4/20 - Yeah, I said it Thursday

Discussion in 'Daily mTurk HITs Threads' started by ceedj, Apr 20, 2023.

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  1. I Got Cookies

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    No I think you're confused at what I'm saying. You posted the PRE and that's exactly what it is. Then the other person posted the error that I assumed was the time out (website unavailable)
     
  2. I Got Cookies

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    Could be a rumor. I really don't know. I just assumed it was true.
     
  3. mdeem

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    I posted 2 different screenshots and the 2nd one is the one being discussed, also the same one included in OPs post

    I give up on this issue.. I'm keeping my lips sealed from here out lol
     
  4. I Got Cookies

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    lolol no I think we're both confused with each other. The PRE actually says "you have too many page requests" or something like that. And then the other one (website unavailable) I assumed was the time out from too many page requests. Hopefully you understand me.
     
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  6. turker4hire

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    Most times when I get this error, I haven't had a single PRE all day... I can manually replicate this error from the main MTurk queue just by doing a few CTRL+right clicks to accept a hit, though. Not that helps or means anything, but I did it for science... Yeah science, that's the ticket. :emoji_laughing:
     
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  7. Ness

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    lol i wonder what other glitches you know..... for science
     
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  8. I Got Cookies

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    I took an edible today. Probably why no one can understand me. I did that for science too :emoji_joy:
     
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  9. mdeem

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  10. mdeem

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    well just lost that 50 cents to Website Unavailable
     
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  11. turker4hire

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    Amazon has changed something. Like now instead of us receiving PREs, we're getting this website unavailable issue. Some days, I've received a few dozen PREs, but didn't have the issue. So I don't know what's going on. Maybe Amazon reduced the number of servers that they used for MTurk and that created this new issue? Only speculating here. I really should get back to work or at least pretending to work. :emoji_laughing:
     
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  12. Ness

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  13. mdeem

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    Yeah I mean it does seem to be tied to high activity. There is just clearly more going on is all I'm trying to say, and who knows how those things interact with each other since we don't even know what those things are
     
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  15. Ness

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    Didn't whoever's over mturk say they didn't like automation a few years back? Or did they change their opinion on that? I haven't seen any shareholders meetings or whatever they were in years.
     
  16. mdeem

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    automation is against the rules, but catchers aren't really considered automation
     
  17. Ness

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    Whatever you call a catcher then, I remember them saying they weren't against the rules, however they had some data that said it prevented workers who wanted to work from working on HITs.
     
  18. Calyrica

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    I miss the days when we didn't need catchers. Yeah, we thought ten cents per minute was making bank, but there was bank to be made. Now it's just like *pokes QBC* catch something pls.
     
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  19. mdeem

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    I don't really know TBH

    Would love to see anything official regarding any of this, but I don't know of anything

    If they wanna get rid of catchers that's fine with me, but right now its required to make any money. If they want to program against catchers, they should release a statement saying as much so we know
     
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  20. mdeem

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    And as far as I'm aware, the MTurk platform only cares about actual bot automation and stuff like that. If a bunch of people use a catcher and complete the hits, the work gets done, so its not as if nobody can get the work. Surveys are setup so you can only take 1 survey anyway, not like you can horde all the surveys with a catcher. Batches are meant to be worked quickly by whoever can work them generally speaking.. so I don't know why Amazon would really care about catchers when it doesn't affect the money they are making

    Reqs seem to be the ones not liking catchers, but it seems like bc they are under this impression that everyone using a catcher is a terrible spammer or something
     
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