Submitted answers

Sometimes it's important to involve as many performers as possible. You can limit the number of tasks in the pool per performer or set a limit on daily earnings in your project.

When to use

Use this rule if you want to:
  • Get responses from as many performers as possible (for this purpose, set a low threshold, such as one task suite).

  • Protect yourself from robots (for this purpose, the threshold should be higher, such as 10% of the pool's tasks).

Usage recommendations

Don't set large values in pools where performers won't have time to complete the required number of tasks.

Rule settings

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.

Field

Overview

If

A condition for performing the action in the then field:
  • submitted assignments — The number of task suites in the pool completed by the performer.

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 Toloker completed more than 80% of the tasks correctly and you are satisfied with this result. The rule will work automatically and accept all responses in the pool.

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

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

    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

Task: you're conducting an opinion poll. To collect responses from as many performers as possible, set up the Submitted responses rule.

Correct settings


If the performer submits more than 20 assignments, they can no longer access the pool and can't complete your tasks.

Attention. Responses submitted by the banned user before the ban won't be automatically rejected and will be paid for. However, they can be reassigned by setting up the Re-completion of assignments from banned users rule.

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 a skill beyond a particular pool or project and apply it to other projects as well?

Yes, of course — you can use the same skill for different projects. But most often, a skill is intended for a specific project. If the performer completes a certain task well, this doesn't mean that they will complete other ones successfully. Another disadvantage is that if you filter by skills that were set long ago, you will artificially limit the number of available performers.

Can one performer get access to two pools in the same project? Can I avoid that?

Yes, if they can access both pools, they can do both of them. To restrict access to subsequent tasks for a performer, use the Completed tasks rule and select a ban at the project level.

I have two text versions that I want to show to my respondents: one version to half of the audience, and another version to the other half (like in A/B testing). Is this possible in Toloka, or do I need to create two separate projects?

If you pass texts to the input data, you can load 2 different tasks in the pool. In one task, pass Text 1 in the INPUT: <input field name> field, and in the other task, use this field to pass Text 2. But if the text is in the HTML block of the task template, you need to clone the project. To let a performer do only one task in your project, use the Submitted responses rule. You can assign a skill or ban the performer after they submit one response.