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  • silvercar
    silvercar Posts: 47,136 Ambassador
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    While there longer 20 minute surveys seem to fit the £1 for 5 minutes statement. The ones that should only take 5 minutes nearly always end up at 12/13 minutes! I often wonder if they don’t include all those initial questions you get on most of the surveys in that 5 minutes!
    silvercar said:
    While there longer 20 minute surveys seem to fit the £1 for 5 minutes statement. The ones that should only take 5 minutes nearly always end up at 12/13 minutes! I often wonder if they don’t include all those initial questions you get on most of the surveys in that 5 minutes!
    They can't include them, or they would have to pay out £2 every time you failed to qualify!
    I don't follow your logic.  If the initial questions were included in the suggested survey time, why would they have to pay out anything if one failed to qualify?
    If I’m supposedly 20% through a survey before it decides I’m not eligible. If that was part of the survey then by rights I should be paid 20% of the survey payment.
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  • General_Grant
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    silvercar said:
    While there longer 20 minute surveys seem to fit the £1 for 5 minutes statement. The ones that should only take 5 minutes nearly always end up at 12/13 minutes! I often wonder if they don’t include all those initial questions you get on most of the surveys in that 5 minutes!
    silvercar said:
    While there longer 20 minute surveys seem to fit the £1 for 5 minutes statement. The ones that should only take 5 minutes nearly always end up at 12/13 minutes! I often wonder if they don’t include all those initial questions you get on most of the surveys in that 5 minutes!
    They can't include them, or they would have to pay out £2 every time you failed to qualify!
    I don't follow your logic.  If the initial questions were included in the suggested survey time, why would they have to pay out anything if one failed to qualify?
    If I’m supposedly 20% through a survey before it decides I’m not eligible. If that was part of the survey then by rights I should be paid 20% of the survey payment.
    I wasn't aware that was in their terms for payment.
  • mjm3346
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    silvercar said:
    While there longer 20 minute surveys seem to fit the £1 for 5 minutes statement. The ones that should only take 5 minutes nearly always end up at 12/13 minutes! I often wonder if they don’t include all those initial questions you get on most of the surveys in that 5 minutes!
    silvercar said:
    While there longer 20 minute surveys seem to fit the £1 for 5 minutes statement. The ones that should only take 5 minutes nearly always end up at 12/13 minutes! I often wonder if they don’t include all those initial questions you get on most of the surveys in that 5 minutes!
    They can't include them, or they would have to pay out £2 every time you failed to qualify!
    I don't follow your logic.  If the initial questions were included in the suggested survey time, why would they have to pay out anything if one failed to qualify?
    If I’m supposedly 20% through a survey before it decides I’m not eligible. If that was part of the survey then by rights I should be paid 20% of the survey payment.
    Many of questions at the beginning are to check you are paying attention both then and with follow-up questions later and are not specific questions about the survey topic - if I am screened out and entered into the prize draw it is usually within a couple of survey specific questions so there is generally no usable survey data for them.
  • dave2319
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    Obviously it's not going to happen but it would certainly be very nice if all surveys paid for whatever percentage we complete! Then it might encourage them to stop wasting our time with loads of test questions before getting onto one that determines whether we actually qualify. Surely there's no need to select things like what colour we can see here or watch videos of giraffes before then.
  • JoeCrystal
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    Qmee used to pay 3p or 9p I think for spending enough time but still got screened out. Shame they stopped that!
  • fly-catchers
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    Pure profile still pays 5p for all surveys you are screened out. In fact a lot of my earnings end up coming from those 5ps!
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    @fly-catchers you're completely right. I just did a £1 survey that took absolutely yonks because it was packed full of all the screening questions, which I must have answered 200 times by now. I'm not going to do anything less than £3 I think now.

    Also - why on earth can't they store this endlessly endlessly repeated data somewhere for each user just as prolific does. It'd save them a fortune and stop wasting our time.
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    @fly-catchers you're completely right. I just did a £1 survey that took absolutely yonks because it was packed full of all the screening questions, which I must have answered 200 times by now. I'm not going to do anything less than £3 I think now.

    Also - why on earth can't they store this endlessly endlessly repeated data somewhere for each user just as prolific does. It'd save them a fortune and stop wasting our time.
    I often wonder what happens if you say you have visited Antarctica in the test questions!
  • janb5
    janb5 Posts: 2,625 Forumite
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    Hello Y Live.

     

    Please could the current surveys be reviewed.

     

    Constant data questions are very out of date and time wasting particularly the one about the Chief Income earner.  This is so patronising.

     

    Lots of spelling mistakes such as ` airplane` which doesn’t put your organization in a favourable light. Capital city written in upper case.  Ridiculous questions re Antarctica- there are better ways to check concentration levels!  These appeared on a survey re Network Rail.

     

    The surveys used to be of a higher standard but they are worsening.

     

    Other survey companies utilize the data so that questions aren’t repetitive.

     

    Sadly my enjoyment of them is steadily going downhill and no one seems to be correcting them.

     

    I see on various sites that other people have commented the same way.

     

    Please address these concerns rather than churn the same faulty format out time and time again.


  • mjm3346
    mjm3346 Posts: 46,961 Forumite
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    @fly-catchers you're completely right. I just did a £1 survey that took absolutely yonks because it was packed full of all the screening questions, which I must have answered 200 times by now. I'm not going to do anything less than £3 I think now.

    Also - why on earth can't they store this endlessly endlessly repeated data somewhere for each user just as prolific does. It'd save them a fortune and stop wasting our time.
    I often wonder what happens if you say you have visited Antarctica in the test questions!
    There maybe a follow up test question towards the end that asks when you last visited Antarctica and if your answer is not the one that would indicate it was in the last 7 days = screenout (based on one I messed up about news stories/newspapers)
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