Brand New to MTurk

Discussion in 'Help & Guides' started by ALBERT L CUMMINS, Jan 19, 2021.

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  1. ALBERT L CUMMINS

    ALBERT L CUMMINS New Turker

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    Hello everyone!

    This is my very first day at MTurk. I am so scared I am going to screw up. I hope and pray not.

    I have been using MTurkSuite & TURKERVIEW on my Dashboard to get HITS and check out the Requester.
    After browsing some, I went back to my terminal I found and ran HIT Finder. Gave me a lot more results to work from.

    I have been looking at the tasks where you do web search and locate email addresses, A simple task?
    Am I doing things correctly. I so worry about my 99% rating falling.

    Any advice for a scared newbie?
     
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    Ornac Survey Slinger TurkerView Masters

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    Hello and welcome,

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    You do want to be very careful about your approval rate until you get established. For the most part just be extra careful and only work for requesters who have 99% approval themselves. You can work on riskier things once you have a nice buffer of approved hits.

    It sounds like you're using Hit Finder which is good, that works in conjunction with Hit Catcher in MTS, you won't be able to catch much just clicking on hits so make sure you learn to use both.


    Here's a brief getting started thing I wrote up a while back, it should be mostly up to date:

    Feel free to start a thread in the help section or ask in the daily if you have specific questions, don't get discouraged if someone doesn't get back to you right away someone will generally help you out if they can.

    If you're not using scripts to your advantage this is a helpful thread: https://forum.turkerview.com/threads/scripts-for-beginners.1334/#post-636527

    A decent overview of writing your own basic scripts: https://forum.turkerview.com/threads/learning-to-script-amt-hits.142/

    There's some decent stuff in the help guides section of the forum, it's something to dig through when you don't have anything else going on: https://forum.turkerview.com/forums/help/

    The wiki is kind of sparse, but I learned quite a bit from it when I was starting out: https://forum.turkerview.com/wiki/
     
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    ALBERT L CUMMINS New Turker

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    Thank you so very much. Using the tools as described above I have major issues with finding HITS. But that just changed. I was given bad information I was told when I check a Requesters rating, if it read 99% it meant that they rejected 99% of the replies.
     
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