Tasks are fascinating, basically due to the thrill of waiting for your accuracy level and watch it increase and decrease according to what were the expectations of the task author(s) about the correct answers. It’s like a game where you can only play if you win.
But I have a question, a very basic one.
The quiz mode is understandable, the task author has verified the correct answers and expects a full match.
But what about work mode?
How are correct and incorrect answers evaluated in work mode?
I mean, let’s take a simple example, like transcribing information from a receipt, as in Walmart’s and Kroger’s and Meijer’s. If the correct answers (figures) are already known by the TA/system so as to correct the workers’ input, why is this input needed at all? Are workers being paid just to confirm what has already been entered in the system?
Why am I being paid to tell someone what he/she already knows?
PS.: I included this in 'General Talk' so as not to disrupt the always busy 'Tasks' forum :--)