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Loading Pavlovia in China

Hi everyone!

By using Psychopy+Pavlovia, we are trying to run an online experiment whose target participants are Mandarin Native speakers (mainly people in Mainland China).
When we tried to pilot the experiment by asking people in Mainland China to test it, we realised that they couldn’t even load or access the Pavlovia normally, meaning it’d take them an extremely long time to load the experiment which might eventually crash in the middle of the experiment. We guess the firewall in China might be one of the reasons for the poor connection.

Any chance that anyone might have had this kind of problem before and know how to solve it?

(We understand that providing VPN service or helping the participants to change the IP address of their device may solve the problem, but that is the last thing we want to do.)

Thank you very much!

S_Lee 你好,

请问你的online版实验有要求被试进行练习吗?并要求被试达到一定准确率,否则程序会要求被试进行再次练习。

我上传了一个程序,在图中practice_feedback处我用code组件插入了一段代码,记录此处回复正确次数,在 practice_end 处添加code组件,判断正确率是否达到90%,达到则跳出loop继续下一步。但是我上传到Pavlovia后,代码就失效了,似乎是在practice_feedback处无法记录回答的正确个数,导致practice_end 的code无法跳出。请问你有遇到这样的问题吗?

Hi Wilson,

请问你说的Online版是指Pavlovia吗?我并没有遇到像你那样的问题。我想你的问题未必跟online版,也就是palovia有太大关系。听起来比较像是跟你原来的设计有关系。我也不太会用psychopy,建议你到讨论区另开帖子问比较有去帮助。

我遇到的问题是,我发现中国内地的防火墙可能阻碍了参与者进入Pavlovia,以至于无法进行实验。请问你在不翻墙的情况下,可以顺利进入到井使用pavlovia进行实验吗?

(I’m translating the last paragraph so that more members can understand the issue)

The problem I’m facing right now is that, we suspect that the firewall in China may be restricting people’s access to Pavlovia. In other words, people in Mainland China cannot run the experiment we’ve uploaded to Pavlovia or simple use Pavlovia in Mainland China if they do not change their IP address beforehand.
So I’m wondering if there is any means which allows people in China to run Pavlovia without changing the IP of their devices.
Thanks!

I’m afraid I don’t have a solution for that - I just don’t know enough about China firewall technology.

Hi S_Lee,

Thank you for your answer.

I’m using China Unicom network and acessing Pavlovia without VPN. So I think it might be your participants’ network issues.

hi Wilson,

can you tell me more details about China Unicom network? I meet the same problem that my Chinese participant cannot open the link without VPN.

Yuqi

Hello,

Did anyone manage to get around this issue of VPN in mainland China? Having the same problem here… Resources won’t download in China so participants are unable to run the experiment as a result… Any suggestions would be much appreciated.

Marta