Skipped assignments

Restrict access to pool tasks for performers who skip several task pages in a row.

Attention. All fields in this rule are required. If you don't fill in at least one of them, you won't be able to save the rule.

Rule settings

Field

Description

If

A condition for performing the action in the then field:
  • task pages skipped in a row — The number of task pages skipped in a row.

then

Action to perform for the condition:

  • Assign skill value — Assign a fixed value to the skill.

  • accept user's answers — Requires the non-automatic acceptance option to be set.

    Useful if the performer completes most tasks well. Example: the performer completed more than 80% of the tasks correctly and you are satisfied with this result. The rule will work automatically — all responses in the pool will be accepted.

  • decline user's answers — Requires the non-automatic acceptance option to be set.

    Useful if you need several responses from the performer to evaluate the quality of the results. Example: after ten responses, it became clear that the performer completes tasks poorly. The configured action will work — all responses in the pool will be rejected.

  • Suspend — Suspend the performer's access to the pool for the specified number of days. Only the requester can view the reason for the ban.

  • Ban — Block access to the project or all requester's projects for the specified number of days. Only the requester can view the reason for the ban.

    If access to tasks is blocked temporarily (for example, for 7 days), the history of the performer's responses is not saved after the ban is lifted. The skill value is based on new responses.

Rule example

Suspending performer's access to the pool for skipping tasks


A performer who skips 2 task pages in a row is restricted from accessing the pool and can't complete your tasks for 5 days.

Troubleshooting

Should I create a skill for every pool?

It is better to use one skill in a project. You can choose the way to calculate the skill:

  • Calculate the skill for each pool separately. The current skill value is the value of the skill in the pool the user completed last. This option is convenient if:

    • The pools are intended for different groups of performers (for example, there are filters by city or country).

    • Pools are started one by one and you don't want to take into account the responses in the previous pools to calculate the skill in the current pool.

    This calculation method is used by default when adding a quality control rule to a pool. For the control tasks block, leave the Recent values to use field empty.

  • Calculate skill based on all tasks in a project This option is good if the pools are small and you don't need to have skill calculated for each pool.

    This option is available only for skills on control tasks. To use it, fill in the Recent values to use field in quality control rules in pools.

Can I use the same skill in different projects?

This isn't a good idea. If the performer completes a task well, this doesn't mean that they will successfully complete other ones. In addition, by using filters with skills set long ago, you limit the number of available performers.