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  1. 9 points
    Someone on /r/beermoney recommended this app to me a few months back, called Hatch - it's actually by C-Space, who are also responsible for the best-paying, awesomest private survey community of the handful I'm a part of, so it's not too surprising that this app also pays well for your time. It is surprising that it's so completely flown under the radar, so I was wondering if anyone else here uses it, and to people who don't, to recommend it. You don't get surveys from it very often, and it never proactively informs you of them, you have to check it periodically - but when you do snag one, it's super worth it. Like Pinecone, they periodically invite you to complete short (couple minute) surveys for no pay, but then use your responses, if you qualify for what they're looking for, to invite you to surveys that are still pretty short, often interesting, and pay pretty nicely - the least I've gotten is $3, the most I've gotten is $10, and their surveys aren't that long (though, oddly, for an app-only site, they do often include some writing - I don't mind as much, because I completely refuse to give up my Photon Q, the last-ever Android phone with a proper keyboard - otherwise I'd probably be more irritated. But I'd be irritated all over the place, which is why I refuse to give it up. :p) The really nice thing about it, too, is they clearly read all our responses, and if they like your response, I learned, they will pay extra - I've gotten $5 bonuses on top of the $5 original pay, twice now, in the few months since I started using it. They only pay in Amazon, and it takes a few weeks to get paid, because they process everything manually (though according to the site, they're working on getting payment more automated, but who knows when that's going to happen, if ever). Still, I'd highly recommend it, so I figure I would... actually highly recommend it.
  2. 8 points
    Why survey companies look for people like 'Looking for senior oil executives'. Looking for people with over 500,000 to invest' Do they honestly think that senior oil executives and the like or people who a spare half million want to spend their time answering questions about what personality traits a brand of car would have if it was a human? May be there are such people but if I had a spare half million I would be lying on a beach in Hawaii not doing surveys. LOL What do you think?
  3. 8 points
    If you're seriously asking us how to lie and be dishonest just to make a few cents, you'll probably want to think about doing something online besides surveys. Dishonest /inaccurate results are probably one of the reasons the rest of us have to jump through hoops to prove we're sincere.
  4. 7 points
    Everyone, including Survey Police, THANK you for your perspective on this. I agree with so much of what has been sad. GOOD LUCK to us all and STAY WELL!
  5. 7 points
    This was a nice surprise Congratulations! Just for participating on Consumer Village in July, you have been selected as a Sweepstakes winner! A $10.00 bonus has been applied to your account and is available for cash out immediately, if you’d like. Thanks for being a valued member of Consumer Village! Your Consumer Village Moderators
  6. 7 points
    I'd say the best answers for each question would be the truth.
  7. 6 points
    I was on a survey panel, not going to mention which one, when I suddenly scored $5.00 worth of surveys in 20 minutes. This on a panel where I hadn’t gotten squat in the last couple of weeks, despite being on there for an hour every day. It then hit me that I was on there at just the right time to get and successfully complete those surveys. It also occurred to me that it was pretty random, like no real control over being able to complete surveys. And it reminded me of something that I seldom do. That would be gambling, specifically slot machines. The reason I seldom gamble is because it’s so random, and mostly relies on luck and timing. And I’m an admitted control freak. Control freaks usually don’t like gambling. It’s a waste of money for me, money I can blow on so many better things like wine, chocolate and costume jewelry. Think of it. You go on a slot machine and hope it hits. It takes absolutely no skill whatsoever. You’re just pushing a lever or hitting a button. And maybe if you’re real lucky, you’ll leave the casino with more than what you came in with. The odds will always be against you and for the house. It’s random luck and timing. I think it’s a good analogy for survey companies. With these surveys, based on what I’ve observed in the 15 years or so I’ve been doing them, loyalty doesn’t mean anything to these companies. It doesn’t matter whether you’re with a company for two weeks or 15 years. They will continue to screw you out of money, dump you, accuse you of being a liar, etc. They’re happy to take the money they should pay you and pocket it after disqualifying you. They do not care nor have any sympathy if you spend hours a day trying to complete surveys. You get close to nothing for making an effort. When you do actually successfully complete a survey, you almost feel like celebrating because it happens so rarely. It’s easy to get discouraged. Then you have a great day where it seems like taking candy from a baby, like you make $20 in a day. I did that once, and only once. I felt like I was invincible. And that happens so rarely, it really is just luck and/or good timing, all random. I don’t think it has anything to do with being truthful and actually working hard and completing surveys. There is a lot of chicanery going on in the background from “the house” or survey company. They keep you “hooked” because you successfully get say $0.50 from a survey you worked on for 30 minutes, and you just keep going, and get nothing after that. It really is like gambling. I felt like I hit a jackpot after getting that $5.00 worth of surveys today. Now I’m sure I’ll get nothing for weeks after that.
