Finding Great HITs 10/10 Treats Caturday

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    What is this?

    I am Tjbot! I'm a solution devised by the genious mods to prevent there ever being a day that hit threads aren't posted! The whole point of my existence is to post a hit thread if one doesn't exist by 12:08am PST. If you see this post, assume that this one is the main post. One of the mod team will clean up existing posts and consolidate once they wake up and get online. As my name indicates, I am a bot. I don't post, nor do I respond to PM's. If you have any problems, send an email to tjbot@ns4t.net or PM Tjololo, he can help out with any issues.
    Want to make tomorrow's thread? Just go for it!
     
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    Good morning!

    :sun::cloud:

    :catwave:

    Was going to take off today but hey there's HITs!
     
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    3 min Another good one. :ok:
    Title: Survey on consumer behavior (~10 minutes) | Accept
    Requester: Alexander Braun [A1AXFW8YQ9DOT8] Contact
    TV: No Reviews
    TO: No Reviews
    TO2: No Reviews
    Reward: 1.75
    Duration: 1:00:00
    Available: 1
    Description: This survey is conducted by the University of Mannheim (Germany) as part of a research project investigating consumer behavior.
    Qualifications: Masters Exists ; Location EqualTo US
     
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    :batch:
    Title: Main task [AllenNLP]: Quantity typing | Accept
    Requester: Allen NLP [A1DGZA8U7P1YIP] Contact
    TV: [Hrly=$17.52] [Pay=Good] [Approval=1-3 days] [Comm=Excellent] [Rej=0] [Blk=0]
    TO: [Pay=3.20] [Fast=4.50] [Comm=5.00] [Fair=5.00] [Reviews=5] [ToS=0]
    TO2: No Reviews
    Reward: 0.05
    Duration: 15:00
    Available: 1546
    Description: This is the main task for quantity typing. Please check the corresponding instructions at https://dev2.crowdaq.com/w/instruction/qiang/covid_quantity_overview. In the instruction, you will also find links to the qualification tasks.
    Qualifications: covid quant typing 10/2020 GreaterThanOrEqualTo 90; quantity extraction exam GreaterThanOrEqualTo 90
     
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    5 min - bit of writing
    Title: Value and the future | Accept
    Requester: IMC Lab [A1T434NH13YMQU] Contact
    TV: [Hrly=$21.50] [Pay=Generous] [Approval=~24 hrs] [Comm=Good] [Rej=1] [Blk=0]
    TO: [Pay=4.03] [Fast=4.60] [Comm=3.36] [Fair=4.61] [Reviews=79] [ToS=0]
    TO2: No Reviews
    Reward: 2.00
    Duration: 1:00:00
    Available: 1
    Description: Read a vignette and answer some questions about yourself
    Qualifications: Total approved HITs GreaterThan 1000; HIT approval rate (%) GreaterThan 98; Location EqualTo US
     
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    9 min - watch for the 20 min timer. Start right away if possible.
    Title: < 15 minutes survey | Accept
    Requester: Jay [A3BKKSPWFZ3BOU] Contact
    TV: [Hrly=$17.22] [Pay=Unrated] [Approval=~24 hrs] [Comm=Unrated] [Rej=0] [Blk=0]
    TO: No Reviews
    TO2: No Reviews
    Reward: 2.00
    Duration: 20:00
    Available: 1
    Description: We are researchers studying ethics and driving. Our questionnaire consists of an introduction with examples, 15 questions about ethics, and one last opinion question.
    Qualifications: Masters Exists ; Location EqualTo US
     
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    I wonder how strict he is about rejecting. I screwed one up before I realized it was wrong.
     
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    If you try to do that "survey for a cross-over e-commerce service" thing, be aware there's a short timer. Do the survey before you accept it.
     
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    I can't figure out how to do these at all! When you try to select the correct quantity and it spills over from one line to the next, like the 5 in
    "5 percent" is on the end of one line and the percent on the beginning of the next, it's almost impossible to select both of these as a single phrase!

    These are way too big a pain in the ass for five measly cents.
     
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    I haven't had any I needed to correct yet so I don't know. I did try to send him feedback requesting he put the instructions from the qual in these hits because I had to go find them. But then the feedback box wouldn't send so that was pointless. :eyeroll::poop:
     
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    And twice I've gotten errors when trying to submit and had to return them. >:( Not sure how many more I will do with all these problems.
     
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    I wish he'd do that, too. I think it would also be useful if he told us which question we failed on the qual task, so we wouldn't keep making whatever mistake that was, but I couldn't get the feedback box to work, either.

    Yeah, these are way too much of a headache for five damned cents.
     
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    Yeah, that's a good idea. I only got the qual for two of the four hits.
     
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    Ok now I got one to fix and it was way too hard to highlight the words and they were on the same line! Shouldn't be that hard.

    Another thing I just realized. When it's a number but not the kind they want, do you say it's not a quantity or say yes and mark it as the bottom choice, *not covid*. I did 50 hits and now I am second guessing all of them. :confused:
     
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    About 7 mins easy
    Title: < 15 minutes survey | Accept
    Requester: Jay [A3BKKSPWFZ3BOU] Contact
    TV: [Hrly=$17.22] [Pay=Unrated] [Approval=~24 hrs] [Comm=Unrated] [Rej=0] [Blk=0]
    TO: No Reviews
    TO2: No Reviews
    Reward: 2.00
    Duration: 20:00
    Available: 1
    Description: We are researchers studying ethics and driving. Our questionnaire consists of an introduction with examples, 15 questions about ethics, and one last opinion question.
    Qualifications: Masters Exists ; Location EqualTo US
     
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    6 min :nocode: unless I missed it
    Title: Perceptions of Gender Survey | Accept
    Requester: Ginges Lab [A149TXZJB2OWR7] Contact
    TV: [Hrly=$17.76] [Pay=Generous] [Approval=~24 hrs] [Comm=Unrated] [Rej=0] [Blk=0]
    TO: [Pay=3.25] [Fast=4.54] [Comm=3.73] [Fair=4.64] [Reviews=125] [ToS=0]
    TO2: No Reviews
    Reward: 1.75
    Duration: 1:00:00
    Available: 1
    Description: In this survey you will be asked to read different situations and then will answer questions about the gender of the person described in the situations.
    Qualifications: HIT approval rate (%) GreaterThan 85; Location EqualTo US
     
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    Did you miss me? Did you think I had FORGOTTEN?!

