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Community Level 7vinodgm

vinodgm

Whats all the Excitement About

AdvantagesCovers just about every aspect of computer life and requirements

DisadvantagesNone

"Being a new user of Excite’s free e-mail service I thought it worthy of writing an opinion on Excite.com, itself. Covering all aspects of Excite is not an easy task since they do just about everything and one look at their homepage tells it all. Unlike other companies such as Virgin, Excite have not monopolized each product or service, with their own affiliate or associate companies, and thus arises the important difference. The realization ..." Read review
30.08.2001

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Community Level 5darrenloud

darrenloud

Wide Range Of Features - To Slow To Use

AdvantagesWide range of features and resources.

DisadvantagesWebsite is on a slow server, much of the content is out-of-date.

"Excite is a web portal. Simply, a website that offers a wide range of different tools to assist your online experience. The most famous site of this genre is Yahoo!, although there are many 'portals' out there. Here's a run down on what Excite has to offer: Search Engine - One of the main features of this site. Functions as an intelligent engine, but isn't great on accuracy or speed. Nor is it updated regularly, it can be very hard to get a ..." Read review
21.08.2001

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Community Level 6BJEEE

BJEEE

Worth a sneeky peak

AdvantagesExcellent SMS, good search, and everything else really

DisadvantagesPages too full to allow 100% understanding at first glance

"Like Yahoo, Excite is another one of those sites, which has everything. In my tedious hours of boredom at college, I have spent a lot of time looking around, just checking out new sites. This one is by no means new, but I only started visiting it very recently when it was pointed out by a friend (a 20 year old friend who used to play around with the 12 year old girl ‘love’ stuff that they have there – you’ll see what I mean ..." Read review
16.01.2001

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Community Level 1foobie2

foobie2

EXCITED YET

AdvantagesSo many extras

Disadvantagessome pages too full

"Excite is one of those sites that has everything. I originally started with the thoughts of using it as a search engine. As soon as you see the site for the first time though, you'll notice just how much more than that it really is. The first thing I noticed about it was its very complicated look. I just sat there thinking "Oh my God, where to now?". No, not really, it wasn't quite that bad. Although there is always a lot packed in to their pages. ..." Read review
26.12.2000

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Community Level 2enturi

enturi

Don't get too excited

Advantageslots of features

Disadvantageslooks gritty, bad search

"...me about this excite then? Well excite.co.uk has move towards a portal setting in the last few months, it says it reaches 56% of the UK internet users, you basically type in what you want to search for then choose the option you want to search in, ie UK sites, web, news, europe, photos, mp3 etc. These may seem good but behind the boring look and advertising banners, it often lists irrelevent results and huge numbers of them to! That sounds pretty ..." Read review
17.04.2001

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Community Level 3Scribbler

Scribbler

Nothing to be Excited about

AdvantagesDecent voicemail service

Disadvantagesuseless search engine, other features pale in comparison to other sites

"Excite really isn't much of a search engine, the search facilities are one of the poorest I've seen. Out of all of the sample searches I've tried, they all failed miserably. Thankfully, there is much, much more to Excite than simply searching. Sign up for a free personal account and receive your own personal start page, email, voicemail/fax number, SMS sending and even take part in the interactive games. Although none of the features are new, they ..." Read review
05.02.2001

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Community Level 2Saqqqq

Saqqqq

Excite needs to get more exciting!

AdvantagesGood search and you can customize it well.

DisadvantagesNeeds to add something that will make it stand out!