  8. 6 points
    Just shows don't take first refusal! Had invite from Opini (one of cint), completed survey but page stuck on the partner screen, didn't go back to Opini. Sent e-mail:- "Had this invite, went right through survey & got message that I’d completed (see attached) but didn’t go back to opini - so has it registered?" Standard reply:- Thank you for your enquiry. Our records show that you timed out of the survey. This can happen if a survey is started and left for a few minutes having started it. In other words, the survey was started but never finished. This occurs most often when the survey was started or almost finished, but without hitting an end page, ie, the browser was closed before hitting the submit button for the survey. Went back to them:- I did not start and leave the survey. If you look at the screen shot I sent it clearly shows “Thank you for taking our survey” So surveygizmo shows completion, but it did not go back to Opini. Yet again you seem to be doing everything you can to avoid paying a few pence! Another reply Thank you for your response. I have forwarded your concern to our technical team to check if there was any issue with the survey. I will get back to you as soon as I have any update from the team. Appreciate your patience. Then a few days later Our team checked the study and found that it has been closed but the set-completes (final marking) have not yet been done. We reached out to the project manager to confirm your participation with the client to get credited hopefully. Now, I have received confirmation from the team that your survey has been marked as completed and your account also has been rewarded for the survey. So if you ever get refused, keep complaining
  9. 6 points
    Hey SurveyPolice, I'm back!! Did anyone miss me?? Been a couple years and a lot has happened in my life.
  10. 6 points
    I’m in a mood today for some reason. I think it’s the heat. Very hot and humid, and that kind of weather makes me irritable. Anyhoo, I thought I’d post some survey companies I think are good, some middle of the road, and some badder than bad. First the good: 1.) Prolific - This survey site is top notch in my opinion. I don’t get screened out of surveys through them. The pay for most of the surveys is excellent. There is a mix of very short surveys, some longer ones, and ones that may go an hour but pay really good. The minimum you need to cash out is only £5.00. They have PayPal, and they get it in your account usually within a day of cashing out. At this point, I make more money through them than any other survey site. Highly recommended. 2.) Paid Viewpoint - This one is a little different. It took me like a year to get my trait average up to 10,000, the maximum, and took some time to get to the $15.00 minimum to cash out. Once I did though, on average, I can cash out once or twice a month through them. I don’t get screened out of surveys with them. Their surveys are very brief, and don’t pay a lot, but some days I might do 6-8 surveys, and it adds up pretty quickly. Highly recommended. Noticing a theme here? JMHO, but I think the top sites are those that don’t screen you out and waste your time. I do not like having my time wasted. Okay, now middle of the road (runs hot and cold) 1.) PointClub - The longer you maintain a consecutive streak of logging in every day (and I do mean every day, including Christmas!), the more of a bonus you get on top of points earned. Now the max was 100% bonus. Those were the days. I usually cashed out twice a month. Cash out threshold is high, 25,000 points or $25.00. And the surveys you take will pend for weeks until they approve them and add the points to your account. Since the COVID-19 pandemic, they unfortunately reduced the maximum bonus to 10%. So I can usually cash out about once a month. I have contacted them many times when I think they are too slow in approving my points or getting my cash out to PayPal. They take 3-4 weeks to get it into PayPal now, and it’s starting to irritate me. And I have filed one complaint with BBB over them trying to rip me off after doing a $2.65 survey, and them screwing me out of the points. But they do respond, so I guess that’s better than nothing. If you keep at this every day, it should work out okay. Middle of the road. 2.) One Opinion - Now owned by Dynata, who we all know sucks. Cash out threshold is high, $25.00. I used to be able to cash out twice a month, but