valerie wrote: This has really become almost hilarious. Every other post stating 'no tasks, so sad'.
It really does make me wonder how much people read updates and how things work.
Ok, so this is for your information and hopefully you will read this.
FIRST - Tasks are owned by a company called CrowdFlower. It is my understanding 'CrowdFlower' has a forum
in which users can submit questions, etc.
SECOND - Tasks do not miraculously fall from the sky. This is why you get paid to complete tasks, because
someone is paying CrowdFlower. The someone that is paying CrowdFlower is a client/customer. The client/
customer relays to CrowdFlower what type of task he/she is wanting completed. The client/customer also
can choose who he/she wants to do the tasks....this means some tasks may be for a specific group or country.
THIRD - If clients/customers are not purchasing, what does that mean? Could it mean, there is no tasks to do?
Well, certainly that would be correct wouldn't it? YES. And so of course when clients are purchasing tasks, that
means tasks may be available for YOU to do based upon, perhaps the country the client designated.
FOURTH - Holidays, Programming, Updating, Implementing, etc. All these things can have a baring also
on why tasks may not always be available. Companies/programs do make implements at times, do recheck
and double check things. Do add servers, change servers, and some times have issues with servers. Programmers,
program and some times during programming, things must come to a halt for awhile. Even holidays
can have a strong baring on task availability. When there are major holidays, people some times don't
buy as often because they are on vacation, enjoying time with family and friends, etc.
In the USA this year 2012 a major holiday is JULY 4th. This IS a very major holiday in the USA.
It also happens this year July 4th falls right smack in the middle of the week! Some people will
take their July 4th holiday this past weekend thru July 4th. Other people will take their July 4th
holiday from July 4th thru the upcoming weekend. Still yet, others will take the entire week for
their July 4th holiday. This can result in a slow down during a week period of the holiday. Granted,
I am not saying it will or has. I am saying there is strong possibility of it.
So bottom line, what do you do when there is NO TASKS available?
Well, the common sense thing would be to practice patience and check back daily for tasks.
Hi valerie, I do agree with your points. But in the business point of view, if your customers are affected like they face problems with doing tasks or ruled out for providing correct answers, then it is the clixsense responsibilities to check to that issues, Because we are not a customer or we don't work for crowdflower directly. We spend time,money with clixsense only. I don't say that clixsense is also 100% responsible for the mistakes or errors which crowdflower makes, but to be honest clixsense needs to review crowdflower as it advertises crowdflower by asking our members to do tasks. I guess i have'n said anything wrong.
ClixSense does not own CrowdFlower and neither does it have any control over CrowdFlower.
The only thing ClixSense can do is remove the tasks. If members do not like it, don't want to
use it, ClixSense can remove it. As stated by ClixSense, if a member has a problem with tasks,
they can contact CrowdFlower and relay the problem they are having.