A number of people have asked me to launch this campaign since it now has 40 upvotes. Although I don’t really know what the call to action is yet. These are the ideas that people have mentioned so far :
1- Look at whether employers actually lower their rates compared to the old commission structure and publish a report showing it by collecting data from across requesters
2- We could start contact requesters, ask what their move will be, if it’s okay for us to say it officially, and present that data. […] I think we’d get data from people willing to say they will leave once this starts.
3- There are enough Requesters on Twitter and forums saying they’re pissed, we could gather them up and some Turkers who want to talk about it and approach the media, especially tech media, and especially the media that covered the Bezos campaign.
4- Tossing this idea out there. Petition Amazon to add a reduced commission for requesters who’s hits pay an average >$10/hr.
(I’ve listed ideas that have some call to action on Dynamo, there were other ones like finding a new source of income)
re excited_iguana: maybe if requesters who are against this (willing to leave) say how much they spend on MTurk or how many HITs they have posted it will convince Amazon that it hurts the market. They say that >10 requesters are only 0.3%, but these requesters may be power requesters who post much more than 0.3% of the HITs. Although if this is the case I have no idea how they haven’t noticed it.