Star Traveler’s explanation in his Post 6

Something to do before going to work and it helps FR

[Mr]T


9 posted on 06/17/2010 3:19:28 AM PDT by trooprally (Never Give Up - Never Give In - Remember Our Troops)
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To: mnehring

bttt


10 posted on 06/17/2010 3:28:15 AM PDT by bmwcyle (Communism has arrived in Washington)
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To: Star Traveler

Very interesting......and done.

VirginiaMom


11 posted on 06/17/2010 4:47:34 AM PDT by VirginiaMom
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To: mnehring

I use both Safari and Firefox—Safari mostly. However, when I get a pop up telling me there’s an upgrade to Firefox, I always download it.

There is nothing in the tool bar called Web of Trust........


12 posted on 06/17/2010 5:14:51 AM PDT by basil (It's time to rid the country of "Gun Free Zones" aka "Killing Fields")
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To: basil

You have to add it in yourself under Tools > Add Ons > search for Web of Trust


13 posted on 06/17/2010 5:15:50 AM PDT by mnehring
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To: mnehring

Thanks!


14 posted on 06/17/2010 5:26:47 AM PDT by basil (It's time to rid the country of "Gun Free Zones" aka "Killing Fields")
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To: mnehring
The liberals, such as DU use this tool to rate down sites and get them blocked by search engines.

..personally, I'd be very careful signing up for something that may limit your abilities to go anywhere on the internet....as your capabilities exist today. FRee Republic has grown over the years through it's rep and word of mouth, and the public's constant search for the truth and not buy search engines...giving libtards a site where they can rate sites is just dandy, it makes them feel in charge....they will never be informed, the way people are here. Just my opinion

15 posted on 06/17/2010 5:39:00 AM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)
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To: trooprally

Thanks, thinking and reading more on it now...


16 posted on 06/17/2010 7:03:06 AM PDT by 3D-JOY
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17 posted on 06/17/2010 7:31:41 AM PDT by seekthetruth (Dan Fanelli US House FL 8 --- Allen West US House FL 22 --- Marco Rubio - US Senate)
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To: trooprally

Thanks, as this particular one (i.e., OpenDNS) is popular and it affects not just browsers, but the entire connection being blocked...

And, by the way, I do use OpenDNS, as it’s very effective for malware, phishing and porn and other kinds of sites that you don’t want any connection to your computers at home. It’s just that Free Republic shouldn’t be in “that particular category” ... :-)


18 posted on 06/17/2010 9:28:18 AM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: Doogle
You were saying ...

..personally, I'd be very careful signing up for something that may limit your abilities to go anywhere on the internet....as your capabilities exist today.

It's important to note that OpenDNS (as I've mentioned here) is one service of many services that everyone has to use ... no matter what... (i.e., you have to use a DNS server).

By using OpenDNS, however, you "take control" of your own "service" and don't allow the ISP to control that for you. That's an important thing to remember.

19 posted on 06/17/2010 9:30:49 AM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: 3D-JOY
You were saying ...

Thanks, thinking and reading more on it now...

Keep in mind here -- that no matter what you think about OpenDNS -- you have to use a DNS server, no matter what. Most people just use the one that they get from their ISP.

With OpenDNS, however, you are the one who gets to determine what you want to do with your DNS service -- instead of letting your ISP do it for you (and make the decisions for you).

That's worthwhile all by itself ... :-)

20 posted on 06/17/2010 9:33:12 AM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: VirginiaMom

Thanks for signing up and putting in your “determination” on Free Republic.

You might also want to consider actually “using” OpenDNS for your own connections. You don’t have to, mind you, so..., it’s not required ... but there are benefits to it and it’s free. It’s not a bad service and I understand that it can “speed up” your connections ... :-)


21 posted on 06/17/2010 9:35:03 AM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: musicman

bflr


22 posted on 06/17/2010 10:17:49 AM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: mnehring
The liberals, such as DU use this tool to rate down sites and get them blocked by search engines

Typical, illiberal speech-squelching crap from the oh-so-tolerant set.

23 posted on 06/17/2010 3:31:55 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (70 mph shouldn't be a speed limit; it shoud be a mandate!)
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To: AdmSmith; Berosus; bigheadfred; blueyon; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; ...
Everyone should be aware of the tool in Firefox called the WOT (Web of Trust)... a great tool to promote Conservative websites, such as Free Republic. The liberals, such as DU use this tool to rate down sites and get them blocked by search engines.
Thanks mnehring.
24 posted on 06/17/2010 3:36:46 PM PDT by SunkenCiv ("Fools learn from experience. I prefer to learn from the experience of others." -- Otto von Bismarck)
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To: mnehring
Web of Trust also has a Chrome Extension.
25 posted on 06/17/2010 3:50:56 PM PDT by rmlew (There is no such thing as a Blue Dog Democrat; just a liberals who lies.)
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26 posted on 06/17/2010 5:42:18 PM PDT by ShadowAce (Linux -- The Ultimate Windows Service Pack)
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fyi


27 posted on 06/17/2010 6:10:28 PM PDT by tutstar (Baptist Ping List-freepmail me to be included or removed. <{{{><)
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By the way... I should make note that on the "Hate/Discrimination" designation that someone put on for Free Republic -- at OpenDNS -- it's critical that you push the "NO" button for that particular designation.

You can vote "YES" for any of the others (or none of the others) if you want, but the critical one is the "NO" on "Hate/Discrimination" ... thanks ...

It's at ...

http://domain.opendns.com/freerepublic.com

And you need to "sign up" as a member [it's free and no obligations and they don't bug you ... :-) ...].

28 posted on 06/17/2010 6:16:59 PM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: All

Is Free Republic a "Hate/Discrimination" site? [Important Action]


29 posted on 06/17/2010 6:46:42 PM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: Star Traveler

Done :)

Bikk


30 posted on 06/18/2010 1:54:36 AM PDT by Bikkuri
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