Answers for All of Your New User Questions

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  1. pcdoctor

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    So I just joined this site, but looking at these sticky posts, many of them have loads of replies.

    A couple questions. Do some of these techniques still work despite the fact that this topic was started years back? Where would be a good place to start reading from?

    Is there a page or post that gets updated when things with mturk change that is easier for new mturk members to get started?
     
  2. Flora

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    Hi! Welcome. Yes most of the sticky posts are still good today. Not much has changed except for some new scripts that help people look for HITs.

    If you have any questions, feel free to join us in the daily thread where people hang out, share HITs and chat.
     
  3. pcdoctor

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    Awesome thank you
     
  4. BDelta

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    Has anyone been banned and reinstated? I had a bunch of submissions rejected by Site Mechanics for criteria that was not listed in their posting. I emailed them every day for each rejection for the past two weeks asking them to reconsider and stating that they did not request such info in their posting. They never replied to any of my emails. Then I got banned from Turk a few days ago. I'm almost certain they complained about me because there's no other reason why I would be banned. I called 5 days ago and they told me that I would receive an email explanation why my account was inactive in 24 hours. Never happened. I called twice yesterday and both times, they put me on hold and then I got mysteriously disconnected. Same exact thing happened today. I called and got "disconnected" again today. On the second time I called, I told the lady that I kept getting mysteriously disconnected. She told me that if we got disconnected, she had my phone number and she would definitely call me back "you have my word." We got disconnected, and she never called me back as she promised. I take it this will keep happening with them hoping I will eventually give up? Anyone been banned and reinstated. It seems so cowardly of them to do it in this manner and all because I was unfairly rejected and just wanted one reply to my inquiry. Any advice would be appreciated.
     
  5. Flora

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    Hello. Welcome to the forum.

    Sorry to hear about your account.

    Yes there have been people that got their accounts back after being banned. Only thing you can do is just keep calling until you get some answers.
     
  6. huberius34

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    hi,
    i am a first time user of mturk. i am not used to html and have difficulties to design my hit. where can i find some help? can i pay someone to design my first hit?
     
  7. Flora

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    :welcome: to the forum!

    You probably can get better answers at a requester forum regarding designing HITs. I'm sure someone can help you there.

    https://forums.aws.amazon.com/forum.jspa?forumID=11

    Good luck!
     
  8. MW5ZQYPEQ

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    How do I delete my Mturk Forum account? The Contact Us link down below leads to "Sorry. The email function has been disabled by the administrator."
     
  9. Flora

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    We usually don't delete accounts. There are alternatives. Check your inbox.


    Everyone - Feel free to PM me for any issues or questions you have.
     
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  11. Shaanshahin

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    I am new to mturk and confused about some task.where can i find tutorials to do task as a beginner??
     
  12. Flora

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    Welcome to Mturk and Mturkforum.

    To get started:

    Do these HITs to get you qualified for some HITs. https://worker.mturk.com/requesters/AXKBO5V1Y75RL/projects?ref=w_pl_prvw

    You need some turking tools to help you find good HITs and avoid bad ones. Install Turkopticon. There are scripts to help you find HITs. MTS, Hit Finder, HIt Scraper and few others. Install Tampermonkey before you install any scripts. List of scripts are in this thread: http://mturkforum.com/index.php?threads/updated-scripts-for-the-new-site.14524/

    You are limited to 100 HITs per day for 10 days including returns. Build up your numbers rather than focus on the pay at first. Your goal is 1,000 HITs then 5,000 and so forth so more HITs open up for you.

    After doing some for awhile, you'll have better idea of what questions to ask if any.
     
  13. Shaanshahin

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    Thank yous sir.
    Looking forward
     
  14. Terri

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    Hi,
    I used to turk back a few year ago. Since then all the scripts have changed or just don't work. I'm looking for a script I used to use but can't remember its name. In general, it allowed me to block requesters and hits so they would not show in a search.

    Any help?
     
  15. frood

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    Not sure about that particular script but this is the thread where the changes are being discussed/kept track of:
    http://mturkforum.com/index.php?threads/updated-scripts-for-the-new-site.14524/

    You might also want to ask in the daily Greatest HITs thread, as that sees the most traffic.
     
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    Are you using Greasemonkey or Tampermonkey? Try installing Tampermonkey.
     
  17. Teresa Driver

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    Hello,

    I'm fairly new. I downloaded some new scripts and it now shows and All Approved Rate and an All Rejected Rate. What is the All Rejected Rate? I have done about 450 hits and have had 3 rejected.
     
  18. Flora

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    Hi! :welcome: !

    The rejection rate shows the percentage of rejected you got out of all the HITs you have submitted. I mostly focus on the approval rate because there are HITs that requesters want at a certain percentage. You will see qualifications something like:

    Requirements: HIT approval rate (%) GreaterThanOrEqualTo 70; Location In US
    Requirements: HIT approval rate (%) GreaterThan 95; Location EqualTo US

    So you may qualify for HITs depending on the percentage of your Approval Rate. Keep that up as high as you can. Be careful with your rejections. Doesn't hurt to contact requesters to find out why or if you think you did it right and see if they will consider reversing them.
     
  19. Teresa Driver

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    One more question - does it hurt my rate if I return a hit? I've had some that once I start I no longer qualify or that has a bad link.
     
  20. Flora

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    No it does not hurt your rate or account to return any HITs. We are always returning HITs by not qualifying, something we don't understand or can't do, or we have done it before etc.

    There are times where there is no code at the end. Most of us just put in our worker ID instead and message the requesters. I've never been rejected when they failed to put in a code.

    Feel free to ask any questions. We are here to help. :)
     
  21. Teresa Driver

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    Thank you! That was very helpful!
     
  22. Teresa Driver

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    Another new user question from me. In the top right hand corner of my hits page are the letters FLBS. Because it's where it is, I cannot click on anything. Nothing works. I can't go to my page and transfer money. I can't copy my turk number. What do I do?
     
  23. Teresa Driver

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    FYI, I just figured out how to transfer money with that thing still up there but I still don't know what it is.
     
  24. SupaDupa

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    So I haven't turked in forever and a day but wanted to get back into it....until I saw the interface on mturk.com is totally different. Is there a script or a way I can change it back to how I had it 2-3 years ago?

    Thanks in advance :)
     
  25. Flora

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    Nope. Most of us don't like it and there's nothing we can do about it but adapt to it. :(
     
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    Thanks for the quick reply :) I hate change though :(. Do you know if old scripts work still work for the new look, or did everyone have to change everything when the new look was implemented?
     
  27. Flora

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    I hate it too. It was all we talked about for weeks, filled with complaints of what we didn't like. Now everyone has gotten used to it.

    All the scripts had to be updated to work on the new site. There is a thread on it with list of updated scripts. You may find your old ones on there updated or completely new ones like Panda Crazy that pretty much replaces Turkmaster. (Turkmaster has been updated for the new site but I'm not sure how well it works) Hit DB doesn't look like it's going to be updated so people have turned to Mturk Suite for that.

    http://mturkforum.com/index.php?threads/updated-scripts-for-the-new-site.14524/

    List of scripts is at the 3rd post on that thread.
     
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  28. FibonacciSequence

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    I like it but I'm using a bunch of scripts too lol. If you have suggestions mturk does take them and passes them on to the appropriate department.
     
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  29. FibonacciSequence

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    Did you leave off TO1 in that list?
     
  30. parro

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    Forget the old site. The new site is worker.mturk.com. We all got accustomed to it after a few weeks.
     
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