Updating Reviews on Turkopticon

Updating Reviews

Recently, a requester reached out to Turkopticon about having contact information removed from a review. This led to a discussion about what is okay to be included in reviews. Our rules state, “Don’t include personal information about the requester unless the information was included in the HIT. Business information, including the requester’s name, business email address, and business address, can be included. The requester’s personal email, street address, phone number, or social network profiles should generally not be included.”  This information can also be found at turkopticon.net/rules. We just want you, the reviewers, to know that Turkopticon is your voice against requesters and that we’re always here to protect you.

Another issue brought to our attention by a user is reviews that are not getting updated when rejections are overturned. It’s important for us to keep updated reviews for requesters, so workers have accurate information when checking what work to complete or not. We know that coming back to update reviews takes time, and time is money, but we rely on reviews being accurate to perform our work. So, if you leave a rejection review, and it’s overturned, please come back and update, so we all can have a better picture of what requesters are trying to be better and which ones continue to abuse the platform and workers! Fairer reviews get us fairer requesters.

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Turkopticon helps the people in the 'crowd' of crowdsourcing watch out for each other—because nobody else seems to be! Almost half of the Mechanical Turk workers who wrote their Bill of Rights demanded protection from employers who take their work without paying. Turkopticon lets you REPORT and AVOID shady employers.