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  1. Yeah, here I go complaining again! I just get so aggravated over these survey sites. Anyway, there are a couple of things that made my blood pressure go up a little. First are survey sites that have one of those stupid open ended questions that have nothing to do with the survey. An example is "Describe how you budget..." InnovateMR is notorious for these, and I absolutely hate them. I normally answer something to the effect that the question is not relevant to the survey and I refuse to answer. Normally, I can get by saying this and it moves on to the real survey. Other sites do them to, and it seemed like every survey I hit on today had that. And not one of them let me move on to the rest of the survey. So being petty and all, I decided to just write two words. I think you all can use your imaginations and guess what those words were. I was getting disqualified anyway, so I figured I might as well have some fun and break the monotony. The second thing that has been annoying me is several of the surveys I tried today had those questions as to what I do for a living. Since I'm completely retired, I pick retired. But nooooo, these survey sites today did not have that nor "I don't work" or "unemployed" as a choice. Then they want to know the revenue of the company I'm employed in, even though I did manage to select "other" and type in RETIRED in all caps. So these tone deaf survey sites think that someone who works in a company with half a billion dollars in revenue is gonna take a survey worth $1.34! No. They are delusional at best and booger eating morons at the worst thinking CEO's of large companies are filling these things out. I think it's totally ludicrous. What a bunch of idiots. So I'm going to make a nice cup of coffee and move on to my online Spanish lesson.
    8 points
  2. Have to say I'm impressed with the Paidviewpoint customer service...I was trying to do a survey today from them & the survey kept crashing at a certain point in the survey & I contacted them via email & within a few minutes they got back to me & credited me the amount that the survey was for & closed the survey...not many companies are like that's what all customer service should be like via an surveys online or via an app... Two thumbs up from me Green
    7 points
  3. There are too many questions of the types on surveys that I mentioned in the title of this thread. I now answer them with this: " It's crackers to slip the rozzer the dropsky in snide". Source of that gibberish.......Mad Magazine, from a long, long time ago.
    6 points
  4. I think about this all the time. I just can't wrap my head around these survey panels and how they treat us survey takers. Loyalty is not rewarded at all. In fact, survey panels don't seem to want long time survey takers on their panels. They get rid of people for absolutely no reason at all, and they don't even have to tell the survey taker why. I think that stinks. Survey panels gaslight, bully, treat survey takers like crap, and use 'bots to wear people down so they don't persist when they have a legitimate complaint. When humans do reply to emails and that, it is usually snarky, disrespectful and dismissive of the survey taker's query or complaint. If regular companies did business like this, they would lose many customers and possibly go out of business. Some survey panels are downright breaking the law, actually stealing money from panelists when they kick them out with no warning and no chance to cash out on the remaining points they have. Now I didn't just fall off the turnip truck. I'm well aware that we survey takers are not the panelists customers. Their customers are the multimillion dollar companies who pick a survey panel to get all kinds of information so that they can do effective marketing of their products and/or services. I have no problem with that. Companies need to find out from the average Joe what they think so they can do better and stay in business. Surveys are a great way for companies to get the pulse on who is buying their products and/or services. Having said this, I still think that the way survey panels treat their survey takers is terrible, and at times, downright criminal. I believe that survey takers are independent contractors, not employees, getting a little money by signing up with survey panels and giving their honest well thought out opinions. The vast majority of survey takers are honest and caring. There are a few bad apples, and of course, the 'bots making things hard on the honest ones. That's life. But I have a huge problem with the lack of respect and loyalty these survey panels show to those of us who take their surveys. There are no laws on the books, whether state or federal, that clamp down on all the bad things these survey panels do. And there aren't enough of us to get someone to lobby on our behalf. There is no clout in this. I've had reactions from friends of mine who are surprised at how little money one makes doing surveys. But it's kind of nice to sit at home where I can choose if and when I want to work, and make a little money on the side. It takes awhile, but it does add up. But I'm down to basically two survey panels because I'm sick and tired of being treated like crap, having my time wasted, and getting only pennies. Prolific and Paid Viewpoint don't screen out their panelists. I feel like I'm wasting time on all the other ones. But as long as there are people who are willing to do a 30 minute survey for 10 cents and get treated like crap, these survey panels will just keep on doing what they're doing. I have a feeling that I'm not the only one who feels like this. I think many people have just stopped doing surveys altogether. But the survey panels don't care. Many of them are making a ton of money. How do you all feel about this?
    6 points
  5. I started doing surveys again after taking about a 3 month break (which actually felt great). I was able to finish one survey and then got DQ'd from 5 in a row. I had to laugh because the last one that DQ'd me asked me how many employees are at my business. I have a small business and so I chose "less than 1000." I was kicked back to Survey Junkie who told me I don't qualify. Are there really CEOs of companies that have tens of thousands (or even hundreds of thousands) of employees who spend their time taking these surveys? I can't imagine there are very many...
    6 points
  6. Oh I hate seeing that question. I always say that 'my single biggest headache with technology is having to answer this question for a survey.'
    6 points
  7. Why can't survey sites be honest from the get go? 95% of the time surveys are MUCH longer than indicated. Do they want to lure us in and then tell us a 5 minute survey is 28 minutes?? I back out of this ploy over and over again. Wish they wouldn't waste our time. And sometimes it takes five minutes to see if we qualify for a supposedly five minute survey. In five more minutes we are told we don't qualify! (I won't even mention all the times that you finish a survey and then you are told that you don't qualify after the fact!. Well, I just mentioned it, sorry!) Why are we even getting surveys that we don't qualify for all the time anyway?? We fill out the profile. If we don't qualify, don't send it! Bottom line, be honest with us from the start, survey sites. If a survey is 30 minutes long don't say it is 5 minutes! AND if we don't qualify, don't send us the survey in the first place! (PS Steam is coming out of my ears right now!)
    6 points
  8. J.D. Power surveys have survey-takers spending a huge amount of time completing one of its surveys and when a survey-taker clicks the "Submit" button, no payment. Best to skip J.D. Power surveys that gather all your hard work, and then, give you nothing for your efforts.
    5 points
  9. I'm guessing that first option should have said English!
    5 points
  10. Boycott JD Powers!!!!!!
    5 points
  11. I always answer these questions with absolute nonsense as well, it does not matter what you put, nobody will ever read it
    5 points
  12. Don't bother with Pinecone anymore. They were once one of the best survey sites and now they are one of the worst.
    5 points
  13. This seems to have replaced the “what superpower would you like” question i also reply my biggest challenge is getting stupid questions like this
    5 points
  14. Here's to all of us hard working survey takers. May you all have a safe and Happy New Year! <3
    5 points
  15. I also get ones that say there are no right or wrong answers then why did you DQ me
    5 points
  16. 5 points
  17. I know most of my posts on here have been rants. But this one is a rave! Anyway, the number of surveys I can find on any survey site have gone way down for me over the summer. Even sites like Prolific have dried up. But lately, I have been getting surveys daily on Qmee. I have the app. I average $2-$3 a day on there. They have so many surveys, and new ones pop up every few minutes. Ironically enough, this is my biggest money maker now. And I can cash out any amount and get the money in my PayPal account quickly. Today, I made over $3.00 and that was in about 25 minutes.
    5 points
  18. I know I get lots of surveys that ask me also how many employees are in my company, and its annual budget and my title in the company, when I am retired. I just usually say one employee and other job. I think a lot of people that are doing surveys are either on disability or are retired.
    5 points
  19. I'm filing a complaint with state Consumer Protections in Georgia against YourSurveys. If you feel like you have been unfairly disqualified from surveys with no explanation through YourSurveys and they owe you points...please respond to this post. I'm willing to go to battle with this company on your behalf. Proof of help tickets your may have submitted etc... will be a big help!
