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

Stack Overflow uses WebSocket. That is good. But why do we have to continuously refresh a page for getting new questions posted?

Whenever I use it, I refresh page more than 500 times and sometimes even my browser says:

Google Chrome cannot find server at

I have to disconnect and reconnect with my Wi-Fi and then have to use it. The same is with question views.

I think they need to implement WebSocket at that section also.

share|improve this question
There are too many questions posted on If you are looking at specific tags, I am pretty sure it will do it. – Josh Mein Feb 8 '13 at 16:17
Only the main page does not use web sockets. Go to a specific tag and enjoy the show! – Martijn Pieters Feb 8 '13 at 16:24
@MartijnPieters one min i think i should give a check on it. – Heart Feb 8 '13 at 16:27
It is working. Thanks. But can it be just that i choose two or three tags and enjoy the show with popcorn also. – Heart Feb 8 '13 at 16:29
Sure you can. Search for [tagone] [or] [tagtwo] [or] [tagthree] in the search box. Bring popcorn. – Martijn Pieters Feb 8 '13 at 16:31
i think i need popcorn and cold drink also because its working. Thanks to all guys and good thing is that it notifies also. So, when i am cross-tab i can know about new questions. Stackoverflow is bit clever. – Heart Feb 8 '13 at 16:36
up vote 6 down vote accepted

Stack Overflow gets an extremely high volume of new questions. Check out this view and look at the times; you would be getting constant updates, putting extra strain on things.

Note that tag-specific pages do update automatically; since each tag would get fewer updates than the whole site.

As for the rest; it seems like you have a connection problem somehow. That's really a separate issue.

share|improve this answer
well, ahh i know that it somehow difficult. New questions are displayed on refresh. Why they can't let it go like when new answer is posted it notifies and Let the user to load new answer. I have problem only for not for others like facebook, google+ or any other websites. I haven't read browser issues. But i think continously refreshing do it. – Heart Feb 8 '13 at 16:23

You must log in to answer this question.

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