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Current Debate - Long Reviews vs Short Reviews

Long Reviews vs Short Reviews

(+) Brevity in writing is a skill worth learning (-) It can be hard to do justice to some products in a shorter review (*) (On Ciao since: 09/2014)

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Do you believe in life after death?

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Current Debate - Has The Recent Success Of Ice Bucket Challenge Changed The Future Of Healthcare Fundraising?

Has The Recent Success Of Ice Bucket Challenge Changed The Future Of Healthcare Fundraising?

(+) An added gimmick raises money quicker. (-) How many actually donate? (*) (On Ciao since: 09/2014)

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Should smoking be banned in all public places?

(+) Smokers bring in big tax (-) Alcohol is far worse (*) (On Ciao since: 03/2002)

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Current Debate - Will online shopping kill off our high street?

Will online shopping kill off our high street?

(+) Our town centres could look and be better at the end (-) We have to get there (*) (On Ciao since: 10/2014)

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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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Should cannabis be legalised?

(+) Your favourite music? Look around you... (-) erm... I can't remember them (*) (On Ciao since: 03/2002)

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Does Britain still need a monarchy?

(+) They do more good than bad (-) Harry (*) (On Ciao since: 06/2002)

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Is capital punishment wrong?

(+) None. It has no place in modern, civilised society. (-) Life is sacred. The execution of even one innocent is too high a price to pay. (*) (On Ciao since: 03/2002)

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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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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 - Should Parents Limit Their Kids Time Playing Video Games?

Should Parents Limit Their Kids Time Playing Video Games?

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Is it tougher being a woman?

(+) They like a huge or two (-) It all comes down to cash in the end (*) (On Ciao since: 03/2005)

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Is beauty only skin deep?

(+) External beauty attracts potential partners (-) Causes envy and lack of empathy (*) (On Ciao since: 03/2002)

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Does violence on the screen create violence in society?

(+) Im still here (-) The nastyness is still here (*) (On Ciao since: 03/2002)

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What is the best way to combat racism?

(+) We are making progress (-) ...far too slowly (*) (On Ciao since: 10/2002)

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Current Debate - School Violence. How To Stop It?

School Violence. How To Stop It?

(+) We can change things (-) Politicians cut money and confidence (*) (On Ciao since: 04/2014)

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What's Wrong with the British Law?

(+) True interpretation of the law (-) Makes the law complex (*) (On Ciao since: 04/2005)

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Is Parliament still sovereign?

(+) checks and balances between institutions in power (-) power is diluted between institutions, no clear sovereign institution at the moment (*) (On Ciao since: 02/2011)

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Does true love really exist?

(+) see review. (-) see review. (*) (On Ciao since: 07/2003)

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Has modern music become too commercialised?

(+) I've failed to think of any (-) It's pathetic, it's killing real music and it can even be dangerous (*) (On Ciao since: 03/2002)

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Creation Vs Evolution

(+) Should contribute something to Ciao (-) It's lengthy (*) (On Ciao since: 03/2004)

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Current Debate - 2012 Year in review

2012 Year in review

(+) Not having sleepless nights over the business (-) Not enough hours in the day / days in the week. (*) (On Ciao since: 12/2012)

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How do you shop for food?

(+) Eradicated some disease, some efficiencies (-) Use of Fossil Fuels, Pollution, Destruction of the Ecosystem (*) (On Ciao since: 11/2004)

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Current Debate - 5 Reasons To Vote YES or NO For An Independent Scotland

5 Reasons To Vote YES or NO For An Independent Scotland

(+) I don't think the Yes Voters will win (-) ...but it will be close (*) (On Ciao since: 08/2014)

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What is your opinion about legal prostitution?

(+) Controlled and taxed (-) Society is not there yet ... (*) (On Ciao since: 03/2002)

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What is a Chav?

(+) I is well 'ard, innit (-) You is a punk ass biatch. Innit (*) (On Ciao since: 01/2006)

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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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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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Is global warming an urgent danger?

(+) "Everyone knows what must be done about climate change…" (-) "…but no one is doing anything." (The Economist, 23 November 2013) (*) (On Ciao since: 07/2002)

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Less can be More

Advantages: Brevity in writing is a skill worth learning
Disadvantages: It can be hard to do justice to some products in a shorter review

The key word here is ‘consumer.’ We have to remember that the average consumer is not a Ciao member. He or she is not concerned with premium fund, diamonds and staying on good terms with members of the Ciao community. He or she doesn’t care a jot about ...

moistbabe 11.10.2014 · Read full review
Ciao members have rated this review on average: very helpful
Review of Long Reviews vs Short Reviews

Let You Entertain Me

Advantages: Long Review: More info, more opinion, more value for time spent
Disadvantages: Short ones: bit of a cop out

Having read a number of the opinions posted thus far on the subject, it seems that the consensus of opinion is sitting very much on the lawyerly fence of "it depends". One or two brave folk are coming out with a stated opinion, but oddly enough, for an o ...

hiker 13.10.2014 · Read full review
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Review of Long Reviews vs Short Reviews

Do go on...and on and on (or should I?)

Advantages: A long review with a decent layout can be very informative and valuable
Disadvantages: Unnecessary padding and long, large chunky paragraphs can be off putting

- Introduction / My General Viewpoint - I thought it might be apt to have this as my 500th review. Having now published 500 reviews, I've gone from originally publishing really very brief reviews, back when I struggled to think what to say, to pu ...

IzzyS 10.10.2014 · Read full review
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Review of Long Reviews vs Short Reviews

Short reviews aid the consumer better than bloated ones

Advantages: Short reviews are more easily digested by a consumer who is probably tired of reviews and research
Disadvantages: While payment is offered for reviews there will always be some who take advantage

...consumer and I think shorter reviews are more useful, I will explain my reasons for this below. I have not been a writing member of Ciao for long but I have long since used this site to read reviews about products I am interested in buying and it i ...

revengeismine 13.10.2014 · Read full review
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Review of Long Reviews vs Short Reviews

What's your review?

Advantages: Lots of information in long and short reviews.
Disadvantages: Some reviews can be a little bit too short.

I've been a member of Ciao for a few months now, and during my time here I've read some truely remarkable reviews from some excellent authors. I've learnt so much since being here, and I love being on Ciao. But at the same time, I've read a lot of tosh ...

CoffeeQueen68 02.10.2014 · Read full review
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