I answered the questions and I completed the survey to the specifications of the survey. I may not have answered the questions they way "THEY" wanted me to. But if you cannot give your own opinion then what is the point of the survey. Point is if you complete the survey you should get paid for your time. Not be like "oh well you don't like our product and rated it down so we can't include your answers because we want to be able to say our product is in the top 3 according to surveys".
I agree wholeheartedly with this. There's a huge difference in following the instructions of the survey and answering the questions according to those specifications and in answering the questions the way the survey companies want them answered. It's exactly right to question that if the survey company already knows the specific answers they want, what is the purpose of the survey to begin with? How many times have you gotten disqualified and the reason on the screen was "Your answers are not what we expected." I've seen that many times on various sites. I guess I didn't say the product was awesome when I should have or that I would definitely purchase it when I really wouldn't. My mistake for being honest.
I've had one survey here at FC revoked to me. It was for a little under $2. I have no idea why it was revoked as I didn't email FC and ask. I had one survey worth $1.80 at another site revoked to me a year or so ago. The email that site sent me about the revoked survey was so poorly worded it was actually offensive. I did email them about it and demanded not only an apology for the wording of the email but a reason why the survey was revoked. I was told my answers on the survey didn't meet the survey providers expected outcome. Really? I couldn't help but find that answer amusing due to the usage of the phrase "expected outcome". It wasn't "guidelines" or "didn't adhere to the instructions". "Expected outcome" told me that the provider already had in mind the answers they wanted and I failed because my opinion didn't agree with theirs. After a couple more emails, I got both my apology and credit for my survey back.
It's awfully easy for a survey provider to not pay out. They can disqualify you halfway through the survey, let you finish it completely then disqualify you when you click the final "submit" button or they can say your answers "didn't meet their expectations" and they don't need to elaborate more.
I actually emailed a long time ago and received a response that said they could not tell me the reason basically because then I could change that and not be revoked in the future.
And what's the logic behind this? If the point of these surveys is to genuinely collect information to improve products and services wouldn't it be in the survey providers best interest for the responders to know their mistakes and learn from them so they can better understand the survey process to provide the survey providers with relevant answers they need for their research? Sure, some people could use that info to "work the system" but that's not true of everyone. I think it's safe to say if someone has dozens of surveys revoked then there's something amiss. One survey revoked, I don't think they are a serial survey cheater.