Long time Requestor; first time TN Poster.
I'm a little concerned by the disclaimer on the Unique Turker website: "Limitations: Some workers are able to circumvent this script, so please double check submissions for duplicate Worker IDs." If workers already know their way around this script, doesn't that defeat the purpose of it?
Looking forward to your thoughts!
Had my concern addressed in PM by spamgirl so wanted to share...
"And if you want to avoid people taking the survey twice, you can put at the start of your survey: "Anyone who answers this survey more than once, meaning anyone who submits more than one of these HITs, will be hard blocked. If you are an honest Turker, DO NOT WORRY: I have a script in place that will stop you from taking the survey more than once. You would have to make a concerted effort to circumvent this script in order to submit this survey more than once, so if you have no intention to do that, you will NOT be blocked." Turkers are petrified of hard blocks, so that should stop them from any funny business. That said, if you are worried, my recommendation is to set your autoaccept time to 30 days and then check for duplicate IDs before approving the survey. Anyone who dupes can be blocked and then have their HITs rejected, then you can repost your survey if you need more respondents.
I don't know for sure sniksnak. Hopefully I will never have to find out but technically if it is tied to a hit that was charged 40% or 45% for masters, then it would be easy to charge that for a bonus as well.
In the past though, paying the additional masters fee you could still send bonuses at 10%
Just one precautious thought, though. This may work very well for one-time survey, but it could be problematic for longitudinal surveys, especially if the questions look very similar to each other across different waves of longitudinal surveys. In that case, as soon as Turkers see the very similar questions, they start wonder whether they are doing it the second time, rather than doing a different survey?
Of course, this problem could be dramatic if you are recruiting Turkers from the general AMT population; it won't be much of a problem if you focus on Turkers here at Turker Nation.
And thank you for the last comment, @Shogun_Sean
It's all good.
Thanks for posting. Does anyone have any sense as to for how long this might still work? I'm guessing Amazon has figured out people are doing this, and will find a way to stop it?