02/16 - Tired Thursday

Discussion in 'Daily mTurk HITs Threads' started by gurlondrums, Feb 16, 2023.

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  1. Anna_Morphic

    Anna_Morphic Well-Known Turker

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    I'm sure I saw someone post they had trouble with Firefox so that's why I asked. Maybe you can uninstall and reinstall the scripts you are running?
     
  2. LaneyB

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    Yep, cleared it. And I have also had to go over to Connect more than I feel like.
     
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  3. gurlondrums

    gurlondrums Cracker of the Step Whip

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    I'm sorry to hear that. I don't have any issues with the site but I also don't run a scraper all day like most turkers do. What one do you use and can you adjust the settings? Scripts constantly refreshing too fast won't let you catch or submit much, I'm afraid.
     
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  4. mdeem

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    Browsers and programs make zero difference with this issue

    The entire MTurk site literally goes down. There is nothing you can do
     
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  5. malysa

    malysa Survey Slinger TurkerView Masters

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    A couple nights ago, I accidentally left both of my catchers on and probably caught/missed a good $40 of hits. I hadn't even realized that I had turned them on that day because I'd been spending so much time on prolific.
     
  6. LaneyB

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    I use Forker w/PCM. But I am not really actively trying to catch anything. Finder is the only one that shows things like PickFu and Product Pinion for me...but I keep it off most of the time (and set at 3400 when it turn it on).
     
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  9. LaneyB

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    Thank for your confirming....it's insanity.
     
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  11. mdeem

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    I'm guessing MTurk is being hammered with a crapton of traffic with all the reqs, workers and the amount of scrapers pulling data.. probably quite the load for the servers to handle. Although I don't see why its become such an issue recently compared to the past. Unless there really are that many more people turking now
     
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  12. gurlondrums

    gurlondrums Cracker of the Step Whip

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    That's crazy. I was away for a while and came back a couple months ago to return to turking because well... *gestures vaguely*, but I've never had the entire mturk site go down since I've been back. Apologies for assuming it was browser/script related. I'm a programmer by profession and my "it works on my machine" got ahead of me.
     
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  13. gurlondrums

    gurlondrums Cracker of the Step Whip

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    With the price of everything right now, I would not be surprised.
     
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  14. mdeem

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    If you're turking all day, like literally staring at your screen looking for hits/working hits, you'll encounter this issue multiple times every day... or at least that is my experience
     
  15. mdeem

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    For example, its down right now. Load your dashboard and you will see

    NM its back up
     
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  18. SamAnt

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    I've only had it happen a few times but it seems to die down when I switch internet connections. So, my current theory is that they implemented something in AWS to help prevent DDOS attacks and it's affecting MTurk because of how our scrapers hit the site.

    If that's the case, I wouldn't expect them to fix it anytime soon since they probably don't care how it affects the department that's being run by one engineer and 5 interns in the junk drawer of building Z9 (just an illustration of Mturk's unimportance, by the way, not reality though probably not too far off).
     
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  19. LaneyB

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    Oh it's been down for me for about the last 10 minutes. After coming back up for exactly 2 minutes.
     
  20. mdeem

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    Its still down right now? Cus its up for me

    Interesting if its actually affecting users differently. Very strange if that's the case
     
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