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Improving Turkopticon with your experience

Tue Mar 17 2009 17:04 PDT

lilly (admin)

Turkopticon user Max C Turk suggested that it would be useful to be able to go from a well reviewed requester to all of their Amazon HITs. So Six whipped up the feature which you can see on the Requester Reviews page:
http://turkopticon.differenceengines.com/requesters

One thing to watch out for is that not all requesters have HITs up at all times so we'll see if we can offer an indication of that before you click without slowing down your web browsing experience.

Re: Improving Turkopticon with your experience

Wed Mar 18 2009 08:24 PDT

maxc...@g...

once again yay! :D

If you found a way to make an indicator this would be priceless!

P.S. I did have a thought on how you can do it. It wouldn't be 100% proof but maybe a start in the right direction. Here it is: You can try to tie it into the plugin. Since users browse hits all the time the plugin pulls data from the server to see if each requester has a rating yet. What if each time that data was pulled a variable for that requester got set to 5 minutes. Everytime a variable is reset the requester would be displayed green for 5 minutes. After 5 minutes of inactivity the variable would expire. It's not 100% but it would be better than nothing. What do you think?

Re: Improving Turkopticon with your experience

Sun Mar 29 2009 19:30 PDT

lilly (admin)

max, good idea! Your idea seems like it would work if there was always at least one turkopticon user browsing HITs. Right now, we have something like 60 users (tell your friends about us!) so I wonder how accurate the green would be. We will keep this in mind.

Re: Improving Turkopticon with your experience

Mon Jun 08 2009 20:03 PDT

tac...@g...

This is an awesome feature! It sure beats trying to figure out what search terms to use on mturk and hoping to find a requester who has a good reputation. Thank you for what you two are doing for us all!

Re: Improving Turkopticon with your experience

Fri Jul 24 2009 01:06 PDT

dnature...@y...

Boy am I glad to see this site! I only wish I read the John Vincent one before! that Requestor rejected all mine too and its easy finding emails and contact forms, now my rating is to low to do anything else since I worked 45 of his... I found you through Dolores Signature.. But how do we add information about the abusive requestors? That I am confused on...
- Dana "DNatureofDTrain"

Re: Improving Turkopticon with your experience

Fri Jul 24 2009 19:50 PDT

margari...@y...

hey, do you guys need any help? it can't pay any less than mturk! :-)

I'm pissed about US companies paying US workers like a dollar an hour - it seems like there should be a way to report them. I don't mind paying taxes on it, but jeez, at least make it reasonable.

seriously, if you guys need any gratis help, please let me know, i'd love to help you. we need more people that care.

mike

Re: Improving Turkopticon with your experience

Thu Sep 24 2009 00:27 PDT

meme20...@y...

Cracks me up how you focus on how to go from a well reviewed turker because that's not the subject really people that are looking on this site want to know who is really honest payers and who lie about jobs then steal work and don't pay "due to other turkers disagreeing with your work.

Re: Improving Turkopticon with your experience

Tue Jun 22 2010 19:16 PDT

Eric DeRosia

If you can offer such an indicator, Turkopticon could be the primary interface many workers use to find HITs. It would reward good requesters and punish bad ones, so good requesters will cheer you! (Why, oh why, doesn't MTurk integrate this into their own interface like eBay does?) Anyway, with such an indicator, you can replace MTurk as the primary interface people use!

BTW, I suggest you put an ad on your pages. It's easier to devote effort toward something when "the kindness of your heart" isn't the only reason for doing it. Ad support would be kinder to workers than a subscription-based model. It probably will not be big money at first, but if the indicator we're talking about really catches on, this could be big! Just a suggestion.

Re: Improving Turkopticon with your experience

Wed Sep 22 2010 09:41 PDT

mrha...@a...

Well its official Turk has completely went down heel. I started turking about 3 years ago it went great the first years I made 4 grand that year and then all of a sudden I got suspended. So I over looked it and began using my girlfriend account and the same thing happened suspended quickly. I wrote and ask why and got no explanation. I ended up making 4 accounts in the last few months and when I opened the accounts they had 99 percent ratings and still got suspend and my Amazon shopping account got wiped out and someone changed my user name when i wrote amazon they would not help. I decided to leave it alone for 6 months and I decided to use my mother-in-law's account and I moderated images and are these locations the same I only did a small amount each day of these and low and behold it got suspended and now turk will not respond and I believe the BBB should get involved because they are employers and they do nothing to protect there workers which makes a bad reputation for Amazon all across the board if they can't run this program successfully what makes people believe that they can sell items here and it is going to be a safe purchase. Your friendly A used to be Turker Fanatic now I have lost all respect for Amazon.

Re: Improving Turkopticon with your experience

Fri Sep 24 2010 11:37 PDT

mrha...@a...

what do you do when they suspend you and will not give a reason or even help investigate the issue I can understand if it was deliquent but when you spend time and effort you should at least have someone check into this. or give you a chance to explain or understand instead of getting left in the dark.

Re: Improving Turkopticon with your experience

Tue Dec 28 2010 14:54 PST

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Re: Improving Turkopticon with your experience

Tue Jul 28 2015 00:51 PDT

sun

Ad support would be kinder to workers than a subscription-based model. It probably will not be big money at first, but if the indicator we're talking about really catches on, this could be big! Just a suggestion.
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