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Understanding Ciao-Speak (2012 update)

AdvantagesWe understand each other and develop site-specific terems

DisadvantagesJargon can be confusing for new people

"...almost any group of people, Ciao members use jargon. It can be confusing, even offputting for those who are new - yet once we've been here for a while we take it all for granted and forget that some folk don't understand what we're talking about. So here, for the enlightenment of anyone who's been bewildered by Ciao-speak, are twenty-five sets of terms with their explanations. 1. NEWBIE/WHITE DOT 'Newbie' isn't a Ciao-specific term; it's a general ..." Read review
25.05.2004

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CIAO-SPEAK: What The Jargon REALLY Means...

AdvantagesDeep, intrinsic, meaningful wisdom, cosmic consciousness and understanding.

DisadvantagesForgetting to revert speech when interacting with off-liners and Ciao-tsiders

"..."Denotes" & "Connotes" ~~~ Recently, Ciao member, Kukana posted a comprehensive listing of Ciao terms and her explanations for them. As I was reading it, it occurred to me that words (here, "Ciao terms") have both a connotative and a denotative meaning. • DENOTATIVE MEANING --The denotative meaning, roughly stated, refers to a word's literal definition; the objective, "vocabulary exam" translation of the word. • CONNOTATIVE MEANING --The connotative ..." Read review
05.06.2004

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Community Level 7herby30

herby30

We All Need A Little Help From Time to Time!

AdvantagesGreat Community Spirit!

DisadvantagesAbuse!

"...my 100th opinion here on Ciao and I believe it’s tradition to write a review on Ciao itself, so I have decided to do this about Ciao Terminology although I have to say I still don’t really feel qualified to give advice, I still feel a relative newbie here. I believe this category was introduced to help newer members here to find their way about on the advice of other more experienced Ciao members, just think of it like a dictionary. I ..." Read review
23.12.2003

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Community Level 7Connoisseu...

Connoisseur_Haggler1

CH's - CIAO Terminology Guide

Advantagesexcellent features, wonderful community spirit, easy terms to follow

Disadvantagesnone

"...with my 1 year on Ciao so I couldn’t resist writing it on a Ciao subject. Don’t get confused by the hi-tech name of this category; Ciao Terminology isn’t as confusing as it first sounds, I will explain….. This category was introduced by the wonderful eca99ajm and was formerly called Ciao Terms. The name Ciao Terms was slightly misleading for newer members as it clashed with the official Ciao Terms & Conditions. It was later ..." Read review
04.10.2001

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Community Level 7CareBear

CareBear

We all talk a different language......

Advantagesinclusive

Disadvantagesexclusive

"...the most important rule in Ciao is that what follows is simply my opinion, that's what this site is about - YOUR OPINION. Secondly I come from a family that has its own language. We hardly ever call anything by its real name and I have come to see that whilst this group behaviour is fun and makes you feel included in the pack, to outsiders or those trying to enter the fold it is less than helpful and can be seen as being offensive. Use of language ..." Read review
03.07.2001

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Community Level 7MandyMinx

MandyMinx

HOW TO CIAO, WITHOUT GETTING LOST!

AdvantagesHelps you find your way

DisadvantagesMight get you even more lost

"...what are being shared are Ciao terms. I thought I might write a little bit about some of them to hopefully make things a little easier for some of the newer members. OK Lets start at the beginning and try and sort out a few of the words or phrases that you might not yet understand. NEWBIE! This is a term widely used for someone who has just started out on the site. No harm meant by it whatsoever, it just means that you are new. ..." Read review
22.10.2003

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Community Level 5eca99ajm

eca99ajm

A CIAO DICTIONARY - For New and Old

AdvantagesCiao Shorthand is Easy to Understand, and Quick to Type!

DisadvantagesCan Be Confusing at First

"...that for all you new Ciao fans out there it can be a bewildering time starting on the road to fame and riches through opinion writing. Comments are full of a confusing array of new words and what exactly is a churner?!? This will hopefully be your one stop op to discovering the mysteries of Ciao’s very own language.... A CIAO DICTIONARY *ABUSE* Abuse can range from anything from personal insults through to setting up anonymous accounts ..." Read review
27.06.2001

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Community Level 6junkboxjules

junkboxjules

A NEW MEMBERS GUIDE TO CIAO

AdvantagesYou will make lots of new friends, if you enjoy writing you can express your opinions and thoughts to others and get paid for doing it, You can extra money from the Premium Fund, There is a really friendly community spirit

