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Current Debate - Do you consult online reviews before making a purchase?

Do you consult online reviews before making a purchase?

(+) Genuine Opinions. Hidden gems. Trusted Reviewers. Vox Pop. (-) Armchair "experts". Complete Drivel. Dodgy Dealers. (*) (On Ciao since: 11/2017)

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Current Debate - Do you still celebrate Halloween?

Do you still celebrate Halloween?

(+) Opportunity for the familt to all get together and have fun (-) Cleaning up after the party (*) (On Ciao since: 10/2017)

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Current Debate - Do you have any coping strategies for the cold, dark mornings and long winter evenings?

Do you have any coping strategies for the cold, dark mornings and long winter evenings?

(+) Being in control of your domain (-) Why, I am only human afterall - don't put the blame on me. (*) (On Ciao since: 11/2017)

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Current Debate - Apple: what do you think about the brand\'s products on the market?

Apple: what do you think about the brand's products on the market?

(+) Sleek, efficient and innovative products (-) They tend to be expensive (*) (On Ciao since: 10/2017)

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Current Debate - Your top 5 favourite films of all time

Your top 5 favourite films of all time

(+) They're my favourite films (-) None (*) (On Ciao since: 03/2014)

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Current Debate - Review of the Year 2009

Review of the Year 2009

(+) Find out why I was absent from Ciao for so much of last year. (-) Find out how I snatched disaster from the jaws of success! (*) (On Ciao since: 12/2009)

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Current Debate - Current Issue Special: End of Year Celebration 2016

Current Issue Special: End of Year Celebration 2016

(+) a time for renewed thoughts (-) a time when another year passes (*) (On Ciao since: 12/2016)

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Current Debate - Your Resolutions For 2015

Your Resolutions For 2015

(+) Makes you stop and think and try to improve (-) Remembering your resolutions (*) (On Ciao since: 12/2014)

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Current Debate - Tell us about your Summer Holiday 2009 experience!

Tell us about your Summer Holiday 2009 experience!

(+) The best summer I've had in my lifetime (-) Don't want it to be over (*) (On Ciao since: 08/2009)

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Current Debate - Easter Holidays 2017

Easter Holidays 2017

(+) Family fun and traditions (-) Far too commercial today (*) (On Ciao since: 04/2017)

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Current Debate - Summer Holidays: Best Memories and Places

Summer Holidays: Best Memories and Places

(+) Joyful summers... (-) ...years ago (*) (On Ciao since: 07/2014)

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Current Debate - What are your plans this Autumn?

What are your plans this Autumn?

(+) Being random (-) Chasing one's tale (*) (On Ciao since: 09/2017)

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Current Debate - Summer is starting, barbecues are reemerging from the sheds… But which is your favourite? A regular charcoal one or modern, gas/electric one?

Summer is starting, barbecues are reemerging from the sheds… But which is your favourite? A regular charcoal one or modern, gas/electric one?

(+) "What of soul was left, I wonder…" (-) "…when the charcoal had to stop." (with apologies to Robert Browning) (*) (On Ciao since: 07/2015)

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Current Debate - Autumn: what are the top 5 products you just can’t do without during this season?

Autumn: what are the top 5 products you just can’t do without during this season?

(+) A lovely time of the year (-) Means it's almost Christmas!! (*) (On Ciao since: 10/2016)

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Current Debate - Which Are Your Five Favourite Cities In The UK?

Which Are Your Five Favourite Cities In The UK?

(+) Memories (-) Buried (*) (On Ciao since: 08/2014)

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Your Personal Review of 2008

(+) The Ups (-) The Downs (*) (On Ciao since: 12/2008)

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Current Debate - Book or e-book? Where do you stand?

Book or e-book? Where do you stand?

(+) Stores loads of books and is light (-) No page numbering and the books are pricey. (*) (On Ciao since: 09/2011)

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Where, when, how, with whom do you travel?

(+) Too many to mention (-) too few to worry about (*) (On Ciao since: 12/2003)

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Do animals have rights?

(+) They have same fundamental rights as humans (-) People can go too far in defending them (*) (On Ciao since: 04/2002)

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Current Debate - Why these major brands are interested in Euro 2016?

Why these major brands are interested in Euro 2016?

(+) Certainly a much needed boost for the French economy (-) Brand contradistinction (s) (*) (On Ciao since: 05/2016)

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Current Debate - Government to offer up to £5000 towards a brand new electric car! Will this encourage you to purchase one? Write us your opinion!

Government to offer up to £5000 towards a brand new electric car! Will this encourage you to purchase one? Write us your opinion!

