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Discussion in 'General' started by Flora, Dec 15, 2017.
It is. It's still not working.
I found another "Projected Earnings" on the Overview page. I'll ignore the other one till it's fixed.
I found out how to fix it. Uncheck the 'Search for text when you start typing' box in the browser options. Firefox must have updated around the time it first started happening to me. I noticed their content in the Options had been changed a bit so maybe it happned then and the new layout came with that box checked. I was in the middle of a hit when it happened to me again so I had to stop and search for a solution. So, if this happens to anyone else try unchecking that box first.
they fixed something-
seems to work on some pages, preview, dashboard, que
back to plain old amt on others
Has anyone had a problem with any Mturk scripts causing tampermonkey to open up a security page asking whether to allow or deny the action? I let it time out so I don't know what it did. I think it said turkmaster but I'm not sure. Is there anywhere I can check the logs for tampermonkey or to see previous security warnings? It also said at the bottom something about the script shouldn't be able to request access to your bank. Might be nothing, but I'm worried because I had to recently change my amazon password.
you can open the error console and it will probably show a few clues which script what errors.
in firefox it's the tools menu developer console, which you might have to unhide to get to these days
control shift J
not sure about chrome
It only popped up once though. Seemed like a random thing, not something I can easily recreate. I should have taken a screenshot.
I have a problem maybe 5x a day. Firefox freezes up and I get "Unresponsive script. Do you want to continue trying or close the script?" After I choose to close it, I wait awhile, then the page continues its activity. I have it on another site too, one I use daily. I looked it up on a computer help site, and they said to notify the webmaster. That doesn't work here.
How would I find the error console?
OK, it's CTL+SHIFT+k. But what do I do with it?
Is there a way to know the auto-approval time in the new site?
No there isn't. They took that off on purpose.
that can happen when your computer lags
you don't want to close the script if it's MTurk related, then they stop running!
firefox will focus on the tab or window that has the script problem
name the sites, it may be some setting you can change
it can be a problem with one of your scripts or any script on a page.
that can happen if you have too many tabs open or less than a gig of free memory
watch how much memory firefox uses and restart if it gets much over 1 gig
how much free memory do you have? what's your average CPU usage percent?
I use process hacker to display memory and CPU but there are other ways
the windows task manager can give some idea of usage stats.
maxmem is a program i just started using again on win7
it asks programs to return memory they aren't using
after a reboot and before I start any browsers I let it run for a minute then disable it
the browsers don't benefit from having restricted memory
but that frees up a half a gig that wasn't available before
you may have a bunch of programs that start up you will never use
look for how to cleanup startup programs or something similar
all kinds of automatic updates sap bandwidth and CPU
if it happens at the same time that a script is busy, there's your problem
I go into each program and turn update to manual only and don't start with reboot
if you have 64bit OS then possibly the 64bit browser handles memory better
I'm using waterfox 51 or 55 for scripts like HF and PC without problems
palemoon is another firefox clone that has a lighter memory footprint
I'm a geek, a member for 22 years at a computer club.
No unnecessary programs in startup, system is clean. I just use Task Mger
I have 4GB RAM, the max, FF uses about 700 MB, 12-22 % of CPU
unless I'm running both profiles, then 1.1 GB RAM and 20% CPU
Rarely more than 4 tabs open, maybe 6 with both profiles.
Total RAM usage w 2 Firefoxes and Chrome about 50%%
Total CPU usage w 2 firefoxes + Chrome 50-70%
It happens at ravelry.com too, so it's not just MT. I'll can bring it up at the mozillazine forums. But it doesn't happen at other sites.
I don't run the Suite on FF because it doesn't work. I run it concurrently on Chrome, overlaid on the left side of a a huge screen. Chrome is a hog, running multiple processes that I haven't added up.
that all looks reasonable
you could try setting the timeout on the script warning/error to 20 or more.
