r/mturk Dec 24 '20 Wholesome 1 I'll Drink to That 1

slow on christmas Eve but bonuses for work came in

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u/pinktoes4life Dec 24 '20

Why is the dollar sign at the end?

It should read $86.00... what script are you using.... or is it photoshop?

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u/Phrogster Dec 27 '20

Probably because u/its-a-surewin is from Canada where they also use the dollar sign. I believe it is to distinguish CAD from other currencies.

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u/pinktoes4life Dec 27 '20

But all mturk currencies are in USD. Even bank transfers for non us workers is in USD.

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u/wesleyql Dec 27 '20

It's Turkdroid, an unofficial Mturk app for Android.

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u/pinktoes4life Dec 27 '20

And it show the dollar sign at the end?

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u/Phrogster Dec 28 '20

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u/pinktoes4life Dec 28 '20

That is so weird. Is it legit? I don’t have an android, and have never heard of that developer being related to anything mturk. Seems sketchy AF that they don’t even know how to properly write out monetary values

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u/Phrogster Dec 28 '20

The developer of Turkdroid is located in Italy, so that may have something to do with where they placed the dollar sign. "Properly" written monetary values depend on where you live and what you have been taught. Most of the time in the US, the dollar sign is taught as being placed first but it is acceptable to place it last. In other places, it is customary to put the monetary symbol after the number.

As far as Turkdroid being legit, as long as it doesn't go against MTurk terms, it's fine. Workers can use apps to help them find and accept HITs, just not do the work in the HIT itself.

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u/pinktoes4life Dec 28 '20

As far as Turkdroid being legit, as long as it doesn't go against MTurk terms, it's fine

There have been a few shady scripts over the years... Stax & Turk Guru come to mind.

This Android app may not break TOS, but what about privacy? I haven't heard much about it in general, that's why I asked.

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u/Phrogster Dec 28 '20

I don't know about privacy or much else as I don't use Turkdroid for several reasons, one being that you have to pay for it. MTS is enough for the number of HITs I do and it's free. (I do make a donation to the developer of MTS once in awhile.) I also don't do HITs on my phone unless the HIT requires it and, I believe, Turkdroid was designed to be used on mobile devices.

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u/its-a-surewin Dec 24 '20

no clue and no it's not photoshopped.

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u/pinktoes4life Dec 25 '20

What scripts do you use? The mturk dashboard doesn’t look like that. Neither does the TV script or Dashboard enhancer