something that really bugs me

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  1. rweiss

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    i just got a rejection because i failed a "consistency" test. the fact that my answers didn't seem consistent according to some test doesn't mean i wasn't giving my full effort. i take hits very seriously. there are times when inconsistency just shows that there are many gray areas involved and i didn't feel strongly towards one choice over the other; few things in life (or hits) are black and white. the problem is that all my time and effort was wasted. it's one thing for a requester to withhold a potenital bonus because (s)he feels work was not up to par. but to get zero compensation, plus a rejection on my record, in return for my effort is just not fair. this is one of the flaws of M-turk; it's often an all-or-nothing proposition and rejections, i've learned, are one-sided and sometimes unjustified.

    bob
     
  2. rweiss

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    addendum to my own post: "rejection comment read: failed consistency test and/or validity criteria." it's just not fair.
     
  3. Flora

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    Try sending the requester a message and explain what you said in your top post. It makes sense. We tend to think differently or change our thinking as we answer questions. I do that too. Sometimes after I'm done, I wonder to myself, was I consistent with my answers? We shouldn't be thinking like that just because they want us to be consistent. We just go with our feelings at the moment.

    You got nothing to lose by contacting them.

    Feel free to join us at the Great HITs daily thread where we hang out. You'll likely get more responses there.
     
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