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  1. I really dislike routers and would avoid them if at all possible. The panels know they have routers, just apprise the panelist or add it as an exclusion to the presented surveys. However, panels prefer to inflated expectations and present a lot of irrelevant opportunities. They should just use the profile you create. Instead they use time wasting survey routers. This leads to very high rejection rate, and in a way they hide the degree from the panelist. They can use survey routers to mask just bad it is. A survey router is a string of survey testing. Meaning you may be asked the same screening question, back-to-back for a dozen different survey clients, that have nothing to do with your profile. This can waste a good portion of an hour. The survey router masks how poorly the panel is at providing relevant opportunities, there's only one rejection, and not a dozen. This leads to very high rejection rate, poor progression to rewards redemption and abandonment of unrecoverable rewards. This is actually a strategy to get work for free, a few surveys are completed and progression stagnates, by not having to reward, by cumulative discouragement. In other words, The panel has implemented a barrier to redemption. Not a very good community to be part of.
    6 points
  2. A lot of the surveys are written by people who do not speak English fluently. :" Few more questions and we good to go" sounds like it is written by somebody that is not fluent in English.
    4 points
  3. I received a call today on my landline phone I didn't recognize the number but it did say Dynata Research I didn't answer it.
    4 points
  4. I've also gotten at least one or two calls that indicated Dynata was calling, but I just ignored them. Now that I know they were likely political polls for no compensation, I shall continue to ignore them
    4 points
  5. I just logged in and Updated my profile, and received a survey and completed it a few minutes ago this morning
    4 points
  6. Yeah, I especially love when I get asked that question, 5 minutes into a survey, then getting screened out, when they know that I don't have any kids, because I already told them that I don't have any kids. Though really, it also just bugs me that any survey writers think we're going to go out and ask any other person to take their survey. Like, random Prolific survey requesters, you really think I'm going to ask a random coworker to do a 10 minute survey so I can get paid, or even funnier, my boss?!
    4 points
  7. The malicious idiots who cooked that nonsense up want you to work for nothing!!!!!
    4 points
  8. I get "Unfortunately we were unable to record your participation." and "This may be due to the fact that you already participated in this opportunity or there was a suspected violation of our terms and conditions. You will be redirected to your panel platform." from time to time. I just simply ignore that babbling and go elsewhere. BTW, all of that adds strongly to my belief that most if not all of the survey writers are actually severely mentally deranged.
    4 points
  9. I am a former teacher and grammatical and spelling mistakes jump out at me. I have noticed as of late that there are more and more mistakes in surveys. It drives me nuts and just shows you the quality of those that write surveys. Has anyone noticed an increase in spelling and grammatical errors in surveys? Guess its like everything else as almost nobody seems to take pride in their job or do their job to the best of their ability, especially in government and big business. I run into this day in and day out, so much worse since the pandemic too.
    3 points
  10. I mentioned that in another message. I hung up on them and blocked them. It was a total surprise I got a call.
    3 points
  11. I get calls on my landline phone occasionally from people that want to do political surveys. I used to do them occasionally. I am kind of burned out with the election coming up right now, and now I usually decline them. I sometimes pick up my landline, even though I don't recognize the phone number, because on occasion it is one of the market research companies, I am signed up with. I have also been getting a lot of calls about Medicare lately, since we are in the enrolment period.
    3 points
  12. If you are a member of any survey sites that are owned by Dynata, they probably have your phone number and email. I (was) a member of a few Dynata owned sites, and I'd get calls like this too. Then like you, I called the number back and got the same spiel. If they called me, it was almost always political surveys, and since they don't pay me for those, I decline to participate when they call me. It's very easy for a company to get your email and phone number. All kinds of other places that have nothing to do with surveys sell that information to everyone and their damn dog. If they call you again, demand, don't ask, that they remove your number from their call list and not call you again.
    3 points
  13. I noticed that you need to click on Balance to see your earnings I don't know why they always have to change things
    3 points
  14. I too have noticed that. It clearly shows the very low mental capabilities of the retarded mutants who make these surveys up.
    3 points
  15. I just survived a survey about Cheddar News wherein I had to say how I felt about 90, yes, 90 celebrities!!!! And then the chowderheads then asked me "Who else would you like to see on Cheddar News?" My answer: "THE LOCH NESS MONSTER!!!!!!!"
    3 points
  16. Hard to get on. They did maintenance yesterday, so it will be messed up for a week.
    3 points
  17. Not only do they ignore your up to date profile but the screening questions can be stale. Several years after virgin mobile shutdown, they are still listed as a cell service.
    3 points
  18. They must think we are stupid
    3 points
  19. I feel the exact same way! I think these panels make it up as they go along. I also believe they are scamming not only survey takers, but their customers. I think they mislead their customers and give them all kinds of crap inaccurate information and rake in the bucks doing it. Most of the stuff in stores is absolute overpriced crap that falls apart within weeks. If these companies are relying on what they get from survey sites, they are screwing themselves and their end users. It’s the biggest scam. Most of these survey sites should not be in business. I hope some day someone takes them down.
