Opinion Outpost – Survey Site Review (May 2012)

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WARNING: There have been a large number of complaints we have received related to Opinion Outpost having accounts and administrative related issues. Now even thou nether myself nor any of my members have been effected by this issue. We found it paramount to disclose this information to anyone wanting to sign-up with this site.

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Name: Opinion Outpost

Link: https://www.opinionoutpost.com (US Site) or http://www.opinionoutpost.ca (Canadian Site)

Who Is Eligible To Participate: US or Canadian Residences Only

Type of Award Or Payment: Cash (points) / Instant Prize / Sweepstakes / Donation To Red Cross / Amazon.com e-certificates / Citi Bank Gift Cards / Alawar PC Game Online Gift ID and or Request a Check In (USD) Funds Or Paypal Payment

(10 point = $1.00 USD) Must have 50 points = $5.00 USD

Points or Cash Normally Earned Per Survey: 0 – 50 points

Sign-Up Time: Very Lengthy

How Many Survey Invitations Should You Expect Per Week: 0 – 30

How Long Does It Take To Collect A Reward Or Cash Out: About 1 months to 1 year. Doing all the surveys sent to you in full

(Sometimes it can take a lot longer, Depending on how much you want before you claim your reward or cash out) -Example $50.00 or $100 USD-

Do They Spam You: No

Overall Rating: 3 out of 5 – Opinion Outpost is yet again having MAJOR administration issues (Mostly log-in and tracking issues thus far). But the main issues of the past 3 months that sticks out to me are. There has been a major increase in the overall difficulty of qualifying for the reward promised. I have often found myself almost 50% or more into a survey. When I am kicked out for little to no reason (What So Ever). I don’t even get the screen. That asks me if I want to try for Instant Prize/Donate/ or Leave. That is honestly a really rather sad situation. When we put in the time and effort into said survey. And receive ABSOLUTELY nothing in return, other then the run around or just really rather lame excuses why it is our fault.

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Extra Important Information: You must complete your full profile as well as update it at least once a year. To continue to receive your survey invites from Opinion Outpost. If you fail to do so, Opinion Outpost will just stop sending you survey invites to you without any warning at all.

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Remy “Se7en”

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60 Responses to Opinion Outpost – Survey Site Review (May 2012)

  1. Mana says:

    Dear Remy “Se7en”

    Forgot the page you told me last time, I found this page today. OO seems more smoothing since May 29, I totally completed 90% of the surveys and got over 200 points in a week. I also won instant win today although it’s only 10 points.

    I thought everything is fine today, I totally received 10 surveys today but all of the result as “Quota full”. I don’t know what happen. I felt like fell down from 20 floors. At night, I continue received 3 surveys which also result as “Quota full” I have sent the messages to OO, until then , no one reply to me.

    I hope OO can find out the problem and fix it. Early this week, I still can completed surveys with 15 points and 10 points. But don’t know what happen today.

    In MySurvey, I regularly received surveys with no problem and today they told me that I have won 6000 points and have chosen to participate a survey which have a length of 1 hour 30 mins. They only chose 130 members to do this and to have 6000 points. They said they will give us 6000 points after I participated no matter I am qualify or not.

    All I hope is , OO can go back to normal again. A total of 13 surveys result as “Quota full” is rediculous.

    Best regards,

    Mana

    • Remy "Se7en" says:

      Dear Mana,

      No worries and welcome back. You did indeed post this comment on the right and on the correct review. Thou I would like to see in the future you choose to post OO stuff on OO reviews and MySurvey stuff on MySurvey reviews.

      I had one minor issues with OO. But otherwise it has been really smooth over the past month and a bit.

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      Yeah MySurvey is a really great site and if you are really lucky. Then you can come out with quite a few points under your belt. I often get picked to do the monthly purchase journal. I get them 3-6 times a year and they are super easy to do. But only a handful of people get them. They are worth 1,000 points and once I got one worth 1,100 points. But that only happened once for me since I have joined up.

      Later Dayz,

      Remy

      • Mana says:

        Dear Remy

        OO becomes unstable again , I got disqualify since Monday, totally 12 surveys. After I got a 30 points survey last Friday, I don’t have one survey qualify. Also the instant win is having server error, I have contacted the help desk, but they said there is no problem on that, then how come I got server error? People got lazy again.

        In MySurvey, they are more stable. I only got 1 disqulaify and I can redeem the points again. They suddenly gave me 300 points bonus for continue participating. That’s very good.

        In globaltest market, I still didn’t receive the $50 cheque which I redeemed 5 weeks ago, they told me that I should receive it next week or 2 weeks more. If I don’t receive it after this month, I will stop participating. I don’t know why they need so much times to write a cheque and mail to me.

        OO seems didn’t fix the problem and let it happens again. I will only give them 2 out of 5.

        Best regards,

        Mana

        • Remy "Se7en" says:

          Dear Mana,

          Thanks for the update and welcome back. I have not used OO since sometime last month. They do seem to go into phases of up time and down time.

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          My Survey has always been good to me. Al thou it has taken some time to get my points from some of the bigger surveys and projects. But other wise it’s been all good.

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          I would not be concerned about Global Test Market they take forever to get your check. The reason being they can only give a set sum of money per month out to their user base. So depending on where you land in the line up will vary the time frame it takers to get your money.

