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    • Smodlet
    • By Smodlet 25th Jan 18, 5:58 PM
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    Smodlet
    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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    • Smodlet
    • By Smodlet 13th Jul 18, 5:15 PM
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    Smodlet
    Newbie here - not getting a bean!
    Originally posted by Brookside88
    You seem to have been on here a while for a "newbie", Brookside88, not in any way meant to sound negative; your contributions are valuable but I think PA's customers prefer participants who are still wet from the yolk, if you know what I mean. As soon as you have done a couple of dozen studies, you stop smelling so fresh to researchers, imho.
    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...
    • Brookside88
    • By Brookside88 13th Jul 18, 5:43 PM
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    Brookside88
    You seem to have been on here a while for a "newbie", Brookside88, not in any way meant to sound negative; your contributions are valuable but I think PA's customers prefer participants who are still wet from the yolk, if you know what I mean. As soon as you have done a couple of dozen studies, you stop smelling so fresh to researchers, imho.
    Originally posted by Smodlet
    Been doing prolific since May. Oh I didn't think you were being negative. I've heard that theory before. Hope it's not true although I do seem to get less than I did to begin with
    Barclaycard CC 5,912.12/0___Virgin CC 5,536.81/5,536.81___Zopa Loan 5,680.83/4,906.17___Tesco CC 1,922.46/1,772.46___MBNA CC 6,323.15/5,696.73
    Total 19,838.56/17,912.17 (9.7%)
    • Smodlet
    • By Smodlet 13th Jul 18, 5:56 PM
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    Smodlet
    Thanks, Brookside88; I am sure you know already but have you checked there are no outstanding eligibility questions? This time last year I had been on PA for almost a year so I can only think there is just too much competition for places, unless you are in some desirable, niche demographic, perhaps.
    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...
    • Brookside88
    • By Brookside88 13th Jul 18, 6:28 PM
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    Brookside88
    Thanks, Brookside88; I am sure you know already but have you checked there are no outstanding eligibility questions? This time last year I had been on PA for almost a year so I can only think there is just too much competition for places, unless you are in some desirable, niche demographic, perhaps.
    Originally posted by Smodlet
    Yep all questions answered, I did get a 2.20 study just after I posted that which was nice
    Barclaycard CC 5,912.12/0___Virgin CC 5,536.81/5,536.81___Zopa Loan 5,680.83/4,906.17___Tesco CC 1,922.46/1,772.46___MBNA CC 6,323.15/5,696.73
    Total 19,838.56/17,912.17 (9.7%)
    • kambing01
    • By kambing01 13th Jul 18, 10:40 PM
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    kambing01
    It was almost exactly this time last year that studies fell off a cliff for me 14 July was my last decent day- and its been a desert ever since. However the new site does tell me that I have done over 600 studies so I guess they are aiming them more at the newbies.
    Originally posted by Mrs Soup
    Mrs S - where on the new site does it tell you how many studies you've done? I've been on Prolific on and off since 2014, mostly off until a few months ago, and I'd love to know how many I've done (without having to click all the way back through my survey history!)
    • kambing01
    • By kambing01 13th Jul 18, 10:42 PM
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    kambing01
    Mrs S - where on the new site does it tell you how many studies you've done? I've been on Prolific on and off since 2014, mostly off until a few months ago, and I'd love to know how many I've done (without having to click all the way back through my survey history!)
    Originally posted by kambing01
    Never mind, I've found it, blindingly obvious when I looked properly!
    • mikep22
    • By mikep22 16th Jul 18, 3:43 PM
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    mikep22
    I've had 665 submissions approved
    Debt: May 15: 17335 Jul 16: 13874 Jan 17: 11,606
    • mikep22
    • By mikep22 16th Jul 18, 3:47 PM
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    You seem to have been on here a while for a "newbie", Brookside88, not in any way meant to sound negative; your contributions are valuable but I think PA's customers prefer participants who are still wet from the yolk, if you know what I mean. As soon as you have done a couple of dozen studies, you stop smelling so fresh to researchers, imho.
    Originally posted by Smodlet
    Is this a fancy way of saying they prefer people who have a reputation

    I wish I wasnt so bad at English at times.

    It has been a little quiet the last week, but had worse times, and it says something about other survey sites that prolific is still dwarfing them.
    Debt: May 15: 17335 Jul 16: 13874 Jan 17: 11,606
    • Smodlet
    • By Smodlet 16th Jul 18, 4:04 PM
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    Smodlet
    Is this a fancy way of saying they prefer people who have a reputation

    I wish I wasnt so bad at English at times.

