Help with international cards

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  1. Caillte

    Caillte New Member

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    My rating with him/them is currently at an 88 percent. I know I do the US cards correctly. Maybe someone can clear up some other stuff for me?

    What's the correct way to fill in the address for international cards? I know the lines have to match, but they don't have "states" and ship codes. I typically just filled in the info like it didn't have a state or zip and just put each line on the form to match each line of the card.

    What about 1-800 numbers. Do I just drop the 1 and mark it as other? What about numbers listed as "direct" is this other or office?

    Trying to figure out what I'm doing wrong.

    What about logos that have words that belong with it? Do I just leave out the words?

    Us cards that have more than one address or more than one email or site? How do you deal with those?


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  2. bobbie01

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    It would be easier to know what you are talking about if you told us what HITs you are working on.
     
  3. TurtleTape

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    bobbie: It's the Oscar Smith requester sub ;)

    I usually only put international addresses in the address lines, adding as needed(so I ignore the state/zip/etc).

    I put 1800 numbers in the default, I just drop the 1.

    If the words are part of the logo, I usually include them.

    I always use the first address or website when there are multiple ones. That's either the top or the one on the left if they're on the same line.
     
  4. Caillte

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    Thank you!
     
  5. danawhitaker

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    One of the most annoying things I find about these is that everyone's asking these questions, but Oscar (or whoever runs the Oscar HITs) doesn't seem to think it's worth putting in the instructions. I e-mailed recently to ask several questions - one of which was what to do about multiple names, companies, etc., and the other was how to handle international addresses. I got an answer to the question about multiple names, but he completely ignored my paragraph asking about international addresses. You'd think they'd want to save themselves all the e-mails from people and would add all these special little instructions into the, I don't know, actual instructions.

    I've scoured various forums as I've been working on these to try and find answers, and often I'll find conflicting information. Some say put International in the first address line for those, others do not. Some say to go ahead and fill in state/city/zip fields as appropriate for international fields - others say not to put anything in those fields at all.

    I see various information and have contradictory experience when it comes to stuff in all caps. Some people say if the entire card is in all caps, then the entire HIT should be completed that way. But I've got a rating that varies from 87-95 and have never put cards with all caps in all caps. I capitalize things that are obvious - like if someone has an e-mail address that is JoeSmith@JoeSmith, I will capitalize those. But if the font on the card just happens to be on that looks like all caps, I wouldn't put JOESMITH@JOESMITH. And I run into that quite frequently, so I'd think if that were a problem I'd have a lot lower of a score than 87-95.

    Has anyone put together a confirmed sticky FAQ of the stuff that's missing from the instructions of these HITs? I enjoy doing them, but I cannot stand not having an exact system for doing things. Why there aren't instructions in there for how to make unreadable cards or foreign language cards is just beyond my comprehension. Is it to purposefully keep people's scores below the trusted worker threshold?
     
  6. Flora

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    Exactly! I think that is what's going on. He doesn't want anyone to be perfect so he lets the confusion continue.

    I did the very same thing, I researched through the threads, gathered up all the info on how to do it correctly and yet I've never gotten over 90. I do my work the same way each time and my score jumps up and down from one day to the next. It doesn't make sense. After all that aggravation and trying hard, I finally gave up. I refuse to do anymore of his HITS. I've never felt better about myself since.
     
  7. ewd76

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    "Oscar" is actually the Linkedin company, so don't expect much in the way of real answers, any more than you would from MTurk.
     
  8. ewd76

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    I've tried the thing with using regular capitalization in the way you suggested. Usually when I do that, my rating goes down and I stop. I hadn't done any Oscar hits in several days and last night I tried this again. This morning my rating is down by one point.
     
  9. danawhitaker

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    I haven't done any in quite a while now. I keep finding other HITs to work on that pay at a better rate and are less stressful in that regard. If I couldn't find anything else to work on, I'd fall back on them, but I now consider them a HIT of last resort. My score is still hovering around 90.
     

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