    5 points
  20. I am just so sick and tired of completing a survey and then not getting credit for its completion. After I've wasted my time taking the survey it infuriates me to get the message " We are sorry, but you don't qualify" or " We've reached our quota", or better yet " This survey is now closed." This has been happening to me much more now than in the past and it's infuriating. I hate wasting my time. Besides I sometimes think this message pops up because they don't want to pay yet they want to use the info you've given them. Thanks for listening to my vent. Anyone else experiencing this frustration now more than ever??
    5 points
  21. A few weeks ago all of the surveys on my Qmee dashboard suddenly disappeared while I was perusing them. Also, I couldn't cash out. I knew I hadn't done anything wrong so I assumed it was an issue on Qmee's end and hoped it wasn't a ban for nothing, as often happens places. Finally contacted support. They replied within hours and passed along the fix for the problem (which was on my end) within 24 hours. I know customer support at these sites is often terrible or nonexistent, but I just wanted to recognize exceptional support in this case. And, no, this was not a paid endorsement.
    5 points
  22. I looked at the 2022 list of top survey sites. Not impressed. I was shocked that Survey Police dumped Prolific from the list. Prolific is one of only two survey sites, the other one being Paid Viewpoint that doesn't screen me out. Yeah, they have had some problems, but those seem to be resolved and I am back to making $5-$10/day on that site, my biggest money maker by far. I'm glad to see Paid Viewpoint at the top again. They really are top notch. But Prize Rebel, Tellwut and Branded being in the top five? Nope. I dumped Prize Rebel and Tellwut for being colossal time wasters, not to mention getting very little for taking lengthy surveys that disqual you at the end. I'm not a member of Branded, but from what I've seen on the reviews, they are terrible, kicking people out left and right for no reason. The last one in the top five, ACOP, I've never heard of. I may check them out. But overall I'm very disappointed with 2022's list. JMHO. I'm interested in how you all feel about this list.
    4 points
  23. SurveyEveryOne.Com decided to pay me my withdrawal cash out into my paypal.com account's earnings. Appreciate everyone's prayers for me.
    4 points
  24. I forgot to mention the question I see on other companies too....how many lilypads will there be in a certain amount of days. I have no head to calculate this anymore. Maybe when I was younger. But it isn't just the lilypads...then they ask how many widgets (whatever those are) and I just get disgusted and say the heck with the money or make a guess. SO annoying and draining and we really can't complain because it's individual PhD students (on Prolific anyway)...I love the company so I just go along with it. Thanks for your replies, good to know I'm not the only one annoyed!
    4 points
  25. They use to be really good especially with giving you products to test But that has changed when I do get a survey fro them which is rare I very seldom qualify
    4 points
  26. Had another today in French, very strange. As if getting scammed in your own language is not enough, we are getting shafted in other languages as well
    4 points
  27. This is a type of undisclosed omnibus router. The heartless bastards have a change of heart deep into a survey that you really didn't qualify and give us another survey instead of promised consolation points for survey termination. If the survey is positioned as an omnibus and I agree, I don't gripe, unless the survey becomes really long. This way to save pennies worth of points for the survey panel on each panelist, multiplied by hundreds to thousands of panelists, and the employees can afford to get a latte at Starbucks. This is a little bit common. This can be a bit disconcerting when you're enjoying an in depth banking survey of the Fortune 500 banks and it unceremoniously changes to pizza toppings of the discount chain pizza wars. I've had this happen on IPSOS/i-Say, Honey, InnovateMR, Prolific, and others. YouGov does this too, but is transparent that it is going to happen, just not the number of changes. This change is often accompanied by significantly different URLs, AKA the web address, the page layouts and the look and feel of the questions.
    4 points
  28. Yes this is one of the hall marks of branded, they let their clients scrub surveys and reject whatever doesn't support their bias. They will use excuses that you went to fast, gave conflicting answers, used crude language, incomplete sentences, provided gibberish, didn't wait for Saturn to occult Neptune, and whatever else they have to invent to deny you the nickle you worked for. I didn't pull any survey crap and still had some survey points clawed back. Likely, that client was scrubbing surveys to get results that supported a bias. You can't win at that. Because of the golden rule, those that have the gold make the rules:) You can find the refusal in your branded survey history, it could have been months ago and have to page into the history many times to find the kick back.