          Then your gonna have to wait till the check clears. Unless of course you have a really good banking relationship with your branch. Like I have. Over 25 years and no bounced checks or over drafts. Most banks will cover it if you have the amount the check is for + $10 or so dollars more toe cover a possible bounced check.

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          Later Dayz,

          Remy

      • Mana says:

        Dear Remy

        OO is back to “normal” again, disqualify keeps happening. I only got 1 completed, 5 points only. Also there is problem on Instant win, it always gives me server error. People in help desk seems not like to help, they just said “it may happens”.

        I completed a survey in MySurvey today and it is the same as the one I participated today in OO. I got disqualify in OO, just answered “I am responsible for buying in the family”, then said I am not qualify”. But in MySurvey, I can successfully completed it.

        I don’t know what’s wrong in the last 3 weeks, I got more than 500 points. But since this monday, I only got 5 points.

        I hope OO can fix all the problem and smoothing again and also I hope I can receive the cheque from global test market. It’s $50.

        Best regards,

        Mana

        • Remy "Se7en" says:

          Dear Mana,

          Welcome back. I’m happy to hear OO is back to normal.

          Just because it appears to be the same survey don’t let that fool you. The reason companies give the same survey to different survey sites /companies is to mix it up. So just because they appear to be the same they could be coded differently.

          So basically A maybe B and B maybe both A and B. I’ve seen this a number of times. No big deal they don’t want random clickers or bots is all.

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          I’ve almost always not had the instant win thing for a few years now. I may get it only a handful of times a year. So your probably right it is broken and they don’t care to fix it or don’t want to fix it.

          Later Dayz,

          Remy

      • Mana says:

        Dear Remy

        The word “Normal” not mean they are real normal. It means disqualification happens again, it’s not good to me. It will be a hard time to complete a survey from this moment. This week I can only have 10 points, 2 out of 15 surveys.

        For the last 3 weeks, I can easily completed 20 points, 15 points, and 10 points surveys. Today there is a survey I feel very strange, it direct me to a website, asked me to register to be a member first in order to get the 5 points. I need to provide my full name, home address, home phone number, cell phone number, cars I own, email address, internet provider, names of family members, their names, ages, occupations…etc. Last time, I have experienced a survey which is the same with this one, but I didn’t join the membership last time. The help desk people told that I need to register to be a member in these kind of survey in order to get the points, otherwise I will get nothing even though I completed the survey. I am afraid that they will contact me because they will verify the information I provided is true or not.

        Because I am afraid that they will share my private info to third party, so some infos are not true such as my mother and father’s birthday. I am scare that they will sue me for provide incorrect information. Do you think they will do that?

        Regards,

        Mana

        • Remy "Se7en" says:

          Dear Mana,

          Welcome back as always…… :)

          Yeah, that who OO is normal most of completely went over my head. When you get like 70 comments a a day. Wordz just start to blend together.

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          I understand your reluctant nature, when it comes to your privacy and your important information. But you have to know that all survey sites share data. That is what they do and get paid for. Now the Q to ask is who do they give it to ? and for what reasons ?

          And do they spam you ? or do they cause your e-mail account to get spam-ed ? That is a big deal. So big companies get in trouble via a wide variety of agencies. It is something I cover in all my reviews with regards to survey sites.

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          Later Dayz,

          Remy

          • Mana says:

            Dear Remy

            I have provided some incorrect information to that company such as my parent’s birthday and ages, when they found out, do you think they will sue me? They said they will contact me by phone for the next few weeks. Because I don’t want them to know too much of some private infos .

            Mana

          • Remy "Se7en" says:

            Dear Mana,

            They won’t sue you it would cost too much. They would much more likely ban you via IP or e-mail (Maybe even your name) But that would go into very murky waters. Because both Facebook and Xbox / Microsoft got sued over that themselves.

            Just be consistence. I’m not telling you to lie. But just stick with whatever you said in your profile. You will find yourself blocked or even black listed. If you break from your main profile too much.

            They are well aware of the error rate of their user base. But say you say you were born in “March 1980″ then you say you were born in “June 1981″. Your gonna get in trouble maybe not at first but pretty ,soon.

            The same goes for changing your job over and over again. Yes it is hard to find a job in a lot of places. But if you say you are a CEO , then you say you are a stay at home parent , then say a computer tech. It will raise red flags.

            When you sign up to these survey sites / clubs you promise (agree to) to being as truthful as you can be with in reason.

            So you break that, They have the right to block or ban you. They can also in some cases sue you if you breach the privacy clause(s) and you tell your bud about the new Bud light flavor coming out in 2 years.

            In that case both the survey site and Bud light could sue you. You’d be in a world of hurt if you live in the US.

            They also can revoke your points , money and if they really want to be sneaky. they can suer you for all the money you earned fraudulently. So if you made a few hundred. They could claim that was in breach of the agreement you said yes to and there for go after for damages. Which in your case would be anything earned while lying. And they would need next to no proof under a civil law suite.

            Criminal charges would be as likely as getting hit my a stray comet. It cost too much and they can’t often show the mens-ra or motive or premeditation. That you would need long term to get enough money or stuff. To make it even worth a call to their own on staff lawyers.

            PS: So chill out and be as accurate and truthful as you can be. If you feel your info is not safe. Don’t sign up or contact them and ask if their is some sort of privacy setting. You can invoke. You maybe surprised.
            Later Dayz,

            Remy

      • Mana says:

        Hi Remy

        I finally received the $50 cheque from Global test market and it’s in my local currency.But the cheque is written from another company, there is a memo in the cheque “1000 points from Global test market”. 6 weeks after the redemption date.

