New points system coming soon!

When we launched the new Toluna last October, we were faced with several problems related to our points for opinions policy. There were many attempts to cheat by copying and posting the same opinion on multiple topics, and a great deal of junk content. As a result, we were forced to moderate opinions before awarding the points; this put an end to the most of the bad content on the site, but also caused our members inconvenient delays in receiving their points and vouchers.

So we brainstormed, and decided it was time for a change; and thus was born a brand new social points system, which will reward members of the Toluna Community for the quality and popularity of the content they create, as measured by the other members of the community. The new system will reward members for the polls and opinion topics they create as well as the opinions they post, and will not affect points awarded for participation in surveys, sponsored polls and personal interest surveys.

We will be making a detailed announcement shortly, with all the information you’ll need to know; keep watching this space for more details.

See you on the site,
Avner & the Toluna Team

10 responses to “New points system coming soon!”

  1. Anonymous says :

    Sounds like a good plan, I just hope it works. Maybe then Toluna can put more people in charge of sending out the vouchers we’ve earned. seriously, they should be emailed in 24 hours. I don’t see what the hold-up is.

  2. caroldukest says :

    i look forward to this, it would be good to get rewarded for creating opinions as well as repling to them

  3. Tom Windsor says :

    Wow, this is a really great idea to improve the site. Good thinking Toluna!

  4. Anonymous says :

    Anything that makes the system more efficient is better. But why has ipoints been taken off the rewards.

  5. Anonymous says :

    with regard to vouchers – why do you only get a £10 Amazon Voucher for 60000 points yet you get a £12 HMV one for the same amount of points ????

  6. Anonymous says :

    though this seems like a fairer system, you do get a lot of people mark opinions “Not Useful” just to be difficult so people might lose out on points because of this.

  7. Anonymous says :

    I hope this new system works.It sounds like a good idea.

  8. Olivier says :

    So now you have to answer what you know is popular to get points.

    If that is the case, I don’t think I will have many points for giving my honest opinion.

    Statistics are likely to affected by this method. I am totally against it.
    I would rather not have points.

  9. Anonymous says :

    This is a very very bad idea, it could kill Toluna as people will always vote “Not Useful” when they don’t agree. Seems like a convenient
    way for Toluna to give out fewer points to me.

  10. Anonymous says :

    I try to look for opinions which only have a few posts as I feel what I have to say will be ‘lost in the masses’. i’m worried this will now just encourage me to post in the popular opinions to increase my chances of receiving useful votes. I really don’t think this will work as people will just vote not useful if they just somply don’t agree with what I’ve said.

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