Is it illegal to make bots (automatic instructions) that fill out surveys, download apps, and plays them, all so it can earn me some gift cards or money?
I can tell you that a bot to fill out surveys will not work.How could it work?It would have to deal with captcha, typed answers and trick questions. Sometimes basic questions are asked twice, before and after survey. You cannot win.Website policies are governed by something called “terms of service”. When you register at a website and click that box, you are agreeing to rules the site list on the TOS page. It is highly recommended that all websites have a TOS (and privacy page). When you start a survey, you agree at the start to follow the rules.Please I want you to understand the difference as a citizen between criminal and civil offenses. Go to your country official pages to learn what that means. Some students learn this in school. A website is a new thing upon building and growth of the Internet. A website is a publication. The Internet is worldwide and covers many different laws and codes. Some rules are not laws but CODES or STATUTES. If you go online there is a document that you should read about “Netiquette”. This is correct online behavior that you should study for understanding.Illegal implies breaking a law where penalty is jail and or fine. It costs money to process law breakers (I hope you know this). So it is up to website security team to catch cheaters and ban them if caught. It is easy to block IP addresses. You can’t fake your personal data. A fake copy will not make any sense.For websites, it is scripts and the admin and team that enforce terms of service. They can catch you because when you surf the web from your computer or phone you send to the website your IP address. This appears in a record that records your visit complete with a set of your surfing details. (Did you know this?) When I go to raw stats on my web host, I can view the following for each visitor: browser, operating system, ISP, IP address, pages visited, referral page,You cannot cheat a survey because survey designers have found cheaters and can design it to stop it.The same goes for other earning methods. The admin knows. The admin rules. Don’t mess with web admin.There are many valid ways to earn online that do not involve tricks or time wasting methods. Your time is better spent doing it right. You will earn more and offer valuable service.
What's the best way to get users to read a set of instructions for filling out a form?
Your question confuses me a bit. What's missing is "WHY are the instructions displayed?" What makes them so important? More to the point, what makes them so important to the user?You say it's a simple form, but also say they must read the instructions before filling it out. If it's simple, what are all the instructions for? I haven't seen the form and already I'm confused.People will do things if they understand (and agree with) the purpose for doing them. If they don't understand the need for the instructions (e.g. because the form appears to be simple), you'll have a hard time getting users to read them (they won't see the need).My suggestion would be to take a step back from the design a bit and look at the form's purpose. If the instructions are to minimize data entry errors, look for ways in your design to do that and eliminate an instruction or two. For example, do real-time validation of things like zip codes, phone numbers, usernames, and anything else your web page can do.If the instructions are to educate the user on some specific process, look at the process to see if it can be made simpler or more obvious such that it doesn't need any explanation.Finally, don't forget user testing--ask some potential (or representative) users what they think works for them.
Why would a bank mail me an SSA-89 form to fill out for a new checking account after it's already been opened with money that's already been deposited (and even though I'm already an existing customer)?
Why would a bank mail me an SSA-89 form to fill out for a new checking account after it's already been opened with money that's already been deposited (and even though I'm already an existing customer)?Banks have rules regarding “knowing their customers” that they must comply with or face penalties. In all likelihood the SSN on your account was flagged for some reason or another. Maybe it was mistyped, or maybe you’re using a fake SSN. Either way, the bank is going to want to see documentation of your SSN or they’ll have to restrict or close the account.You should get ahold of the bank to avoid any hassles with the funds that are in there or any transactions your had set up.
How does one get invited to the Quora Partner Program? What criteria do they use, or is it completely random?
I live in Germany. I got an invite to the Quora partner program the day I landed in USA for a business trip. So from what I understand, irrespective of the number of views on your answers, there is some additional eligibility criteria for you to even get an email invite.If you read the terms of service, point 1 states:Eligibility. You must be located in the United States to participate in this Program. If you are a Quora employee, you are eligible to participate and earn up to a maximum of $200 USD a month. You also agree to be bound by the Platform Terms (https://www.quora.com/about/tos) as a condition of participation.Again, if you check the FAQ section:How can other people I know .participate?The program is invite-only at this time, but we intend to open it up to more people as time goes on.So my guess is that Quora is currently targeting people based out of USA, who are active on Quora, may or may not be answering questions frequently ( I have not answered questions frequently in the past year or so) and have a certain number of consistent answer views.Edit 1: Thanks to @Anita Scotch, I got to know that the Quora partner program is now available for other countries too. Copying Anuta’s comment here:If you reside in one of the Countries, The Quora Partner Program is active in, you are eligible to participate in the program.” ( I read more will be added, at some point, but here are the countries, currently eligible at this writing,) U.S., Japan, Germany, Spain, France, United Kingdom, Italy and Australia.11/14/2018Edit 2 : Here is the latest list of countries with 3 new additions eligible for the Quora Partner program:U.S., Japan, Germany, Spain, France, United Kingdom, Italy, Canada, Australia, Indonesia, India and Brazil.Thanks to Monoswita Rez for informing me about this update.
What are the formalities (instructions, filling out info in OMR, etc.) that we have to complete before starting the JEE Advanced exam? How much time do we get?
Hi!To know more about the formalities before starting JEE Advanced 2017 examination read JEE Advanced 2017 Exam Day Guidelines - What to carry to the examination hall?
How can I get more people to fill out my survey?
Make it compellingQuickly and clearly make these points:Who you are and why you are doing thisHow long it takesWhats in it for me -- why should someone help you by completing the surveyExample: "Please spend 3 minutes helping me make it easier to learn Mathematics. Answer 8 short questions for my eternal gratitude and (optional) credit on my research findings. Thank you SO MUCH for helping."Make it convenientKeep it shortShow up at the right place and time -- when people have the time and inclination to help. For example, when students are planning their schedules. Reward participationOffer gift cards, eBooks, study tips, or some other incentive for helping.Test and refineTest out different offers and even different question wording and ordering to learn which has the best response rate, then send more invitations to the offer with the highest response rate.Reward referralsIf offering a reward, increase it for referrals. Include a custom invite link that tracks referrals.