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kryss

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MTurk Crowd has an established group of mentors to help support and guide members new to MTurk. They are available via PM, just reach out and we'll be happy to help with any questions you have. Also feel free to ask any questions you have in the daily work threads or in the help and resources sub-forum. You can also tag them with @Mentor


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hi there
i am new to mturk and really finding it though to get a hit
 
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SweetiePuff

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stuffalleysays

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I have powers! All the powers!

Greetings from Amazon Mechanical Turk,

You've received a bonus from piersanti maurizio for work related to 3E22YV8GG1QXXLIHB0X7QS5CXXINP8.
The value of your bonus is: $1.00 USD

The Requester included this note:
Congratulations, you gave the right answer.
 

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I've been turking for 26 days. I'm looking for any advice on Speechpad.
I don't do transcription work either as it generally doesn't pay well enough for the average turker (despite appearing to be high paying).
 
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frogman31680

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I only cherry pick transciription work on here.

Single speaker, clear audio... what not.

Then I upload to youtube to a private account, use them to create basic subtitles. Download the subtitle file and then just clean up the words they get wrong.

It's still a crap shoot because youtube can be really good or REALLY BAD at transcribing.
 

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I am still really new and have a lot to learn I finally figured out and have added the mts extension but I was wondering if there was a resource page or an area I could find to really understand how to use it....so that I can take full advantage of it

thanks in advance
 

Kadauchi

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I am still really new and have a lot to learn I finally figured out and have added the mts extension but I was wondering if there was a resource page or an area I could find to really understand how to use it....so that I can take full advantage of it

thanks in advance
Unfortunately I have not updated the website showcasing MTS for the new Worker site yet.
 

Bethj

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I understand I just wanted to try to use it to its full potential I searched but will keep and eye out for more info....you have a lot to do just to get it working

thanks for the response
 

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Hey, Im new to amazon Turk and I have a question, under assigned qualifications I have two different hits that i've done surveys for, and they are also in my pending qualifications but I am unable to do any of their work anymore, does that mean they blocked me?
 

TSolo315

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Hey, Im new to amazon Turk and I have a question, under assigned qualifications I have two different hits that i've done surveys for, and they are also in my pending qualifications but I am unable to do any of their work anymore, does that mean they blocked me?
No. It is very common for survey requesters to issue you a qualification to prevent you from retaking a survey (if they post it again at a later date.) This is different from a block, which does not involve a qualification but will prevent you from working on anything from that requester.
 

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Another question, what do you do when you click on a HIT to complete it and the entire page shows up blank?
 
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Sarah Bonn

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I have a question, under assigned qualifications, there is a list of people i have done hits for, what does that mean?
 

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I have a question, under assigned qualifications, there is a list of people i have done hits for, what does that mean?
It means those requesters have given you a qualification. Sometimes it's a way they can prevent you from re-doing their work again if they post it again and don't want to have duplicate participants. Other requesters use it as a way to select who they do want to do their work and will only post HITs available for people who have their qualification.
 
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