Did you know that you can manage your Workers from the Mechanical Turk Requester website? This feature has been available for a while now but we find there are a few Myths that cause confusion:
Myth: I can't manage Workers via the Requester website if I create my HITs via the API.
Reality: You CAN manage Workers from the Requester website regardless of how your HITs are created. Just visit the Manage>Workers section.
You'll see the list of Workers who have worked on your HITs (and their approval rate on your HITs). Click on an individual Worker to bonus, block or grant the Worker a Qualification.
Myth: I have to page through LOTS of pages of my Workers to find the one I want to bonus, block or assign a Qualification.
Reality: Actually there is a really simple way to manage a Worker without paging through the crowd. The Manage Workers page includes a list of every Worker who has ever submitted a HIT for you. If you click on an individual's ID you will be taken to the page that lets you manage this individual Worker. The url for this detail page includes the Worker's ID in the format https://requester.mturk.com/workers/WORKERID. Here's an example for a specific Worker:
If you want to bonus a different Worker (suppose it's a Worker with Worker ID 3ABQ167TW). Put this Worker ID after the last backslash in the url (resulting in the url https://requester.mturk.com/workers/3ABQ167TW.) Once you're on the page for that Individual Worker, you can bonus, block and manage that Worker's Qualifications.
Myth: I have to block Workers individually and that takes too long.
Reality: You can take action on multiple Workers at once by using the downloaded csv file. To do this download the file of your Workers from the Manage>Workers page. Follow the instructions from the download wizard to block/unblock Workers or Grant/Revoke a Qualification by marking the appropriate columns and rows in the file and upload it to us. We'll do the rest. (Sorry you can't grant bonuses this way.)