[OT] Earn money with the fantastic folks at Prolific Academic

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Cool, hope Prolific Assistant helps. If you find it isn't checking correctly, just click on it and increase/decrease the Check Interval by one second and that should get it working again.
 
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I just had a very odd cross over. I opened a study on Prolific, and it took me to a Testable Minds study. I almost made the mistake of putting in my testable i.d rather than my Prolific one. I can't understand why Testable would have a study on Prolific, when they have their own platform.
 

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Iv just got a £4.00 survey right now was easy had to be done on Pc if anyone wants to check it out!
 
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I have just got £24.00 bonus from a decision making study. Did anyone else get this? I have not checked the site for a while as I thought it would be quiet in the Easter holidays so was quite surprised.
 

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I have just got £24.00 bonus from a decision making study. Did anyone else get this? I have not checked the site for a while as I thought it would be quiet in the Easter holidays so was quite surprised.
There was a survey I did on it a few weeks back for 87p I think that had the chance to get a bonus of up to £30. Got all excited and logged onto Prolific after I seen your post....

Current Balance = £0.00 :confused:
 

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This was a two part study for about £2.00 each part so probably a different one. Bad luck though.
 

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Yeah, I've had 4 today. All short, low payers though.
 

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Anyone get paid through Circle? I just got an email saying Circle Pay was closing and to withdraw my cash. Think the other payment method is PayPal but it charges fees if I'm remembering rightly?
 

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Anyone get paid through Circle? I just got an email saying Circle Pay was closing and to withdraw my cash. Think the other payment method is PayPal but it charges fees if I'm remembering rightly?
Who told you circle pay was closing? There's nothing on their website about it. I was about to cash out to them but won't if they are having problems. The only other option is paypal where there is a fee.
 

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It was an email that I received. Looked legit but I'll check it again later today.
 

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It was an email that I received. Looked legit but I'll check it again later today.
I cashed out my prolific money today and have just had an email from Circle Pay as well. I've just contacted Prolific to see if a/ they know already and b/ what will be the alternative to Paypal
 

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Poor show that they haven't emailed me or updated their website then. Did the cashout go though ok @Jute ?

I've got over £20 in prolific so not sure whether to risk one last cashout to circle or play safe and stump up the paypal fee
 

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Poor show that they haven't emailed me or updated their website then. Did the cashout go though ok @Jute ?

I've got over £20 in prolific so not sure whether to risk one last cashout to circle or play safe and stump up the paypal fee
I only started the process this morning from Prolific and have cashed out £50. I've attached the main text of the email: I guess the message is, to get on and cash out. Obviously, I didn't click on any links but it seems genuine, although as you say, there's nothing on their website yet.
We are writing to inform you that starting on July 8, 2019, the Circle Pay mobile and web apps will begin the process of discontinuing functionality, as well as support, for all worldwide customers. As a valued customer, who has been using this product to send and receive money, we would like to provide some critical information to help you navigate this change over the next few weeks and months.


What do I need to do now?

If you have money in your Circle Pay account, we encourage you to cash out to your card or bank account immediately. Once your balance is zero, we will automatically close your account. Circle Invest, Poloniex and SeedInvest customers are not affected by these changes.
 

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I only started the process this morning from Prolific and have cashed out £50. I've attached the main text of the email: I guess the message is, to get on and cash out. Obviously, I didn't click on any links but it seems genuine, although as you say, there's nothing on their website yet.
We are writing to inform you that starting on July 8, 2019, the Circle Pay mobile and web apps will begin the process of discontinuing functionality, as well as support, for all worldwide customers. As a valued customer, who has been using this product to send and receive money, we would like to provide some critical information to help you navigate this change over the next few weeks and months.


What do I need to do now?

If you have money in your Circle Pay account, we encourage you to cash out to your card or bank account immediately. Once your balance is zero, we will automatically close your account. Circle Invest, Poloniex and SeedInvest customers are not affected by these changes.

I got the same email too and agree it looked genuine to me so yes I'd advise all to empty their account ASAP.

Not heard from Prolific as to whether they'll be changing the fees to cashout to paypal seeing as that's the only option now.
 
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I got the same email too and agree it looked genuine to me so yes I'd advise all to empty their account ASAP.

Not heard from Prolific as to whether they'll be changing the fees to cashout to paypal seeing as that's the only option now.
I've just had an email back from Prolific and they've just become aware of this and are apparently in touch with Circle to discuss. They're hoping to advise re what they're doing/what to do asap, when they know more.
 
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Well this is QUITE the excuse!

Hello all.
You've recently either completed or attempted to complete a study run by us. For those that did not finish, the study was designed to evoke mild frustration by various methods - from spelling errors, buffering and repetition to apparent technical failures and the removal of a 'bonus'.
Firstly to all those who quit the study before we were able to take your data (and hence get you paid) - let me sincerely apologise. This may not particularly mitigate your frustration with us, but it's something I feel I absolutely must do.
Secondly to those whom I was forced to reject request for payments, I have asked Prolific to ensure that your ratings are not affected. Though i have no direct control over their processes, I very much hope that they will do this.
Our work here is part of an effort to find ways to more effectively manage 'tech frustration', and in this, all of you have played an important part. Thank you very much for that. I hope that this, in some small way, serves to reduce your understandable irritation.
Best wishes and kind regards
 
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Very naughty! I had one the other day that said that I wasn't qualified as I had clicked an answer which showed that I hadn't read the brief page, which I had. It was probably that then. It isn't a very professional way of getting data, especially when you are wasting people's time by having them start a study and then telling them that they don't qualify and need to return it without paying for their time!
 
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This was an odd one. I went out of my way to hunt down my microphone to jack into my PC, 'failed' to submit the test correctly so moved on. Then I was just doing the word association thing and my GP phoned me so I had to leave that and didn't answer half of them because the test had moved on. But I battled on and it was only when I fell over the finish line that I realised it was all set-up. My Norman Wisdom approach still got me paid for though...
 
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Was this the 'how does your sentence end' study or a completely different one? I just tried to do it and got an 'your connection is not secure' firefox warning, so did not proceed any further, naturally.

Then a couple of minutes ago, Prolific said they were having some issues but refreshing it, and got back to the normal screen okay. Anyone else having any problems? thanks :)
 
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