Emily Wilson Ratings
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Rephrase dialogues with a chatbot - $0.10
$8.57 / hour
00:00:42 / completion time
ProsThe directions are very clear, concise, and well written. Enough examples to get going on the task without being overbearing. The prompt to be paraphrased is highlighted which is a very nice touch on the Requester's part.
The pay (while highly variable depending on creativity/typing speed) makes them OK minimum wage filler, really nothing special but considering the size of the batch and the nature of the work keeping them from going down very quickly they're alright to work on for filler/"groove work" since you can expect them to sit around all day. My hourly is based on my average completion time across 10 of these HITs.
Paraphrasing HITs that pay much better do hit the platform consistently, so practicing on a batch like this is well worth the effort. Consider this minimum wage training for better paying HITs and you'll probably do well for yourself. Not everything on mTurk is going to be a slam dunk, but batches like this can provide a solid earnings "floor" for your day and should not be snubbed since there is value beyond simply the hourly provided by this batch alone.
Auto-approval is 7 days, which IMO is fair but YMMV.
ConsFormatting/layout could use some cleaning up.
I had to skip a few of the prompts which can derail the hourly if the # of them becomes a sizable portion of the batch (most likely not an issue until the tail end of the batch).
Advice to RequesterRemove all of the negative space between bullet points in the instructions.
Consider adding a button to hide the instructions once a user has read them, it makes a world of difference for worker experience to have a show/hide toggle.
A meager increase of 2 cents would put these as very fair pay ($10/hr) & you could probably improve quality by increasing the qual approval percentage to 98% + 5,000 approved if you wanted. 95% is actually very low for mTurk.
Continue a conversation with a chatbot - $0.10
$7.35 / hour
00:00:49 / completion time
- Account Blocked
ProsThe average hourly pay varies depending upon how quickly I can think of a suitable phrase for the situation. These are easy enough that I can do them on my most brain dead of days. The work is approved extremely fast, almost immediately. While this isn't the best pay by far, the work is steady and reliable, so I can somewhat plan around when these tasks usually drop.
ConsAfter doing this work for several weeks, my account was blocked. The message said to contact the requester if I felt this was an error. I did so, twice, but didn't receive a response for several months. Then, I was told that my account was unblocked. I went back to doing these HITs, but was blocked again in under 48 hours.
I'm certain that I submitted quality work that met the criteria outlined in the HIT. These are very easy to understand. I don't like this method of blocking and unblocking accounts to meet the requester's variety and quota needs. This requester needs to communicate why accounts in good standing are being blocked. VERY POOR COMMUNICATION.
Advice to RequesterImprove your communication with those doing the HITs. Update your message to accounts that are blocked. Don't state to message you if you're just going to disregard those messages. In the end, you're the one that's going to end up being blocked by quality workers who are tired of these games.
Come up with similar dialogues with a chatbot - $0.15
$15.43 / hour
00:00:35 / completion time
- Account Blocked
ConsAfter doing these successfully for several weeks, my worker ID was abruptly blocked. The message in the HITS stated that I should contact the requester if I feel this is an error, which it absolutely has to be. However, after one week, I still have not received a response. I sent a second request today.
Advice to RequesterIt would be appreciated if you let quality workers know why they were suddenly blocked or at least respond to messages.