(+) Zero emissions, quiet running, climate friendly, cheap to run (-) Limited range, few power points, expensive to buy (*) (On Ciao since: 04/2009)

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Current Debate - What is the best memory of your 2017 holidays?

What is the best memory of your 2017 holidays?

(+) Jamaica, Party, Friends, Family (-) Depression Get's You Down, Realising Who Your True Friends Are (*) (On Ciao since: 09/2017)

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Current Debate - In Celebration of Mother\'s Day, tell us why your Mum is special.

In Celebration of Mother's Day, tell us why your Mum is special.

(+) n/a (-) n/a (*) (On Ciao since: 03/2011)

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Current Debate - Can the UK e-commerce sector be a solution for an economic recovery?

Can the UK e-commerce sector be a solution for an economic recovery?

(+) e-Hummus is tasty but you can't live off it on its own (-) Derivatives - the silent partner for sustained prosperity (*) (On Ciao since: 04/2016)

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What do your reviews say about you?

(+) You are telling me what my reviews are telling you, about me. (-) l'm making myself vulnerable . . . again! (*) (On Ciao since: 01/2007)

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Current Debate - X-Factor 2009: Did the best acts go through? Who do you think will win and why?

X-Factor 2009: Did the best acts go through? Who do you think will win and why?

(+) Some great performers in the final, Simon Cowell when he is being honest (-) The twins, Danyl Johnson and the audience manipulation by the producers (*) (On Ciao since: 09/2009)

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Do you believe in life after death?

(+) N/A (-) N/A (*) (On Ciao since: 02/2002)

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Current Debate - Christmas Holidays 2009: Your Plans

Christmas Holidays 2009: Your Plans

(+) family time (-) expense! (*) (On Ciao since: 11/2009)

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Current Debate - Your Resolutions for 2014

Your Resolutions for 2014

(+) Be positive, count one's blessings. (-) It's sometimes hard to keep remembering one's resolutions. (*) (On Ciao since: 12/2013)

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Current Debate - How important is social networking to you?

How important is social networking to you?

(+) Handy way to stay in touch, entertaining games and other features, photo sharing etc (-) risk of information getting into wrong hands, too much time wasting (*) (On Ciao since: 04/2011)

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HORSES FOR COURSES

Advantages: Genuine Opinions. Hidden gems. Trusted Reviewers. Vox Pop.
Disadvantages: Armchair "experts". Complete Drivel. Dodgy Dealers.

Ciao! Says: “Many of us spend much more time on the Internet than ever before. Whether on social networks or e-commerce sites, we all need to "surf on the web" at some point! When we want to make an expensive purchase, online reviews sites like Ciao ...

RICHADA 18.11.2017 · Read full review
Ciao members have rated this review on average: exceptional
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~*~ Reviews Facilitate Prudent Purchasing Decisions ~*~

Advantages: Informed
Disadvantages: Canot always find my favourite review site on-line

Do you consult online reviews before making a purchase? Many years ago, I was lent a copy of Which Consumer Magazine. Which test products and then compare and rate them following a criteria of useful information and I subscribed for a while and ...

LiveMusicLoverLyn 21.11.2017 · Read full review
Ciao members have rated this review on average: exceptional
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De omnibus dubitandum

Advantages: Massages the joy of writing and assuming people read the stuff
Disadvantages: Technological mechanics would improve interactive knowledge

Several years ago, there was a requirement for media outlets such as newspapers to prominently have a far greater online existence, but in doing so traditional printing careers had to be momentarily safeguarded, stroke retrained into interactive mode ...

1st2thebar 19.11.2017 · Read full review
Ciao members have rated this review on average: very helpful
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I do... but Ciao restricts products so I go elsewhere

Advantages: Reviewing platforms are still widely used and have purpose
Disadvantages: Unless you cater to the niche and indie markets, you are flogging a dead horse

...a member of this site for many a year now, it would perhaps be distinctly odd for me to say that I do not use reviews in order to help me with purchasing decisions. That said, I don’t personally use it for all purchases and the decision making by Ciao ...

Secre 22.11.2017 · Read full review
Ciao members have rated this review on average: very helpful
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Spend Your Time and Money Wisely

Advantages: Helps to avoid expensive mistakes
Disadvantages: People have different experiences and opinions

Like most households with young children, both money and time seem to be in short supply with increasing demands from all directions. As a consequence, I am always keen to spend both time and money wisely and try to avoid making expensive mistakes. Readin ...

jo-1976 20.11.2017 · Read full review
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