02/09 - Thankless Thursday!

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Hi all,

I am back after a while on mturk and I only see a few hits. That's very unusual and very disappointing. What happened here? And since when is this going on?
 

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Hi all,

I am back after a while on mturk and I only see a few hits. That's very unusual and very disappointing. What happened here? And since when is this going on?
It's been slowing down for the last few years, tbh. It's terrible rn - and no indication it will get better. Every few months it gets markedly worse.
 

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It's been slowing down for the last few years, tbh. It's terrible rn - and no indication it will get better. Every few months it gets markedly worse.
i do many tasks on prolific from people who i used to do hits for on mturk in the past.

i think it will get worse for mturk now that prolific has added "batch" capability.
 
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i do many tasks on prolific from people who i used to do hits for on mturk in the past.

i think it will get worse for mturk now that prolific has added "batch" capability.
they are just letting mturk die a slow death (all those billing issues for requesters - that's so telling)
 
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they are just letting mturk die a slow death (all those billing issues for requesters - that's so telling)
I am starting to question why I even log in to Mturk on my days off. At this point I won't really miss it if it goes away.
 
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i do many tasks on prolific from people who i used to do hits for on mturk in the past.

i think it will get worse for mturk now that prolific has added "batch" capability.
I do work on prolific but the work there isnt much either, for me. I have just moved to the UK so it's pretty slow here. I was getting decent work in the US on prolific. Havent seen any batches.

Any scripts for prolific?
 

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Title: BoxLifters!(~ 15 minutes) | Accept
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Title: BoxLifters!(~ 12 minutes) | Accept
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i do many tasks on prolific from people who i used to do hits for on mturk in the past.

i think it will get worse for mturk now that prolific has added "batch" capability.
has anyone gotten a batch yet on Prolific?
 
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Title: Survey about goals(~ 7 minutes) | Accept
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Hi all,

I am back after a while on mturk and I only see a few hits. That's very unusual and very disappointing. What happened here? And since when is this going on?
Rumors are swirling that it will be shutdown at the end of the year due to the feds stepping in and investigating a huge money laundering scheme but i don't know how true that is, seems plausible though as there hasn't been much work since last fall. I don't really work on the site anymore just monitor it in case anything decent pops up which is rare these days.
 
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