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“I've COT you babe.”

published 28/03/2006

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It's been an amusing couple of weeks in the circle of trust of the christianfilmcritic, with people coming and going before I even have chance to say hello. I say amusing, because a lot of this fluctuation has come from members trying to influence me in one way or another. Whether it is to...

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Excellent

“My Friends on Ciao!”

published 26/09/2006

Great way of reading people you trust

Some people don't know how it works

The Circle of Trust is one of my favourite parts of Ciao, 105 members currently trust me and I trust 100 members, my mutual trust is 75. What is the circle of trust? The Circle of Trust or Buddies System as it is also called allows you to bookmark members so that you can easily access their...

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Allows us to make firends and gat useful ops

Abused and tricked, needs checking

The Circle Of Trust is something I finally feel I can write an opinion about. I’ve been using Ciao quite a few months now, and I feel I’ve seen the different way people use the system. I’m pretty sure you all know what the COT is, otherwise you wouldn’t be reading this, so...

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“I'm Back - get in a gang”

published 24/12/2001

Lot and lots

lots and lots

OOh another happy costumer - or is it?? O.k. so what exactly is this “adding to my circle of trust list” all about anyway. Nothing? Anything? Everything? There are just 3 of the possible meanings in which the members of the ciao community see the use of the circle of trust list. To...

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“You CoTta use this”

published 14/07/2001

good way to find similar opinions, gives me a warm...

erm...member abuse?

Ah, the Circle of Trust. Over on Epinions.com it is known as the 'web of trust' and over on dooyoo.com it is known as the 'circle of friends', either way I'm sure you'll notice, both have 2 words in common with Ciao's variation. But enough of that. You came here to learn how to use the damn thing...

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Excellent

“Want to be on my cot”

published 23/10/2001

reading different viewpoints

none that I can think of

I guess everyone has their own way of using their circle of trust. Most people that have been here quite awhile may not find this opinion of great interest but maybe some of the newer ones would. I have and do write for several sites and they all have a trust list no matter what you may call it...

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Super

Lets you keep up with good writers

People abuse it

Am I the only one who questions the Circle of Friends worth? Everyone hates people who abuse Ciao or other such sites, and one such form of abuse is the rating cartel. You know, you see it every now and then. One person has rated every single op by another person VH. Sometimes of course the...

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Excellent

helps to find more useful reviews

not many (some misuse)

100 days ago, I joined Ciao UK and started to read, rate, comment and to write opinions here. As you can see from the statistics on my user profile I write about one new op per week, and they usually get 60 reads each on average. My very first op has got 115 member reads so far, which I'm quite...

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Excellent

Can be a very useful tool

Needs to be used in a way that suits you

When first arriving on Ciao, the circle of Trust seems a bit baffling to the average newcomer. Not only do they have to cope with many welcomes and hurtful criticisms all at once, they also have to decide exactly how the Circle of Trust really works. It is not as simple as it first seems, as it...

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“How TRUE is your TRUST”

published 13/09/2002

Instant access to people whom you respect, a nice,...

It is an easy system to abuse, not everyone gets i...

What is the Circle of Trust? ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Well…on the face if it, it’s a list. It’s a list of user names (complete with links to the appropriate profile). In fact, it’s actually TWO lists – members you trust, and members who trust you. It provides, if...

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See opinion

See opinion

How I believe you should choose, use and maintain your Circle of Trust: Members worthy of being in your Circle of Trust should generally write opinions which you consider to be Very Helpful – informative, detailed, accurate. If their work isn’t perfect but it has potential to develop into...

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Excellent

Can be a useful tool

Can cause bitter recriminations

I feel I've been about long enough on this site now to comment on the use of the circle of trust, and to tell you all how I use it. WARNING: POSSIBLY CONTRAVERSIAL VIEWS AHEAD! For the uninitiated the CoT (Circle of Trust) is a list of the members that you trust. You can find it on the left hand...

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Super

Handy reference guide of those whom we want to loo...

Can be taken too seriously or abused

This opinion was originally penned almost exactly two years ago. My oh, my, how things have changed. @~@~@~@~ ORIGINAL @~@~@~@~ Oh dear, what have we here? A consumer opinion site where its members are more interested in reading about how they can get into more circles of trust, get more hits or...

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Excellent

You know who your friends are

It's sometimes abused

The Circle of Trust is an essential element of Ciao. Without it, the community would be significantly dimmer, and I would have 6000 fewer community points! But what baggage does a trust carry? And what does a member have to do to deserve a trust? Today we will be discussing not just the Circle of...

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Excellent

“Ages Since I Used It”

published 05/08/2002

Remember which members' opinions are really good.

Can be mis-used, so try and avoid that.

But that’s because I haven’t been on ciao in a while, apologies therefore to the members who I trust and who deserve reads from me. Yes this is yet another comeback with yet more promises to be more active in future, but forget for a moment my inconsistency of contribution and enjoy it (or not as...

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