I have mine set to zero because I often intentionally run scripts that may take too long
this prevents any error dialog. I think the default value is 10
Followed your link. Wouldn't that also prevent MT from running my scripts?
it doesn't affect how scripts run,
just sets the number of seconds before firefox panics and warns you that a script is busy
most scripts check in every few seconds and firefox resets the timer
I have the error reporting turned off completely.
next time it happens, instead of hitting stop script, hit continue.
as the mozilla page says, if you can hit continue and the popup doesn't come back
then setting the timer longer will probably work
if you have to hit continue twice then whatever script needs that much more time
without knowing which script it's hard to know what the problem might be
maybe it's waiting for a response from a server that will never happen?
it doesn't happen all the time so a page reload might fix it or you can block some scripts
if a script is hung, unresponsive, the error console may not show which script it is anyway
you can have other unrelated warnings or errors. try it and see
if nobody else reports a problem, it might be some script or extension of yours.
Will get back to you after testing.
I heard about h264 before but just installed an extension today.
hope to fix the choppy video in some Hits that use youtube.
it's probably not going to help with video served from anywhere else.
some of the problem is my under powered computer, low bandwidth internet.
some of it is youtube and Iquisit and requesters
insisting on serving non-optimized high resolution media & buggy players,
even though most people can't even see the difference. someone should do a study.
I'm going to get a cheap (<$50) graphic card next week and see if that works better.
dx11 on win7 but would need dx12 for win10.
if you have a recent medium powered computer, probably none of this would be a problem
h264ify – Add-ons for Firefox
"By default, YouTube streams VP8/VP9 encoded video. However, this can cause problems with less powerful machines
because VP8/VP9 is not typically hardware accelerated."
there are probably similar options or settings for chrome, opera and other browsers
I only use chrome when a Hit demands it,
usually because HTML5 which most browsers support now anyway.
or they simply don't want to have to test on other browsers or make it work
here's h264 for chrome. apparently chrome removed it in 2011, now it's back
Happening again. I pressed "continue" but that button froze too. Where would I change the timer? I don't code. Where would I turn off error reporting? Is that the same as Windows error reporting, which I always have off.
I've switched to submitting my hits in chrome instead of FF, because I need the Hit Tracker.
I can't get any version of Hit Scraper to work on Chrome. Always "Page not found." Does it not run on Chrome or should I be looking elsewhere than GreasyFork for the download??
Kadauchi says the old Hit Scraper works only on the old site. So what are my options for running 2 scripts at once, MTS for higher-paying hits, and something else besides Scraper for batches. How about Hit Forker?
I haven't tried it on chrome but I assume it will work
there are a few problems in the export
it doesn't convert seconds to minutes and other time allotted problems
the timeout for TO is too short
if you have a glitch or slow internet you won't get any TO
any reason why not hit forker?
it is practically the same and you also get logged hits
more important, it's still being bug fixed and improved,
though it also has too short a timeout on TO and it also grabs Tv ratings
I use a forum devoted to just Mozilla products, forums.mozillazine.org.
Scraper doesn't work in Chrome. I don't use the export, don't have time. Installed Forker. What do you mean by TV ratings? TV shows?
I may be asking the obvious here but what link are you going to to access Hit Scraper? Once I got the correct link it works fine for me in Firefox. worker.mturk.com/scraper I get a brief "Page not found" as it's loading but it works fine after it loads.
Also, I probably missed part of the conversation but why don't you use Mturk Suite? I use that in Firefox which has Tracker.
What would be making it auto accept the (same) next hit for that requestor? In the past couple of days I will submit a hit and it will auto accept it again and I don't know it. I use several scripts including mturk suite. I do not have the Auto Accept Checker marked in the Options.
I am having the same issue. I have to try to remember to uncheck that whenever I accept a survey. Just found out it had nothing to do with MTS. It's all Mturk's doing. They added that.
There's a script for it to have it unchecked. If you want it checked, you have to disable the script.
elt posted the script below...
Since I posted that, Kadauchi helped me get the new URL for Scraper on Chrome.
I use FF 52ESR, and MTS won't run on it. Running on the v.56+ track would wipe out most of my extensions.
If Scraper gets a "none available" on FF, I have to rt-click, copy the URL, then plug it into Hit Catcher on Chrome. After about a year of that, I just moved everything into Chrome.
Kadauchi posted https://greasyfork.org/en/scripts/368412-mturk-worker-auto-accept-unchecker
likely MTS will be fixed soon but maybe this will work short term? I haven't tried it