since the slow down, only once a month if I’m lucky. They have a stupid useless AI. If you are having issues, demand to the AI that they escalate things to a human. That usually gets results. They have quite a few surveys, and send quite a few emails. They run hot and cold. Before COVID-19, I usually made about $50/month. Middle of the road. 3.) Forthright - This used to be my #1 money maker. That ship sailed some time ago. No minimum cash out, and they get it to PayPal pretty quickly. They have a lot of surveys, but it’s difficult and takes time to get one that you can successfully complete. I don’t spend anywhere near the time I used to spend on this site. Most of the surveys are partner surveys. The range in pay is anywhere from $0.50 to $5.00 per survey. They run hot and cold. I used to make about $80-$100/month from them back in the day. Not so much anymore. 4.) Pinecone - It took me forever just to get accepted on this panel. Most of their surveys are $3.00 each. You can get screened out though. Not a lot of surveys. Best to login every day to check and see if you have a survey. For some reason, there is no longer PayPal. I just put the money on a Visa gift card and let it accumulate. They are having some issues with their site, so I’m not sure what’s going on there. 5.) YouGov - Started out slow, but now is going pretty well. I cash out once or twice a month, and put it toward Amazon. Good surveys, not too lengthy. I can’t remember what the cash out threshold is, but they go by points. I don’t think I’ve been screened out of any of their surveys. 6.) Tellwut - The good thing with this panel is that people on the panel can submit their own “mini surveys”, 1-5 questions, and you can get a few points for these. Not too many points, but if you login every day, they do add up. Otherwise, the usual panel surveys and stuff. I like to put this towards my Amazon too. I’ve created three mini surveys so far on there. You can also comment on the mini surveys. I like the social media aspect of it, like to read others comments. Now the bad/ugly/total time wasters/survey panels that suck: 1.) IPSOS - Avoid this one. I was on there less than two weeks, and suddenly they booted me out, said my demographics didn’t match what they were looking for. Why the heck did they even let me in to begin with? I hear they are notorious for just kicking people out for no good reason. And when I get them as a partner survey, I will X out. Total waste of time. Avoid. 2.) Opinion Outpost - I did a bunch of surveys through them, took a lot of time. After about six weeks, I had enough to cash out. So I tried to cash out. No dice. I emailed their “customer service”, total joke. They sent a canned response telling me to clear my cache and browser settings, blah blah blah. So I did that, tried again. Still wasn’t working. So I copied and pasted the error and emailed them again. This time I got something back with step by step instructions, which I followed to the letter. Got the same error. Tried it several times, tried it in different web browsers and everything else. I emailed them again, and they never got back to me. So I sent another email requesting that they remove me from the panel and stop sending me emails with surveys, as I wasn’t taking any more surveys until I got my money. Crickets. Tons of emails from them. I finally blocked them. Avoid. Terrible. 2.) JD Power - Total scam. Another partner survey that I take through other sites. After spending 20-30 minutes on a survey and then saying I completed the survey, got something saying their quota was full. Happened to me several times. Now if I see one of theirs, I will X out. Time waster. Avoid. 3.) Peanut Labs - Partner surveys through PointClub. I tried a few of these, and always the same thing. No points whatsoever, and would get kicked out after spending 20-30 minutes on a survey, or their quota was full. Total scam. Avoid. 4.) Review Robin - Partner site through Forthright. Total scam and ripoff. They will boot you out at the last minute, and their surveys are always longer than they say they are. They are notorious for saying the quota is full after you spent 20-30 minutes on what was supposed to be a five minute survey for $0.50. Avoid. Whew, glad I got that off my chest! I know, these opinions of mine are subjective, don’t mean squat. That’s all right though. Take these all with a grain of salt. Different panels work for different people.
