So Associated Content sent me my payments for the past seven months today. I'm not sure why it took so long, but it totaled $1.75. Not much, but it's for only two articles, and it's in addition to the initial payments of $4 or $5 per article. It's also not bad considering that I haven't logged in for months.
Also, I am five points away from a cashout at Global Test Market survey site. It took seven months, but it's a $50 cashout and it's pretty fun and easy. If you're feeling grateful, leave a comment or send me a quick email (retrogradesonnet [at] gmail .com) so I can send you a referral invitation.