Meta Stack Exchange is where users like you discuss bugs, features, and support issues that affect the software powering all 158 Stack Exchange communities.

What is meta?
Here's how it works:
  1. Any Stack Exchange user can ask a question
  2. The community provides support, votes on ideas, and reports bugs
  3. Your voice helps shape the way Stack Exchange operates

For now, it's silly: I just keep pressing F5 button to have a chance of being the one who answers the new question first. I know about RSS but would subscribing to RSS mean that I get RSS updated instantly when a new question is asked? In my Firefox, RSS feeds are updated every 30 minutes and setting it to 1 min or less would be insane.

share|improve this question
Of course, this will probably only exacerbate the fastest gun in the west problem... – Chris Frederick Sep 19 '11 at 17:39
Yeah, answering 30 minutes old question is insane.. by that time there will be like seven answers already with a big vote lead :-) Anyway, once you are in the West, you can't go without fast gun... :-) – Tomas Sep 21 '11 at 20:42
Not an exact duplicate of these, but instant notifications have been asked about before:… and… and… and probably others. – Pops Sep 23 '11 at 20:33
up vote 7 down vote accepted

In Firefox, I use the ReloadEvery add-on to set an automatic update time for the page to refresh, and set my Favorite Tags to the ones I want to see.

share|improve this answer
Installed. Works. Thanks. – Desmond Hume Sep 18 '11 at 16:18

Just a heads up, but the front page and (I believe) certain other common tag pages are cached aggressively... last time I heard it's only rebuilt every 90 seconds or so.

share|improve this answer

I'm glad Lance's answer worked for you, but since this is Meta, here's the Stack Overflow/Stack Exchange answer to your question: the system does not support this feature.

Your only option is to use a third-party tool (or keep exercising that F5 key).

share|improve this answer

You can subscribe to StackExchange alerts for tags you want to follow which will email you new questions for a tag either ever 15 minutes, 3 hours or daily.

share|improve this answer

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .