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For questions which focus on the live refresh features such as vote updates and new edit, answer, and comment notifications.

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New Feature: real time updates to questions, answers, and inbox

We have deployed a new feature that hopefully help with keeping you instantly updated as new questions and answers are posted. All sites except for Stack Overflow have a new activity indicator on the ...
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Real-time updates for new review tasks

I would like to see the review page refresh automatically if I have done some reviews and get the message that there are currently no more reviews to perform. Refreshing the whole page is, in my ...
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Notify instantly when a currently viewed post is deleted

At the moment SE shows us current voting results, a notification for new answers and comments, etc., instantly. However, it doesn't show us when a post is deleted. Please notify us also when a post ...
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Help reduce rubbernecking

Often users are forced into excessively looking back at posts to check if anything has changed. Many times, we as users will have multiple tabs open in a browser. While some of the tabs may be older ...
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Show inbox updates in the page title

Background Recently New Feature: real time updates to questions, answers, and inbox was implemented. With this feature the amount of questions with new activity is shown in parenthesis at the ...
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1 question with new activity

Just noticed this here on Meta: Cool, any details? Could not find any status-completed questions mentioning this. :) This message appears all by its own after I leave the browser open for some ...
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Posts disappear briefly then reload when I click them

For some reason, when I click on either an answer, or any comment under an answer, the answer disappears briefly (on mouse up) (actually it looks like it reloads the answer). This seems relatively new....
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Should it be possible to have a negative number of suggested edits in the queue?

I'm not totally sure this is a bug, but I thought it to be unexpected behaviour, and I can't find another reference to it here. I've just seen the number of suggested edits shown in the top toolbar ...
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Could we have a visual indicator of whether live updates are active?

Sometimes, people get disconnected from the live update server. Bugs, flaky Internet connection, maintenance, it happens. I find the live updates quite useful for keeping track of new posts, but ...
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Why do the client and server sides of StackExchange use different abbreviations for time spans?

When I load a StackExchange site, the questions on the main page show up with timestamps like "answered 5m ago joeuser": But after a minute ticks by, all the timestamps get recalculated and are ...
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Make the StackExchange™ MultiCollider SuperDropdown™ reset itself when read from a different tab

Since recently, the StackExchange button asynchronously updates itself (meaning it shows new notifications without needing to reload the page). This is all nice and dandy, however I usually have ...
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Why does the question's closed status disappear when clicking to load a new edit?

I've come across a small issue which occurs when a question has been closed but the question itself or one of its answers are being edited. Steps to reproduce: Visit a closed question. (even closed ...
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Live refresh on the Moderator Elections page

The elections page is one of those areas of the site that don't get much traffic (if at all) on a regular basis. However during elections, these pages receive a large amount of traffic in a ...
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Misleading realtime update bar

In the edit-realtime-update thingy, a clickable gray bar shows up (that reloads the edit), along with a clickable link that leads to the revision. Well, the fact is, when you have a shiny blue link, ...
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Two accepted answers?

I noticed this anomaly after clicking the "load new answers" link on this question: As far as I can tell, this was caused by the following sequence of events: I loaded the question with one accepted ...
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0 new answer to this question

Saw this banner pop in on a question I was viewing, found it interesting: I think that if the result of new actions (say, 2 new answers and 2 answers have been deleted) yields a total of 0, the ...
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The new post modification notification constantly messes up editing

The change that introduced this bug continues to cause trouble beyond that specific bug (which has been fixed). Please go back to the old notification mechanism, which largely stayed out the way. ...
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Could we switch to wss:// for the live refresh?

Currently, the live refresh feature uses an insecure websocket connection (ws://) to fetch updates. However, this does not work with HTTP proxies due to the "HTTP connection upgrade" that happens in ...
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Live-refresh of the number of pending review jobs [duplicate]

With reference to the question Refresh on the frontpage, when reviewing in SO, we have to refresh the page every now and then to view the newly added entries to the review queue. However, votes and ...
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Live refresh and some notifications are broken

It seems that since today most of the notifications are broken. With notifications I mean: Updated score on questions / answers; Live refresh on edited questions / answers; Live refresh on comments; ...
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Under what conditions does the Stack Exchange engine stop live updates?

I noticed, that after some time, the live updates on an opened Stack Exchange page stops to come and I need to press F5 in order to get an update. After the refresh, the live feed starts normally for ...
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Dynamically update close vote counts

Can the close vote count on questions be dynamically updated? Or is there any specific reason this hasn't been done? If it's a performance or server load thing, there are new comment and new answer ...
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Ajax banners share same element ID

Not that it's the biggest deal in the world (as I think the ID is really only used for styling) but the AJAX notifications letting you know activity has happened while you're on the page all seem to ...
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Smarter Notifications

Whenever I ask a question I keep that page open all the time. This means I can click the click to view new answer(s) (or comment/edit) so I can read them. The only issue is I still have the ...
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Any way to disable “question with new activity?”

