Amazon Mechanical Turk
Requester UI Guide (API Version 2017-01-17)

Approving Previously Rejected Assignments

You can approve previously rejected assignments to reverse any rejections you may make by mistake. It is important to make sure that all acceptable work is approved to ensure a good reputation with Workers.

You can only approve previously rejected assignments that were submitted within the previous 30 days and only if the assignment's related Human Intelligence Task (HIT) has not been disposed.

To approve previously rejected assignments

  1. On the Mechanical Turk Requester website, click the Manage tab and then click Results.

  2. Under Manage Batches click the arrow next to Batches already reviewed.

  3. Click Results on the batch you want to approve the previously rejected assignments.

  4. On the Review Results page for the batch that has the rejected assignments you want to approve, click Download CSV. If you have not downloaded a results .csv file before, you can follow the detailed steps described in Downloading and Reviewing Assignments.

                                Download CSV Button
  5. In the downloaded .csv file, mark an assignment as approved by putting an x in the Approve column and remove the text from the Reject column. In the following example, the assignments with the answers bed, cook, and grass are marked for approval.

                                Mark Rejected Assignments as Approved
  6. After you mark the rejected assignments for approval, save the file, and then upload the modified .csv file by clicking Upload CSV from the Review Results page for the batch. If you have not uploaded a modified results .csv file before, you can follow the detailed steps described in Uploading Reviewed Results.

                                Upload Modified CSV File
  7. You are then asked to confirm your approval choices. Click Yes to confirm the approval of the assignments, which approves the assignments, pays the Workers, and updates the Workers' HITs submitted statistics.

                                Offline Processing

    Approving a rejected assignment initiates two payments from your Requester account: one payment to the Worker who submitted the results for the reward amount specified in the HIT and one payment for Amazon Mechanical Turk fees. For the operation to succeed, you must have sufficient funds in your account to pay the Worker and the fees.

If your HITs were created using the Amazon Mechanical Turk API, you can approve a previously rejected assignment using the ApproveRejectedAssignment operation.