  11. 6 points
    1957horses

    MoM

    Called MOM I wrote this about a year after my mom had a stroke and by then she was in her own little world To watch a parent a mother, your hero, who you went to for everything sadly isn't grasping what she is being told. It's hard to watch your mentor, the one who raised me, feed me, disciplined, helped make snowmen and snowball fights start slip away. To decline into herself not knowing the time of day. When as a teenager and were out to late she would be sitting on the front porch waiting for me to get home. Or a mothers arms that hugged you when you were sad, that now doesn't, even know. How it breaks my heart to see her like this. Hands that combed my hair I now comb hers, and gnarly fingers sometimes grabs my hand and looking at her I see an old lady smiling at me, and I wonder where is my mom at, why has time taken her beauty, her loving face and replaced it a silly toothless smile, and gray lifeless hair and a frail body with skin so thin I'm afraid to push to hard on it while bathing her. So now I give her what ever she wants to eat, I buy her little suprisiesys, and her delight as she looks at it. I have to changer her pants when they get wet just like she did mine our rolls reversed. I am grateful to my mom, because I am adopted. I was wanted, and now it is me to return the love she gave to me. I love and miss you mom.
  12. 6 points
    Yesterday, something amazing happened. You will not believe me when I write this. I qualified, completed & actually got paid for a SAMPLE CUBE survey! Yes, you did read that correctly, there is nothing wrong with your eyes. I normally just click them off when they come up but this time for some reason I just did it. They are still useless but I just thought I would let you lot know that miracles do happen. HA HA
  13. 6 points
    Folks, I would like to start a discussion for a Panelist Bill of Rights. This is because The conduct of the Survey and Marketing industry has is in serious deterioration and a decline that seriously impacts panelists. A bill of rights is not about getting a favored position, that's what negotiations are for. This is about how we are treated uniformly. Also Professional Survey Company and Marketing organizations are woefully inadequate for the Panelist. There are panels that cheat panelists with impunity. Here're some topics that I think would be relevant, this is not in any particular order, there are probably multiple categories besides rights here. I imagine Y'all have many more 1) Tell us when it's a survey or a router. 2) complete screening up front or pay a proportional fee the longer it takes to screen out, including full price if screened out at exit. 3) Surveys must have abort provisions, and when we quit, a selection list why it was aborted. 4) Show us our complete survey history, completed, screened out, aborted and missed. 5) Tell us up front the organization that the survey is for. Some survey companies are terrible, and we want to not undertake for any price. 6) Minimal trackers, tell us which ones are being used and pay us a share for the ones producing revenue. 7) Agglomerate our own multi-point reporting system based on the value, support, integrity, payout and so forth and publish it. 8] develop a Survey Persona and reputation system so panels are less dependent on CAPTCHA and other bot barriers 9) Access to all our "rewards" that have been earned. 10) when an account is restricted because of TOS/TOC violations, state the infraction, the relevant section(s) and remediation process, Don't just send the whole TOC document, that's FU support. 11) Is the survey it a single topic or an Omnibus survey
  14. 6 points
    I try to avoid JD Powers for the same reason that they are long and boring.
  15. 6 points
    Actually, I am worried about how many surveys we will be losing in the next weeks/months. We are taking an income hit with my husband not managing the After Care programs at his school since our schools are now closed. While we don't need that money to keep the lights on, it is a noticeable loss to our monthly bottom line. I'm trying to get thru as many as I can before the survey well dries up. I'm also seeing lots of surveys that have added questions on to the end regarding coronavirus.
