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A LUNATIC STALKER THAT WON'T GO AWAY

AdvantagesI can spell

DisadvantagesWhatever

"...generally being the sort of member that an opinion site, and the vast majority of its members, could quite easily do without. It would be tempting to go to that comment thread and rant a little, wouldn't it? Put the record straight (you know it's all some perverted fantasy inside the under-developed mind of a sad, and possibly deranged, individual). Because, let's face it, mud sticks. People who don't know you very well may just believe ..." Read review
15.04.2004

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Community Level 4ayanayuk

ayanayuk

Kids Vs The Internet and Parents

AdvantagesMakes it safer for them, puts your mind at rest

DisadvantagesYou have to spend a lot of time sometimes and you can also end up in conflict with the kids if done wrong.

"OK, as most of us know the internet can be a wonderful place. It can also be very seedy and in some cases scary. So what do you do if you're a parent and want your children to surf the net, but in a safe and healthy manner and not in a way that has your 13 year old wondering what *was* that woman was doing? Here are a few tips. First of all, establish trust with your child. Most kids are naturally curious. They're aware that there is a whole world ..." Read review
26.08.2004

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Community Level 6alliecat

alliecat

Sad Allie in stalker shocker

AdvantagesThe Internet is great if you are careful

DisadvantagesThere are some crazy people out thee!

"If you had told me a few weeks ago that I would ever have something in common with Madonna or Julia Roberts, I’d have laughed in your face. Sadly, those two lovely women and I don’t share similar gorgeous faces, sexy figures or huge bank balances. Oh no. What we do have in common, however, is that stalkers have troubled us all. Someone has pursued me with harmful intent, luckily not in person, but on the Internet. It has caused me a ..." Read review
14.08.2002

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Community Level 5jimblob

jimblob

Police your own kids on the net.

AdvantagesA wealth of information for kids and adults alike.

DisadvantagesPaedophiles use the net to stalk victims.

"Any parent worth their salt wants to keep their children safe. You make sure the garden swing is properly erected to avoid accidents, you drop them off and pick them up from friend's houses and school, you insist on regular phone calls if they are out with friends and impose a curfew that they must adhere to. Keeping your child safe whilst they are surfing the net is not as cut and dried as it should be though. All too often we read the ..." Read review
29.07.2003

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Community Level 2fruitcake

fruitcake

The Woes Of Wilfred

Advantages Targeted advertising, provided that those targeted are AWARE of what?s going on, and willing to agree to it.

DisadvantagesTargeted advertising employing devious data collecting tactics and legalised theft of the work of others.

"Once upon a time, there was a man known only as Wilfred, (largely because that was his name. Wilfred was a man of drive, a man of ambition, a man at the cutting edge of the thong (and never was an edge more cutting). His vibrating knicker business had really taken off - to the point where he'd decided to produce a website, thereby spreading the word further. Being only a one-man outfit, Wilfred had to abandon valuable production time in order to write ..." Read review
14.10.2003

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Community Level 7AimeeLouis...

AimeeLouise18

Be safe not gullable!

Advantagesread op

Disadvantagesread op

"Internet safety has become a huge issue over the past few years and although the problems of stalkers, pedophiles and lunatics have been around for quite some time now, only over the past couple of years I feel, has it really spouted out of control. In this review I aim to talk about child pornography, internet stalkers, online revenge and how to become safer on the internet. *** Child Pornography *** The most talked about internet crime ..." Read review
12.07.2004

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Community Level 5spankygood...

spankygoodtime

Safe fun on the Net

AdvantagesNone

DisadvantagesHorrid when it happens to you

"I started using the Internet at university and I was constantly thrown out of IT rooms for wasting my time surfing on computers that were meant for students to do coursework. Once I graduated I was reliant on cyber cafes until eventually I managed to save enough to buy my PC and get online at home. To this day I use the Internet to relax, I belong to quite a few communities and am a regular in certain chat rooms. One thing I have noticed on all ..." Read review
16.04.2002

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Fate Fakers

Advantagesnone

Disadvantagesa few

"...they haven´t, the Café category Member Advice on Health can help them out, there are 15 pages of really interesting topics: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Brain Tumour, Hip Replacement, Cancer, Schizophrenia to name but a few. The fakers may know people suffering from these diseases or a visit to google may provide the necessary information, no problem to concoct a heart-breaking story told in the first person. For catastrophes the category Relationships may ..." Read review
30.08.2004

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Community Level 7TheChocola...