    4 points
  29. I saw this often with SJ, which I gave up on, years ago, for lousy support. Often this occurs after ping-pong screening. Your run through multiple screening panels. Kinda feels like a survey router. My best advice is to not get entangled with these charlatans. If you read between the lines and recall the TOS/Privacy statements, they still get to keep the information you provided, and now for free. Pay attention to the URLs before getting these surveys and answer the screen with a poison pill. I use 99 or 123 years old, and I'm ejected lickty split. That way I avoid the wasted effort and free work.
    4 points
  30. I had written to them (and posted here) about a pop-up saying I still have a survey pending so can't do the current survey I was clicking on. The survey still worked and I got credit for all of them so it was just some crazy glitch. It went away by itself, I didn't do anything. It works perfectly...no pop-ups this morning and I did 2 surveys. I also see that the format is the old one again (the copy and paste of or ID#). Still no cashout but that's fine, they told us over the weekend it would be suspended. I can't be sure but I somehow trust this company and don't think we will be cheated out of our money. Some disgruntled person posted that on Twitter. I doubt it, they are a reputable company, I think. I hope! I am sad that they are not taking new people. My friends tried and they have a waiting list. I love this company so much and want my friends to make money. I am curious how they let the people know...do you know anyone who got an email saying they can let them in now? Thanks
    4 points
  31. Yeah, I see that one a lot. I answer with the following blurb: This question is not relevant to the survey and is none of your business. I refuse to answer this question. It usually gets me to the next screen. That's how I answer all these stupid questions. If I'm in a particularly bad mood, I'll answer with different, shall we say, more coarse language.
    4 points
  32. I had five hundred points taken,but by the time Lifeless did the claw back, I had cashed out. So, My account is at -500 points. What probably happened is the client that Lifeless fielded the survey for was scrubbing the survey results and your responses were out of bounds, probably not wrong, just what they can't use. They didn't want to pay for your answers. Perchance, do you recall if it was a financial survey? I've had financial surveys scrubbed at Pointless clubs and American Consumer Opinion (ACOP).
    4 points
  33. I get some that say I'll be on a team and have a certain amount of points or money. The instructions on one of them today were so detailed, I just don't have the head for these. There were so many "if this" and what to keep and who would get what on your team...I just clicked off. I love Prolific but I wish some of the researchers would make them more simple. It's a turnoff, for me, anyway.
    4 points
  34. Whoever said "There is no such thing as a stupid questiion" obviously never took an online survey.
    4 points
  35. Lots of online articles about this. Here is one headline "Paradigm Sample Buys Tellwut Panel Assets"
    4 points
  36. Tellwut is now owned by paradagam sample.I am so dissapointed with site now too.I dont have a lot of trust for paradgam sample. dont like the cookies the use and the dam tracking.Sandy you dont have it wrong at all.I wonder why we allow these surveys to walk all over is.I find it sad but when i finally reach cashout I will call it a day.wish you guys the best
    4 points
  37. Did a survey from Pure Profile, got to question about 'How many people live in your household' the 2 choices adults over 18 & children under 18. There just 2 adults so answered with 0 in children - but error (see attached) each value must be greater than or equal to 1. So answered 1 & was able to complete. Sent them a query as there is obviously a problem with code:- "On demographics page wouldn’t let me move on (see attached) - there are no children in my house, but putting 0 (the truth) I got error. So I put one (not true) and it worked!" today got a reply Thanks for getting in touch. It appears that this study has now been paused which is why you were unable to continue. We're sorry to hear that you weren't able to fully participate in this activity. There are a given number of responses we need for each activity and once we have the required amount, the activity is closed. If the activity goes live again we'll add it straight back into your Pureprofile feed. We apologise for any inconvenience this might have caused you. Please let us know if we can help with anything further. Does that really answer my query!