        OO still not smoothen, but still got 5 completed surveys with 35 points this week. Today have nothing. The help desk finally replied to me , they said they are having technical problem about the survey, that’s why I got disqualify and they are still working on it.

        MySurvey is now my number one survey site, I just redeemed another $15 and waiting for it. And will have another 1712 points for the coming weeks. It has a lot of surveys everyday, not like OO.

        Global test market also has a lot of surveys everyday and I almost reach to 1000 points again.

        Best regards,

        Mana

        • Remy "Se7en" says:

          Dear Mana,

          Happy to hear you got your check. 6 weeks seems a bit long but It has been so long for me since my last check It may of been 6 weeks.

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          OO has been really good for me. Lots of surveys and a handful of points.

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          Mysurvey does indeed have a lot of surveys but I tend to only do the really big survey projects. And I agree it is very high in the ranking of good survey sites.

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          Global Test Market. I have pretty much stop doing them. But I do get a lot of invites for sure. I am just not happy with the point value per survey. Regardless of the sheer amount of them clogging up my inbox.

          Later Dayz,

          Remy

      • Mana says:

        Hi Remy

        Yesterday and today I received 10 surveys from OO, but only 2 completed. Later, I received a survey invitation email, then I click “Start”, but it just direct me to a page “HTTP Status 404 – /sfc/projects/start”, so I tried to log in to my account and click “Take a survey” button, it has the same error message. Then I asked some of my friends, they said they don’t have the problem, so I sent a message with screen shot to help desk, but they just said clear the cache memory and cookies, I have already did that, and they said “We have checked our system and your account, but didn’t find any problem”. I think they have frozen my account, not allow me to take any survey. It so, I will redeem the rest of my points (I have checked ‘redeeme” and there is no problem), and leave.

        Regards,

        Mana

      • Mana says:

        Hi Remy

        Don’t know what happens to OO, can’t take any survey, it just direct to a page said “HTTP Status 404 – /sfc/projects/start”. I went OO facebook, I see some people have the same problem , but the helpdesk said didn’t find any error or problem. It’s already 4 hours, the problem still exists and there 3 surveys invitations in my email. Can you try?

        Best regards,

        Mana

        • Remy "Se7en" says:

          Dear Mana,

          It is probably site maintenance or a server problems. Give them a few dayz and they should be good to go.

          PS: Just a heads up (CSW) is on vacation so next time you leave a comment you may not get a reply from me. (CSW) Will be back up the first week of Aug 2012. But please feel free to comment. As if I do have time and am near a computer. I will as always reply. If not sorry in advance.

          Later Dayz,

          Remy

          • Mana says:

            Hi Remy

            They finally said this is technical issue and has been fixed. But after this issue, I found that I cannot complete all the surveys . No matter it’s by email invitation or click “Take a survey” button in my account, they are totally 12 surveys are said to be not qualify.

            For Globaltestmarket, I am reaching another 1000 points and I will get my $50 this month. And very weird, there is no survey in Mysurvey.

            Best regards,

            Mana

          • Remy "Se7en" says:

            Sup Mana,

            I knew it had to be a technical issues. These sites have them more then both they and I like to admit. At this point with me I just assume it is an issue on their end. It’s the best way to deal with it. Why else join other survey sites.

            One falls down and then another one picks up.

            Way to go bud. You must be doing a truck load of surveys. To already be at or near 1,000 points. I wish I had the time like I did before and even then. It took me quite awhile.

            Later Dayz,

            Remy

          • Mana says:

            Hi Remy

            OO still have the problem about disqualification nonsense. I don’t get one complete out of 12 survey after the issue is fixed. Maybe I didn’t update my profile for about 2 months? or maybe I am loading another softwares which may affect doing the surveys? I don’t know. I usually do the survey when I am doing other thing such as playing games in facebook, doing some audio mixing, or playing music…etc.

            Hope OO will be smoothen as last month. Over 550 points in a week, that’s incredible!

            Best regards,

            Mana

          • Remy "Se7en" says:

            Dear Mana,

            For OO you only really need to update your profile 2 times a year.

            I also do surveys along with other online activities.

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            Well I’m sure they will fix it. If it will be in a timely manner ? That I can’t be sure of.

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            Later Dayz,

            Remy

      • Mana says:

        Hi Remy

        It’s very weird that there is no survey avaliable in MySurvey for 3 weeks. I cannot redeem another $15, I just need 300 points.
        But in OO, it suddenly very smooth when doing surveys, I got 90% of them completed. And surprising me is, I completed 1 survey have 40 points on Friday. Last week, almost all the surveys I completed is 15 points survey. Especially on July 9, I got five 15 points surveys , one 10 points surveys, and two 5 points in one day. And until last Saturday I collected 550 points. I redeemed 330 points and leave1/3 because someone told me not to redeem all the points.

        I hope there will be more surveys in Mysurvey next week and also hope that OO can be this normal for the following weeks. So that I can redeem more money.

        Best regards,

        Mana

      • Mana says:

        Hi Remy

        look like you are in vacation, but hope that you can read my message. OO is being strange again since July 19, from that day to Sunday, I don’t even receive any survey. Then on July 23 and today, I cannot complete one survey out of 6 surveys. Help desk also didn’t response to my messages since July 19. Look like the disqualification and error page happens again.

