Answers for All of Your New User Questions

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  1. SaraBE

    SaraBE New Member

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    I am not sure how to use forums. Forgive me if I have posted this in the wrong place. What does "Included from HIT 10800" mean in Qualifications? What do I do with that?
     
  2. Flora

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    Hi! :welcome: to the forum! It is the right place to post your questions. :)

    Was this in the HIT? Anything in the qualification is the requester's way of screening out or including workers to do their survey. They can name the qualification anything they want. Doesn't mean anything to us personally except to be qualified or excluded. If you qualify for it, go ahead and do it.

    Feel free to join us at the Great HITs daily thread where most of us hang out, share HITs and just chat. We can help you there as well.
     
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  3. SaraBE

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    Thanks for the welcome and the prompt response. :)
    It's on the Pending Qualifications page under Qualification it says Inc: [1829708382-108001] and under that it says
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    Included from HIT 108001

    Does that mean I can accept HITs from that number or requester or that there is a job held for me or what?
     
  4. Flora

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    On that one, it sounds like you've done it already so you probably can't do it again. A lot of times, once you take the survey, they'll assign qualifications to prevent re-takes. They don't want duplicates.

    I really don't view my qualifications on the qualification page because it has no value to me. I just view HITs itself and see if I'm qualified or not from those. If you see it up, it's likely you qualify. They tend to hide ones you're not qualified for unless they specify in the description like: Must know Excel etc.
     
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  5. AmarieRayne

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    Hey all! I'm new and overwhelmed. I've been on MTurk since like 2015 or something. Maybe longer? But never really did much with it.
    Now I want to maximize my time and efficiency and get some of the great hits you all love.
    I've downloaded MTurk Suite and TurkOpticon. What else do I need.
    Do I really need both MTS and TO? If I have MTS do I need Panda Crazy?
    The only HITs I really ever see I'm qualified for are the darn receipt ones. I did a few of those yesterday but they are pending. I worry they'll get rejected. (I am trying to build my numbers so I worry about rejects.)
    Where do I even begin?
    I'm sure this has all been asked before but I am trying to sift through everything and not be overwhelmed. Thanks in advance.
     
  6. Flora

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    Hi! :welcome: to the forum! And welcome back to Mturk! Big changes since 2015 I'm sure you've noticed.

    Since you have Mturk Suite, it already includes Hit Catcher which is just like Panda Crazy so you don't need it. You can panda HITs straight from the MTurk Suite with a click of a button onto Hit Catcher. You do have to have the HIT Catcher tab up in order to catch HITs.

    TO helps to see if the HITs are worth doing, whether someone got rejected or blocks.

    There's probably better HITs out there that you can do to build your numbers. A9 sometimes posts. Once in awhile there will be penny batches that don't pay good but will help build numbers. I don't see any at the moment, I think. Keep an eye out for batches.

    Feel free to join us in the Great HITs daily thread where most of us hang out, chat and share HITs. Weekends are usually slow. Hoping for a good week tomorrow! :)
     
  7. AmarieRayne

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    Thank you! So now more questions. What does it mean to "Panda" a HIT? Also, how do I know what HITs to put into the HIT catcher? I'm a little confused on how that works. Like, I've done a bunch of HITs the past 2 days and they are pending. Should I do more HITs from those requesters or wait til I know they will approve my HITs?
     
  8. Flora

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    To panda a HIT means to catch HITs using the accept URL instead of preview. Pandas will accept the HITs for you and put it in your queue. If you see something you want to try catching next time it posts, panda it and it will do the work for you. Like if you see a $2.00 survey that looks interesting or it has good reviews, it might be one you would like to catch. Anything you want to do that is gone when you tried to catch it at the time.

    Some people tend to wait to see if the requester approves the batch before proceeding to do more to be on the safe side especially if they are new. That's up to you. To take the risk or not to risk it. Make sure you have enough approved HITs so that rejections don't hurt your HITs approved percentage.
     
  9. AmarieRayne

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    Thank you! I used HIT Finder and HIT Catcher this morning and got some good ones. I'm waiting to see when they approve before I go on. They sure do go quick! But, I was able to put them in the catcher from the logged HITs in Finder to pick up when more happened.
     
  10. Flora

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    Great! :clap: Glad you got it figured out and working for you! It's a great tool!
     
  11. AmarieRayne

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    I was chugging along doing some HITs from one requester. I got a screen that said I have exceeded...(I don't know what the rest said.) then it was gone and I got the next hit in line.
    Did I do too many HITs and won't get paid for anymore? Can I still do them if they are served to me?
     
  12. Flora

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    That depends on the HIT. If it specifically says you can only do 10 then you need to stop. Anything after 10 will get you rejected. If it doesn't say anything about limitations, it should be fine.

    That happens sometimes when doing batches. Suddenly it'll say there's no more then you try again and you get in again and do more.
     
  13. AmarieRayne

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    Yeah it's super weird. Like, I don't even have time to read the screen before it goes away and feeds me the next hit. It seems to say "You have exceeded..." but I can't catch it before it goes away. Maybe I did it too quick.
     
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    If you are seeing that "You have exceeded..." yes, that usually means you were doing it too quick or refreshing too often. We call it PREs. Page Refresh Errors.
     
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    I'm here to review and warn people of a terrible requester by the name of "Q marketing". First he false advertises his hits by saying they're only 3 mins to complete when in reality it's 10+ minutes worth of writing, then he rejects people's hits over the silliest things which is usually a malfunction error on his end. If anyone sees "Q marketing" hits please report and save yourself from the hassle.
     
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