DisadvantagesYou don't get paid for all opinions you write

"...a lot of things on Ciao so today I decided to write this review in order to try to help new members find their way around the site easily and settle into Ciao quickly so that they can go on to become successful, valuable members of the Ciao Community whose opinions are interesting and enjoyed and respected by other members. This is rather a long review so you may want to make a cup of tea - or alternatively skim down the page until you find information ..." Read review
10.10.2002

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Community Level 6mikeydred

mikeydred

The Strangest Category

AdvantagesEntertaining

DisadvantagesNot Sure How Relevant It is

"...now). Maybe we could have a Ciao Ten Commandments, and I could be Moses (that's Mikeydred Moses not Charlton Heston Moses), So here goes: 1: Thou shalt not churn ~ Though I've been a bit guilty over the last few days , sorry 2: Thou shalt not steal ~ We have members who will root out perpetrators of this most heinous of Ciao Sins (Ta Flashpointz) 3: Thou Shalt Not Covet Thy Fellow Ciaoers COT ~ Lets face it some people are more popular ..." Read review
12.07.2001

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Community Level 6Simoncook1

Simoncook1

CIAO-tionary

AdvantagesMay help new users understand a little more of CIAO.

DisadvantagesMay scare some users!

"...not a conclusive list of CIAO terms, read all the others to get the whole list, and in no way does this opinion tell you everything you need to know about CIA, that is what the community center is all about. CIAO-TIONARY Abuse comes in many forms and often can be accidental or on purpose. Personal insults – these can be as comments in an opinion or as an entry in a Guest Book, or by an email. Often they are in retaliation ..." Read review
21.08.2001

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Do It The KarenUK Way

Advantagesshould help explain some of the 'in' terms

Disadvantagesmight confuse people further (OOPS!)

"CIAO TERMS There are already excellent opinions in this category, but I have thought of some terms not covered by the others. So I hope you aren’t too bored by all this yet… KARENUK’s CIAO DICTIONARY Or Ciao For Beginners Or What The &%$£ ? So, here we go… ADDICT – Those who turn the computer on at 7am and immediately go to Ciao. (Oops, that’s me!) BIG BROTHER – Why I haven’t been ..." Read review
01.07.2001

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Scrap The Ciao Most Wanted - CMW

AdvantagesSee opinion

DisadvantagesSee opinion

"...a serious discussion at the Ciao Yahoo Group about the continued usefulness of this feature, or “reward”, here at Ciao. ~ ~ Firstly, let me explain just what the Ciao Yahoo Group actually is. (briefly) It’s a discussion group, with both a message board and a chat room, which members of Ciao can join in order to have a wee chinwag or post any Ciao related topics that they would like discussed or debated, or that they need assistance ..." Read review
24.07.2001

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Allow Me To Explain...

AdvantagesOffers a little guidance for new members

DisadvantagesMost of you regulars know it already

"...doing reading an op on Ciao terms? (You should know them already!) Go read some of my other stuff instead :O) TA! A -- Abuse. Can take several forms from actual verbal (well written) abuse of another writer through to copying others work. Whatever kind of abuse it is, it will not be tolerated by Ciao or it’s members. You can contact the abuse team at abuse.uk@team.ciao.com B -- BTW. An abbreviation for ‘By the way‘. ..." Read review
20.07.2001

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Community Level 6BJEEE

BJEEE

ROTFLMAO

AdvantagesMy names not Gordon - HAHA HAAAAAA

DisadvantagesNo non no no

"...secretly watching him on this Ciao thing for a little while now. On the odd occasion I’ve even slipped a few of my ‘special pills’ in to his tea - the ones that allow me to take control of his poor minute little brain and make him do weird stuff. < Cheeky grin > Anyway, my point is; you gibbering fools, that I have tricked you before (in to thinking that I (a weasel) am Ben (the hornbilled mongoose)), and I will trick you ..." Read review
08.10.2001

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Community Level 6TheDuke

TheDuke

Whatchoo talkin' bout, Willis

AdvantagesNow you know what people are saying

DisadvantagesThey're not saying anything interesting

"...a result of too much Ciao use! • B Bullies. As with any other aspect of everyday life, you encounter these types of people on Ciao as well, usually demanding higher ratings or similar. Just like the real world, your best bet is to stand up for yourself and report them to the relevant people. In this case, this is Ciao Abuse. • C Café Written something which isn't quite consumer orientated? Chances are you can post it in this little corner ..." Read review
04.02.2003

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