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1) Message boards : Announcements : Welcome aboard to the mechanical turk (Message 6775)
Posted 4659 days ago by Profile [B^S] Gamma^Ray
My thought would be to not continue to give BOINC credit for it, A seperate total for Pirates or something maybe, But not for BOINC.
2) Message boards : Announcements : Welcome aboard to the mechanical turk (Message 6694)
Posted 4673 days ago by Profile [B^S] Gamma^Ray
It's a grey area for me, As on the one hand its nice to get credit for places like Pirates, Thats hard to get credit for normally, But on the other hand it just seems to me as a different entity all together. Kinda like when the Original Seti with from their 1 credit for 1 work unit plan, Decided to switch to the current one of computer cycles, It was to help (Supposedly) made things more even for users Pc Crunchin wise. Thus they decided to not add the old Seti Credits to the BOINC ones as to start off new with everyone starting at zero, And no one having the old credits added as they were made with different rules (1 wu to 1 credit).

So I kinda feel that M/T is a good idea, But maybe the credits shouldn't be added with the regular BOINC credits, But maybe seperate such as a Dc type project or something. And if more and more of these types of mini-projects pop up then a seperate stat could be added to the BOINC stats site call Mechanical Turk's Project or something that lists the credits seperately, But still is shown as to how much someone has helped.

Any ideas of what the original designers of BOINC think of credits gotten like this ? Just courious .
3) Message boards : Announcements : Welcome aboard to the mechanical turk (Message 6688)
Posted 4673 days ago by Profile [B^S] Gamma^Ray
Yea, I'm a member on that one also. But so far I haven't gotten any BOINC credits for it yet ? Maybe its only a matter of time for that one. :?
4) Message boards : Announcements : Welcome aboard to the mechanical turk (Message 6684)
Posted 4674 days ago by Profile [B^S] Gamma^Ray
Just courious, Has anyone had the thought that giving any credit for something done manually by a user, Is maybe going against the very core of the BOINC idea and or purpose basically ? Dont get me wrong, I like the project at hand, And getting some gold is nice for it, But then again, I keep thinking that if its ok to give users credit based on other things than actual Coblestones and or actual Pc Crunchin', Then whats to stop other new projects in the future, From popping up to also take advantage of the give users credit, For whats basically just data entry ?

Seems that one could convert data input to dollars with the many get rich quick guys on the internet, If all they have to do in return to the users, Is give "Credit" which actually costs them nothing. Or even say what if a valid project offers 100, or 1000 credits for someone to type up a essay or whatever for that project ? Or person who creates the best Logo for a project gets 1000 credits etc. Maybe Mods will be paid 200 credits a month for modding ?

Not sure where it might lead to if anywhere, And I was just courious if anyone else has thought of that, Or is it just me ?
5) Message boards : Announcements : Welcome aboard to the mechanical turk (Message 6662)
Posted 4675 days ago by Profile [B^S] Gamma^Ray
Not sure if it's possible to ever have a totally fair system when it comes to effort vs. credit. Looking at some users here with 20,000+ Credits compared to how long its taken me (With my mainly one Pc) over the past year and a half just to get to 250 credits doesn't add up as far as the effort goes in my opinion. As I have to put in alot more time or effort just to get the occasional work units/credit with one Pc, Than someone with 10 or more. Simply based on the fact that with more pc's the chance that several of them will grab available work units is greater versus my one. Now thats the nature of BOINC and I'm fine with that, As the more pc's the better, And those pc's do obtain and do the work, So should get the credit. But still, My 250 doesn't look like I try very hard when actually, I have.

So adding this sideline task for credits is good, As far as the very users with 10 or 100 pc's that can just turn them on and let them do the work, Might not have the time to sit there and type out each M/T question box for one credit each and thus doesn't, While say someone with the one pc does have the time and decides to participate in the task and does get the credit still seems like fair play, As now even the user with one pc is equal as far as effort goes to anyone with 100, As either way, Only each user can sit there and type out the search boxes one at a time.

Still, It does make my year and a half of crunchin here and there as best as I can for 250 credits seem off, As for maybe 15 minutes give or take, I made 100 more with M/T, Seem off too. But like I originally said, I don't think its possible for it all to ever be totally fair or even so to speak.

That said, I might would agree that dropping the credit to .50 percent of a work unit as opposed to a full credit per M/T box entry, Might make it more even if possible ?

Just my opinions
6) Message boards : Announcements : Welcome aboard to the mechanical turk (Message 6652)
Posted 4675 days ago by Profile [B^S] Gamma^Ray


This brings to mind another question, How is this going to be looked upon as far as the Pirate Community as far as credits go ? As on the one hand, "By entering the words in the box, you are also helping to digitize texts that were written before the computer age." Are helping this task. But on the other hand, Some users will find it strickly as a means of someone getting credits only, Thus being considered a credit ho. So how does the Cap'n see it in general ? Is there a limit to entering the forms that should be part of the pirates code ?
7) Message boards : Announcements : Welcome aboard to the mechanical turk (Message 6650)
Posted 4675 days ago by Profile [B^S] Gamma^Ray
Cap'n does have it listed seperately as far as credits goes. :)

I'm guessing that maybe the misspelled words that are still accepted as valid, Are the ones that weren't Digitalized yet ? If so, Will it then be seen as correct spelling if it was accepted but was really not spelled correctly ? Or will it take the majority entered as correct instead ?
8) Message boards : Announcements : Welcome aboard to the mechanical turk (Message 6648)
Posted 4675 days ago by Profile [B^S] Gamma^Ray
Arg..Server bumped me for awhile...Like Paul said, I could misspell a letter in each word, And it still accepted it as valid. I do like it also though, Especially the vocal aspect. As at some of these places, Its almost impossible to get the wording correctly (Or you give up after a couple of attempts, Which isn't good for said website)hehe.
9) Message boards : Announcements : Welcome aboard to the mechanical turk (Message 6645)
Posted 4675 days ago by Profile [B^S] Gamma^Ray
Works Fine here also ! Tried the Voice Code one sucessfully too. New challange/Question buttons also worked fine. :)

Might add "Not Case Sensitive" to make it easier as it isn't (For Now at Least hehe).
10) Message boards : Help! : Team not showing in BOINC manager (Message 6533)
Posted 4709 days ago by Profile [B^S] Gamma^Ray
Ayr... Double Post this beez, Anz I dont seas thar dileet buttons anywharz ! LoL ........


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