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When someone searches to answer some questions by a specific tag (say [java]), then currently Stack Overflow shows all the questions, which are related to that particular tag, which is good.

But after some time (say 5 minutes), if new questions are asked, then new questions are not refreshed. One has to manually refresh the page and get the newly asked questions.

Why not to refresh them continuously?

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No, please don't.

I don't want content to be pushed on my screen without me asking for it.

There is already a "live refresh" feature that show a banner when new questions arrive, and let you click in order to load them:

  • Aaah! this feature is even more beautiful. thanks. – Jabongg Jan 9 at 12:38
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There's already a little banner in place that shows the number of new questions in the search results. You can click on it to show all the most recently active questions.

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Not everyone likes this, though. Many people (including me) sometimes want the page to automatically show questions with new activity. I propose to add a section to "Edit profile & settings" to chose if questions are automatically added to the screen or if it has to be manually refreshed.

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