How to recover my task?

@kumarpslv (3218)
India
May 16, 2009 12:23pm CST
Yesterday I accepted one task(eWoss toolbar installation)so that I complete it on the next day after the installation. But after the installation of the bar, the task is not available in "progress" tab and it is now in under my "completed task" tab. Also the boxes are not enabled and I am not able to find the "submit", "forfeit" buttons. It has been mentioned there as the task will be abandoned in 14 hours. How to recover that one?
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• Canada
16 May 09
When you accept any task, it tells you the time limit or deadline that you have to complete it. I did not do the toolbar task but I do a lot of the others. The time limit is generally between 2 and 8 hours... but perhaps for something like testing a toolbar it was different. In any case, if the task is now in your "completed" tab, your time limit expired without you submitting something. You cannot recover those tasks. If you don't do them, you lose them. The "abandoned" time, if I recall correctly, is not your time limit (your deadline is stated separately)... I believe "abandoned" is the amount of time the task/open spots stay in the system for people to accept them before that task disappears.
@kumarpslv (3218)
• India
16 May 09
When I accepted the task, I saw the duration as 3 days and still now I am able to see that the task will be abandoned in 14 hours. Otherwise I might have looked after the time,carelessly. Thanks for your response.
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• Canada
16 May 09
Awww that's unfortunate then! I'm sorry you missed out on that :( But, one thing I've noticed is that sometimes, even after a task is gone from the general "available" tab, it might be reposted with just 1 or 2 spots available... they probably re-post the slots that were forfeited or abandoned so they eventually get completed. Keep an eye out and maybe you will be able to just grab that task again and submit it (I've seen the toolbar task come up at least two separate times so far)! I wish you good luck! :D :D
• Canada
16 May 09
Sorry to comment again! But I just looked at the "available" tab and it IS reposted ... YAY! lol Here is the submission information: Expires in 1 day Time Allotted: 6 hours So, it's a 6-hour deadline from the time you accept the task :)