        Problem also happen on MySurvey, I only can completed 1 survey for this month. I am stuck in 1000 points.

        The most normal site is Globaltestmarket, I got 70 points today and close to 1000 points for redemption. I hope OO and mysurvey can back to normal and get smoothly like last 2 weeks. I need extra cash to buy something online.

        Best regards

        Mana

        • Remy "Se7en" says:

          Dear Mana,

          Yep still on vay-cay.

          Sorry to hear about your OO issues. I’m sure it will be back up soon. If not you always have the other sites that work.

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          Hummmm My Survey is having issues as well. Maybe they got hit by that nasty virus.

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          I can’t really comment on much…..I have only been back on my PC for a few hours. But I am happy to hear at least one of the survey sites are working.

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          Later Dayz,

          Remy

      • Mana says:

        Hi Remy

        OO still didn’t back to normal, there is only 2 completed surveys since last Friday. Although there are 9 surveys since July 27, but totally 7 surveys have errors, disqualified, or quota full. I only got 10 points for this week. There is no survey since yesterday too. I keep clicking “Take a survey” button, but still got nothing.

        In Mysurvey, I finally got one 150 points survey on Monday, but after that, they only offer sweeptakes reward in many surveys.

        But in globaltestmarket, I totally got 4 completed surveys in 3 days and can be redeem very soon (very close to 1000 points), so i guess I can have the cheque 3 weeks later. They have many surveys , more than OO and mysurvey now. OO only have a few surveys last week, close to 0. They must have some problems which make you disqualify again, hope they can be fix.

        Best regards,

        Mana

        • Remy "Se7en" says:

          Dear Mana,

          Yeah, I have had some issues with OO. So I hear you on your statement.

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          I have yet to take another MySurvey survey since I have gotten back from my vacation.

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          Yeah, GlobaTestMarket. Has a ton of surveys. But I find them very uneven with regards to effort Vs. points earned. If they improved that then I maybe back in favour of them. But I find it very hard to get myself motivated to do so many boring long surveys. Just to get my points to move beyond my current 200 points staleness.

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          Later Dayz,

          Remy

          • Mana says:

            Hi Remy

            Thank you for your reply! OO really need to focus on the issues and fix them. I am now concentrate on Globaltestmarket, because I just need 60 points to redeem another $50. Last week they gave me some surveys with 60 points, 45 points, 40 points and 35 points. So I can earn this quick in less than 1 1/2 month.

            I am really disappointed about Mysurvey, I only completed 4 surveys last months, only one survey has 150 points, others are 30 and 50. Last times , I received 10 surveys in 1 months and received two 300 points surveys and four 150 points surveys, others were 80 and 50.

            A month ago, I received a message from this forum, someone gave me a survey site and said to be the best, calls Angus Reid forum. But they only gave me 50 cents in one month with 4 surveys.

            I guess it’s summer time, people is getting lazy, that’s why there is not much survey.

            Best regards,

            Mana

          • Remy "Se7en" says:

            Dear Mana,

            No problem I’m more then happy to reply to your comments.

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            I agree with you on OO for sure.

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            Yeah, MySurvey can be all over the place. That does not surprise me at all.

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            Angus Reid is one of the best for sure. At least when it comes to time VS. rewards. I have done a 3 min survey and got $3 CAD. So they are very good. You just need to keep on top of the Monthly Mosaic surveys that only give you sweepstakes entries. You do them and you’ll really up your chance of getting god paid surveys by quite a bit. Just a heads up on that last bit.

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            Later Dayz,

            Remy

      • Mana says:

        Hi Remy

        Finally got 1 survey with $1.5 dollars from Angus Reid forum, but the survey is a little bit long, 20 minutes and don’t know when i can reach to $50 dollars for redemption.

        For OO, there is a survey ORD-58869-75NP keeps looping since last Friday, it resulted as “Started, not completed”. It also keeps sending me invitation to my email, everytime, I thought there is a new survey, so I click the link, it just direct me to this survey. I have contacted help desk for many times, but no one response. I just received a survey when click “Take a survey” button, after it asked “Did you travel in the past 12 months”, i said yes, it just kicked me out. There is no survey for 4 days.

        Also I know that some people’s account got frozen all in sudden , some compliants about no survey, disqualification and errors. And the technical team and help desk seem not like to help. i guess it’s time to stop for a while.

        Best regards,

        Mana

        • Remy "Se7en" says:

          Dear Mana,

          Yeah, 20 mins is way longer then most of the surveys I haev done for them.

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          Yeah, I guess OO is down for the count ATM so just cool your heels and move on and try again in a few dayz.

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          Now about OO complaints of accounts being frozen and such. This is the first I have heard of it for sometime now. There has been other issues but not that one specifically.

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          Later Dayz,

          Remy “Se7en”

          • Mana says:

            Hi Remy

            Just completed a 15 points survey, but when I go back to my dashboard, the result of this survey is “Completed” but didn’t credit me the points. i tried to reload and reload, still the same. I am quite mad about it. i have email to help desk, i hope that they can upload the points to my account today.

            Also i guess i should leave all the survey invitation from OO alone for a few days, because it must direct me to the problem survey, it keeps looping and sending me the invitation.

            Best regards,

            Mana

          • Remy "Se7en" says:

            Dear Mana,

            I’ve had the same issues. But never followed up on it. So, I can’t be for sure. If I actually got my points. But I hope I did.

