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Stack Overflow is not getting refreshed automatically

Every time I open stackoverflow.com and click on the "questions" tab, the page doesn't update with new questions. Why?

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marked as duplicate by Martijn Pieters, animuson, Gilles, Aaron Bertrand, Bo Persson Sep 26 '12 at 13:44

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It is updating just fine for me. – Josh Mein Sep 26 '12 at 12:25
    
You do not have it ordered by votes, unanswered or similar instead of newest...right?! – Time Traveling Bobby Sep 26 '12 at 12:26
    
@JoshMein can you check it once? It will not update.. – Mr.Chowdary Sep 26 '12 at 12:28
    
Just looking at the SO questions list shows 7 questions posted in the last minute - if it was live it would probably scroll past too quicky to be useful. – tombull89 Sep 26 '12 at 13:06
    
@Mr.Chowdary If you are referring to auto-updating you should be more specific. – Josh Mein Sep 26 '12 at 13:16
    
@JoshMein I'm trying to be more specific, New bee.. – Mr.Chowdary Sep 26 '12 at 13:30
up vote 4 down vote accepted

The main Stack Overflow pages do not use live-updating; it would be too much of a performance penalty on the server due to the high volume of questions.

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