Requstors that we should not hit
I thought I'd start with a few requesters that we should not hit because they either reject hits or put hits up that are crap.
Here's my list so far:
DO NOT HIT:
Scabl - cheap
Zachary Olander - gets you to enter personal info, rejects a lot
MIT Sloan School of Management - very long survey (1/2 hour plus for .50)
Erica B Slotter - don't remember, but was on my 'do no hit' list
Hellen Shurmer - this one just posted an easy $1 hit, probably screwed up on it, and then rejects me even though she screwed up. I'm still awaiting her email response to see if she will fix this (my guess is that she can't once it's rejected
Pep services--------------NEVER DO
JOHN GADDY--------------KING OF WRITING HITS
DAVID MATCHETT---------JACK OF WRITING HITS
CASTINGWORDS-----------KING OF TRANSCRIPTION
SPEAKER TEXT------------JACK OF TRANSCRIPTION
YALE COGNITION----------KING OF SURVEYS
Classify This -- They will approve approve approve, then will mass reject you and kill you approval rating. They will not answer emails without just reasoning. Oh. They will also block you too.
Just wanted to add that my hit with Hellen Shurmer was also rejected (a $1.00 survey). I contacted the requestor to ask why it was rejected, but have not received a response as of yet. It would be nice to know why a hit was rejected.
In response to Rosemary
There is no reason. She is a scammer as I mentioned. See the main forum, I posted the details there.
Similar Problems with Helen, Scabl
Hello all! I just joined the MTURK forums today, and I have been MTURKing for about a month now. As of this moment, my hit rejection rate is at 1%, with 490 hits accepted and 5 rejected. One of these was from the company Scabl. Now, when I have problems with a HIT I am working on (specifically, surveys are the ones I usually do), I usually contact the employer when I submit the hit, to try to explain what issues I experienced during a hit. Well, after accepting AND COMPLETING a recent hit by Scabl (Social and Cognitive study of something) I was not generated a code at the end of the survey. I submitted, and explained, in hopes of them being responsible for their tests and any bugs/glitches within. I received an e-mail back a few days from someone who did not identify who they were, what company the hit was for, or any more details that could have helped me to identify the survey, being that it wasn't exactly fresh in my mind. On top of that, the sender of the e-mail was inquiring about an 'error message' (Nowhere in my submission did I mention anything about that). So, of course, I started wracking my brain trying to remember an error message. I couldn't remember one. I believe I e-mailed back and told them I was having trouble remembering the error message. I was rejected shortly after this last e-mail. While I do give them credit for showing that they tried, I do not believe the outcome would have been different either way, being that they were asking me a question that couldn't be answered. Needless to say, I am the type of person to e-mail every rejection I have (there's only been 5). I e-mailed them through the link I got on my HITS page, and they told me I was rejected because they got no data, they tried to work with me, and that I could've submitted a description of the paragraph from the survey to confirm my participation (First time I've heard of that option). Needless to say, I feel that Scabl unjustly rejected my work, and they are NOT worth the effort of completing and trying to get your money. Thanks for listening, I am a bit frustrated about this; and I thought that I would spread the word....Also I do believe that Helen is one of my 5 rejections as well....what are the odds? LOL!
Last edited by Jendailey24; 12-12-2011 at 08:39 PM.
Reason: Forgot to mention
Scabl - not worth it and untrustworthy
Scabl also rejected me for no apparent reason. That and that they are cheap is the reason I listed them. Out of two HITs through them, the first one paid (took an extremely long time, $1 an hour equivalent) and I quit them after the second one which was rejected.
Yeah, we should boycott them.
Add ProductRnR - 1 cent for an easily moderating images. BUT!! They load 3 or 4 broken images and if you accept the hit, they will reject your work. They know too well that the images don't load and get you to work for free. I tried to contact them 4 times to ask how many are "too many."
for my case I stopped doing the CF's card works of checking the fields and they use an auto approval that is the most wrong thing they doing to value our task. The case is that if many people done worng answer and we do the correct answer our answer will be rejected against the false majority % of bad turkers. I got some mails from them and got some money from them as bonus and apologizing to me telling me to do more HITs from them. I tried and same happened many times thus my approval rate gone down for no reason. So me say a big NO to theirs (CF) card work of checking the fields.