Discussion in 'Requesters' started by rony.shawkat, Apr 20, 2012.
crowd flower suxxxx
Note that badass si usually used as a positive thing and sux is used as a negative term, therefore you're pretty much arguing with yourself ^_^
.. Badass because they have most amount of HIT's in mturk and suxx cause they pay lesser than most of the requester and delay the payment as well..
Badass means cool like arnold schwarzenegger.they suck because they reject HITs.
I agree with you they sucks because:
1- they only allow you to work on limited approx. 10 hits even if you accuracy was 100%.
2- their evaluation system is stupid you will be rejected for no fair reasons.
3- they don't tell if you are qualified for the hits or not, until you accept the hit and probably you will be not qualified and have to return the hit.
4- they pay very low for too many entries per hit.
5- some of their hits have too many complicated rules and instructions.
6- slow approval.
+1 for this post. I really agree with you Emmy. I don't want to see their HITs any more.
I've done around 20k hits from CrowdFlower and concluded this. They never approve or reject hits. Not a single reject! They have auto accept set at 86400 (exactly 24h), and as soon as you submit your hit you know that tomorrow at the same time it will be accepted and paid. They aren't slow - slow is to wait 2-3 weeks for acceptance. Most of the requesters need more than 24h to pay you.
They pay really low wages for the amount of work, but sometimes there are some good and profitable hits, you just have to catch them.
If you found some good paying HITs then please share once.
I dislike this requester more then any other at the moment. I have done numerous jobs for them and suddenly I get hit with a low accuracy because somebody decided that their 'opinion' is correct and that my 'opinion' is wrong.
These are not always straight forward jobs. They may ask for you to choose the most relevant article and then after you are told it's wrong they reveal they want the asociation between the media outlet and the topic relation instead.
Right now they are really ticking me off, they have the exact same work posted about a dozen time for 500 hits each. But all the titles are very different. Pay is extremly low on these and the amount of work is high and very time consuming.
Currently they are posting the same work over and over 1cent higher then crowd source.
I avoid them at all costs now.
I agree.. I do not want to see crowdflower any more. They are the reason for most of my returned hits.. I go to the hit and it looks available, I click on it, and then it says there are no more hits available. Never want to see theirs on there again. Wish there was a way to dispute returned hits for this very reason.
I have boycotted Crowdflower like forever.. I dont even look for the detail for them.. I will never work for them
+1 for Rony's post. But, I do only now good HITs from them, with good pay.
Yeah they suck ass, I had 100% accuracy, then after 2 bogus test questions it dropped and they said I can't do anymore.
Yeah, the majority of their hits make you feel like your some poor Chinese kid working in a sweatshop, but you just have to ignore those hits and work on the ones that you find appealing. I did about 200 of the sentiment Twitter HIT's before they were all out of work (my accuracy stayed above 90%) and each HIT only took 14 seconds on average. Just find the right hits by them, and avoid the rest.
That's the one I got banned from. The first 6 hits I had 100% Accuracy, then I got bombed by one hit full of test questions, it dropped to 60%, and they said I'm under review now
I also did alot of the twitter sentiment hit's for them although i do think most of their hts are a waste of time those hit's yesterday we're easy and fair paying as well!
One hit full of test questions ? Can you please elaborate ?
The hit's consisted of reading Twitter Hit's i think there were 8 Twitter's per hit.
After reading the twitter comment you had to choose if the hit was a positive,negative,or neutral comment about the company/item in question.
it took me about 15 to 30 seconds to finish each hit each hit was $0.12.
1.randomuser# Camero is the greatest car every made!!!
2.randomuser# I hate Tacobell they always get my order wrong.
I'm very leery of this company's reliability as far as being fair and objective is concerned. For me, it's just not worth the risk. It'll upset my Zen.
At crowdsourcing employment company CrowdFlower in San Francisco, marketing manager Mollie Allick confirms that, "Yes, we have a refrigerator full of beer" (and soda). There's also a fully-stocked kitchen. "We're all adults, and people drink at their own discretion."
You are correct. Some times there are really good HITs.....