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Imacros refresh feature crashed?

Discussion in 'Social Networking Sites' started by maziooo, Mar 5, 2016.

  1. maziooo

    maziooo Registered Member

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    I noticed no matter what I do, IMACROS always takes 60 seconds after a refresh....I have a auto-unfollow tool/script for twitter and it workd great but today it began to always load 60seconds after a refresh and then it stops, it doesnt continue........I autounfollow 40, refresh, 40, refresh etc etc..it worked great the last weeks

    Why it now loads 60 seconds and How can I resolve it?


    thanks




    Thats hopw it looks like...I plaxed it in a loop before...


    TAB T=1
    TAG POS=1 TYPE=BUTTON ATTR=TXT:Follow<SP>Following<SP>Unfollow<SP>Blocked<SP>Unblock<SP>Pen*
    TAG POS=2 TYPE=BUTTON ATTR=TXT:Follow<SP>Following<SP>Unfollow<SP>Blocked<SP>Unblock<SP>Pen*
    TAG POS=3 TYPE=BUTTON ATTR=TXT:Follow<SP>Following<SP>Unfollow<SP>Blocked<SP>Unblock<SP>Pen*
    TAG POS=4 TYPE=BUTTON ATTR=TXT:Follow<SP>Following<SP>Unfollow<SP>Blocked<SP>Unblock<SP>Pen*
    TAG POS=5 TYPE=BUTTON ATTR=TXT:Follow<SP>Following<SP>Unfollow<SP>Blocked<SP>Unblock<SP>Pen*
    TAG POS=6 TYPE=BUTTON ATTR=TXT:Follow<SP>Following<SP>Unfollow<SP>Blocked<SP>Unblock<SP>Pen*
    TAG POS=7 TYPE=BUTTON ATTR=TXT:Follow<SP>Following<SP>Unfollow<SP>Blocked<SP>Unblock<SP>Pen*
    TAG POS=8 TYPE=BUTTON ATTR=TXT:Follow<SP>Following<SP>Unfollow<SP>Blocked<SP>Unblock<SP>Pen*
    TAG POS=9 TYPE=BUTTON ATTR=TXT:Follow<SP>Following<SP>Unfollow<SP>Blocked<SP>Unblock<SP>Pen*
    TAG POS=10 TYPE=BUTTON ATTR=TXT:Follow<SP>Following<SP>Unfollow<SP>Blocked<SP>Unblock<SP>Pen*
    REFRESH
     
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  2. HoNeYBiRD

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    Does it refresh the page after 60 secs?
    Don't you hit any follow limits? Doesn't Twitter show you an error message when clicking on the "Follow" button?

    If it's exactly 60 secs, that's the default timeout for loading a page.

    Possible reasons why might this happen:
    - If the page refreshes normally and the macro quits after 60 seconds, it means that for some reason the page doesn't fully load in 60 secs and/or an element you specified is not found.
    - If the page doesn't refresh at all, your ip might got blocked and Twitter makes the page time out.

    Another possible reason could be, that Twitter has changed something, but i don't think, that it's the case here, because you say, that the macro works on the first run, but not after refreshing.

    The error ignore is set to NO by default, so you can try adding these to the beginning of your macro.
    (1) It will ignore any errors:
    HTML:
    SET !ERRORIGNORE YES
    (2) It will ignore any errors and changes the timeout to 1 second:
    HTML:
    SET !TIMEOUT_PAGE 1
    SET !ERRORIGNORE YES
    See if that helps, if not, try to change the ip. Obviously be careful with the latter, you might get asked to verify your account via email or SMS.

    EDIT:
    One more thing though, you might do things too fast, i just realized that you don't have any delays between two follow actions and maybe that's the problem, so you might want to set a few secs delay between two actions, put this between every two actions:
    HTML:
    WAIT SECONDS=3
    Or for a random wait time insert this into the beginning of the macro somewhere, it will pick a random value between 3-10 seconds:
    HTML:
    SET !VAR1 EVAL("var randomNumber=Math.floor(Math.random()*10 + 3); randomNumber;")
    and put this between every two actions:
    HTML:
    WAIT SECONDS={{!VAR1}}
    You can alter the wait seconds of course, it's just an example.
     
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  3. maziooo

    maziooo Registered Member

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    No, it freshes after following (thats what I want), then it loads 60sec and then it just stops....Over hte last weeks it worked and did exactly what I wanted. Following, Refreshing, and no 60seconds...and no stop...


    Wow many thanks for your answer. If I add those things the script doesnt work at all
    I never had any delay...my accounts are made 2014 and never got banned...:D
     
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    Well, if you add those "things" into the appropriate part of the macro, it shouldn't effect your macro negatively for sure, because those commands don't do anything else other than setting the (1) error ignore to yes, (2) page timeout to 1 sec and (3) 3 sec/random delays.

    Anyway, i should have started with asking this: Are you using the standalone iMacros browser or a browser addon? I'm just asking, because i always found the standalone browser buggy - no wonder, it's based on IE - it often hangs for no good reason, the Firefox addon is more stable in my opinion and runs a lot smoother. If you're using the standalone browser, try to run your macro with the Firefox addon. It can be that you need to re-record the macro, because the codes between the two aren't always compatible.
     
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