    3 points
  20. Because that's what they are.....asking the same questions over & over, many questions have no relevance to the topic at hand, sometimes they will switch the subject matter of the survey during the survey to something completely different, and I have often found that the instructions about how to answer questions or make comments are inaccurate and misleading.
    3 points
  21. I also received that and I'm not comfortable installing apps on m phone a few years ago I did one and started getting getting a lot of dirty spam on my phone not sure if it was the App that caused it or not but as soon as I deleted the app the spam went away. So I don't trust doing that anymore
    3 points
  22. This is why I dumped all the panels that use routers, every one of them. I refuse to participate on any routers. They are horrible and shouldn't be legal. A total time waster and very aggravating.
    3 points
  23. It takes me forever to cash out for a $50 Amazon, but I keep doing yougov, because most of their surveys are interesting, and I rarely get denied. I get too many 250 point surveys though. If I got a few 1,000 point surveys, I would be able to cash out.
    3 points
  24. I received another call today did not pick up
    2 points
  25. I am getting lots of regular surveys but absolutely no trait surveys for weeks. I am stuck at 6000 points for weeks now. Maybe I'll update my profile. Thanks!
    2 points
  26. Just completed one today so all is good at the moment
    2 points
  27. I noticed that too. Also, they no longer ask if there were any issues with taking the survey. One I didn't receive a code for, and there was a lengthy one where apparently timed out. I contacted the researcher and told them I took the survey in good faith and want credit for it.
    2 points
  28. That's what I think
    2 points
  29. I spent time in Aug'22 experimenting surveys on several survey sites, And I have observed a systemic ageism bias of the qualifying questions of most of the surveys I am offered I'm a 70+ Senior proud of not being a "standard senior" per current societal grids. I may have retired at 70 from a 5 decades successful career - ("mandatory retirement" (sic) - I have not "retired" from Life. On these survey sites, I prefer to define myself as a "home-based self-employed solopreneur, owner of a hosted website and author of its contents". Discriminating out Seniors from they surveys, these Survey panels looses valuable insights that would enrich the holistic perspectives of whatever is being surveyed. I challenge these survey sites to reformulate their qualifying questions to be more inclusive of Seniors. Seniors are also consumers and user of everything that is being surveyed. Businesses offering theses, should be as attentive of their Senior customers as they are of the Millenials Chiche !
    2 points
  30. In the US for a while, they discouraged people from paying with cash at the self checkout lane, because there was a shortage of change. I rarely pay with cash when I use self checkout. I was at a Starbucks a few weeks ago where they did not accept cash. Aldi's has added self checkout lanes to their stores, and I don't think they allow you to pay with cash.
    2 points
  31. I just looked them up, and they are still in business. A lot of the recent views are only one star from people that did not receive their payment. They look like they are from another country, but they pay in US dollars, and so I am confused. It looks like a lot of their members are from other countries, and in particular South Africa.
    2 points
  32. After about 15 minutes of the usual idiotic demographic and babbling questions, the retards wanted me to watch a 40 minute video of a TV show. All of that for $1.00. Needless to say, I immediately got out!!!!!
    2 points
  33. I have gotten those as well and over a year ago qualified for one. Sat watching the TV show which turned out to be a dud. Checked online to see if the show ever aired and it did , but lasted only a few shows. Recently , have seen offers to do likewise , but it was for several dollars and you had to watch 4 episodes. Closed that one in a hurry! And will never do another of that type. Too much time for what you get back.
    2 points
  34. I get those as well. I also love when that question comes up after they have asked "How many people live there?" (1) followed by "How many adults?" (1) and "How many children?" (0).
    2 points
  35. They want the business. I am sure people aren't bothering to take the surveys.They wouldn't do this deliberately. I did click on one and it told you how much it paid but I opted out because it was an hour long and didn't have the time. I wouldn't dump them because they are the best paying site. I usually work until I make $20 a day (on days where they have a lot of surveys posted)...doesn't sound like much but $600 a month from one company alone helps me...combined with what I make with the other companies, it helps pay my rent! I am sure this is a computer glitch and hopefully will be fixed soon.
    2 points
  36. Well over 90% of all the surveys that I do are actually nothing but great big swamps of repetition, babbling, yammering and double talking that encourage straight lining, speeding and answering silly questions with equally silly answers. With all that in mind, how do the writers of those surveys expect to get any accurate or useful information from them?
    2 points
  37. I just received a Brightlabs app invitation from Lifepoints. If I download the app on my phone, I get 100 points, and then I get 50 points a week for keeping it on my phone. Has anybody done this? It is only good on Android. I decided to pass on this. I am not sure what info they are looking for.
    2 points
  38. I have never had a VPN, but I am under the impression that most survey companies do not want you having a VPN account, and will dump you if you do.
    2 points
  39. Many years ago I was let go from a survey co the reason given I was a Speedy I don't remember which one it was but I remember I did really well with them I pretty much begged to be given another chance I would slow down but they wouldn't take me back I don't beg anymore lol
    2 points
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