            By all means let me know the outcome of said point snafoo.

            Later Dayz,

            Remy

      • Mana says:

        Hi Remy

        Heard that some people have their account frozen. How do you know it’s frozen? What is the meaning of frozen? They said they cannot cash out by paypal. I have tried mine, it works. But I am still worry about it.

        Did you see the logo has been changed? In front of the link http://

        Maybe they are under another company now. Just like last year.

        Some people told me that if the account is frozen, the main reasons are cheating, having more than 1 person doing the survey at the same time in one house, less participation….etc.

        Best regards,

        Boris

        • Remy "Se7en" says:

          Dear Mana,

          Yes you are correct. There have been actually quite a few reports (of frozen accounts).

          There can be a lot of reasons for such a result. You, already did mention a few of them. But there are more then I can (count). Just be honest and your good to go. You can still do surveys that you know you won’t qualify. Actually, it shows that you are an honest person (believe it or not). I do surveys about cars all the time. And I just say I don’t own one and probably never will.

          I also do pretty much the same for fashion or sport related surveys. The more surveys you do the more you’ll get. People think that getting kicked from a survey is “A REALLY BAD THING”. When in fact you should get kicked from just under 30% of all your surveys. (That is a guess-ta-mate) it varies based on survey site, persons age, sex time of year. And of course how long you have belonged to the survey site. Also the more accurate you are with your information matters a lot.

          But you won’t get a frozen account for minor slip ups. If you were incorrect about your date of birth. Because of a keyboard slip up or a frozen screen. Or just by sheer human error. Your good to go. Just don’t do it a lot. I would say a 5% to perhaps a 10% overall mistake ratio is almost expected. (By survey companies. It is built into their surveys and how you get your rewards.)

          Now, I know that a few days ago I tried to cash out for an Amazon.com e-gift card. To be real it is more of an e-check (then an e-gift card). It said it was down due to some issue. I can’t remember word for word what it said. But needles to say it was not an option for me then.

          I can’t say if it is back up. But I can say that my account and the accounts of most of my crew are up and NOT FROZEN. It ads up to me. As we do follow the rules and be as honest as possible with them and all other sites we deal with.

          I am also not gonna say. That All the FROZEN ACCOUNTS deserve it. They also have the human error factor as well. Oh and the whole tech breakdown issue as well. If they lost even one of their client servers. Then they could be right F**ked. Thank goodness for back ups. But it could take a longgggggg time to get back up.

          Now about if they are being taken over by another company. I can’t speak to that./ Nor have I even looked into it. Been a very busy guy.

          Is it possible ? Heck yeah. I saw 4 survey companies/sites turn into one. MySurvey.

          It is very hard to make a survey site that makes money and is trusted like NPD or Nielson Ratings.

          Private survey sites or company specific sites last longer and much more profitable. And that is to both the Survey site and the client. Such as you or me. They can offer better stuff for way less work. As they only need to cover maybe a handful of subjects. Instead of trying to get contracts from ever possible companies out there. In the end it comes down to the ratio. A ration of say 5 to 15 subjects will do better and last longer. Then a company that covers a 100 to several 1,000 subjects and or topics.

          Well that will be the end of massive reply. Hope you found it useful.

          Later Dayz,

          Remy

      • Mana says:

        Hi Remy

        Forgot to tell you that I received 6 surveys from OO on Thursday and Friday and completed them successfully. Just missed 3 surveys because I was busy ,so I cannot get them. But i have received 55 points. Hope that I am not in the list of frozen because I have more than $40 in the account now. I want to earn more and redeeme later.

        Also good news from Mysurvey and globaltestmarket, both of them have completed surveys and getting close to redemption again.

        • Remy "Se7en" says:

          Dear Mana,

          Thats all great to hear. I wish I had more time to do surveys. I use to make some pretty good coin.

          Later Dayz,

          Remy

          • Mana says:

            Hi Remy

            Just got a reply from a person , her account is frozen. I asked her how to know, she told me that she cannot claim money. i have tried to click “Redeem” button, I can go to the claim page, then i entered 100 points, it can go to paypal website. So my account is ok, right? not frozen?

            Best regards,

            Mana

          • Remy "Se7en" says:

            Dear Mana,

            I’m gonna make this quick. As I should probably be sleeping now.

            So on with your comment / Question. Now I woudl love to say I am a survey site expert. But I don’t like that word. Because of a certain service. I will not mention in this comment section.

            But as my crew tells me and some of our readership tells me “I know my Sh*t.” So I will tell you what a frozen account means generally speaking. So this may or may not be the way OO does it.

            There is the your locked out pre- log-on screen. Saying your username and password no longer work or your IP has been banned. Basically hitting a big fat brick wall right from the start.

            Then there is the post log-in screen lock out. Where is says something to the effect you have been bad and you are no longer a member. Or are banned or suspended for a set number of days. (I admit that the set number of days probably is one of the most rare forms of a frozen or dis-continued account.) As it takes way more effort on the survey sites part. And then there is the issue with the person wanting back in after say 30 days or 90 days.

            Then there is the uber unfair practice of making your account appear to be active. When in fact it has been limited in one or more ways. Say you can’t redeem your money. Or you only get one survey every 90 days. Or your account is time locked.

