Sometimes you wonder why you qualified for a survey ??

@topffer (41081)
France
September 15, 2020 10:04am CST
This one started to ask me if I had been to "NSW National parks". I did not knew what they were meaning by "NSW", but I have been to a few National parks, so I responded "yes", and I brillantly qualified to a survey about my future projects of trekking in New South-Wales, Australia. And when they asked me if I identified as an aboriginal... At this stupid question, I could not resist and responded "Yes", the proof is that I hunt rats with a boomerang in the bush starting at the feet of the Eiffel tower to feed my family. Sometimes you also wonder why they pay you ?? Yes, I was paid for this one. Call me Wallaroo, it is my aboriginal name.
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@jstory07 (94826)
• Roseburg, Oregon
16 Sep
Some surveys are just stupid.
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@topffer (41081)
• France
16 Sep
True, you summarize it very well.
@jobelbojel (18126)
• Philippines
15 Sep
I have not tried the experience of answering survey.
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@topffer (41081)
• France
15 Sep
It is a bit frustrating, but you may earn a few pocket money with surveys.
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@jobelbojel (18126)
• Philippines
15 Sep
@topffer I tried 2 or 3 times. After answering the survey, it says I am not qualified.
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@topffer (41081)
• France
15 Sep
@jobelbojel This is what happens most of the time... I gave up on surveys several times.
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@LindaOHio (47024)
• United States
15 Sep
Now that I'm older I usually don't qualify for surveys. Your experience with that survey was humorous! Have a good day.
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@topffer (41081)
• France
15 Sep
I had fun with this one, where I qualified by accident.
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@MALUSE (61752)
• Germany
15 Sep
I'm also much too old for surveys. I always cheat concerning my age. I find the age restriction silly. Many old people have more money to spend than the young ones.
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@florelway (14243)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
15 Sep
@MALUSE sometimes I prefer not answering the age portion, in some cases I succeeded in finishing up a survey. You're right older people seldom qualify.
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@FourWalls (27838)
• Louisville, Kentucky
15 Sep
No, I don’t wonder. I just chalk it up to “qualifying” meaning that they got my name from some other company’s mailing list. Now we’ll have to sing that Men At Work song to you: “you come from a land Down Under.”
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@topffer (41081)
• France
15 Sep
I am sure they have my name and location, but I refuse to respond to questions about ethnicity, they are forbidden here. I may get later a bad note to have made fun, but I rarely respond to surveys, so that would be alright. And at the last question asking if they could contact me again for another survey, I responded "No".
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@FourWalls (27838)
• Louisville, Kentucky
15 Sep
@topffer — I hate our surveys that ask that, especially “are you Latino.” Why is that the only ethnicity they are interested in?!?! Wish that was forbidden in America, too!!
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@topffer (41081)
• France
15 Sep
@FourWalls I have had that too, and indeed I responded "yes", although not a Latino would believe it, not because of my Spanish, but of my green eyes and red beard.
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• United States
15 Sep
aw, thanks so much fer this! got quite the chuckle't yer answerin', lol. i don't do surveys, tried some years 'go 'n found i aint their sort'a material. which's good. data miners... glad ya got paid, too, wallaroo ;)
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@topffer (41081)
• France
16 Sep
I qualified by accident, and I am not sure they will be pleased of my answers. Anyways offering this survey in France was plain stupidity.
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• United States
16 Sep
@topffer lol, 'greed! those folks'll data mine from wheree'er they can though. what info they can't use, they sell to others.
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@Susan2015 (32116)
• United States
15 Sep
Surprised to see that question. There are times that I want to answer a question wrong on purpose. I only do one National survey site now.
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@topffer (41081)
• France
15 Sep
I rarely do surveys and I responded "no" to the last question of this one asking me if they could contact me again for another survey. Questions about ethnicity are forbidden here, and when there is not a "I don't want to respond" option, I always give a fake answer.
