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    • Smodlet
    • By Smodlet 25th Jan 18, 5:58 PM
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    Smodlet
    Prolific Academic Survey Alerts
    • #1
    • 25th Jan 18, 5:58 PM
    Prolific Academic Survey Alerts 25th Jan 18 at 5:58 PM
    Here we go again.
    What is this life if, sweet wordsmith, we have no time to take the pith?
    Every stew starts with the first onion.
    I took it upon myself to investigate a trifle; it had custard, jelly, soggy sponge things...
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    • Wizzbang
    • By Wizzbang 13th Mar 18, 7:27 PM
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    Wizzbang
    Just been checking back through my Circle records for interest. This time last year, until July I was earning 20 a month with Prolific. It's now down to 20 cashout every 3 months

    The last year has been generally horrific for earning online, it's almost to the point where I'm not sure whether to bother continuing. Seems like the best earning opportunities have just dried up completely. I now make just over 5 a day - for all the effort I have to put in, on a variety of methods - it doesn't feel worth it.
    Minimalist
    Extra income since 01/11/12 34,542.32
    (Not inc coupons, yellow stickies, bank interest or loyalty rewards because I have better things to do than catalogue everything!) Swagbucks 2,438.50
    • mikep22
    • By mikep22 14th Mar 18, 7:47 AM
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    mikep22
    Just been checking back through my Circle records for interest. This time last year, until July I was earning 20 a month with Prolific. It's now down to 20 cashout every 3 months

    The last year has been generally horrific for earning online, it's almost to the point where I'm not sure whether to bother continuing. Seems like the best earning opportunities have just dried up completely. I now make just over 5 a day - for all the effort I have to put in, on a variety of methods - it doesn't feel worth it.
    Originally posted by Wizzbang
    Only you can judge whether it is worth it or not - in my situation I would take 1-2 a day (as I have had a couple of stinging bills and for the next 3 months it will be very tight) - but if you do not need the cash then it might not be so worth it....

