Hi all! First off, I've been lurking and using this forum as a reference for a bunch of stuff for a while, and it has been super helpful! You all are pretty great. I started using mTurk when it got originally launched back in 2005. I can barely remember what the HITs were then, except they were all posted by Amazon themselves, and were related to analyzing street photos for some Amazon project. I did a lot of those (from my records it was around 8600 HITs). Unfortunately back then, the QA was spotty so rejections were common. I racked up 810 of them. Of course approval rating didn't have any bearing on what you could accept back then, so it didn't matter. Fast forward to now, when approval rating does matter and I decide to try turking again. I've been at it for a couple of weeks and have worked my way up to 11,815 approved/813 rejected (93.5% approval), but it is brutal the amount of accepted HITs I have to do to fix my old "sins". I can see myself getting up to at least 95%, but obviously it is going to be harder to tick up the percentage points the higher I get. Has anyone else been in this situation? It sucks that rejections seem to be on your record forever, I mean it's been over 7 years now! There should be a statute of limitations. I'd even be willing to start over, but that doesn't seem possible.