Valid or Invalid? That is the question…

by Team Swagbucks on Tue, January 10th, 2012 at 3:00 pm
As many of you know, taking surveys can be one of the most rewarding activities you can take part in on Swagbucks.  However, you could inadvertently be causing your account to be flagged .  If you are improperly taking surveys you can be disqualified for the current survey you are participating in, your account will be flagged, and eventually your survey account will be deactivated.  To avoid these situations please review the following reasons why you could be marked for invalid survey responses.

Poor Open-Ended Responses
When you come across questions that you need to fill in be sure you do not use gibberish, foul language, or a response that doesn’t relate to the questions being asked.  It is crucial that you provide valid feedback or your will be flagged for an invalid.

Speeding
If you answer survey questions too quickly it will not only cause you to be disqualified from that particular survey but your responses will also be flagged as invalid.  Make sure you read each question thoroughly and each corresponding option.

Red Herring/Trick Questions
These are questions that will ask you to pick option c regardless of the question, for example.  At any point during the survey you may come across a trick question.  Answering a Red Herring question incorrectly will result in a disqualification for that survey and a flag on your account for an invalid.

Contradictory Information
Providing contradictory information will cause your account to be flagged for an invalid.  An example of this would be registering as a female but selecting male when you take the survey.

Not Showing Up
If you agree to participate in a future focus group, recruitment, etc. and fail to show up you will be flagged as an invalid.

Please know, there are reason you can be screened out of a survey that are beyond your control, for example, the survey reached it quota, you do not meet the targeting criteria, etc.  There are also reasons that are within your control, like speeding through, that will also cause you to be DQ’d from a survey.  Keep these in mind next time you are going through a survey.

Remember, if you accumulate too many invalids, your survey account will be deactivated.

If you have any questions, please post them in response to this post.

Thank you,
~Nicole

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