            But overall the worst is the last one. The one that everything appears to be ok. But yeah we will be taking all your points or money and making it worth nothing. By removing your option to cash out. It can be for money, gift cards, stuff like computer games . Pretty much any limitations on your choice of redemtion or lack there of.

            That whole deal should in my books. Be outright banned as a form of freezing an account. Or telling someone that they have been bad.

            Now I would agree in “ONLY 1 SITUATION”. And that would be “OUTRIGHT CHEATING THE SYSTEM”. I’m taking using bots or mods or making more then 1 account that you use with the same survey company. Which by the way. Is not allowed in 99.9% of all survey sites. The 0.1% of survey sites / companies that does is probably a scam anyways. Or has infected your computer with NASTY malware. So you should avoid them at all costs.

            Well that is the end of my part informative reply part rant……

            Later Dayz and I’m off to sleep,

            Remy

          • Mana says:

            HI Remy

            Thank you for your reply and sorry bothering your sleeping time.

            Yesterday I tried to redeem some points to paypal, it works , so my account is ok. A person told me not to redeem all the points from OO, he told me that if I redeemed all the points, OO may not like it because you seem like want to get out of the membership and leave forever. If you keep some hundred points in there, they may think that you will come back again.

            Now i have to earn more again, hope they will give me more next week. Usually I redeem twice a month. And there is a looping problem still happens. I remember that i told you before. it happens since july 31, that survey number still show up in survey inviitation today and yesterday. I asked help desk about it, but they said there is no problem, all i need to do is disregard the invitation for 1 or 2 weeks until the survey is closed.

            Best regards,

            Mana

          • Remy "Se7en" says:

            Dear Mana,

            No problem for the reply. I just need to learn just to walk away. Even when there are a ton of incoming unanswered comments.

            —————

            A person told me not to redeem all the points from OO, he told me that if I redeemed all the points, OO may not like it because you seem like want to get out of the membership and leave forever.

            That is the first time. I have ever heard of that. It seems very un-realistic to me. My thought on the matter is that if that is indeed true. It is both unfair and ridicules to expect that from anyone. Most people have a goal. Like myself. You may want $20 or $50 . So to say I would have to only redeem $10 or $40. Just to prevent OO from kicking me is TRULY INSANE.

            I redeem 2 times a year for the Amazon.com e-money / e-gift card. I actually generally will keep on doing surveys. Till I get my goal of $5 dollars or more above my set gift goal. (To cover my mates birthday and x-mas) I use to redeem Amazon.com money for myself. But the shipping cost more then the item I want. So it makes more sense to sea it for my over sea friends.

            Later Dayz,

            Remy

      • Mana says:

        Hi Remy

        OO is down, it’s normal this morning and evening. After the dinner, I tried to see if there is any survey, the website is down. I am not sure it’s my problem or not, I also afraid that “Frozen” comes to me. Would you try it? If OO is close, it’s a big problem, i still have 400 points inside.

        Best regards

        Mana

        • Remy "Se7en" says:

          Dear Mana,

          OO is partially down. It will let you get in but if you try to say claim a prize or look at your survey history. It will kick you out.

          So I think it is site wide issue not just your or my account. Normally there is at least some notice somewhere. But not in this case.

          No worries I’ll follow it up. And by all means if it starts to work again for you. Please let me know.

          Later Dayz,

          Remy

          • Mana says:

            Hi Remy

            Thank you for your reply! A help desk person just informed me to update my profile in order to take a survey. They said that they have some technical issue happened yesterday and has been resolved. But they said i should update my profile first. You think I should update the profile? Actually, i didn’t update the profile for 3 months.

            Best regards

            Mana

          • Remy "Se7en" says:

            Dear Mana,

            Your more then welcome.

            —————–

            You think I should update the profile ?

            Reply: Well Mana there really is no downside to updating your profile. So by all means do so. It may help it may not. But at least this way you have all your bases covered on your end.

            ——————

            When I checked OO this morning. And it keep on kicking me out randomly when ever I tried to do pretty much anything. So there is an issue there. But hopefully it will be ironed out sooner then later.

            ——————-

            Later Dayz,

            Remy

          • Mana says:

            Hi Remy

            i have checked and i can login with no problem, checked all buttons including “Take a survey”, “Redeem”, “survey history”, “contact us”…etc. But there is no survey when clicking take a survey button. i will see if there is a survey when clicking take a survey button in the afternoon or later, I will not update my profile. If there is no survey until evening, i guess i will update the profile.

            I have another problem on facebook now, a game having issue, still waiting for technical team to fix it.

            Best regards,

            Mana

          • Remy "Se7en" says:

            Dear Mana,

            Happy to hear OO seems as if it is back up.

            ———————–

            Sorry to hear your Facebook game. Unfortunately, I don’t know anything related to Facebook games and more of Facebook as a whole. I don’t even have an active account. It’s been way over 5 years since I have even had a half active account. So I can’t really help with any Facebook related questions. But I do have ppl on my team who maybe able to help. If need be.

            ————————

            Later Dayz,

            Remy

          • Mana says:

            Hi Remy

            Everything back to normal including facebook’s game. But there is no survey in OO since back to normal. Maybe I should update the profile as the help desk representative told me . I heard some people completed 2 surveys out of 4 after the website recovered.
            Until now, I still cannot receive any even I click the “Take a survey” button.

            Best regards,

            Mana

          • Remy "Se7en" says:

            Dear Mana,

            Good good.

