Turk Alert now uses adf.ly links, meaning you will see a quick ad before you are taken to the HITs you’re looking for. If you don’t want adf.ly links, you can upgrade for as little as $4.17 per month to remove them - learn more here.
Your best bet is to check Turk Opticon - http://turkopticon.differenceengines.com/
Thanks to Kurt for the suggestion, and FRB for the implementation!
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!
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.
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.
Your best bet is to visit TurkOpticon and find the requester ID there. Otherwise, go to mTurk, search for the HITs you want to do, then click on the requester’s name. This will bring you to a page and, at the end of the URL, you will see “RequesterID=” the numbers and letters after that are the requester ID.
Sadly, alerts are only sent out every 5 minutes. That means some HITs which are quick to be taken won’t still be there after the alert is gone. If you want more rapid alerts, you should join the chatroom on Turker Nation. There, alerts appear within 60 seconds of a HIT being posted.