  16. 6 points
    Usually the first thing I do when I come to Survey Police is read the reviews. I find many of them entertaining, and it gives me ideas as to which survey companies I may be interested in signing up for; and which survey companies to avoid like the plague. I’m already signed up for the top five survey survey sites for 2020. Plus I have a couple of additional companies I am doing okay with. When I read reviews from others on many sites, there seems to be a recurring theme. Many of them have been with the survey site for at least a year, some for many more years than that. I am seeing people that have been loyal to a particular survey site 15-20 years, getting royally screwed. Unlike most businesses, survey companies do not appreciate your loyalty. It means jack squat to them. I find this appalling and very disappointing. People that have been with a site a long time are getting arbitrarily removed for no apparent reason, and being accused of cheating, rushing, or even being a bot. These survey companies are absolutely disgusting parasites. There needs to be a lot more regulation by the government of these survey sites. I know, nobody likes big government, me included. But what these survey sites are pulling is criminal. And it seems like the majority of them are doing these sketchy shoddy practices. Complaining does nothing. They go right back to being terrible. Make no mistake - these sites are raking in huge amounts of money off the backs of all of us taking surveys. There should be some type of minimum wage for survey takers. Oh, but we’re not employees, just “independent contractors”, so we have absolutely no rights or recourse. I spend on average of 4-6 hours a day, seven days a week doing surveys. It is actually something I consider a hobby, that I enjoy despite my constant complaining. I get pretty passionate about all my hobbies, and start noticing patterns and such. Yep, life ain’t fair, but I think we survey takers deserve a lot more respect and compensation than we are getting. Just me venting, which I believe I can do on this thread. Thanks for listening to me rant.
  17. 6 points
    Usually I pass on the webcam surveys because I haven't combed my hair. But I've done a few that have you watch a TV commercial (usually), and record your facial reactions. The webcam is only activated for a short time while the commercial or whatever plays, then it's the typical survey questions. Of course, I may be sorry one day when my face shows up on some porn site.
  18. 6 points
    I hate peanut labs, think they are a total scam. If I get any of their surveys, I will simply X out. They are just ridiculous and should not be in business at all. The way they treat survey takers is downright criminal. I’m boycotting them. Fortunately, I don’t see too many of those in the survey panels I belong to. Before I knew what they were about, I’d try in vain to complete any surveys through them, and never really got anywhere. They just suck.
  19. 6 points
    We've all had them. Sometimes I can't believe these questions were approved by a group of adults. In taking a survey about frozen french fries, one of the questions was "which brand helps you spend more time with your kids?" What does that even mean? These are the types of surveys that I really hope companies aren't using to make decisions. People (me included) are clicking anything to just get thru the nonsense.
  20. 6 points
    Thank You He made it through surgery which took 6 hours he had an Annereusym repaired He is in ICU and is doing okay
  21. 6 points
    Do You blame her if she quit lol
  22. 6 points
    I had a product test a few weeks ago for a 7-up product & when the product arrived at my home it was infested with ants...the worst thing I've ever seen..looked like ants were laying eggs all over the product.. I contacted the company & sent them pictures...then I get a phone call from them & they try & give me the third degree on the phone like I was the one putting the ants in the box..like really??? somehow they came up with the answer that it was from their warehouse where they ship the product from...needless to say I never drank the product & they sent me another one a day later & this time it had no ants in the box...found it very classless that they would try & accuse me of doing something to the product...like HELLO! I'm trying out your product & getting paid to test it so why would I want to do something so awful as that..