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@MALUSE (61752)
• Germany
15 Sep
Funny! You're not the only one who invents an alternative biography for surveys. :-)
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@topffer (41081)
• France
15 Sep
I don't do surveys often and I rarely cheat, but asking your ethnicity in a survey is forbidden in France, and I refuse to answer these kind of questions... when an option is there to not respond. Otherwise, I always give a wrong response, question of principle.
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@JudyEv (222745)
• Bunbury, Australia
16 Sep
Oh my, you're a dinki-di Aussie now!! Welcome to the mob.
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@topffer (41081)
• France
16 Sep
That's a very recent change. I need to buy a hat like Crocodile Dundee now.
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@JudyEv (222745)
• Bunbury, Australia
16 Sep
@topffer Don't forget the big knife!!
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@topffer (41081)
• France
16 Sep
@JudyEv Even a small knife would put me into troubles here
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• Pamplona, Spain
16 Sep
Well hiya Wallaroo how der yer dooo? You have made me grin from ear to ear. We are just liking you to make us laff Good on yer bro G´day now and keep those chortles coming.
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@topffer (41081)
• France
16 Sep
This survey put me in a good mood yesterday, I needed to share the laughter. Have a good day Sue
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• Pamplona, Spain
16 Sep
@topffer Its infectious tops you keep that coming a wallaroo indeed its really funny and thank you roo for sharing and letting us wallaroo in the laffs kid.
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@topffer (41081)
• France
16 Sep
@lovinangelsinstead21 A weird thing is that I created wallaroo by mixing wallaby and kangaroo, and found today that it was already existing and was coming from an aboriginal word
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• Agra, India
15 Sep
Actually it astonishes me when I qualify for the surveys even after repeated failures
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@topffer (41081)
• France
15 Sep
Qualifying to this one really astonished me.
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• Agra, India
15 Sep
@topffer I'm glad your efforts were well paid off.
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@topffer (41081)
• France
15 Sep
@nawala123 (18277)
• Indonesia
16 Sep
It often happens in online surveys
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@topffer (41081)
• France
16 Sep
This one was stupid, but, yes, it is often difficult to tell why you qualified.
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@nawala123 (18277)
• Indonesia
17 Sep
@topffer lol yeah dude
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@psanasangma (4665)
• India
15 Sep
This demography survey is really a thing that allows to qualify when company target particular participants. Recently I was disqualified because I am single
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@topffer (41081)
• France
15 Sep
I qualified to this one by accident, I never know what is the right criterion to qualify before qualifying. And a few times I have been eliminated after 15 mn ; it is dishonest but happens.
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• India
16 Sep
@topffer yes, sometimes it happens that you filled all the questionnaires and at the end while directing to the main page, message displaying " we are looking slightly different profile".. this really disappoint me
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@JESSY3236 (13267)
• United States
22 Sep
lol I accidently had put on a survey once that I was black. I wasn't qualified for it. But yeah some surveys are stupid.
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@topffer (41081)
• France
22 Sep
This one was stupid, or not intended for international use. I am quite sure that I am the only aboriginal speaking French at home.
@RebeccasFarm (10179)
• Denver, Colorado
21 Sep
No harm done you aborigine you wild man of Borneo
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@topffer (41081)
• France
22 Sep
Aboriginals in Borneo ? Probably. We are invading the world
@moonandstars (43382)
• Zagreb, Croatia (Hrvatska)
17 Sep
they force us to do this so, what to say
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@topffer (41081)
• France
17 Sep
I was not forced, I qualified because I have been stupid
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• Shenzhen, China
16 Sep
you qualified with luck,i once did that. sometimes,don't know the answer for the question,but passed through by luck. occasionally,i recalled the reason for pass,and found out some unexpected points.
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@topffer (41081)
• France
16 Sep
I qualified by luck, mistake or stupidity, but offering this survey to France was also stupid. It is funny when you qualify like this and even better when you are paid. It made me in a good mood yesterday.
@Jazz96 (329)
15 Sep
I was never good at getting paying surveys. None ever turned out to pay me
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@topffer (41081)
• France
15 Sep
I often gave up on surveys. Then times to times you are qualified with an UFO like this one. Better not trying to understand