razormode

To Turk hardcore, with the aim of accumulating at least $100, forgoing sleep if necessary. Namesake of notorious Turker razorbacks, from #bigcity. A: New batch of German TOTW’s up! B: I live in Germany. . . A: Quickly, /razormode on

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CrowdFlowered

Deceived into accepting a HIT based on an inviting preview, only to discover the unavailability of work or a misrepresentation of the task. A: I acceped that HIT, ready to make that money, but it told me no work was available. B: Yeah, you got CrowdFlowered. A: The preview asked me to rate a face for a nickel. After accepting, it told me I was on Page 1 of 10. B: Again, you got CrowdFlowered….

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bottom of the barrel

n. The leftover HITs from a batch that are of lower quality, usu. as a result of cherry picking, that require more time to complete, or cannot be submitted at all because of instructions reading something like: “Return the HIT if info not found.” They need to pay 10% on these BOTB hits because they are wasting my f-in time. Or at least pay a low base-rate and bonus 10x on all found submissions. Synonym: BOTB

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MTurk dollar

n. A dollar earned through MTurk, distinct from, and easily confused for, a U.S. dollar. Measured in hours-spent-turking, instead of traditional cents, creating a higher comparative value. There has been an influx of conscientious Requesters as of late, resulting in a stronger MTurk dollar. Synonyms: MTD, MT$

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slave wages

n. Wage levels of HITs on MTurk that pay below the federal minimum wage. Notable purveyors included Requester Oscar Smith. Complacent recipients include those from developing nations, and newer Turkers who have yet to grasp the concept of the MTurk dollar.

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NSFW

Not safe for work. Used to describe content not suitable for viewing in a work environment. Synonyms: NSFT, NS4T

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Turk

1. v. To put in work on MTurk. Related: MTurker n. 2. n. Amazon’s Mechanical Turk. A: How’s Turk treatin’ ya? B: The grind’s been steady Synonyms: MTurk / AMT 3. n. A person of Turkish descent, nationality, or nativity. She is a Turk, but she doesn’t Turk.

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