  23. 6 points
    Just wanted to say Merry Christmas to SurveyPolice & our members who come out here & vent our frustrations or give companies some credit...This site is a great place to keep up to date with all that's happening in the survey world..so thank you to the people who've come up with this site to give us a place to chat about survey sites... Merry Christmas to all!.. Greeneyeddevils
  24. 6 points
    ..you know what I mean................... don't do this or that or we will reject you So that means I won't get your lousy 40 cents? whodeefreakindoo
  25. 6 points
    i dont post one here much... but i thought i would let everybody know i received a survey thru mintvine.. 45cents for 30 mins.. when i clicked on it... it was a qualtrics survey ( spell check )... anyway.. it included a message from the person sending out the survey.. name , email, phone number etc.. so i emailed her and told her that.. although i would love to take the survey.. mintvine is only paying out 45 cents and do you think this is fair... would you take a survey for 45 cents.. this is her response copy and pasted below... Thank you so much for your email regarding your compensation. I really appreciate you taking the time to complete my survey. I contacted Qualtrics about the very low rate of compensation you brought to my attention and I want you to know that this was not the amount that you were supposed to receive. Forty five cents for a 30 minutes survey is indeed unfairly low. They are looking into the matter as we speak and will follow up with you for a resolution shortly. Thank you again for the important role you have played in my research and I hope you have a wonderful day. Respectfully, Katherine White right after that mintvine closed out the survey.. right as i was taking it ( go figure ) .... tired of these sites thinking they can get over... sometimes it pays to find out who is actually sponsoring the survey and let them know whats going on..
  26. 6 points
    Was surprised to see this in my inbox this afternoon...great for Christmas Shopping!.. Hi, Congratulations! You have been selected as our Voice of the Month for November on Vocalpoint Voice! You provide such an incredible contribution to our community, and for that, we are rewarding you with a $100 E-gift card of your choice! We would like to highlight you as our monthly winner on the community next week! Please provide some facts about yourself that we can share with your fellow Vocalpoint Voice members. Remember, this is your time to shine, so take advantage of your time in the spotlight and tell us alllll about yourself!
  27. 5 points
    I had to laugh today...I received a product trial from a company to try out some new cookies that are coming on the market...here I thought I was getting a bag to try & then give my opinion on the bag...nope...they sent me 1 cookie in a vacuum sealed bag...lmao...Anyone else get any funny product trials? Green
  28. 5 points
    Your observations that so-called support did not even look at the screenshot attachment is so apt for the standard response. I've had numerous support positions in the past and your experience shows three things. 1) This support team is rewarded for metrics and not resolution. Metrics are numbers from reports on how well an inbox is cleared and how fast. If panelists are suitably discouraged and don't followup, that is considered "resolved" in this support world, whether you were credit or compensated for your activity. The support person carried out a very low quality support methodology, called DEFLECTION, all the information you provided, was ignored and the support response was done without any concern for appropriateness. 2) The panelist is not important, the support reply made to you was what is referred to as a "Canned Reply", these can be sent out 100's of times a day from a drop down menu or a keyboard function key. I've been in a support role where I had access to canned replies. However, I crafted the response to be an appropriate reflection of the issue the customer contacted the company about. Also, you clearly outlined the issue and provided evidence to support your experience. That to was ignored. 3) It is difficult for support to reach the next tier or project managers. Only by being persistent, did you push through the support barrier. This support group is obviously not rewarded by being proactive or identifying emerging issues. Metrics can be used to penalize those that spend time on the panelist, or reporting trends, because it doesn't reflect in the numbers management would want to present to the C-Level. While, I do commend you on your successful diligence, you have only won a battle. This issue will be repeated over and over on panelists that aren't sophisticated enough to form a support counter response or find rating forums to post the their poor experience. I've won my share of battles, and wasn't successful on others. I think the reason for the frequency of uncredited surveys are both incompetence and unethical behavior, both get work for free. This marginalization of Panelists is worth a lot of money in a 50 billion dollar industry. So, when I've been marginalized by a panel or survey company, I am steeled to start working on eroding their reputation. I do research, which I relish, make high impact complaints and tell others how to do the same. Reputation equates to money.
  29. 5 points
    I constantly clear my browser cookies and cache. I also have an ad blocker. That probably isn’t enough, but it’s all I have. I’m to the point where I just don’t give a rip anymore. No matter what, the deck is stacked against survey takers. They will continue to use sketchy shouldn’t even be legal tactics to continue raking in the money while we beg for crumbs.
