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Currently, the StackExchange™ MultiCollider SuperDropdown™ shows the unread items count across all open SE sites when they are refreshed, so if I receive a new notification and I navigate to a different page on multiple SE sites before I view it, they will all get a red circle. But after I read the notification, by opening the StackExchange™ MultiCollider SuperDropdown™ on one site, and clicking on the link, I still see the red circle in every other site. Would it be possible to sync unread items across all open sites?

Edited: Unread counts do not appear instantaneously, but on refreshing the page.

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You don't still see the red circle after you refresh the page. Are you suggesting that we somehow dynamically refresh the MultiCollider SuperDropdown on all of your open pages? I don't think I support this... – Cody Gray Jul 20 '11 at 4:10
@Cody I did not notice that. I see that it is indeed the case. But yes, dynamic refreshing would be nice. Why exactly do you have a problem with that? – Soumya Jul 20 '11 at 4:12
Seems like a fairly big overhead (either polling or long requests) for just a visual thing – Mark Henderson Jul 20 '11 at 5:37
It clearly polls before it turns red. Does it stop polling once it turns red? I don't know if I've waited long enough to see. – Rick Sladkey Jul 20 '11 at 5:46
@Rick: It stops polling once you've loaded the page... It only polls again if you reload the page, or click on the drop-down. – Cody Gray Jul 20 '11 at 5:54

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