New Requester -- looking for transcription and trying MTurk

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  1. Gckroen

    Gckroen New Member

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    Hi Everyone.
    I'm a new requester -- I'm a journalist and have lots of audio interviews that need transcription, and some friends told me that MTurk was the way to go. I thought it seemed like a good idea, because I'm not a fan of paying a middle man, and I realized that the same transcription houses I was already using were themselves using MTurk.

    I am really new to this, and have only recently tried creating some hits. But something strange is happening -- I see them post to MTurk, but then they disappear almost instantly. Does that mean that someone has snapped them up? I can't tell if there is something wrong or if my hits are actually being accepted or not. How do I know? Can workers notify you that they have accepted your assignment? It seems like that should be obvious.

    So far no one submitted anything for me to review and accept -- so does that mean they accepted the assignment and then didn't finish? Or that no one ever accepted it? I would like to develop a good reputation -- I am happy to pay the going rate and offer bonuses to good workers, and I don't want to accidentally reject work or expire hits if people are actually working on them. I just expired a whole bunch because it didn't seem like anything was happening.

    Maybe someone on this forum can give me some advice on how to develop a good cadre of transcriptionists?

    Thanks!
     
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  3. Charlie Turkelly

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    Is it just me or is it a little rude to troll this MTurk forum to try to steal work from turkers?
     
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    Guys, this first post was all the way back in February. I think he has probably moved on. lol But yeah, just a little rude to try to steal work. And if you do go around doing this, at least be smart and private message the person.
     
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    Well at least Kalhana is on the ball LOL I didn't notice the original date either.
     
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    The poster removes her comments and yet the others quoted the comments on to the next frame. Andy needs to delete this whole thread.
     
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