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Discussion in 'MTurk Help & Resources' started by jmr, Aug 10, 2018 at 7:48 AM.

  1. jmr

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    hi guys! semi-newbie here, been turking for a few months & have 7692 approved hits. i have mturk suite downloaded but am confused about "panda" and the auto search. i have a few people in that search that have had hits pop up on the regular mturk site but not on the suite - anyone have tips/advice for what i may be doing wrong, or better ideas to help me out?
     
  2. DCI

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    There is a delay between when HITs are posted and when they appear on the search page, so sometimes things will appear in search results that were actually gone before they appeared. You can also be prevented from grabbing more than 1 or 2 of a HIT at a time if that HIT is experiencing high traffic.
     
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    So they show up faster on the suite than the search page? I've sort of figured out how to use hit catcher but i'm incredibly confused about "panda" and how to use it
     
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    A panda is just a direct link to accept a specific HIT. If you already have that link and are continuously loading it, you can catch that HIT a few seconds before it is ever displayed on the search page. That's what stuff like HIT Catcher, Panda Crazy, etc do. They spam a known accept link in the background so that you can catch a HIT as soon as it's posted. You can then find the HIT in your queue if it's not already open.

    There are also scrapers like HIT Finder and HIT Scraper, which are basically just fancy skins of mturk's search page with a bunch of added conveniences.
     
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    ahh, okay. so i have mturk suite right now but should look into panda crazy as well?
     
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    Panda Crazy is far more convenient to use, IMO. I would recommend it since it is pretty simple to learn. Refer to this for more info on it: https://www.mturkcrowd.com/threads/panda-crazy-script-for-pandas.1381/

    You'll need a separate extension in order to download and use userscripts. You need either Tampermonkey (Chrome) or Greasemonkey (Firefox).