01/17 - Tortuous Tuesday!

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Title: Answer a survey about the community in which you live and your experiences in it | Accept
Requester: Kimberly Taylor [A2K58W8SGPMMED] Contact
TV: [Hrly=$16.35] [Pay=Good] [Approval=~24 hrs] [Comm=Unrated] [Rej=0] [Blk=0]
TO: No Reviews
TO2: No Reviews
Reward: 0.50
Duration: 30:00
Available: 1
Description: In this study, we would like your opinion regarding the city/town/community you reside in. Please think about the community in which you live and your experiences in it. Please provide your honest replies to each question.
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Title: A few quick questions about juice(~ 2 minutes) | Accept
Requester: Rachel Gershon [A2DSUZ4B0G3OVH] Contact
TV: [Hrly=$10.94] [Pay=Fair] [Approval=~24 hrs] [Comm=Unrated] [Rej=0] [Blk=0]
TO: [Pay=2.87] [Fast=5.00] [Comm=4.50] [Fair=4.83] [Reviews=95] [ToS=0]
TO2: No Reviews
Reward: 0.21
Duration: 30:00
Available: 33
Description: Please take this short survey
Qualifications: Total approved HITs GreaterThanOrEqualTo 100; Exc: [-1150473613-401123] DoesNotExist ; rhsnlk98 GreaterThanOrEqualTo 100; HIT approval rate (%) GreaterThanOrEqualTo 95; Location In US
 

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Title: (PC only) A study on clothing (4 mins)(~ 4 minutes) | Accept
Requester: Suan C [A21Y6E2AA7C30V] Contact
TV: [Hrly=$7.44] [Pay=Low] [Approval=~24 hrs] [Comm=Unrated] [Rej=0] [Blk=0]
TO: No Reviews
TO2: No Reviews
Reward: 0.40
Duration: 2:00:00
Available: 10
Description: PC users only. Please give us your opinion about online clothing platform. Easy and interesting.
Qualifications: rhsnlk98 GreaterThanOrEqualTo 100; Exc: [2066282774-401122] DoesNotExist
 

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prolific not giving me a break today
 
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Did Samuel Gershman pay the bonus on that matching HIT? Or has he chosen to forget another one? As he sometimes does?
Greetings from Amazon Mechanical Turk,

You've received a bonus from Samuel Gershman for work related to 3ZTE0JGGCEEEPG6GLEUBLBR61LFCOV.
The value of your bonus is: $4.89 USD

The Requester included this note:
Thank you for your careful work on our HIT.

Thanks for being a Worker on Mechanical Turk!
 

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For several days I kept a valuable hit in Panda Crazy Max in the hope that I could catch it one day. But recently I lost my patience and deleted it, thinking that it is no longer active. But the surprise! Immediately that hit appeared in my dashboard and someone took it instantly.
What do you think ?
Is this just a coincidence?
I don't think so, especially since I've noticed this several times.
 

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For several days I kept a valuable hit in Panda Crazy Max in the hope that I could catch it one day. But recently I lost my patience and deleted it, thinking that it is no longer active. But the surprise! Immediately that hit appeared in my dashboard and someone took it instantly.
What do you think ?
Is this just a coincidence?
I don't think so, especially since I've noticed this several times.
Theres a ton of people doing hits on mturk all the time, not to mention the bots. Any valuable hits are going to get snapped up pretty much instantly. Especially if its one that gets reposted periodically like the $65 one floating around recently, people have that on panda to grab it as soon as its available again.
 
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Theres a ton of people doing hits on mturk all the time, not to mention the bots. Any valuable hits are going to get snapped up pretty much instantly. Especially if its one that gets reposted periodically like the $65 one floating around recently, people have that on panda to grab it as soon as its available again.
Agree with you,
Then why could it be accessed by someone else only after I deleted it?
And if it was still available, why couldn't I even grab it?
The problem I raised here is not so simple.
 
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Agree with you,
Then why could it be accessed by someone else only after I deleted it?
And if it was still available, why couldn't I even take it?
The problem I raised here is not so simple.
I don't think it's anything nefarious. it's probably been popping up, but people with a faster internet connection caught it. Or they have a dedicated laptop just for catching one specific hit. I don't think it was one specific person - just some that are faster, better internet, scripts, bots,that autoaccept hits that fit certain parameters, etc.
And there's more than one hit at a time most likely. They just get swooped on in the seconds it takes your hit catcher to cycle thru your hits, or refresh. Someone/someones just beat you to it.
Fact of life on mturk the last few years
 
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silly question, but are the tasks just titled "the taskTitle" real? I see a ton of them but never get them, even with them on my catcher. but it seems that all of them maybe have a different id number so its not possible to catch them?
 

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I don't think it's anything nefarious. it's probably been popping up, but people with a faster internet connection caught it. Or they have a dedicated laptop just for catching one specific hit. I don't think it was one specific person - just some that are faster, better internet, scripts, bots,that autoaccept hits that fit certain parameters, etc.
And there's more than one hit at a time most likely. They just get swooped on in the seconds it takes your hit catcher to cycle thru your hits, or refresh. Someone/someones just beat you to it.
Fact of life on mturk the last few years
I know it's about speed, and dexterity, but
The question was why he only grab it only AFTER I deleted it.
I want to say that the hit was not in my Queue, and if someone wanted to take it, they could do it at any time! He was in my Panda Crazy for 3 days, so there was no impediment to take him. And in addition, only after I deleted it did it appear in the Mturk dashboard, available to everyone who would have been qualified to access it.
It's something I can't understand unless I make some assumptions that might bother someone.
 
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Title: Survey about your opinions(~ 4 minutes) | PANDA
Requester: Kouchaki Lab [AITD5UBMZDT0Q]
TurkerView: [ $14.19 / hour ]
Description: In this survey, you will answer some questions about your thoughts and experiences.
Duration: 30 Min
Available: 67
Reward: $0.65
Qualifications:
  • rhsnlk98 GreaterThanOrEqualTo 100
  • Exc: [401740-401151] DoesNotExist
  • HIT approval rate (%) GreaterThanOrEqualTo 90
  • Location In US
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Title: Celebrity and Consumer Perceptions(~ 20 minutes) | PANDA
Requester: Lily Lin [A1EI291Y6131OG]
TurkerView: [ $16.79 / hour ]
Description: In this survey, you will be asked to view a series of photos and answer a number of questions. The survey will take around 15-20 minutes to complete.
Duration: 60 Min
Available: 21
Reward: $1.00
Qualifications:
  • Exc: [352721825-400229] DoesNotExist
  • rhsnlk98 GreaterThanOrEqualTo 100
  • HIT approval rate (%) GreaterThanOrEqualTo 95
  • Location In US
[3SIEQXXS6FJWDWO2FHE3SUV9PNJ4Q9]
 

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silly question, but are the tasks just titled "the taskTitle" real? I see a ton of them but never get them, even with them on my catcher. but it seems that all of them maybe have a different id number so its not possible to catch them?
oh it's real, real shitty
 
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