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The answer to "Why was my Amazon Mechanical Turk registration denied?"

Discussion in 'MTurk Help & Resources' started by electrolyte, Jan 17, 2017.

  1. electrolyte

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    Wow, heated discussion!
     
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    Adam is such a massive troll.

    "That's borderline racist!"

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    I was denied a turk account? Why?
     
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    That would be a better question for Amazon.
     
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    Unfortunately, there's no way to find out. Amazon uses a proprietary method to determine who to accept and who not to accept. The link above in the first post has some insight but that's about the best we've got.
     
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    That turns out to be a pretty good post by Panos, one of the best on the topic. I recognize him from doing some of his hits, and the post seems pretty thoughtful. My guess is that if you are American and already have an Amazon account with some degree of active use, you'll probably get approved. Anything else is iffy. Odds may be in your favor, but it's iffy.
     
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    Well, I'm a US citizen, have been buying from Amazon since 1997 (Oct to be precise, I just looked it up :), holding an Amazon CC for at least 8+ years in good standing, currently Amazon Prime member and still buying a lot of things from them regularly without any sort of problems in the 20 years. Credit rating 800+ - full time employed as a U Prof. Also denied without any reason, seems quite arbitrary.
     
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    Totally not an expert, but from randomness of the small sample on the board, maybe Amazon has some type of quota demographic algorithm used to keep a balance between workers and HITs, for age, region, sex, education, etc., so they can be sure of a diversified work force to satisfy the various crowdsourced tasks... I am sure that would serve Amazon best, insure fairness, and help to best meet a broad spectrum of requesters in order to perpetuate tasks for Mturk workers. For example I am a Prime user, over 50, unmarried and a homeowner... If I got my Reggie rejected, I would look for other "crowdfunded" sites, also would periodically retry registration process with Amazon, since I may meet a need for Mturk eventually...
     
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