    I reckon I still make 20 from Prolific a month tbh, and prime time for Prolific is just around the corner, last year I was literally swamped with surveys for a couple of months.
    Debt: May 15: 17335 Jul 16: 13874 Jan 17: 11,606
    • mikep22
    • By mikep22 14th Mar 18, 7:50 AM
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    mikep22
    It is probably paused, mike. Very frustrating. I emailed PA about just this a week or so ago and contacted the researcher, who said she had informed PA. Why should they care, really? Not affecting their profit, is it?
    Originally posted by Smodlet
    When this happens I tend to hit complete, email the researcher that their survey has ballsed up and offer to complete it another time. Its their error so I dont see why I should miss out on the chance to earn...
    Debt: May 15: 17335 Jul 16: 13874 Jan 17: 11,606
    • wjr4
    • By wjr4 14th Mar 18, 11:20 AM
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    wjr4
    Is anyone still getting the Error 404 (503) message? I've tried clearing my browser etc but it is still happening.
    • Smodlet
    • By Smodlet 14th Mar 18, 11:28 AM
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    Smodlet
    PA's gone t!tz up, keeps telling me to log in.
    What is this life if, sweet wordsmith, we have no time to take the pith?
    Every stew starts with the first onion.
    I took it upon myself to investigate a trifle; it had custard, jelly, soggy sponge things...
    • mikep22
    • By mikep22 14th Mar 18, 11:32 AM
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    mikep22
    PA's gone t!tz up, keeps telling me to log in.
    Originally posted by Smodlet
    and me. Before then it tells me I have 5 available surveys
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    • Smodlet
    • By Smodlet 14th Mar 18, 11:37 AM
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    Smodlet
    Same for me, mikep. Think their server threw a wobbly or maybe just collapsed under the weight of the flurry of studies. Grrrr!
    What is this life if, sweet wordsmith, we have no time to take the pith?
    Every stew starts with the first onion.
    I took it upon myself to investigate a trifle; it had custard, jelly, soggy sponge things...
    • Smodlet
    • By Smodlet 14th Mar 18, 11:52 AM
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    Smodlet
    Twice now I have had a study alert, only for the site to hang when I try to grab it, then get a list of 5 studies I am ineligible for. Anyone contacted PA yet?
    What is this life if, sweet wordsmith, we have no time to take the pith?
    Every stew starts with the first onion.
    I took it upon myself to investigate a trifle; it had custard, jelly, soggy sponge things...
    • CBo
    • By CBo 14th Mar 18, 11:55 AM
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    CBo
    Their server is defintely dodgy atm. Needs a kick I think
    • mikep22
    • By mikep22 14th Mar 18, 11:58 AM
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    mikep22
    Their server is defintely dodgy atm. Needs a kick I think
    Originally posted by CBo
    They need to try turning it off and on again....
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    • Smodlet
    • By Smodlet 14th Mar 18, 12:00 PM
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    Smodlet
    It probably can't cope with the fact there is actually more than one study a week coming in. Time to feed the hamster or replace it with its Siberian cousin, methinks. All together now, "Ba-zeel; Ba-zeel!"
    Last edited by Smodlet; 14-03-2018 at 12:05 PM.
    What is this life if, sweet wordsmith, we have no time to take the pith?
    Every stew starts with the first onion.
    I took it upon myself to investigate a trifle; it had custard, jelly, soggy sponge things...
    • Smodlet
    • By Smodlet 14th Mar 18, 12:04 PM
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    Smodlet
    They need to try turning it off and on again....
    Originally posted by mikep22
    We can tell you are an IT lecturer, mikep.
    What is this life if, sweet wordsmith, we have no time to take the pith?
    Every stew starts with the first onion.
    I took it upon myself to investigate a trifle; it had custard, jelly, soggy sponge things...
    • mikep22
    • By mikep22 14th Mar 18, 2:12 PM
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    We can tell you are an IT lecturer, mikep.
    Originally posted by Smodlet
    While its stopped logging me out, nearly every time I refresh the page it comes up with an error 404 (means page cant be found) and needs a couple of refreshes before it manages to load the page - most strange.
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    • Smodlet
    • By Smodlet 14th Mar 18, 2:22 PM
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    Smodlet
    I think, in technical terms, it's kn@ckered.
    What is this life if, sweet wordsmith, we have no time to take the pith?
    Every stew starts with the first onion.
    I took it upon myself to investigate a trifle; it had custard, jelly, soggy sponge things...
    • mikep22
    • By mikep22 14th Mar 18, 2:25 PM
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    mikep22
    I just got two bonus payments from the 45 minute survey I did last week on faces - while its nice to get two, I hope Prolifics system didnt bodge it up for them...
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    • Smodlet
    • By Smodlet 15th Mar 18, 7:13 AM
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    Smodlet
    Can anybody get on PA today? Tried four times, can't even get on the main site.
    What is this life if, sweet wordsmith, we have no time to take the pith?
    Every stew starts with the first onion.
    I took it upon myself to investigate a trifle; it had custard, jelly, soggy sponge things...
    • GreyAndGold
    • By GreyAndGold 15th Mar 18, 7:19 AM
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    GreyAndGold
    Nope, nothing.
    • Value
    • By Value 15th Mar 18, 7:38 AM
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    Value
    I've just got onto the main site. No surveys though.
    • thisone
    • By thisone 15th Mar 18, 7:50 AM
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    thisone
    Available Places : 257/600
    Avg. Completion Time : 0mins
    Avg. Reward Per Hour : 6.00/hr
    Maximum Allowed Time : 2mins
    Reward: 0.10!
    • Smodlet
    • By Smodlet 15th Mar 18, 7:59 AM
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    Smodlet
    Weird. Just had a survey alert pop up, clicked on it, was told I was ineligible (for a change) but at least I can now get on the site. There is something rotten in the state of PA.
    What is this life if, sweet wordsmith, we have no time to take the pith?
    Every stew starts with the first onion.
    I took it upon myself to investigate a trifle; it had custard, jelly, soggy sponge things...
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