            ————–

            Mana, I would not really worry if OO has no surveys at this time. They can’t have surveys all the time. Just sit back and wait. And be happy they are back up and you did not loss your points.

            Also it is probably a good idea to listen to the help desk with regards to updating your profile. I’ll probably be doing the same in fact I’ll be doing it after my dinner.

            —————-

            Just a heads up Mana. There will be a brand new freshly updated Opinion Outpost review. This upcoming Monday August 27th, 2012. Once it is up and live. I will want you to start commenting on that review comment section.

            Just so the rest of our readership can participate in any comments you or I leave.

            —————–

            Other then that have a good day and talk to ya soon….

            Later Dayz,

            Remy

            ————–

      • Mana says:

        Hi Remy

        The help desk from OO replied to me said ” We already have expedited your concern to properties in charge of managing our surveys. Likewise our technical is already looking into this. Rest assured that once we have come up with a resolution we will notify via email.”

        I guess there might be technical problem in my account, that’s why I still cannot receive any survey for 3 days. Some of my friends have already completed 5 surveys out of 9 after the website problem.

        I know that some people still cannot login or having problems with their account. I saw them in fOO acebook. They are complaining.

        I am still trying “Take a survey” button, hope can have a survey at very least.

        Best regards,,

        Mana

        • Remy "Se7en" says:

          Dear Mana,

          Wow. The help desk really seemed to pull out all the stops for you in regard to your issues. Maybe, in the future I should contact them myself. If I have any such issues.

          I’m really happy they seem to have their act together. Not to mention the fact they seem to actually care about their clients.

          ——————–

          Well Mana actually. I’ve had days myself when I had no surveys. Like, I said before they can’t have surveys everyday. Sometimes I’ve gone days without a proper survey. So I feel at least with me pretty common.

          ———————

          Later Dayz,

          Remy

          • Mana says:

            Hi Remy

            I received and completed one survey, it’s about Maclean’s magazine, but at the end , it just direct me to a page said that they cannot verify my participation and the survey number didn’t show up in my survey history. So i cannot tell the help desk the survey number.i just told them what’s the survey about. This is the only one survey today. The website still having issue, I hope they can find the survey number for me and upload my points. I am very disappointed and angry. I see there are many people having problems in OO facebook, they are complaining the errors after tthe recovery of the website.

            I am still waiting for the reply from help desk about checking my account.

            Best regards,

            Mana

          • Remy "Se7en" says:

            Dear Mana,

            That sucks. Sorry to hear that. I could of actually done that survey as I subscribe to that magazine.

            Later Dayz,

            Remy

          • Mana says:

            Hi Remy

            Something is wrong, i just completed another survey before dinner. i just checked my email, a representative just reply to me that the magazine survey number , it’s the same with the survey i completed in the evening. There must be a mix up problem.

            There are 2 surveys I completed today:

            1. The Maclean’s magazine survey
            2. The furniture store survey

            The help desk person told me the magazine survey is ORD-60828-NB27, but the furniture survey number also is ORD-60828-NB27. That’s weird!

            Best regards,

            Mana

          • Remy "Se7en" says:

            Dear Mana,

            You are indeed one of my hardcore followers. Kudos, I do appreciate the comments and views/hits.

            —————–

            Now about your comment. At this point I’m not sure what to tell you. People make mistakes. Computers make mistakes. Add that into a blender you have 2 things that make mistakes. In the end you hope at least the human can catch said mistakes before things go live.

            I always double and triple check everything that happens on The Computer Savvy Weblog. But I also have at least 2 other people who also look at my work and I look at there work to minimize the possibility of mistakes.

            But I am very aware it happens. And it happened at least 2 times when I was on vacation. I missed the word “to” in 2 Q+A feature titles and it made the titles make no sense at all. It made us look like we were in grade 3.

            So, yes it is frustrating and yes it makes you want to rip out your hair. But you need to just sit there and chill your heels for a bit. Relax bud your gonna burst a blood vessle. If I were to make note of every error I saw on survey sites I woudl run out of paper. And I woudl have not time to actully do surveys.

            I only really make a big deal for 2 reasons.

            1. They owe me money and it is already way over the period of time listed on their site. (A heads up on this one I tend to add sometimes dayz or weeks to their time line because as you know it is often low balled to make the user feel better.)

            2. I did a survey worth a lot of points and or money and. Something goes horribly wrong and I don’t get credited with it or it kicks me out at 90 something %.

            I would also complain. If the survey messed up my computer (It has happened before to me) or there site contained a cookies and or viruses that my scanners picked up.

            In the above case. I would scream bloody murder and want to talk to the bosses boss. And I can actually do that via this site as survey sites seem to care about my reviews and they also care about my WARNINGS. I put in said reviews. The last thing they would want is for me to do a scam watch feature. Or any feature about how their site is a mess and is dangerous to their users. Regardless if it be only a few people or a large group of people.

            As you know Mana. We do get reports or I have sited reports. From some of our readership about issues with OO or MySurvey or what have you. It does not take long for at least one of my team hearing about it. And that is without following survey sites on Facebook or Twitter.

            —————–

            Anyways, I’m done my rant Mana. I say just chill they will figure it out. It is always best not to be a thorn on anyones side to often or they could in theory ban you. Or evem just stop replying to your e-mails and phone calls.

            But it seems they actually care and have taken your reports to heart. So at least that is good news for both you and OO.