  30. 5 points
    Got paid today which is great however the payout was higher then I thought they said it would be.I was paid a gift certificate to Amazon for $150 - wasnt the pay suppose to be $50? I would hate for them to come back to me and say I owe them $100 - especially if I go out and spend it.
  31. 5 points
    I have been a member of Survey Honey for 1 yr and have cashed out once. The only reason I received my money was because I wrote down the date I cashed out and waited and waited. I waited so long that I contacted them and they lied and said they already sent my payment in Feb. I then checked my Paypal and they had JUST sent it! I have another cash out for $26.37. I have contacted them several times to pay me what I'm owed with the answer stating they are going through an update. It shouldn't take long to send a survey taker their money for all of the hard work WE put in. If they can't pay the survey takers then they need to shut the business down. It's NOT fair that we have to wait and wait and wait even being ignored. SO I don't recommend Survey Honey or any other company that takes advantage of their survey takers. Always write down your cashouts, and the date when you did so, because they think that we will forget.
  32. 5 points
    I picked my daughter up from college last week and she told me that her stats teacher had mentioned some ways to get surveys done. SurveyPolice was the first one he mentioned! She was all excited because she hears me talk about it. I asked her who else he mentioned and she couldn't remember any other name. So she will be posting on here someday for her college course work. Super to hear this place got named first!
  33. 5 points
    Pretty sure in-home product tests will be going away for a while, but I bet they will be back. I think a lot of companies will be interested in how this virus affects purchasing going forward, so we may get a lot of discretionary spending type surveys to see how our responses will compare to pre-virus. Pretty sure the air travel and cruise-ship business are in for a hit, they'll want to know how bad. Also surveys on how our habits will change long-term afterwards (or not). So maybe the survey business will not be affected. Maybe it will increase a bit longer-term.
  34. 5 points
    The last thing I need for someone to see is me without makeup, undone hair, and a scowl on my face. I don't want that look biting me in the behind down the road. Nope, not doing them. I don't think my camera works anyway.
  35. 5 points
    As soon as I see a JD Power survey, I treat it like a virus and X out of the screen.
  36. 5 points
    Peanut Lab, Ipsos, CINT, Sample Cube, are all lame scamming garbage sites. As soon as I see them on my dashboard, I click the x button, do something else and come back.
  37. 5 points
    Folks, The new incarnation of SurveyHoney has proven to even worse than before the resurrection. SurveyHoney fields "surveys" for other survey companies, and they are almost exclusively routers. I had an extended dialogue with "support" about this misrepresentation and the pat response was "we have no responsibility for what the companies we field for do. I suggested two ways to counter this panelist abuse, use the fielding contracts to identify routers or debrief the panelists and ask them if they were exposed to a router. Both suggestions were ignored. This apparently also includes bluntly unethical behavior from the external survey companies. Such as the following, I clicked a 25 point reward for completion for a 13-minute survey. Well, it turned out to be more like 45 minutes and three back to back surveys. One survey on medical conditions, another detailed survey on commercial medications I was taking and then an extremely detailed survey on why I wasn't using android smartphones and what it would take to get me to switch from iPhone to Samsung. So I started digging on SurveyHoney and found they are also Centiment LLC. I had a very poor experience with Centiment a year ago with Tap Research, another extraordinarily incompetent survey provider. Tap Research was so awful, inappropriate or no responses to support tickets I had to report them to ESOMAR to obtain a real human and resolution. So I dug some more, I think that SurveyHoney/Centiment is a "FlyByNight" panel, their addresses are a WeWork coworking space or an Apartment complex in Denver Colorado. Next I'll dig into the corporate filing and see where else the register managers and principles appear. ESOMAR needs to be apprised of all the individuals involved in sham panels. UPDATE 1: i decided to try to see if I determine if there were ANY surveys fielded by SurveyHoney/Centiment. So I opened a "survey" link from the dashboard and sure enough it went to a router. I aborted the router and returned to the dashboard and tried another. This happened 4 times back to back and on the fifth attempt I was blocked because I wasn't finishing surveys. So there, SurveyHoney only fields routers. UPDATE 2, FEB: As I gather information on conduct for my ESOMAR report complaint, I now will be adding professional incompetence to the report, see section 9 of the ESOMAR Code, links have been posted to the forum previously. I undertook a 13 minute 26 point survey. I started at IPSOS, bounced through survey cube twice, CINT twice and some others. I ended up on a tedious 40-min car survey from Yuno and when I completed the survey I was shown the following message " Survey already taken As you have already answered this survey, this transaction will be considered invalid. I imagine Y'all have been through this too and the time and effort to be credited can take many exchanges, can consume as much time as it took to complete the survey and there is a strong chance of being ignored, diverted, such as "not our problem" and more.
