Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Sign Of The Times

If you are a ptc site regular then you know what crowdflower is, a tab that you do little tasks for points. the tasks are easy somewhat and most involve searches on Google or Bing but today it was different.

Today the task was identifying voice commands for help to improve a cars onboard system. I  was into the task and they were quite interesting until I came upon this section

I'm no prude, i listen to the hip hop but seeing this was offensive to me, any spelling of the N-Word is offensive to me.  The fact that this was used offended me, the fact that someone thought it was okay to put it offended me so i sent a support ticket hoping to have it fixed...and the next day it was resolved but not in the way i thought.

here is the response to my complaint from the owners of crowdflower

Pretty nonchalant if you ask me. consider appending a explicit content warning to the task? how about taking the offensive part down, how about removing it. how about giving a Damn!!!

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