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Frequently Asked Questions - READ THIS BEFORE POSTING
« on: October 09, 2016, 04:29:33 PM »
Here are some common questions / issues and how to resolve them. Please read this before posting any new questions or issues. If your question or issue is answered here and you post about it, it will be deleted without notice.

  • "The program can't start because api-ms-win-crt-runtime-|1-1-0.dll is missing from your computer.  Try reinstalling the program to fix this problem"

    If you get this message when installing, you need to install the Microsoft C Runtime from:

    https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=48145

  • Even after resetting my password, Social Multiplier still won't let me login.

    If you get an invalid username and password message, and you've already tried resetting your password, the problem is most likely your firewall and / or anti-virus blocking Social Multiplier 2 from accessing the Internet. You need to add an exception to the rules for your firewall and / or anti-virus. If you don't know how to do that submit a ticket to the help desk (www.AskJonLeger.com). They'll give you some general instructions on what to look for. We can't give you specific instructions for every firewall/antivirus (they're all different), but we can point you in the right direction.

« Last Edit: October 17, 2016, 08:24:09 AM by Amin Motin »

Re: Frequently Asked Questions - READ THIS BEFORE POSTING
« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2016, 01:22:41 PM »
If you see a message, when trying to login, about a missing or corrupted database, these videos will show you how to fix it.

For Mac:
http://www.screencast.com/t/uzua9xG2Wler

For Windows:
http://www.screencast.com/t/n5fmuEud

Do you need a VPS?
« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2016, 03:17:22 PM »
Some people are confused about whether they *need* a VPS. This post should clarify things for you.

So there are various scenarios.

1) You only  want to use a single Pinterest account
You don't needa VPS. You can use your home computer if you don't mind leaving it turned on all the time.

2) You want to use a few Pinterest accounts and are happy to leave your home computer turned on.
You still don't need a VPS - you can do it all from your home computer.

BUT... you do need a private proxy for each Pinterest account you intend to run.

This requires a little advance planning to work really safely.

If you know in advance that you will create multiple Pinterest accounts, get private proxies and use one to create a Pinterest account. Always use the same proxy in Social Multiplier to access that Pinterest account.

3) Like 2 above, but you don't want your home computer on all the time.
In this case you need to think about a VPS (or see below).

The VPS is just a computer in someone's office and it's left on all the time. You're just paying to rent it and do what you want with it.

But here's the thing - it's basically exactly the same as your home computer. It's just sitting on a desk somewhere else. That's it. So what you can do on your home computer, you can do on a VPS. You just use software to access it and control it.

So the comments about your own computer apply equally to a VPS. You can run a single Pinterest account on a VPS without any proxies.

If you choose to have multiple Pinterest accounts, you need proxies for each one (ideally from the day you start creating those accounts).

4) You want to run 20, 50,100,500,some other big number of Pinterest accounts some day.
In this case you're going to need a VPS for each block of Pinterest accounts. How big is a block?

Depends on the VPS.

A cheap and small VPS might be fine for 3 or 4 Pinterest accounts. A bigger VPS might be fine for 20 Pinterest accounts.

You'll still need a proxy as well for each Pinterest account in that case.

Some people have older laptops that they can devote to running Social Multiplier at home, all day long. If you're using proxies for your multiple Pinterest accounts, Social Multiplier will work just fine that way. Whether your internet connection is powerful enough depends on the speed you get.

If you think you might want to run multiple Pinterest accounts in the near future, it pays to create and access your accounts using proxies (one per Pinterest account remember).

If you already have an account that you use from your home computer, you can continue to do so. Just be aware that if you suddenly access it with a proxy it may be a red flag to Pinterest. You have to be consistent as much as possible in how you access the accounts.

What kind of VPS do I need?
« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2016, 05:18:19 PM »
There's no exact answer to this question. It depends on how many Pinterest accounts you intend to run, how many times you will be pinning on each account and so on.

But if you aim for a Windows 2016 server with at least 1gb of RAM and 20gb+ of hard disk, that should be enough to get started.

Don't sweat it though, since you can always upgade to a bigger, faster server if you need to later. It's fine to start with a cheaper VPS, if you actually need one (see the reply below this one for more details on that).