Discussion in 'General' started by liquidsrk99, Nov 27, 2012.
And why does he have sooooooooo many jobs, yet no one seems to do them?
CrowdFlower and CrowdSource both have a lot of jobs. Most of them have limits on how many each user can do, hence why there's always so many left. Also another reason is pay. CrowdSource and CrowdFlower have hits that are great fillers. In other words, great for doing to fill time in between other great hits. Most of the time I focus on searching for great batches, or good surveys that pay well. Rarely with Crowdflower and CrowdSource will you break minimum wage unless they have the right job posted. But the main reason I can think that they always have jobs posted is because there's a limit to each person. I'm sure some of the Indians would sit down and knock them all out, if there was no limit.
Crowdflower is a job provider, 3rd party which helps to post jobs for non-US peoples. CrowdFlower is the most famous one in these types.
And razor why blame us (IND) ??? There are lot others
I don't think he was blaming you all for anything I read it as you all are hard workers who will spend a lot of time doing those types of HITs that a lot of us won't due to pay and time required
Also to contribute to OP: Crowdflower is a requester that does 3rd party jobs, there are three that post frequently like this: Crowdflower, Crowdsource, and Smartsheet
Crowdflower is unfortunately the lowest paying of these
I also noticed crowdflowers know the answers to their questions, so why post up??? O____O
Crowdflower use to be Dolores Labs. They have been on Mturk for years. They are a big crowdsourcing company. Once upon a time they didn't have such an annoying quality control system. Also, they only know some of the answers. Of course, half the time, their answers are wrong and you have to fight with them on their site. They are pretty good about not rejecting you though (and when they are only paying you 1 dollar an hour why shouldn't they be?)
whats the numbner of total approved hits to reach master class?
There is no magic number. It's a mystery.
Just wondering why he (only) mention us, while there is lot others around us. And I don't mean to create any types of hard feelings.
CrowdFlower is a company that posts many hits but has unbelievably bad quality control and almost nonexistent communication. They throw out test questions in some of their surveys where they know the results. Problem is some of their results are wrong so the worker gets dinged for an error, reducing their percentage accuracy for that type of hit (it is not a reject nor does it lower your MTurk accuracy). Lots of people bitch on CF's own forum about this problem. CF is supposedly working on fixing their grading system.
On the positive side, they pay relatively quick and I've never had a rejection.
Crowdflower is a racist who treats non-US like some sort of slaves. It gives me so much pleasure when I say I've done only 5 HITs for 'em in my entire turking career. Those were in my starting days and it was a research HIT for 2 cents each. I've had to go through 10 pages in their HIT interface and had to do like 15 minutes of googling, just for MERE 2 CENTS. Really?
The other types, more-than-10-cent magic HITs when opened gives the message "Your location does not meet our requirement". Then why are they even bothering to make the HITs open to outside US if they don't want us. Even Oscar is far better than CF IMO, at least he is treating everyone as equal.
I'll explain it to you the best I can to my knowledge, because I can't remember where the source was I read it because I use about one million different internet sites. Some where I read a long article about you had to achieve a certain percentage of hits, in a variety of different categories; for example, writing, transcribing, surveys, judgement, data entry, and so forth.
Crowdflower is one of the most annoying requesters I've encountered. I've had the same experience of having them describe a HIT as not needing any qualifications & then being told I can't do it because I don't meet the location requirement. And as someone has already mentioned, trying to communicate with them is a joke.
It feels like they're teasing me everytime I open a 10 cent qualification-none HIT and see the "location do not meet req." message. They are the worst requester I've ever seen.
Agreed. Every time I've ever opened one of their hits out of curiosity, there is the same "location does not meet requirements" message. Instead of posting that annoying message and wasting our time, they could simply restrict their hits to the US in the title.
of'course they are one of the worst requester at Mturk.
Crowdflower is an umbrella name. Customers can go there and submit batches using their scripts. One batch will be great and another can be the worst. You do have to pick and choose.
I did enough from them last year to get a tax form from them... and I don’t do junk HITs. And being in the US helps.
Non-US usually don't have much of a choice when it comes to CF. We gets all the stinking HITs from them and good batches, if any, goes to US. This is how it works in CF, always.
I am in the US and I still get the "location does not meet requirements" message. Go figure.