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    • Smodlet
    • By Smodlet 25th Jan 18, 5:58 PM
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    Prolific Academic Survey Alerts
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    • 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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    • MLE007
    • By MLE007 5th Mar 18, 6:40 PM
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    Oooh PA must've stuck my name back in the hat today as I've had 4 studies!
    2018 in 2018 1536.82

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    • mikep22
    • By mikep22 5th Mar 18, 7:00 PM
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    Oooh PA must've stuck my name back in the hat today as I've had 4 studies!
    Originally posted by MLE007
    Don't tell Smodlet....

    But in all seriousness, we are now approaching the time of year where we do tend to get a lot of studies. Between now and July is prime period for making hay.

    Well, not hay, that would be disappointing. Money would be better.
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    • Smodlet
    • By Smodlet 5th Mar 18, 7:16 PM
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    I clicked on the im finished button after not hearing from the survey creator and they've created me the 3.50 so I won't complain
    Originally posted by abba1772
    Damn! I, like a fool, returned it. G-nash, g-nash. Well done, abba1772.
    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 5th Mar 18, 7:19 PM
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    Don't tell Smodlet....

    But in all seriousness, we are now approaching the time of year where we do tend to get a lot of studies. Between now and July is prime period for making hay.

    Well, not hay, that would be disappointing. Money would be better.
    Originally posted by mikep22

    Do you ever bother reading even one page back, mikep? I have had six today (including the one that would not work which abba1772 has been paid for, good for them) Six, I tell you so nyeeeuuurgh!
    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 5th Mar 18, 9:04 PM
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    Make that seven, now.
    Last edited by Smodlet; 05-03-2018 at 9:10 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...
    • riotlady
    • By riotlady 5th Mar 18, 11:43 PM
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    I just started today and had 9, I take it they!!!8217;re not usually that... prolific?
    Make 2018 in 2018 challenge-
    509/2018
    • mikep22
    • By mikep22 6th Mar 18, 7:58 AM
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    Do you ever bother reading even one page back, mikep? I have had six today (including the one that would not work which abba1772 has been paid for, good for them) Six, I tell you so nyeeeuuurgh!
    Originally posted by Smodlet
    Sometimes, depends on my mood and how much coffee is available at any given point...

    And yes 9 is a lot in one day!

    Speak of the devil, I have just got one
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    • mikep22
    • By mikep22 6th Mar 18, 7:59 AM
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    Or not...."Survey not currently active" good work.
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    • Biggles
    • By Biggles 6th Mar 18, 8:23 AM
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    We also discuss issues with studies, which you would know if you had bothered to read even a couple of pages of this thread. Occasionally we advise each other as to how we would deal with an issue. I would not have found out about Circle without the help of these posters. You are under no obligation to be here.
    Originally posted by Smodlet
    I understand that, Smodlet, and have discussed issues myself already, which you would know if you had bothered to read a few pages back (sorry, couldn't resist!).

    It was just the particular value of listing studies that may not be there any longer, or open to my particular profile, that I was wondering about. If someone was seeking a study, wouldn't they first of all go to their a/c on the PA website?

    I'm only asking the question, I want to use PA in the most profitable way I can, just as everyone does.
    • thisone
    • By thisone 6th Mar 18, 8:53 AM
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    thisone
    I understand that, Smodlet, and have discussed issues myself already, which you would know if you had bothered to read a few pages back (sorry, couldn't resist!).

    It was just the particular value of listing studies that may not be there any longer, or open to my particular profile, that I was wondering about. If someone was seeking a study, wouldn't they first of all go to their a/c on the PA website?

    I'm only asking the question, I want to use PA in the most profitable way I can, just as everyone does.
    Originally posted by Biggles
    As someone newish to this thread I can answer for you. It's been very helpful to me. I'm doing other things and to get an alert that surveys are available on PA has given things I would have otherwise missed, though I only get offered a few, I think I only saw one or two yesterday. Still much better than seeing no surveys available everytime I check.A big Thank You to the posters, even if I don't get the specific survey mentioned,so I don't press thanks for that survey, it has helped.
    • Smodlet
    • By Smodlet 6th Mar 18, 8:58 AM
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    Smodlet
    I understand that, Smodlet, and have discussed issues myself already, which you would know if you had bothered to read a few pages back (sorry, couldn't resist!).

    It was just the particular value of listing studies that may not be there any longer, or open to my particular profile, that I was wondering about. If someone was seeking a study, wouldn't they first of all go to their a/c on the PA website?

    I'm only asking the question, I want to use PA in the most profitable way I can, just as everyone does.
    Originally posted by Biggles

    Touche! As has been advised, quite a few of us seem to get the same ones, if not all at the same time and some find it a useful "heads up" to be on the look out. I find the pop up alert unreliable and quite often the alert on here beats the Prolific Assistant to it. OK?
    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...
    • Biggles
    • By Biggles 6th Mar 18, 12:31 PM
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    Touche! As has been advised, quite a few of us seem to get the same ones, if not all at the same time and some find it a useful "heads up" to be on the look out. I find the pop up alert unreliable and quite often the alert on here beats the Prolific Assistant to it. OK?
    Originally posted by Smodlet
    Fair do's, Smodlet. I was only seeking knowledge. Well, knowledge and cash.

    Pop-up alert? Prolific Assistant? I must look more closely at their website.
    • Smodlet
    • By Smodlet 6th Mar 18, 12:40 PM
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    Ah. Don't think it is on there, for all it is called "Prolific Assistant". It was someone on here (or more likely a previous incarnation of this thread) who brought it to our collective attention. This thread rocks at times.

    I don't have a link to it but am sure someone will know how to find it. GreyAndGold is really good at this stuff but then, mikep is an IT lecturer (or so I believe) so perhaps he can help, if he can get his face out of his beloved budget noodles for long enough.
    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...
    • Farmers-wife
    • By Farmers-wife 6th Mar 18, 12:40 PM
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    • Mrs Soup
    • By Mrs Soup 6th Mar 18, 1:32 PM
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    I just started today and had 9, I take it they!!!8217;re not usually that... prolific?
    Originally posted by riotlady

    It does seem that you get more when you start but as others say its getting back to the time of year when more are about. I have done as many as 10 in a day back in June last year but they have been much thinner on the ground since.
    I've had none of the ones you lot seem to have had yesterday and today. I tell a lie I did one yesterday but that was the only one this month so far.
    • Chrisv
    • By Chrisv 6th Mar 18, 2:56 PM
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    Fair do's, Smodlet. I was only seeking knowledge. Well, knowledge and cash.

    Pop-up alert? Prolific Assistant? I must look more closely at their website.
    Originally posted by Biggles
    It's a Chrome extension Biggles.

    https://chrome.google.com/webstore/search/prolific%20assistant?utm_source=chrome-app-launcher-info-dialog
    Not wanting something is as good as possessing it Donald Horban
    • AprilLady
    • By AprilLady 6th Mar 18, 2:58 PM
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    (Edit - sorry think this might be the same as the one above!)
    • Smodlet
    • By Smodlet 6th Mar 18, 5:48 PM
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    Told ya; we rock. Thank you, Chrisv.
    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 6th Mar 18, 7:20 PM
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    Told ya; we rock. Thank you, Chrisv.
    Originally posted by Smodlet
    Smodlet rocks. I prefer to quaff lager, drinking in an orange sunset.....errrr....

    I think people putting studies up also is evidence that there are some out there! I only had one today Still one is better then none...
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    • AprilLady
    • By AprilLady 7th Mar 18, 8:28 AM
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