TheChocolateLady

Is Ciao being Abused by New Members

AdvantagesNone that I can think of

DisadvantagesEveryone gets hurt in the process

"...was forced by a new member to report them for abusing Ciao. The person had posted four or five ops every day for three days. Now, I could have sat quietly by, if those ops had been good ones. But there wasn't one of those ops that was worth its salt. I also carefully noted that many a veteran member here had given that person some good, constructive criticism in order to help them improve their ops. But this person apparently decided to ignore all ..." Read review
11.10.2002

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Community Level 2krugerpark

krugerpark

Stop spyware and other damaging trojans

AdvantagesNone

DisadvantagesYou can lose your privacy and much worse

"This is just a quickie that may be of help to some of you. Trojans, worms, spyware are terms most of us have heard about, but for those who haven’t or don’t understand what they are here goes a laymans explanation. These are small programs that are installed on your computer without your knowledge by unscrupulous persons usually for some sort of personal gain. Generally from porn or “get rich quick” sites, often an email from your best friend. ..." Read review
15.04.2004

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Community Level 5MarkKerr

MarkKerr

Do you abuse Ciao

AdvantagesIt might make a difference

DisadvantagesIt probably won't

"I’ve held off writing this opinion for a while now but have decided that enough is enough. I have been with Ciao for quite some time now, and have been less active over the past couple of months because of domestic circumstances. This is about abuse of Ciao, its members, its standards and its ethos - a nice cuddly topic for a dark, cold Autumn night! Now that I’m back, I’ve submitted a few opinions – I’m slightly less productive than originally ..." Read review
28.10.2002

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Community Level 6Schmutzie

Schmutzie

Putting a Stop to Abuse.

AdvantagesThis needs to be said.

DisadvantagesIt's rather long of necessity.

"I joined Ciao just over a year ago. My first impression, and this is probably true for all new members, was of a very friendly community. Unhappily, the longer one is a member, the more one realises that this obtains only in a very limited way. A very much larger community is, of course, the World Wide Web, and as in any society the potential for abuse is almost limitless. You can install fireguards and antivirus programs, banish spam and popups, ..." Read review
23.10.2003

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Community Level 5PERFIDIOUS

PERFIDIOUS

The rise and fall of the house of e-mail

AdvantagesMessage your friends in an instant

DisadvantagesErm getting fired from your job

"The summer of 2002 finally came, bringing with it sunshine, blooming flowers and a boyfriend who had been sent home from work, suspended for internet abuse. Andrew, my other half, began working for BT as an electronic engineer (computer programmer to you and me) the year before. He had just finished University and had been offered a job with BT on their graduate placement schemes. Andrew was in such a state of shock, so I began calming him down ..." Read review
20.02.2003

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Emc5.0 Anti Spam Programme

AdvantagesIt's FREE, and works very well

DisadvantagesNot perfect, but close.

"I have been using this programme for almost 18 months, and thought it was time to share it with Ciao members. The Emc 5.0 anti spam programme is available FREE (my favourite price :-) ) from abreruetto. com and once downloaded it is very easy to set up. The programme detects possible SPAM, but allows you to monitor all E/mail and add or reject messages as you wish, before deletion. Probable SPAM messages messages are highlighted in yellow, ..." Read review
15.11.2002

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Community Level 2SouthernCo...

SouthernComfort

Protection for your Children and Password Security

AdvantagesGreat Service, Support and Safety Awareness

DisadvantagesNo Outlook Express Support

"...supervision of an adult family member but I can only say: ‘DO NOT EVEN THINK ABOUT IT’ If you ignore this you could well be putting your life in danger, caution at all times! – Don’t make yourself vulnerable and take care! AOL has a great Parental Control Interface feature for extra safety! The most responsible thing you can do is to have supervision from a parent while in chat rooms or in an IM conversation. Avoid at all times taking a risk ..." Read review
07.03.2003

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