Abandoned HIT Counter is...Going Crazy?
via Turker Nation
I have yet to see this on my own account but apparently mTurk once again can't do basic math. Turkers are reporting that their abandoned rates are going up for no reason whatsoever (by thousands). mTurk's math has never been very good, with payment and records not matching. And the number of HITs completed being off and various other weirdness.
Exactly what causes mTurk's weird math glitches I'm not sure. I've never been much of a scripter/programmer so there may be some prevalent issues with what they are using. Or someone could've goofed somewhere. Point being Requesters don't add qualifications for abandonment rate right now (though it's not like any usually do).