Posting there has become like trying to tip-toe through a minefield. And frankly, Spamgirl appears to have lost her damn mind. I used to love the place. Hell, I used to really like Spamgirl.
Now I'd sooner stick a fork in a wall socket than visit TN.
I remember the early discussions about "malicious lurkers" who read about the good hits/surveys/requesters, but apparently use that info and never share their own tips. I remember thinking/saying that a 2 tiered forum of some sort could fix that, but christ on a cracker! I wasn't suggesting that 99% of the forum population get relegated to non-turk-only discussions for...months? Hundreds or thousands of OT posts?
Athena, you're spot on.
I stopped going there when a thread on transcription tips I posted on (and got thanked for) disappeared behind the Wall... There's no point to hanging out there trying to please the powers-that-be for, what, 150 posts? Why bother?
Any forum has lurkers and contributors - it's the nature of the beast.
I don't give a damn, really, what they do or do not do, know or do not know, "over there". I'm quite happy where I am.
i tried it and got banned after 20 mins
And what if just the IP address is banned? They'd still show up in the members list, wouldn't they?
And I don't think their posting looks like BS, no matter how you put it. 20 minutes or a week - they're ban-happy and...
well really - who gives a fekk? they've been too private for too long and Andy's enabled people to get almost-real time help and leads for HITs. It's incredible to me how well it's worked out for everyone. I just like to watch, as I'm no longer concentrating on turking.
^^^ Agreed with everything whimsy says
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