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Message 9086 - Posted: 1 Jan 2012 | 22:25:15 UTC

Is a deferral of 1 hour really necessary? We can't make it 5 or 10 minutes?

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Message 9088 - Posted: 1 Jan 2012 | 23:05:51 UTC

They put out a very limited amount of work and they want everyone to get a chance to grab some. It has always been this way.

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Message 9092 - Posted: 2 Jan 2012 | 3:29:03 UTC - in response to Message 9088.

They put out a very limited amount of work and they want everyone to get a chance to grab some. It has always been this way.

It hasn't always been an hour. I think that's something I would have gotten annoyed by way before now.

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Message 9094 - Posted: 2 Jan 2012 | 8:45:11 UTC

I beg to differ. Although with the newer backend code it now communications differently with the client code and you may notice things more. Search the fora, there are others who have complained about the long time.

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Message 9096 - Posted: 3 Jan 2012 | 1:06:50 UTC

Yarrr! I just be happy to get some work!
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Message 9099 - Posted: 6 Jan 2012 | 3:27:29 UTC - in response to Message 9088.
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They put out a very limited amount of work ... they want everyone to get a chance to grab some.

Yarrr! I just be happy to get some work!


Arrr ... rr...rrrr...rrrrr!

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Message 9149 - Posted: 21 Sep 2012 | 13:08:43 UTC - in response to Message 9099.

previously that was 15 minutes ...
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Message 9150 - Posted: 21 Sep 2012 | 13:17:32 UTC - in response to Message 9149.

previously that was 15 minutes ...

In the old days when they were doing testing for other projects, yes.

Today this is just a fun nonsensical project, so he has it throttled just to let people have a little fun once in a while.

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Message 9152 - Posted: 21 Sep 2012 | 13:44:51 UTC - in response to Message 9150.

what if we lower the time limit for users who solve mechanical turks ?

1 turk = 1 minute

minimum cap is 15 minutes :D
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Message 9155 - Posted: 22 Sep 2012 | 3:19:38 UTC - in response to Message 9152.

what if we lower the time limit for users who solve mechanical turks ?

1 turk = 1 minute

minimum cap is 15 minutes :D

I like this idea. Or something similar. It might be that it's lowered just if you have done recent work on the Turk. I may not have time to code it right now, but I'm going to give it some thought and see what might work.

I had set the deferral very long because there was no work. (There is meaning to the interval, in case someone cares to try to figure it out.)

I set it to 1 hr to give everyone a chance when there is work, but not much of it all at once. But if the remaining crew is smaller then I may be able to lower it without raising the load on the server.


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