    It has been a little quiet the last week, but had worse times, and it says something about other survey sites that prolific is still dwarfing them.
    Originally posted by mikep22
    Yes, mike; the reputation of having been newly hatched and therefore off-the-chart naive. I am utterly stuck in the desert and doubt I will be cashing out without fees this side of September, if ever.
    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...
    • Chrisv
    • By Chrisv 16th Jul 18, 8:28 PM
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    Chrisv
    Medication Adherence Research Study
    Available Places : 148/500
    Avg. Completion Time : 10mins
    Avg. Reward Per Hour : 24.00/hr
    Reward Per Hour estimated by researcher: 20.00/hr
    Maximum Allowed Time : 60mins
    Reward: 4.00
    Not wanting something is as good as possessing it Donald Horban
    • mikep22
    • By mikep22 16th Jul 18, 9:13 PM
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    mikep22
    Medication Adherence Research Study
    Available Places : 148/500
    Avg. Completion Time : 10mins
    Avg. Reward Per Hour : 24.00/hr
    Reward Per Hour estimated by researcher: 20.00/hr
    Maximum Allowed Time : 60mins
    Reward: 4.00
    Originally posted by Chrisv
    Outrageous filth.
    Debt: May 15: 17335 Jul 16: 13874 Jan 17: 11,606
    • mikep22
    • By mikep22 16th Jul 18, 9:16 PM
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    mikep22
    Yes, mike; the reputation of having been newly hatched and therefore off-the-chart naive. I am utterly stuck in the desert and doubt I will be cashing out without fees this side of September, if ever.
    Originally posted by Smodlet
    Im certainly getting less then I was this time last year - though I am making 15 a month or so through qmee to balance it out. I am looking forward to paying off a couple of imminent bills so I can get back on the matched betting train, as that utterly dwarfs anything else.

    I am lucky in that I have a fairly big stash to cash out (a months worth I think), I dont want or need to right now but this time last year I was getting 2-3 most days.
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    • Chrisv
    • By Chrisv 16th Jul 18, 9:29 PM
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    Chrisv
    Outrageous filth.
    Originally posted by mikep22


    ...and I'm certainly not newly hatched and therefore off-the-chart nave

    Not wanting something is as good as possessing it Donald Horban
    • Smodlet
    • By Smodlet 16th Jul 18, 9:35 PM
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    Smodlet
    Well, you are clearly twice as desirable to researchers as I am, Chrisv. Good for you.
    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 16th Jul 18, 9:42 PM
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    mikep22


    ...and I'm certainly not newly hatched and therefore off-the-chart nave

    Originally posted by Chrisv
    Interesting. I am:
    Submissions approved
    665
    Total earned
    877.78

    Which must work out fairly similarly in terms of cash per survey.
    Debt: May 15: 17335 Jul 16: 13874 Jan 17: 11,606
    • Chrisv
    • By Chrisv 16th Jul 18, 10:03 PM
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    Chrisv
    Interesting. I am:
    Submissions approved
    665
    Total earned
    877.78

    Which must work out fairly similarly in terms of cash per survey.
    Originally posted by mikep22
    1.32 v 1.34 - pretty close.
    Not wanting something is as good as possessing it Donald Horban
    • mikep22
    • By mikep22 17th Jul 18, 2:49 PM
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    mikep22
    Oi. Prolific. Surveys. NOW.
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    • mikep22
    • By mikep22 17th Jul 18, 3:44 PM
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    mikep22
    Oi. Prolific. Surveys. NOW.
    Originally posted by mikep22
    It worked!
    Debt: May 15: 17335 Jul 16: 13874 Jan 17: 11,606
    • Smodlet
    • By Smodlet 17th Jul 18, 7:15 PM
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    Smodlet
    Available Places : 365/500
    Avg. Completion Time : 3mins
    Estimated Completion Time by researcher: 10mins
    Avg. Reward Per Hour : 25.00/hr
    Maximum Allowed Time : 20mins
    Reward: 1.25
    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...
    • Brookside88
    • By Brookside88 17th Jul 18, 7:59 PM
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    Brookside88
    Was that the investment returns one smodlet? No idea why I was eligible for that one, I winged it!
    Barclaycard CC 5,912.12/0___Virgin CC 5,536.81/5,536.81___Zopa Loan 5,680.83/4,906.17___Tesco CC 1,922.46/1,772.46___MBNA CC 6,323.15/5,696.73
    Total 19,838.56/17,912.17 (9.7%)
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