Hey Turkers! I'm pretty new.. only been turking for 4 days. I've gotten some good HITs in and am about to reach 100 HITs. I've gotten messages from several requesters saying I did a great job with transcribing, quality checks, etc. I say this not to be a bragger (I swear.. I hate braggers). I say this so you'll know I do quality work before I tell you what happened. I did a transcribing HIT for CastingWords. It looked great, super easy.. and the $1.25 looked good to this noob. Forty-five minutes later, I had only made it through half of the h o r r i b l e 13-minute long audio clip. I listened to each little section multiple times to make sure I had it right, which was difficult (see below). I may have just been spoiled by the transcriptions I've done over the past few days, so please tell me if I have too high of expectations. Let me sum it up like this: there were an indeterminate amount of people in the clip. I had no idea how many people were talking. The instructions said 6. I heard at least 10 voices. It would have taken another solid hour just to go back and figure out who was who to make sure I had the speaker labels right. On top of that, half of the speakers were so far away from the mic that their voices sounded like Charlie Brown's teacher. By the time I realized how bad the clip was (it wasn't terrible in the first 5 minutes or so), I've sunk some serious time into this HIT. So.. 45 minutes later, I have to say I'm a bit perturbed. I thought about returning the HIT several times because I was not EVEN about to spend another hour doing the rest of the clip, then going back to figure out who was who. Then, guess what happens? The audio clip stops working. It won't let me rewind anymore. Anytime I try to drag the cursor back a few seconds, it goes to the beginning of the clip. I refresh the page, do everything I can think of to get it working again. No dice. At this point.. I'm so done. So I decide to submit what I have. In hindsight, probably not the best decision. I was just soo annoyed and had a strong desire to have at least something to show for the past 45 minutes. And I got something to show for it.. my first big, fat rejection. I put in the comments that I know it's incomplete and explain what happened with the audio clip. I also explain that the video was ridiculously hard to transcribe. I apologized if I did the wrong thing by submitting an incomplete transcript. So, all of this to say--was I completed wrong by doing this? Did you gasp out loud when you saw that I submitted an incomplete transcript? If so, I will tuck my little tail and accept my punishment. I would love some feedback on what I should have done so I don't commit an unforgivable sin next time. Thaanks for helping out a crazy noob .