    4 points
  38. My survey calibration chart. 5 minute surveys, 8-10 minutes 10 minute surveys, 12-15 minutes 15 minute surveys 20-22 minutes 20 minute surveys, 25-30 minutes 30 minutes surveys, 40-45 minutes Anything longer than 40 minutes, pack a lunch. My rule of thumb is, I don't do any surveys with time listed over 20 minutes. If a survey does not list a time or a progress meter, I do not take it.
    4 points
  39. Same here. Also retired and get the question about where I work with no option for "retired" as well as the "how many employees" one. Another type survey are those that ask if you use a specific site (like Etsy) and even after explicitly stating that you do not , they ask away every possible question about the site.
    4 points
  40. I have also had that question many times and my profile says I'm retired and don't work so why am I getting that survey.
    4 points
  41. Yes, I also experience this on a daily basis. I get so angry and want to email the site and cuss them out, tell them they can stick it where the sun don't shine. This is why I have cut down on the amount of time I will spend doing surveys. It sucks to work on a lengthy boring tedious survey, only to have that alert come up at the end. I have dumped so many survey sites because of this. Most of these sites shouldn't even be in business. They should be criminally prosecuted and shut down.
    4 points
  42. Of course it was cint, survey about food & eating out. I answered that I'd been to McDonalds in the past week. Next question:- "Please describe in detail what YOU ate, including ALL ingredients and components. For example: Tomato soup with sourdough bread and butter. A grilled chicken breast coated with garlic butter, with broccoli, wholegrain rice, and tomato sauce. Mushroom risotto with salmon. " I answered that I'd had a quarter pounder with cheese & regular fries. Got disqualified !
    4 points
  43. I'm ok with it when they ask it right away, because you can choose to continue or not. What upsets me is when you've spent 15 or 20 mins on the survey, are about to complete it, and it requires your address at the end with zero warnings or ways to opt out.
    4 points
  44. Yep, I had an incident with savanta once and was treated the same way. I'm serious about my surveys and answer homestly. So, when ever I always check the address bar to see which company has come up. and when I see savanta, I close the window. Savanta did not pass the ethics quality check.
    4 points
  45. IPSOS has tolerated my curmudgeon butt for 5 years and today they gave me an award, 20 points. That's 20¢. I can't even buy anything in a canadian dollar store on a good echange rate. I think I can buy a pack of Chinese chewing gum, if some one else pays for the other million packs in a shipping container load.
    4 points
  46. Yeah, well these survey sites and their bulls*** is enough to put anyone in a coma!
    4 points
  47. I am surprised and glad that you got your money. I hope you don't plan to continue to do surveys with them again.
    4 points
  48. There are certain survey sites/routers that I will not do. JD Power is a total scam. I’ve never successfully completed any survey from them. Peanut Labs is a sketchy site too, and I don’t trust them. Any surveys that start with the question “what work/position do you do?” without leaving me an “I don’t work/retired” option I X out of. If they want me to scan in a copy of my drivers license, that is a hard pass too. If it’s just a thing to join another survey company, I won’t do those either. There are so many things that I could probably write a book! I have become much more picky about what I will accept as far as taking a survey. I’ve found out over time that most survey sites do not reward loyalty, will throw you under the bus in a New York minute, and will do everything they can to screw you out of your earnings. Many will get to where you cash out, and then they’ll pull a fast one and dump you. That should be totally illegal. Many of the survey sites will take your personal info and sell it to every con artist and grifter out there.
    4 points
  49. Final update. I had a Christmas miracle today. I was finally given my reward from One Opinion. It only took 7 weeks, numerous emails, a BBB report and about 8 different attempts to get my reward only to have it cancelled immediately. The other day they finally forwarded my email to their tech department (um, why didn't they do that in the first place?), fixed whatever glitch was in my account, and when I ordered a reward it did not get cancelled immediately. Today it showed up in my inbox. Funny thing is, every time they unpaused me, they would send me dozens of emails a day for surveys. Like they thought I'd do them for free???? It was a nice run before Dynata took over. I can now happily close the books on them, delete them from my bookmarks and be done with them.
    4 points
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