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  1. Tom Turkeriffic

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    Question?
    I have allot of money pending on HITS as old as 3 weeks back. Getting nervous when the amount owed (Pending) is hefty(over $100) I am doing daily like $40, actual pay at the end of the day is only $5-$6 showing up. Now I know some pay in a few days, some almost instant and some up to 15 days but I am like not wanting to do any more HITS until some of this is paid or (GASP) rejected.

    What is the proper time to wait before I message these people to move it along? Some say pay in 1 day but....still hanging. Thanks for all the great information on here. I hope I can help some day too.
     
  2. BloodRayen

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    maximum is 30days to approve/reject. you can do nothing but wait. especially the requesters that need lon to check back on work are unlikely to respond to mails.
     
  3. poly

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    Just started working here, have a few questions. I've been doing work for we-pay-you-fast, seems like pretty good money and is pretty easy. My question is does anybody know if your rejects get reset in the future? I got two rejects pretty fast, my fault as I was going too fast and accidentally clicked No instead of Yes, now I'm a lot more careful. I've been good since then, but now it says 2/20 for rejects. Does that reset back to 0 after a while?

    Also, is there any other HITS out there similar to we-pay-you-fast?
     
  4. CrazyInVegas

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    Hello, welcome to turk and the forum! Unfortunately once you receive a reject, it will always be with you, it will never really reset back to 0. It may however appear to get smoothed over if you have enough approved HITs to compensate for the rejections. You may notice someday that you have a 100% approval rate, but in reality, those rejects are still with you, you've just done so many HITs that were approved that it just isn't as obvious. I've seen somewhere that it is like a 2000/1 approved to rejected ratio to bring your percentage back up. (plz don't quote me on these exact numbers)
     
  5. poly

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    Thanks for the response! I should have been more specific, the rejects I was talking about are for the we-pay-you-fast system, not the general Mturk. When you are doing a we-pay-you-fast HIT, there is a window on the right with your status and ranking, and a number (that starts out 0/20 rejects), which I am at 2/20 right now. If you get to 20/20 (basically messing up 20 times), you are then blocked from doing their HITS anymore. So I was wondering if anybody familiar with we-pay-you-fast knows if that gets reset after a while.
     
  6. BloodRayen

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    iirc it was 20 rejects in 30 days, so it would reset kinda every month. not sure if they changed it since i no longer do anything for them
     
  7. CrazyInVegas

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    I haven't done those in a long time. However, they have literally been flooding my inbox over the last couple of days. I may have to head over and see what all the noise is about.
     
  8. Undead

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    Hello,

    I am new here :) I am waiting for my account to be approved. I wish it could go faster as it is the weekend and I am free tonight...anyway.

    From what I understood reading the forum, the first two weeks or so, I should concentrate on the number of tasks I do, in order to have a high number of approvals, and then I can get access to higher paying tasks? Is that correct?
     
  9. bantom59

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    Hello, I a 5 week new member on Mturk. I have all the scripts and all the extensions. I just passed over 500 approvals with a 90% rating. My question is my database will not update for the last 3 days.
    I have tried everything except deleting and restoring. I don't want to lose my data. Do you have any suggestions on this issue???????
    It will much appreciated,
    Thank you,
    bantom59
     
  10. Flora

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    Welcome to the forum!

    Correct. Your goal is to get to 1000 for better paying HITs.

    To build numbers, this thread is a good place to start:

    http://mturkforum.com/showthread.php?14750-Need-numbers-Look-here!&highlight=numbers

    Good luck!
     
  11. dyanisme

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    I just want to say ... Good for you! And since I can't start a new thread (I guess I'm too new as a forum member), I'll post it here. I've just spent a very frustrating week trying to use MTurk, and I can't imagine how anyone is making any money. I know that part of the point is that I have a whopping 38 hits and that I need to get to 1000 to see better paying HITs, but I honestly can't find a way that's going to get me to that goal in a reasonable amount of time.

