1. With the changes to MTurk's payment systems I'm recommending people take a moment to consider securing their on-site banking information from userscripts. TVJS has already been updated to explicitly prevent it from accessing sensitive pages, but workers should strongly consider permanently blacklisting scripts from running on pages containing banking information.

    [Guide] Globally Blacklisting Scripts From Running on MTurk's Bank Account Management Pages will show you how.

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New Turker

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by VolubleLoki2, Dec 20, 2019.

  1. VolubleLoki2

    VolubleLoki2 New Turker

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    Hi everybody. I'm new to mturk. My sister generously helped me set everything up, but I'm kinda confused by all the pages. It will take me a while to get it. I hope everyone is having a wonderful holiday season!
     
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  2. Ornac

    Ornac Survey Slinger

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    Hello :wave:,

    There is definitely a learning curve. You'll get there though. A word of warning, it's going to be pretty slow until after New Year so don't get discouraged, things will pick back up.

    Make sure to check out the daily thread, that's where everybody hangs out. Feel free to ask questions if you need some help.
     
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  3. dan

    dan daelian

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    Get a feel for how everything works. Try to get an understanding of how the platform works. Learn how it's just a platform for "Requesters" (those who want work done) to post work so that turkers (us) can do the work. Get a feel of how some things are absolutely not worth doing. And then try to understand how the whole search function works - and understand that it's utterly useless and you need to use scripts to make working more efficient and practical.

    Then learn about scripts. Mturksuite is a good starting point - but I suggest you wait a day or two, as it makes a lot of changes that may be confusing - as you may not know what is a normal mturk feature - and what is a feature provided by mturksuite.
     
  4. purplepotato

    purplepotato Survey Slinger

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    Hi and welcome! Hope to see you around the daily threads :)
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  5. L Lemon

    L Lemon Active Turker

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    Hi! Welcome!

    Take it at your own pace, there's no hurry and you'll pick things up as you go along. There's definitely a learning curve but there's a lot of resources out there to help.

    #1 thing is to protect your rejection rating. Always keep that in mind with accepting and submitting hits. Try to pick up hits from requesters with maybe at least 25 reviews and no rejections. Stay away (for now at least) from any that have rejections noted.

    Other than that, it's a pretty fun and interesting way to pick up some extra money. And the TurkerView forum is great to lurk through (or contribute to) for laughs, tips, and good hits.

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