Circle of Trust Guidelines



What you should consider when using the Circle of Trust

Use your Circle of Trust to tailor Ciao's content to your personal preferences
Use your Circle of Trust to "bookmark" your favorite and most interesting authors
Be very selective with regards to whom you add to your Circle of Trust

What you must avoid when using the Circle of Trust

Do not add other members to your Circle of Trust just for reciprocal purposes
Do not ask other members to add you to their Circle of Trust
Do not use the Circle of Trust as a click circle



What you should consider when using the Circle of Trust

Use your Circle of Trust to tailor Ciao's content to your personal preferences
Once you have set up a Circle of Trust, the Ciao product pages that you see when logged in become personalised according to your preferences. Product reviews written by trusted members will be displayed at the top of the review list, thus enabling you to access recommendations from trusted advisors quickly and easily.

Use your Circle of Trust to "bookmark" your favorite and most interesting authors
The members who belong to your Circle of Trust should be those whose opinion you most value: you can use the Circle as a way of finding and identifying reviews and comments from authors who you find useful, interesting or funny, or those whose written style you appreciate.

Be very selective with regards to whom you add to your Circle of Trust
Make sure that you only invite people to your Circle of Trust whom you wish to support and who you think write reviews of consistently high quality. Adding a member to your Circle of Trust gives him/her extra community points, so please make sure that these points are not awarded without reason.

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What you must avoid when using the Circle of Trust

Do not add other members to your Circle of Trust just for reciprocal purposes
Adding a member to your Circle of Trust is like giving them your personal seal of approval. Please do not merely add other members because they have added you: this defeats the purpose and devalues the Circle member status.

Do not ask other members to add you to their Circle of Trust
Asking members to add you to their Circle goes against the trust principle on which the Circle is based. Other members should elect you to their Circle of their free will and not because you have encouraged them to do so as a means of gaining extra community points or reads.

Do not use the Circle of Trust as a click circle
The Circle of Trust is intended as a means to enable you to "bookmark" authors whose opinions you trust or whose reviews are consistently interesting to you. Please do not abuse the system by using it as a way of identifying your friends' reviews so that you can click on them to increase their reads. This is dishonest and unfair to other members. If you are found to have been part of a clicking cartel, your membership will be revoked.

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