  38. 5 points
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  40. 5 points
    I’m glad to hear he is doing okay. You both are in my prayers.
  41. 5 points
    Sometimes I think that the people who make up surveys are a pack of lunatics.
  42. 5 points
    I don't think a strike would be effective. Because the turnover these survey companies have is just too much and they often claim millions of members. So a 100 or thousand strikers would not be noticed. There's no easy way for a person to affect these survey companies and they know it. To be noticed, you have to be entrepreneurial, think bigger and use leverage. I've use the professional organizations like MRS, ESOMAR and others to send complaints, so that's a letter writing campaign. If you get the attention of management this way, it's usually upper level. You may also have to make contacts at the state level regulatory, like for the survey lotteries and drawings, those are regulated by gaming laws. However, I doubt that many of the people doing surveys think it's worth the effort, you would like to be an activist to pursue this course. Perhaps the best way to gain a following would be to find a journalist that covers surveying, at least a couple of articles written and attached to a news organization and persuade the person that there's a story here. Another thing that can be done is write survey reviews at SiteJabber.com, at least there they don't throttle you for being accused of "griping".
  43. 5 points
    Hope you all had a good one.
  44. 5 points
    NevadaJones, I'm so glad you got your payout. I'm not giving up on them completely but still going there less then before. So many signs point to them being another failing site. When they temporarily deactivated me, they gave me the same list of things to do. There's no way I'm clearing my cache every time I go there for a survey, and all their other suggestions are just ridiculous. Making a mental note to myself: Next time I fly to Paris for lunch I won't do any One Opinion surveys. lol
  45. 5 points
    I assume so, but I had this image of a sheet over the PC and the window blinds drawn...
  46. 5 points
    I just won the August sweepstakes for Consumer Village!! Just for participating on Consumer Village in August, you have been selected as a Sweepstakes winner! A $10.00 bonus has been applied to your account and is available for cash out immediately, if you’d like. Such a nice surprise, made my day.
  47. 5 points
    If so many people weren't lying just to qualify, they wouldn't have to do that im surprised at how many people will blatantly brag on forums about what lies they used to get qualified and tell others the "correct" answers to qualify. Then they get all pissed off that someone reports them and they lose their reward
  48. 5 points
    I have about 5 survey companies nearing cashout and now receiving no surveys. Do you have the same experience? . If we do not receive surveys after 1 year we should be able to cash out and unsubscribe although cashout not reached. They have my work for zero reward. .
  49. 5 points
    Can I say I'm tickled pink?Cause I am........... Congratulations! You have been chosen as a winner for the Socratic Forum monthly drawing! A $100 credit has been added to your account. Thank you for participating in our surveys. To access your reward please login to your panel account. We hope you enjoy your gift! Sonia Hall It was there and I cashed out!They said I should get it in 4 to 6 weeks.If I remember right this is the biggest amount I won on any site.
  50. 5 points
    Hello Everyone.................................................... Sorry for not posting sooner...................................................... I've been taking care of my 93 year old mom who has quit caring for herself so it's extra work for me............................... I've had back and foot surgery recuperating and my fur baby had cataract surgery last month, he was blind from having diabetes. So very nice to be missed. Thank You all ........................
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