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    Do you keep OTTO open as well as Panda and HitForker? How do you accept the hits? I have read and watched the video many times, just need clarification, please.

    #2
    I think a lot of people run Otto as well as PC and a scraper like Hit Forker. Make sure you use this calculator https://www.ourhitstop.net/page-request-calculator to set all your search speeds to keep your PREs down.
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      #3
      I just got the video about OTTO lite which was very good. I have a couple of questions though. I run OTTO lite, and MTS Hit Finder, Hit Catcher and Panda Crazy, although I don't use Panda Crazy to search for hits generally, only to watch the queue in case I need to easily return something. I only let Hit Finder and OTTO lite run pretty much all the time. Sometimes in Hit Finder, I find a survey that OTTO didn't find. Then I Once it and it goes into Hit catcher and I let it run. Now even when OTTO is running, I don't see any PRE's showing up in Hit Catcher. If I start searching in Panda Crazy, then I see the PRE's come up in Hit Catcher like crazy. So I will shut down all searches in HIT catcher before running a search in Panda Crazy. I am running OTTO at .9. I saw on the PRE page four things. OTTO search rate, which I got at .9, Panda Crazy search rate, which I put as 0 because i don't run it with anything else and two others, which I am not sure what they mean. These are the scraper hit rate and the additional app rate. For Hit Catcher I have set the speed at .997. My question is should I put this value in either of these two fields?

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      • CrazyCatLady
        CrazyCatLady commented
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        @Jimmmac1

        Let's see if I can break down your question here

        1) it looks like you're running Hit catcher and Otto at the same time, .9 and .997. You're running both too fast: they should be 1.6 and 1.6 to achieve .8 per @Fisherman

        2) I'm not sure if you saw what Fisherman posted today in the Daily Hit Thread about how PREs are *just one* of the issues with running things too fast. If you are not catching things, it may be that you're still running things too fast even though you never see a PRE.

        3) For your situation, I would use the calculator on the RIGHT side of the page since you're only running two scripts at a time.

        If it helps, here's my situation: I run Overwatch at 6 seconds, and Otto at 1. Effective page request rate is 0.857. Today I did $25 in hits Otto caught for me, all above $3 (I set it high because I have a p/t day job).

        It might seem counterintuitive, but try slowing down your rates so that you get .8 overall and you might find you actually catch more.

      #4
      Thank you, I need more clarification about this. I have not been able to try Otto out yet. I have been using it for her along with panda for a while, but I wanted the ability for Otto to automatically accept hits for me instead of having to search and click in order for things to be added to panda. But it looks like I will want to try out some of the fine tuning that has been recommended by fishermen and crazyCatLady to make sure it can work for me. I will try the calculator. Thank you!

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      • CrazyCatLady
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        Cheryl, have you got it working for you yet? Feel free to send me a message if it's still not working properly

      #5
      Hello gang, I have a question that I hope you can answer for me. I have Otto Heavy and I noticed that I am catching hits with OTTO running by itself. I was under the impression that I needed Panda Crazy to run with it. Is this even necessary? I seem to be grabbing the hits without it. What my primary concern is the amount of PRE's I would generate if I ran the OTTO heavy by itself. If I did this what would the OPTIMUM search rate setting that would be needed to not flag my account. You probably heard this a million times but your insight would be helpful in this regard. Best wishes all!

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      • ZeldaFoot
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        normanmiller You can absolutely run Otto by itself. A lot of folks keep PC running on the side just to be able to see the queue or to also run some other pandas for hits lower than they have Otto set to (like a favorite batch maybe.) Otto Heavy has a PRE counter, and the PRE braking system, which which momentarily pause Otto for however long you set it to, when you do get a PRE. This helps keep your total PRE count down.
        To find the optimal search rate settings, you can use the Page Request Calculator at our sister site. https://www.ourhitstop.net/page-request-calculator input the search rate you have for all running apps, and try to keep your total at or above .8 in order to avoid PREs.

      #6
      Can we cancel our recurring subscription at any time?

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      • ZeldaFoot
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        You can of course cancel at anytime, and you won't get an invoice for the next billing cycle. Just message [email protected]. But with Otto making turking so much easier, and basically paying for itself, you might find turking without it feels weird now!
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