    It's HALLOWEEN TIME!! And you know what that means? YES! It's TRICK OR TREAT TIME!

    For those who don't know what Trick or Treat hits are, here's a little explanation in this spoiler:

    For you young whippersnappers who don't remember the Golden Days of Turk (tm), I used to run a thank-you event for the community every October. Why October? Halloween is my favorite holiday, and the hits tended to be scarce around that time so this gave people something to look forward to. The way it works is simple:

    I'll post a few batches per week, and I'll try to give some kind of notification around the time so people are aware. The notice is anywhere from an hour to no notice at all, depends on what I'm doing at the time. The batch would be for about 5 cents or something, not really worth writing home about, but that's not the fun part. The HIT itself consists of a button that you click. When you click the button, there's a 50% chance you will submit the hit which will auto approve in like a minute (You got a "Treat"). However, there's a 50% chance that you will get a "Trick" and the HIT will require you to return it. If you get a screen that says "YOU GOT TRICKED", return the hit so others can play. You'll get another chance another day. See "Hit Structure" for more info.

    And that's it! It's a fun thing I do to give back to the mturk community. All of you have been my friends and family for so many years, it's the least I can do.

    Hit structure
    So in prevoius years I was able to auto-return the hits. This isn't the case anymore, unfortunately. If you get a "trick", you'll be dumped to a "YOU GOT TRICKED" page, and you'll have to return the hit. Please be a good sport and return it, I have protections in place for force submission and circumvention. If I do find out you've cheated, you'll be granted a "cheater" qual which will permanently remove you from all of my hits, now and in the future, so play nice. The hits don't pay that well, you're not missing out on much. It's for the fun of the holiday, not to make a profit.

    When you accept the hit, you'll get to a page with a button that says "Click Here". Click that to play. There's a 50% chance you'll get a "Trick" and have to return, and a 50% chance you'll get a "Treat" and it'll submit itself (and approve automatically).

    If the HIT submits and you get a treat, you will be ineligible for the next hit only. For example, if you win Monday, you will not be able to accept the hit Wednesday, but you will be able to accept on Friday to try again. It might SOUND confusing, but don't worry, I'm handling all of it with qualifications. The only thing you need to remember is: If you SEE a trick or treat hit, you can accept it.

    How do you participate? Well I'm glad that you asked! I have a QUALIFICATION you'll need to request in order to participate. I'm going to include this qualification information in every single posting I make about these HITs, PLEASE READ IT! If you're already familiar with how things go it should be easy, but I swear every year I get people who mess it up. Please take the time to read it, you have time. Also, please don't forward the qualification information around. I want this qual to be restricted to the communities who've been so helpful to me in the past. I don't really want random people to have the qual. It helps keep the pool smaller and gives more people the opportunity to play!

    With that being said, here's the qualification information:
    The test is located at https://worker.mturk.com/qualifications/31RWV6EUEVXHTS6BFO0H4JW1EG9UA8 and the password is

    D9D9C49B189900FB06B0358FEF49A928

    Just copy that and paste it into the box and you should be good in 2 minutes (ish). That's all you need!

    As usual, this is a thing I do for fun, and may break. If you run into issues please let me know, but hopefully it'll be pretty easy. I've don this several times in the past and I don't expect any problems, but just in case, be patient. Also, the 50/50 chance is actually random. This is the code I use to determine whether people are tricked or treated: $approve = (rand(1,10) >= 6) ? true : false; That means "generate a number between 1 and 10, and if the number is 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5, then approval is 'true'. If the number is 6, 7, 8, 9, or 10, the approval is 'false'". So there are 5 chances to "treat" and 5 chances to "trick". I could probably just do a simple binary true/false instead of a number between 1 and 10, but I like that method better.

    I know I'm a little late this year but it's been rough to schedule things. I'm planning on running 3 hits per week, starting on Monday, 10/19/2020. The dates and times will be TBD (and I like being able to switch it up a bit). As usual, if you win you will be granted a qual that will make you ineligible for the next HIT posted. Don't worry about it though, if you can see the trick or treat hit, you can accept the trick or treat hit.

    Finally, as usual, I'm hoping to do a bigger HIT on Halloween day as well. I usually pay a little better for that one, and put more HITs out there. If you want to donate to increase the pot, you can contribute to the pool here https://paypal.me/pools/c/8tkqnwbZjq PLEASE NOTE! Donating WILL NOT increase your chances of winning. There will still be a larger Halloween HIT, but in the past people have expressed interest in making it "bigger", so I started taking donations for that. All money donated will be going into Mechanical Turk and will be distributed as part of the Halloween HITs, I can provide proof if you really don't trust me.

    Happy Halloween Everypony, and good luck!

    P.S. This announcement will be posted several times over the next week. I'll try to capture everyone, but the qual information will also be posted with the HIT announcements too.
     
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    By the way: This qual is NEW NEW NEW as in I JUST made it. You no longer have your other qual. You will NEED to get this one in order to do the HITs.
     
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