It is a bit demoralising to be honest... I can understand they have more applicants than openings, but don't waste our time asking us to sign paperwork, complete questionnaires, giving us exam dates and preventing us from applying for other positions only to withdraw us from the exam and "good luck!". I mean, sure that is more work for them too?These companies are a law unto themselves in how they work outside of the Web Search Evaluator stuff I would say.
As for Lionbridge, they clearly have more potential workers than they do spaces at the moment which is surprising as I thought they had a 'here is 11 months work and then you are booted off' policy!
Anyway, I have now gone back to not having anything with either Appen or Lionbridge so I will keep trying.