"Well it was the great TV advert that got me first going to this site but I am unhappy to say the site does not look nearly as "exciting" as the adverts. It looks rahter plain and boring and I feel in a world where there is huge competition for internet users, you would have hoped EXCITE could spice up their design. Having said that, the functions are flawless. The typical free email, WAP phone compatability, local weather, typical shopping sevices ..." Read review
12.07.2000

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Community Level 2felix.ferr...

felix.ferrero

Excite, it just keeps on improving

AdvantagesGood search engine, free sms messaging

DisadvantagesNone really, just a less clustered page

"Excite.co.uk is certainly one of the better search engines about. I use excite constantly and always find what I need. But that's not all excite has to offer, free webmail, free sms text messages, news and much more. It is all on Excite. As a search engine it offers all the basics, UK Searches, Web Searches, MP3, Videos and a very good Advanced Search Engine. If you have never used an advanced search then try the one at excite, it works very ..." Read review
26.03.2001

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Community Level 2Sharon124UK

Sharon124UK

Chat

Advantagesaddictive

Disadvantagesnone

"Excite is another great way of chatting! It is all very straight forward and all you have to do is choose a member ID. There are many chatrooms to choose from ,including, 20's, 30's, music, everything you could think of! It runs very quick also which is a good thing, you can do searches for your friends on here too so you are never out of touch with anyone! This chat facility is available to people of all ages and nothing could be easier! So go on, ..." Read review
12.07.2000

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Community Level 4richardjmeek

richardjmeek

Good Prices but stick to Ciao for Information

Advantageschaep flights

Disadvantagesnot that informative

"Excite travel is a fairly informative guide to most countrys and cities in the world. You can search by country and by city to find your destination and excite takes you to a page of text about the particular destination rather similar to those opinions on ciao. I was expecting a bit more detail about destinations I searched and was also expecting the token picture or map but got none of these you get more information on excite classifieds or ciao. Services ..." Read review
08.01.2001

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Community Level 2yagasat

yagasat

Email, search engine, news. You name it, its got it.

AdvantagesAble to customise a lot of the site, and free voicemail.

Disadvantagesdoesn't have a messenger program

"...undergone a make-over, and so Excite.co.uk is probably likely to follow. But aethetically speaking it is not that bad and unlike some other pages is easy on the eye. And you can even change your colour scheme and pictures, if don't like what you see. It also provides free voice mail, free fax service and mobile phone support (WAP). ..." Read review
11.07.2000

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Community Level 7ashford

ashford

Fairly Exciting but Could Be Faster

AdvantagesQuite accurate results.

DisadvantagesMuch slower than Google.

"...many times. Overall,my impressions of Excite.co.uk are quite favourable,although it is still not my preferred choice of search engine !Maybe I would give it 3 stars out of 5. What about you ? ..." Read review
25.05.2001

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Community Level 6danradders

danradders

be excited ----- be very excited

Advantageswide range of services

Disadvantagesonly 3 text messages a day

"Excite used to be just a search engine. Now its a lot more. When you type in www.excite.co.uk into your browser, you will be surprised how much is now available, especially if you haven't been there for a while. I was! You just have to sign up and then enjoy them. Now, there is a whole range of things that you can do. Firstly, excite has joined the likes of genie and lycos, and offer free text messaging. Unfortunately, you can only send three texts ..." Read review
30.12.2000

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Community Level 2dragon989

dragon989

fantastic portal

Advantagespersonalize the page, quick search, e-mail

Disadvantagesthere is a huge choice of other good search engines

"This is simply a fantastic web portal which has a great search engine and many features attached. You can enter an Excite precision search at the top of the page, and it means what is say in that the search is very precise. The search engine works very quickly and brings back the information of many subjects. What I also like about this site is that you can give it your own personal look to how you want it. You simple go to the top of the page on ..." Read review
25.11.2000

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Community Level 1spebo

spebo

The good... AND the Bad!!!

Advantagesfast, well categorised

Disadvantagesinaccurate, results often irrelevant

"Having excite as the search engine on my home page, I do use it quite often, however in some ways, compared to yahoo, and the other major players, it does still need considerable refining. when you search for something, you are quickly provided with a vast expanse of links, but unfortunately, most of them may have nothing to do with what you are after. this is because the sites are listed in order of quality, and not in order of relevancy to what ..." Read review
03.08.2000

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