    Sorry, yes I'm frustrated.

    HOW do you make the penny HITs work for you? If they were just one task - go in, do the task and move on - that would be one thing and I could see, settling in and knocking out a hundred in a sitting. But they want you to complete 10 or more tasks per HIT, and it ends up taking what feels like forever for one HIT that only pays a penny or two! I honestly don't get it, so any suggestions would be appreciated.

    I'm a fast typist, so I thought the transcriptions HITs would work for me. And, to an extent they do. The most success that I've are with Crowdsurf HITs. But even they end up taking a while, and I feel like the most I'll make is $1 an hour. Seriously? Are you guys working for that kind of money?? (I also tried another transcription Requestor (is that the right term?), and that was a complete disaster. I spent over five hours trying to do a 31 minute transcription and the pay is only $7! I ran out of time, but they've given me an extension since this was my first job. But honestly? I'm not sure how much more time I want to spend on something that's already taken an entire evening for very little pay. Yes, I knew what the pay was. But I never in my wildest dreams thought that a 31 minute transcription would take that much time. I'm a really fast typist!)

    So then I thought that since I'm good at Excel that a HIT involving web scrapping would work for me. I spent an entire evening loading the necessary add on, learning to use it and STILL couldn't get the darned thing to work correctly. I did three HITs, which I am certain will be rejected because I don't think I did them correctly, and quit in frustration (yep, there's that word again.)

    I've read the newbie threads, and there was lots of helpful info there. I know about the scripts, but I'm not yet sure which ones will help me the most. I have installed Turkopticon. But I still don't see how you guys are doing it.

    So if anyone has any suggestions, I'm all ears.

    And if you don't have any suggestions, know that you still have my honest admiration. I cannot figure out how you make this work for you.
     
  12. Spear

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  13. Undead

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    I received this email: Greetings from Amazon Mechanical Turk,
    We have completed our review of your Amazon Mechanical Turk Worker Account. We regret to inform you that you will not be permitted to work on Mechanical Turk.

    Our account review criteria are proprietary and we cannot disclose the reason why an invitation to complete registration has been denied. If our criteria for invitation changes, you may be invited to complete registration in the future.

    Did this happen to anyone?
    I don't understand why they didn't approve my account :(
     
  14. Flora

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    Where are you located at?

    They aren't accepting anyone from outside of the USA since I think 2012.
     
  15. Undead

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    Canada.

    Any ways I can go around it, like using an american adress and then change it to my canadian one after a while?
     
  16. Flora

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    I'm afraid there isn't. It would be different if you moved to the US but to try to get around that wouldn't work and is against TOS.

    Really sorry about that.
     
  17. FibonacciSequence

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    Are you in the United States? Only new workers who are in the US are being accepted. If you are, one reason could be that your information with the IRS didn't match up. One thing to know is that the address has to match exactly to what the IRS has on file for you.
     
  18. FibonacciSequence

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    Oops. Never mind. I see it's been answered.
     
  19. cricketshay

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    It takes a grest deal of patience and there is somewhat of a learning curve when you are first starting out. My advice would be to try to do a few surveys at first and 411 Richmond HITs to boost your numbers. After you complete 100 HITs you Will have more access to better paying things.

    The most I've ever made in a day was $30 but then I haven't dabbled in batches and I'm not trying to make more.

    The longer you work, the easier it gets. I would suggest downloading HIT Database and HIT Scrapper. They both make it easier. Also The Greatest HITs thread is a good place to find HITs and answers if you have questions that need immediate answers. Everyone I have encountered here are very nice and helpful.

    Good luck and don't give up!
     
  20. Makenitgr8

    Makenitgr8 New Member

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    I've been poking around on Mturk now for about a month just to see what the work and pay is like. I'm not finding details for Masters qualification? What is this nebulous achievement? Is based on a ratio of HITs done to accepted? I'm interested in doing this full time and would appreciate any feedback. Thanks.
     

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