Why use em? To catch surveys that you missed
-Even if it says, "There are no more hits in this group," you still have a chance. Requesters may repost another batch of surveys under the same group ID, or someone will/may throw it back/have it expire.
To hoard batches or catch trickle batches
-To hoard batches: you can 'run the panda' or repeatedly hit refresh to grab/hoard the batch.
-Batches that trickle may come in throughout the day at random amounts. 'running the panda' may help you catch these tricklers throughout the day.
WHAT DOES "RUNNING A PANDA," "TURNING ON THE PANDA," OR ANY OTHER SIMILAR VARIATION MEAN?
PUT LINK IN ADDRESS BAR AND HIT ENTER
TURN ON AUTO-REFRESH PROGRAM
LET RUN UNTIL YOU GET IT OR GET BORED
Regarding auto refresh programs, people like to use whatever they know best. I like the auto refresh plus extension, but they got bought out by some company that sells your info.
You can also panda hits with TM by watching the panda link page
-Can help with efficiency
-Track data/save numbers/etc.
-By installing tampermonkey or greasemonkey on chrome/ff, youll be able to use scripts which can be found at greasyfork, etc.
HOLD ON Before you start
-Remember scripts are helpful, but won't magically make you more money with no effort on your end (ie. no instant-gratification usually)
-If you do not know how a script works, id suggest not using it then
-In addition, not knowing how a script works make you even more responsible for your own damn errors. A rejection because you left a script running is your own fault, dumbass!!
-If a script works for someone (ie. they know how to use it), don't always assume that it'll work as well for you.
Keep in mind
-Scripts are NOT for cheating
-Again, don't install a script if you don't know what it does.
-Scripts don't make you a better worker, especially if you don't understand why/how they work.
-Less is more- you dont need to have all scripts active at the same time. In fact, it's probably better that you have the bare minimum running. Some scripts stay active on certain HIT frames (zing script, etc.) but others stay active at all times, which can lead to an accidental submission, etc. For this reason, it is important that you keep track of what scripts stay active, and on what pages.
--For example: I have about 7 active scripts when I open my dashboard (all of which are things like 'projected earnings,' HITdb, etc.). When I open the 'HITs' page (All hits), I have 4 (TO, Great hit export, Database, and an ID script).
---One very important reason for this is, besides accidental submissions etc., Some scripts cause a page request, which adds to your already very stretched limit. WHAT DOES THIS MEAN? It means that you can't PANDA things as fast.