Ciao banned my account!!!!!
November 19, 2008 3:46am CST
What the!!!! My account in ciao had been banned! They told me that I had been plagiarizing others work! Well in fact I didn't! I had been a writer for too long and I know the consequences of plagiarism. They couldn't even justify where I copied my reviews, that if by chance I copied them!
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19 Nov 08
I feel really sorry for you. I never thought Ciao is a really strict business to get in to. I just joined recently, hoping I could make a "fortune" out of it. This is the first time I heard someone is banned from Ciao. Is it possible for you to create another account? Maybe you could try it again. And this time, hope that Ciao will not be banning you for something you never done before. And prove them your true worth of being a member of that site. Good luck and don't let this incident discourage you to do what you love doing. Keep it up!
19 Nov 08
HI jhellie baby, This is most unfortunate. I'm also a member of Ciao but I have not written much there lately. I have been hearing a lot of members being banned recently. I have a feeling that they can't afford to really pay its members anymore. If you have other websites paying better money, then it's better to stick with those. Do you mind sharing the sites with me?
20 Nov 08
Hi, jhellie.. I know how you feel. If you can browse one of discussions here in myLot, I was also banned in Ciao. It happened during the election day I think. I'm just lucky, maybe, that I get answered immediately, within 18 hours, and not 3 days of long waiting. At first, the reason was very vague. They said I plagiarized. So I emailed back and ask what exactly I plagiarized.. It was funny though... There are really members who report spammers, abusers and plagiarist in Ciao. There are many reasons from which you got banned. I hope they'll respond to you as soon as possible. It couldn't be about your earnings, for I know members who reached like $100 more. I also thought that I got banned because of that, but I only had $30 in my account back then. I thought that maybe Ciao was closing down, so banning members was their way of putting us out one by one. But a friend here in myLot said that Ciao has already been in the business for more than 10 months, so it's not likely to close down. Hm.. Maybe just maybe somebody reported you. Well, why don't you ask again? I've emailed them several times just to fight for my account. haha! ^^v
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20 Nov 08
I am really sorry to hear that you have gone through that. I hear of this type of thing happening off and on all over the place. Many of these companies use the article checker sites and they can return really vague results and these companies look no further then what the results say and typically do not take the extra 2 seconds to see how many word for word matches triggered the match up. I mean honestly how many different ways can you say that a Canon printer sucks? Some words are bound to match up every now and again.
20 Nov 08
I seriously think that you should write to them explaining your side. If you're not interested in writing reviews with them anymore at least clear your name. I don't think that the reason behind the cancellation of your account is because you've done so many reviews to them. I've seen Ciao members who plagiarize their contents and write more than 10 reviews per day but they didn't get banned. And sad as it may sound, these cheaters get away with it and worse they get paid for it. I know a member who cheats, she is also a member here at Mylot and she has created more than 160 reviews and I tell you she did get paid for most of it. Anyway, I hope you could at least clear your name to them. God Bless you!