More Database Cleaning

We’ve run a second clean up to remove group IDs, malformed requester IDs and partial requester names. If you are missing a requester from your watchlist, it wasn’t working anyway! Please add their full requester name or ID and you will start getting alerts for them.

Lost a Requester from Your Watchlist?

We’ve run a cleanup so that broken requester names in your lists have been removed. They weren’t working and were also causing you to miss alerts, so this was a necessity. You can now just enter the name of the requester and TA will look up and enter the RID for you, so just readd them and your alerts will come through once again.

Turk Alert now uses

Turk Alert now uses links, meaning you will see a quick ad before you are taken to the HITs you’re looking for. If you don’t want links, you can upgrade for as little as $4.17 per month to remove them - learn more here.

Requester name : Nicholas Alistair Masterton. Can i know requester id, Thanks

Your best bet is to check Turk Opticon -

New Feature: Add requesters to your blocklist by ID or Name

Thanks to Kurt for the suggestion, and FRB for the implementation!

Time on TA is Off


Huge Volume of Emails - Fixing Now

If you are receiving a huge volume of emails, don’t despair! We’re working on the problem right now. In the meantime, just turn off email notifications and we’ll update the blog when it is fixed so you can turn them back on. Sorry for the inconvenience!

Reduction in Maximum Number of Emails Per Day

We are blowing through the 500,000 emails per month we get with our email sending account, and the overage is costing an arm and a leg. Last month we went over by 120,000 emails! Due to this extreme volume we’re going to have to reduce the daily maximum to 15 emails a day, down from 20. This change has been put in place now. If you would like to increase the number of emails you can get per day to 200, we have an upgrade package for only $5 per month.

Hello Paul. . .I could not find the requester ID of Domain Consolidators because I have not worked for them for the past 45 days and Mturk does not allow me to access my past hits and workers. Could you offer me a solution?


Can a Requester hide their name on each HIT? I'd like to remain anonymous as a Requester.

Yes, you can change your name on the requester account itself to something other than your real name. For what it’s worth, Turkers may see that as shady activity and not do your HITs as a result.