[Please Help!] Received a warning from mturk

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  1. karl Fernando

    karl Fernando New Turker

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    Today I received an email from mturk that warning me of violation of participation agreement and my account is flagged for using bots/scripts for completing tasks and I am confused since I am not using any kind of bot/scripts on task completion. I am just using pandacrazy for searching hits.

    Can somebody help me enlighten this issue i am concerned
     
  2. AlexZ

    AlexZ Survey Slinger

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    Can you please post the email you received? Just edit out any sensitive information like your name, email, MTurk ID, etc.
     
  3. karl Fernando

    karl Fernando New Turker

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    Greetings from Amazon Mechanical Turk,


    This is a warning to let you know that we have identified activity associated with your Amazon Mechanical Turk (MTurk) Worker account that is in violation of the MTurk Participation Agreement. Specifically, your account has been flagged for failing to use your human intelligence and independent judgment to conscientiously complete HITs for Requesters, which violates Section 3(b) of the MTurk Participation Agreement.


    You can review the complete Participation Agreement at the link below:

    https://www.mturk.com/worker/participation-agreement

    MTurk is a marketplace for completing tasks by exercising human intelligence. We take this seriously, so if you continue this prohibited activity to complete HITs in the future or otherwise fail to make a conscientious effort to provide complete and accurate responses for the HITs you submit, your account will be suspended without further warning.

    If you have any questions, or if you believe this decision was made in error, you may email us at mturk-account-appeals@amazon.com.

    Sincerely,

    Account Specialist

    Amazon Mechanical Turk
     
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  4. karl Fernando

    karl Fernando New Turker

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    I am thinking of narrowing down the causes of this I recently experimented the search option on panda crazy using requester ID to accept hits from requesters.
     
  5. t0nja

    t0nja Active Turker

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    How many pandas do you have active at one time, and do you have a lot of Pre's?
     
  6. karl Fernando

    karl Fernando New Turker

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    I got 1 panda and 2 requester searches sometimes I am getting a lot of Pre's
     
  7. t0nja

    t0nja Active Turker

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    See about slowing down the search time or restarting panda once you see a lot of Pre's. Although there is no official thingy about Pre's causing problems, but it seem that many who get a lot of Pre's continuously every day, over weeks and or months end up with getting that kinsa of email.
     
  8. Girl Polar Bear

    Girl Polar Bear Queen of the North

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    your days are numbered
     
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