I generally create my own custom URL to keep track of all new questions on tags that I am interested in. And every time a new question comes on those tags, I get an item saying "2 new questions" and the page title has "(2)" in it. This was very useful as I am getting notified easily when I am browsing in other tabs. But now, for the past 2 days, i am not able to see those title changes and push activities. I checked this in different browsers too. Why does this happen? Has SO removed that feature?

This is my custom URL (that I have bookmarked): https://stackoverflow.com/questions/tagged/python+or+django+jquery+django-models+list+tuples?sort=newest&pagesize=30

This is not working for single tags also like Python page? Why is this feature removed? Or is this a browser issue in Firefox?

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    Looks like there's something wrong with the WebSocket server at the moment.
    – Tim Stone
    Sep 14, 2012 at 10:36
  • Looks like it's back. Refresh (one last time) your page. Sep 14, 2012 at 11:26

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Our web-sockets server(s) died. I'm still investigating "why", but: they're back now.

  • Why the (s) ? Is that handled by a provider ? Sep 14, 2012 at 11:28
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    @dystroy no, but we have multiple nodes that are capable of servicing web-socket connections, sat behind a load-balancer. Simply: whatever happened, it happened to all of them. So logically to you as an external user, there's just sockets.ny.stackexchange.com, but behind the scenes there's multiple end-points for that. Usual stuff, really. Sep 14, 2012 at 11:30
  • Thanks for the explanation :) Sep 14, 2012 at 11:32
  • Great it's workig now...
    – Vivek S
    Sep 14, 2012 at 11:45

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