1. Glad you stopped in for a visit!

    Please feel free to peruse around and if you have a minute make sure to sign up for an account! We're one of the largest, most active, and helpful communities you'll find for learning about mTurk & registered accounts automatically get access to tons of useful features on the site.

    Features for members include:

    • The ability to post messages - our community is incredibly helpful & happy to welcome newcomers who are looking to learn the ropes!
    • Live thread update - no need to refresh pages to see new posts/HITs they flow onto the page automatically as they're posted.
    • Desktop alerts - direct PANDAs from exported HITs right on your desktop
    • Access to the full list of HITs exported through the Daily HIT Log
    • TurkerView account which will grant you extra access to HIT review information all across mTurk through TVJS

    But most importantly you'll be joining an amazing community. You'll find all types here, from stay-at-home Moms to IT pros. We're a great group - feel free to join us!

Scripts for Beginners?

Discussion in 'mTurk Scripts & Resources' started by Carmen Vargas, Apr 14, 2018.

  1. Carmen Vargas

    Carmen Vargas New Member

    Messages:
    4
    Gender:
    Female
    Ratings:
    +1 / 0 / -0
    Hi, I'm new to this. I have been youtubing information about scripts. All of the videos I have seen have showed how to add them but I am not sure how they actually work. Can anyone give me any resources on how these scripts work?
     
  2. CorvusSapiens

    CorvusSapiens Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    3,950
    Gender:
    Male
    Ratings:
    +6,092 / 6 / -0
    Scripts are like mini computer programs that you add to your browser to streamline working on mturk. There are a few that do different things.

    To install scrips you'll need a script management extension. Tampermonkey is the most popular. https://tampermonkey.net/

    You add scripts to tampermonkey and can turn them on/off and edit them as needed from there.

    There are a few basic categories of scripts.

    Hit Catching: These auto refresh a link to a hit so that you can try to catch hits that you may have missed initially or catch multiple hits in a batch before that batch disappears. See this link for more info > Panda

    PandaCrazy is by far the most popular stand alone hit catching script
    https://greasyfork.org/en/scripts/19168-jr-mturk-panda-crazy
    If you use PandaCrazy you'll also want this helper script
    https://greasyfork.org/en/scripts/20380-jr-mturk-panda-crazy-helper

    There's a help page here that explains more about PandaCrazy
    http://pandacrazy.allbyjohn.com/

    Scrapers: These search mturk on a timer to make it easier to find hits to do.

    The best standalone scraper right now is Hit Forker
    https://greasyfork.org/en/scripts/36368-hit-forker

    You can set a timer and search filters and it will display what it finds as well as refresh on the timer. You can add requesters that you like working for to the built in Include List and it will alert you when it finds a hit by that requester.

    Assorted Other Scripts: Other types of scripts are usually for something specific. People have created scripts to speed up working on certain types of hits by creating hotkeys or simplifying the page layout of a hit that's designed poorly. There are too many of these to really summarize them here, since they are often specific to a particular hit.


    ___
    One convenient way to get started is the chrome extension Mturk Suite: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/mturk-suite/iglbakfobmoijpbigmlfklckogbefnlf?hl=en-US
    MTS combines several useful scripts together.
    It has its own scraper, Hit Finder, and its own hit catching script, Hit Catcher, built in.
     
    • Useful / Informative Useful / Informative x 3
  3. Tia Diggs

    Tia Diggs Member

    Messages:
    78
    Gender:
    Female
    Ratings:
    +79 / 0 / -0
    Are scripts mainly for computer devices or can they be added to a phone as well?
     
  4. CorvusSapiens

    CorvusSapiens Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    3,950
    Gender:
    Male
    Ratings:
    +6,092 / 6 / -0
    I don't think any of them work on mobile.
     
  5. Carmen Vargas

    Carmen Vargas New Member

    Messages:
    4
    Gender:
    Female
    Ratings:
    +1 / 0 / -0
     
  6. Carmen Vargas

    Carmen Vargas New Member

    Messages:
    4
    Gender:
    Female
    Ratings:
    +1 / 0 / -0
    Thank you for this information. It was very helpful!