            —————–

            Oh boy was that ever a long reply…..

            Later Dayz bud,

            Remy

      • Mana says:

        Hi Remy

        It’s long time not come here. OO do the site update again and needs 2 hours. I am afraid that the problem will happen again after the update like last time, “No survey”. For one week, I earned more than 200 points, totally I got a 15 points survey out of 4 this morning only.

        For Global test market, I cannot completed 10/10 surveys this week, I only need 5 more points to redeem. Look like it wants to keep me at 995 points. But I do hope that I can complete one this week.

        For Mysurvey, I got four 150 points survey and one 5 points survey this month. But I didn’t get one last week.

        Angus Reid forum is a shit, i only got $2 since I join in July 1. I think I will stop doing it. I am not recommend this site to others.

        Best regards,

        Mana

        • Remy "Se7en" says:

          Dear Mana,

          As always welcome back…..

          —————————

          I’ve had nothing but issue after issue with OO. SO I have even delayed my review. Till I can speak to the help desk and ask them a few questions.

          —————————

          I use to like Global test market. But I have lost total interest in them. They are not fairly balanced in any sense of the word. But it never was.

          —————————

          Mana, I would have to strongly disagree with on Angus Reid. They are great. Yes, they have their moments, when they are less then good. But overall they have the best time Vs. points ratio. Out there in the survey site market. At this time.

          —————————

          Later Dayz,

          Remy

          • Mana says:

            Hi Remy

            OO still having problem, although I completed one 5 points survey. Today I received and completed a 10 points survey, but it is not credit, only 1 prize drawing. I sent message with screen shot to help desk for a half day, but no one response. Slow response is one of their problem. This week is really bad as people on OO facebook said, I only received 2 surveys, 1 completed, another one is not credit.

            Do you believe some people said they usually receive 200 points surveys and redeem more than $100 a week?

            In Mysurvey, I only completed one 50 points, three 5 points survey this week. But I only need 180 more points to redeem.
            About Global test market, I finally can redeem another $50. But this week , i can only completed 1 survey out of 12.
            For Angus Reid forum, i keep receiving no points surveys , so i keep ignore until they offer a survey with points.

            Best regards,

            Mana

          • Remy "Se7en" says:

            Dear Mana,

            Yeah, OO is a mess and it has affected quite a large number of users. So even thou OO help desk was quick to explain my issue and some what resolve it. There whole survey site platform is very glitch-y and not at all balanced.

            ——————————-

            Do you believe some people said they usually receive 200 points surveys and redeem more than $100 a week ?

            Reply: I do and I don’t. To me even doing every survey they send you. + surprise or random surveys and instant wins (in the game of chance). They would be hard pressed to make even over 15 points a day. So I figure they most be cheating somehow.

            Now, Mana on the flip side I have seen some people on other survey sites make huge sums of money. By themselves without cheating. They just spend a lot of time doing the surveys.

            To sum it up for you Mana. I really really have a hard time believing anyone. Who is honestly trying to tell me that they can make get 200 points a week. When there is not even enough surveys to even do that.

            So, no Mana. I would bet against these people with those types of claims. It is way to unrealistic to be done honestly with out cheating at some point in the process.

            ——————————-

            Later Dayz,

            Remy

      • Mana says:

        HI Remy

        I just read the comment on OO, the rate is 1.5 out 5. Wow, what happens? Last week , I made 275 points, isn’t it great? But since this Tuesday, there is no more survey. I am wondering what happens to them again! This week, I only made 35 points. Their survey seems become more smooth because this monday, there was a 35 minutes 25 points survey, it just asked me “Did you go to pharmacy for the past 3 months”, after I answered “Yes” , then it said thank you for participating and direct me to rating page and i got 25 points. I only used 10 seconds to complete it, but in the beginning, it said 35 minutes. That’s weird!

        In MySurvey, their customer service became worse, I have 2 completed surveys with a total of 300 points missing. I sent out 3 messages but no one response. Also they have less and less survey like OO.

        The most stable company is Global test market, they still offer surveys each week. I just redeemed another $50 2 weeks ago.

        Best regards,

        Mana

        • Remy "Se7en" says:

          Dear Mana,

          The reason for the low score is pretty simple. OO is still very glitch-y and we have a whole heap of complaints about them that we have received. 1.5 out of 5 is nice. At this point. Both myself and my crew have nothing but issues with them. So again the low score is justified. As we score it both as an independent users of. But we also score it using feedback from people such as yourself.

          ——————–

          MySurvey, Well they are decent. But very slow in awarding points. But they seem to have plenty of surveys to fill out. But I have not really had a lot of time to do so. So they pile up on my all the time.

          ——————–

          Global test market, as I said before I have never really been a big fan of them. Their points to time ratio is very unfair for the surveys they send out. Yes it is true that you can get a dozen or more survey invites a day but still. Unfair is unfair. No matter how you cut it.

          ———————

          PS: Mana, could you please use this link http://computersavvy.wordpress.com/2012/09/03/opinion-outpost-survey-site-review-september-2012/ to comment any further on OO or any other survey site. Thanks. As it is my most current OO survey site review.

          ———————

          Later Dayz,

          Remy

  2. dave364us says:

    why is my account frozen

    • Remy "Se7en" says:

      Dear dave364us,

      I’m not sure. But yours would be the 5th account today. That has been frozen and reported to us (As such).

      Thanks for the report,

      Remy “Se7en”

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