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Dec 17 2014      Turkopticon will be down for up to 30 minutes starting 11 AM Pacific Time Monday December 22. (That's 2 PM Eastern Time and 12:30 AM Tuesday December 23 Indian Standard Time.) We are moving the site to a new server. After the move, the site should be faster and more reliable. We will also release a new version of the script that makes it so you don't have to "click the shield" any more. For more information, please see turkopticon-discuss.

Aug 20 2014      At some point in the last few days, Amazon changed the HIT listing on AMT very slightly. This broke Turkopticon. Here is a new version of the user script that should fix it.

If you use Chrome, you can install the script manually or use the Tampermonkey extension.

If you use Firefox, you can use Greasemonkey to install the script and the Toggle Mixed Active Content extension to disable Firefox's mixed content blocking.

Turkopticon helps the people in the 'crowd' of crowdsourcing watch out for each other—because nobody else seems to be.

Almost half of the Mechanical Turk workers who wrote their Bill of Rights demanded protection from employers who take their work without paying. Turkopticon lets you REPORT and AVOID shady employers.

snoogiebug from turkernation says, "if you do not have this please get it!!!! it does work and is worth it !!"


How Turkopticon works:

Turkopticon in action

Turkopticon adds functionality to Amazon Mechanical Turk as you browse for HITs and review status of work you've done. As you browse HITs, Turkopticon places a button next to each requester and highlights requesters for whom there are reviews from other workers. Bad reviews let you avoid shady employers and good reviews help you find fair ones. You can view reports made against requesters with a quick click.

As you review HITs you've completed, are there HITs you weren't fairly paid for? Turkopticon adds a button that lets you review requesters from your "Status Detail" page.

Other Turking resources:

Notes for requesters: