[Please Help!] Hit Catcher - can you dumb it down for me?

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  1. Danielle Baxter

    Danielle Baxter New Turker

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    OKay I'm using Mturk Suite's hit catcher. I've figured out how to choose a hit for a one-time catch or panda. But I don't understand the numbers that appear while it searches. When it does catch a job, how do you access it?
     
  2. CorvusSapiens

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    Caught hits will be in your Hits Queue on mturk.
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    Your queue can have up to 25 hits in it at a time.

    Hit Catcher will display the number of hits that have been caught, the number of attempts it has made at trying to catch that hit, and the number of page request errors that it is running into. Page request errors (PRE) happen because mturk restricts how many requests you can send to the server in a given amount of time. If you're getting too many pre you'll want to check what other scripts you have running and/or slow down the timer on Hit Catcher/Hit Finder.
     
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    Danielle Baxter New Turker

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    Yesss thank you so much!! <3
     
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    I'm guessing "searched" is how many it tried to grab?
     
  5. CorvusSapiens

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    The number of times it has tried. It sends an accept request on a regular cycle and if the hit is available it will be accepted. If you have the job set to once it will stop searching after it catches one.