Many of you have noticed we are having some technical difficulties with the “Followers/Following” section on your member profiles.
Our IT team is doing their best to resolve this issue as soon as possible and we apologize for the inconvenience.
Important information on this issue:
- All followers are still there in the database and have not disappeared.
- We are limiting the number of followers/following displayed on the page to 50 since showing them all was exactly the root cause for significant registration delays, overall site slowness and unresponsiveness we were seeing lately.
- We are already working on a solution to this issue, keeping in mind the limitation that we cannot show them all.
We thank each and every one of you for your patience in this matter and hopefully we will have this resolved shortly.
The Toluna Team
Welcome to our community spotlight feature*. This week we chose Juliaacv’s topic asking “What prompted you to join Toluna and what is it that keeps you a member of Toluna?” Many of you responded with great answers and we’ve enjoyed reading all of them.
People from many different countries including US, Canada, Italy and Poland have responded to this topic. Friendship seems to be the number 1 reason why people stay:
Krzysztof512 : I came to Toluna 1.5 years ago for money doing surveys. I met a lot of people here from all over the world and I can exchange ideas and opinions. I am very happy to be a member of Toluna.
Ck_AnneJ : Like others, I was a member of Your 2 Cents, and it automatically shifted me over to Toluna. I really enjoyed it on here and have been able to make some money, but it takes a lot longer now, because of losing the social rewards. I still do surveys and some topics, but am not on as much as I used to be. I made a lot of new friends on here and still keep in touch with many of them. But I haven’t posted any new topics or polls for quite some time. It seems so hard to qualify for surveys any more. I plan to stick around for awhile at least.
Terri102066 : I joined the site 3 years ago. I was looking online for ways to make extra cash. I have stayed a member mainly for all of the nice people I have met on Toluna. I also enjoy the surveys and creating content for people to comment on and vote.
Fefedecat : I joined before the site went into beta. I liked the layout of the old site with the surveys and social reward points. Made many friends from all over, which some have left when the site turned into the beta. Why I stay, is because of the friendships I have made, also making polls, topics, thumbs and battles. No other site allows you [to] do that.
Lilshep : I was looking for more survey sites and Toluna was recommended so that is why I initially joined. I still stay because of the surveys but also because of all the good friends I have made here in the US and overseas. I would not leave because it is so much fun!!!
Joeruskin : I was a member of my2cents and it automatically switch over to Toluna. I did not understand Toluna at first and then I did some exploring and realized that I can earn money by doing more than just doing surveys. I ended up meeting a couple of people and before I knew it I ended up being friends with several wonderful people. We would create interesting topics and was earning points for cash at the same time. Now, what keeps me here is the surveys and MOST importantly is my friends.
Kari22 : Why do I stay on? ….. I think it’s the (virtual) friendships that have been built up that make this more special than other places. The support people give to one another that are often quite touching. It makes me feel good when someone tells me I’ve helped them feel better, even if I’m living across the world
We are thrilled that we have inspired so many people to reach out and create lasting friendships around the globe.
Here at Toluna, we always welcome feedback from our members and we listen to what everyone has to say about the changes to our program and website. We just want you to know, that we are constantly looking for ways to improve the site, and will always keep you updated on new programs and enhancements that will make your Toluna experience even more rewarding!
Toluna will be following this topic for the next few weeks so please feel free to share your opinion here.
A big thank you goes out to our Featured User, Juliaacv, for inspiring this week’s spotlight, and of course to all the contributors who joined in.
See you soon,
The Toluna Team
*As a reminder, each week, the Toluna team searches the site for the week’s most popular or intriguing member content, and will share that information with the community, right here on our blog. The “Featured User” we select will get a special 5,000 point bonus applied to their account for providing us with our weekly spotlight.
To be considered for next week’s community spotlight, post a link to your poll, opinion, thumb it or battle on the TolunaTeam topic here. If selected, we will contact you via email, and will post a message on your Wall so all of your followers and friends will know that you are a Featured Toluna User.
For more information about Community Spotlight click this link.