Ciao Comments and Ciao tips...
May 20, 2009 4:50pm CST
Hi, Just wondering if anyone can help me with Ciao. I m a newb here as well as on Ciao. (My user name is the same as here if you like to add me) I have written 3 reviews so far and also returned the favor to those who had rated me. I m just wondering after I rate someone's review is it necessary to leave a comment on the review? does it affect the payouts? Any tips or suggestions are also welcome Thanks!!
22 May 09
I suggest you don't follow the advice of some given below. Especially the bit about leaving comments to boost up your community points. This is not the reason you should write comments - you should only write comments if: a) you have something constructive to say about the review itself, maybe a comment about how you found something the writer said which was of particular interest and relevance to you, or b) you are forced to leave a comment because your rating differs from the general average rating and Ciao's software has insisted that you leave a comment. There are several types of members on the Ciao site, there are those that are there to just make money and don't care what nonsense they write in reviews just hoping that everyone else will rate their work positively so they go around giving everyone else high ratings in the hope that these high ratings will be reciprocated - this are the members who probably won't be around for long as I actually actively report people who give high ratings to reviews that are cr*ppily written and it brings down the integrity of the site. Another type of member is like myself, someone who enjoys writing and would like to see Ciao stick around for many years to come, so tries to write quality informative reviews to assist a potential consumer make a decision about whether or not to buy the product or watch the film or visit the hotel, etc. Then you have the outright cheaters who just copy and paste other people's work and expect to get paid for it, these people are just out and out theives and get deleted on a daily basis. Sometimes they slip through the net because an honest member just hasn't caught them and reported them yet but believe me, they won't be on the site long term. Sorry for my very long response LOL! Good luck on the site, I hope you have a long term future there. Try not to get into bad habits, so read the site terms and conditions carefully and ALL of your questions should be answered. If you're unsure about anything to do with the site, drop me a line over there, I'm on the same username.
22 May 09
I meant to say "not to follow the advice given above" by the first person who responded to the discussion. If you leave inane comments, senior members will actively avoid you as they'll know your comments are just being left for effect. People get alerts generally for ratings and comments so it's not necessary to leave a comment just to get noticed, that is a stupid reason to leave a comment! I actively avoid rating people who leave comments such as the following: "good review" "thanks 4 share" "good" "your review is so good i will buy the product" (yes I've seen this on a hotel review, how rich do you think that member was? HAHAHAHA)
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22 May 09
Thanks for your response! So far I have been trying to write quailty reviews and give ratings to those who also took their time to do so. Its a great site if everybody follow the rules, sure getting pay its a bonus, but I totally understand what you are saying, and I would like everyone to read the reviews I actually took my time to write not just to rate me in reture of a fav. Thanks for your reply again! :)
20 May 09
I'm also a member of ciao.com. You don't definitely need to leave your comments after you rate the reviews, but if you leave some comments, it will help you to boot up your points on ciao.com. It also makes the owner of the review to notice your rating. It can help you having more opportunity to get return ratings. I also find if you post your reviews on the afternoon of American time or European time you can get more chance to be rated. Best regards.