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I've noticed that the home page of StackOverflow never reloads unless I refresh my browser.

Are there any plans on changing this so that questions can be loaded into the list via a link such as 'x updated questions. Reload', similar to when new answers have been posted to a question?

Also the time which the questions were last updated never updates without reloading. Therefore a question will display '21s' until refreshed.

Are there any plans to introduce AJAX to sections like this?

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See also: Auto Loading of New Questions – Chris Frederick Aug 9 '11 at 19:01
Please don't do this. Reloading the questions list would dramatically change the questions that appear on that page, given the insane amount of new questions that get posted on a site as large as SO. It would be very difficult for me to find my place. If I want to refresh the list, I'll click "Refresh" in my browser. – Cody Gray Aug 10 '11 at 5:02
Fair point @Cody Gray – Curt Aug 10 '11 at 8:11
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You would need a push model to do this; at the moment, nothing gets pushed on Stack Exchange except for email notifications.

I have the feeling that it would create a lot of unnecessary traffic, as people leave their computers on the SO home page while they go about their business.

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Thanks for your reply, to be fair I didn't take into account the cost of such a feature. – Curt Aug 9 '11 at 18:22

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