“Piloting experiments from Pavlovia’s Explore page only sometimes works”
So I checked the Pavlovia site for more info (Pavlovia), and it seems that it’s intended that piloting others’ experiments isn’t supposed to work at all… So now the issue (for the Pavlovia developers at least) is that it sometimes DOES work rather than it sometimes doesn’t. I’m leaving the original post below since it still is an inconsistency that probably needs to be addressed, but my main point in this post was that I would like to find a way that I CAN let others demo my experiments (without running it since I don’t need the data) to build a portfolio. Pavlovia now seems to be off the table… but does anyone have any experience running psychoJS experiments off another platform or a fresh website? Thanks
Hi, I’m trying to figure out why clicking “run” on an experiment on the Explore page that is set to piloting only sometimes allows you to successfully run the experiment, while other times it gives this error:
[experiment name] is currently in PILOTING mode but the pilot token is missing from the URL.
If you are the experiment designer, you can pilot it by pressing the pilot button on your experiment page.
Otherwise please contact the experiment designer to let him or her know that the experiment status must be changed to RUNNING for participants to be able to run it.
For example, here are a few cases that run and some that don’t, but all of them are set to piloting. Note: This is as of 05/05/2021 and these experiments could potentially get deleted or change status. I tried to choose examples that looked like they’d be available for awhile.
Experiment: Julia Sadka / Lexical Decision Task · GitLab
URL when you click “run”: https://run.pavlovia.org/JuliaS/lexical-decision-task/html/
Experiment: Visual Cognition Lab / FaceDiscriminationTaskPilot04 · GitLab
URL when you click “run”: https://run.pavlovia.org/viscoglab/facediscriminationtaskpilot04/html/
Experiment: gishi / MentalRotationTask · GitLab
URL when you click “run”: https://run.pavlovia.org/gishiyama/mentalrotationtask/
I provided the running links so that you can see there is no pilot token in the first two that’s allowing them to run, so I don’t understand how the issue for the second two would be that the token is missing like the error says. Also, I noticed that the two that do run are saving data in GitLab if I partially run them; I don’t quite understand why this would happen if it’s set to piloting and not running. Does anyone have any idea what the difference is?
If there’s no reliable way to allow anyone who is not the experimenter to pilot an experiment on Pavlovia, I would like to figure out another way to do that so I can start building a UX portfolio with my experiments (meaning I don’t even need to save any data from them), so if anyone has other ideas please let me know!! (Including using another platform to host them, or getting them to run off a website starting from scratch)