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Thread: Block Past Workers in qualifications

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    Block Past Workers in qualifications

    I was going through my qualifications and noticed one that says Block Past Workers. The description reads as follows....Workers with this qualification have already done my HITs before, so I'm using this qualification instead of blocking. The hit I did for the requester was approved so I'm confused as to why they would block me. Is this common and does it have a negative effect on my stats? Thanks.

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    I believe it shows as a qual, not the kind of block that Amazon looks at. It is one way requesters can prevent repeats and I do not think it hurts your stats in any way.

    I hope someone will correct me if I'm wrong....

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    Agree with librarian! Don't worry liv. The qual is clearly designed to prevent repeat takers and hence prevent unnecessary future rejections and real blocks. I have seen quals like that many times.

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    I also agree with librarian and tigger. I wish more requesters --especially survey people would do this to prevent retakes and real rejections. I do not believe it is harmful.

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    It's such common practice we have a thread telling Requesters how to block past workers correctly on mTurk
    It's all good.

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