Monday, July 02, 2007

July 3rd System Upgrade

A new message was posted on the Mechanical Turk today from Amazon:

We are upgrading our system on Tuesday, July 3rd, between the hours of 12:00am and 3:00am PDT. During these times, users will not be able to register for new Mechanical Turk accounts. Some users will be not be able to transfer funds or view account balances. Existing users can still submit HITs, but some payments will be delayed until the upgrade has finished. Statistics may also be inconsistent during this maintenance period, but will be correct after the system upgrade.

1 comment:

What's Wrong with Amazon's Mechanical Turk? said...

It's been a while since you posted. Maybe you'd be interested in seeing how MT has come along (and not come along). I've documented some of the issues at Broken Turk blog ( Check it out and see what Amazon hasn't quite gotten right about their crowdsourcing platform.