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“Turkers should have access to the messages that we have sent to requesters from mturk”

I would like to bring up a tangentially related idea, if I may. When we send messages to requesters from a given hit and they answer our message, it comes back to us with a subject line that looks like this: Regarding Amazon Mechanical Turk HIT Type 3VF0G6A7K0CQ3FN65ED I have as of yet not been able to find out how to discern the hit name from those numbers, if a method does indeed exist.

When I send messages to rquesters, I always include the hit name in the body of my message, so that I can identify where I sent it from. This only works if requesters include the text that you send in the reply that they send back to you.

My point is that, if messages that we sent to requesters were ever archived, it would be able to identify the hits that they were sent from. It would also be nice to have some way of easily identifying hits from the HIT Type numbers.

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Turkers should have access to the messages that we have sent to requesters from mturk

I just saw this in a TurkOpticon post:

I contacted the requester via berkeley and my rejection is going to be removed. What the requester said is that there was a spam filter set up through Amazon that prevented all emails/communications from workers going through. The requester was not receiving any emails about the complaints on rejections.

Is it possible that Amazon can be doing something that is preventing requesters from receiving our messages?? That would be horrible.

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Turkers should have access to the messages that we have sent to requesters from mturk

I just saw this in a TurkOpticon post:

I contacted the requester via berkeley and my rejection is going to be removed. What the requester said is that there was a spam filter set up through Amazon that prevented all emails/communications from workers going through. The requester was not receiving any emails about the complaints on rejections.

Is it possible that Amazon can be doing something that is preventing requesters from receiving our messages?? That would be horrible.

I’ve had no problems emailing Requesters lately, my guess is that their school has the spam filter set up. I have a lot of problems emailing people at various schools, my emails are often rejected as spam, so it wouldn’t surprise me if Amazon’s are blocked. Amazon is often on blacklists because of their SES email service sending spam.

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I’ve had no problems emailing Requesters lately

I send messages via Mturk all the time asking for clarification of ‘retake’ rules and asking if I am eligible for a particular hit (many times a day- how many a day do you send?) and I find that that the majority don’t take that time to answer. As William Burrouhgs says, “Wouldn’t you” just ignore pleas from lowly field workers if you worked in the BIG HOUSE and didn’t have to answer?

A lot of requesters have no sense that they should check their emails a lot when they have active surveys.

Another problem that I have is requesters who don’t have their email programs set up to include your message when they sent you a reply. You get a response from some one else working in that office, a name you don’t recognize, saying “Go ahead”. When you write them and point out that they failed to include your message, they just blow you off. Wouldn’t you?

I wouldn’t, but I am saying that a lot of requesters have the feudal attitude and can’t relate to the problems of people who live and work out side the castle walls.

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If I were in charge of AMT, I would send requesters and email using the email that they registered with, that required them to send and answer in order to complete their registration. Then I would ask them to make sure that they answer messages fro workers using something like this which I received from Amazon:

“Any time you see a HIT and try to contact the requester with no response you can report the HIT as it violates Amazon Mechanical Turk policies (https://www.mturk.com/mturk/help?helpPage=policies) and we would appreciate you report that to us.”

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