Milestone 8 teamtrojan Foundation 4
Challenge question 1
Is it direct voting on everything? Or representative democracy?
No, there is no direct voting as it may be biased. We have a representative democracy. Workers or requesters cannot be made leaders as this may lead to biased decisions. We can have a committee consisting of researchers and an external group of people.
Drawback: Source of funds: We can collect funds(registration fees) from turkers and requesters.
Challenge question 2
How exactly will this work?
Any decision regarding dispute or platform related problem can be taken by the committee members. Since the committee does not include requesters and workers, their needs may not be represented adequately. Including researchers as a part of committee : a) Helps them understand the platform better b) Provides deeper insights into the interested field
Drawback: The committee may fail to change or introduce policies that the turkers or requesters want. A trade off between including and not including workers and requesters.
Challenge question 3
Can the research group have a hand here?
Committee consists of an external group of people apart from researchers who may not know the needs of the requesters and workers well. Researchers understands everyone’s perspective and thus, they can be included in decision making.
Challenge question 4
If there are changes that require engineering effort, who executes that? Us? Other volunteers?
Volunteers cannot be eliminated since there may be experts related to a field.Both should be given a fair chance.