All it does is take up an additional line of space on top of the main page. Yes, I know there's new activity, but I don't want to be notified of it.
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Does the X questions with new activity feature have to change the page title?

Regarding the implementation of this feature trialling here on meta. I think the 'in question list notification bar' is a nice feature, however when there are questions with new activity this also ...
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Questions with new activity header no longer appears

For a few hours now, the heading that appears on the home page of Stack Exchange sites notifying of newly active questions has not been appearing. I have had to manually refresh in order to see new ...
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Is it feasible to highlight realtime “edit” changes?

While reading I see a lot of those "An edit has been made to this post, click to update" gray info bars, but unless the change involves adding a chunk of text, I'm not usually perceptive enough to ...
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Update tags list asynchronously on question edit [closed]

Currently when you edit a question and change tags, the tags list to the right doesn't become synchronized. At least on SO using FF10. So only page reload updates the list. Please fix that.
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Getting authentication prompt for sockets.ny.stackexchange.com on every page load?

I'm getting the following prompt when browsing around the network. I'm using Firefox 6.0.2 on Windows XP. Update Hmm seem to just be getting on meta now.
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What is sent and received from the server during a “heartbeat” and how often does it beat?

In a previous question regarding how auto drafts are saved, waffles indicated that the draft is sent to the server during the heartbeat. That said, the questions are: How often is the heartbeat sent?...
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Live question update shows items that wouldn't normally show on the front page

The recently deployed realtime updates display some questions that they shouldn't, based on what would be expected to appear on the front page's active question list: In the first instance, a ...
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Why are reputation changes not showing in the top bar?

Since some time in the last two or three weeks, upvotes do not show in the top bar the way they used to (like, +10 on the achievements dropdown image for an answer upvote), at least on Super User. I ...
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Reputation counter in top bar acting up?

Something weird seems to be going on with the reputation counter at the top of the page, next to the username: Several times today I saw the counter at an unusually high value, but when I clicked it, ...
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Don't show new activity indicator for question already on top

I really like the new websockets based updates here on Meta. However, they are somewhat misleading, since the indicator shows up even when the most recently edited question is edited. To elaborate, ...
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Question with empty title and wrong user appears

I just refreshed the question list here on meta by clicking on the new "X question with new activity" link and got the following result: After refreshing the page the old-fashioned way this emtpy ...
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Vote count breakdown is unavailable on “new answers to this question” loaded after page load

With the new asynchronous question updating (which is great, btw), there's a feature to show new answers to questions without reloading the page. With the established user privilege, users can click ...
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Real time updates get lost when navigating back to a page

I love the real time updates to questions, answers, and inbox we have now, since my F5 key was starting to wear out. There's one scenario though that still makes me refresh manually. I'll illustrate ...
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SO cache going nuts? Or do I need a lot of sleep?

For nearly 5-6 hours now, I am not getting the usual sorted list of questions on SO's interesting questions page. Here are two screenshot(with awesome red-circles)(which are becoming more common in my ...
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Is Trello code re-used to power the Stack Exchange sites?

Just curious hoping a Stack Overflow/Stack Exchange programmer can answer. Saw the recent changes with Stack Overflow where nice updates are made to the "Answered in X minutes" where X changes ...
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Code doesn't highlight after loading new edits

I was looking at this question while it got edited, so the "an edit has been made to this post; click to load" button popped up. After I clicked it, it reloaded the question but the syntax ...
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Clicking to load the edit on a question doesn't reload the title

So an edit to the question is made and the edit includes a title change. When I click the little grey box that pops up, it loads the edit. When it's on a question and there is a change in title, ...
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Using the live refresh links breaks the permalink button

I noticed on SO earlier that clicking on any of the various live refresh links causes the permalink button on the bottom left of a post to misbehave. I specifically noticed it with: The this post has ...
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Add live updates to stackexchange.com tag filters

If you want to follow multiple sites at once, tag filters on stackexchange.com are one way to do that. But they have a few disadvantages over just visiting the sites directly, one of them is that they ...
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Tooltip of reputation not changed

Reputation has been changed but not reflected on tooltip.
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Time suffixes (m,h) are hardcoded in the bounty section

If question with an open bounty has been recently updated, then you can see m suffix indicating minutes in the user bounty page: After waiting a minute, timer will refresh this value ...
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Add a slight delay to “question(s) with new activity” notice after refreshing the whole page

I've seen it happen more times on SuperUser than here, but several times the page has barely finished rendering and then the notice pops up: Maybe people like this instant notice that the site is "...
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Stack Overflow is not getting refreshed automatically

Stack Overflow is not getting refreshed automatically. I have to press F5 explicitly to refresh the website. What might be the issue?
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Inconsistent time format on front pages

Normally, the time on the front pages is displayed in "secs", "mins" and "hours". However, if there's activity on a question, and you click the little bar at the top to refresh the list (without ...
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Answer panel sorting when a question gains multiple answers

I had a question open that had zero answers. While it was open, two people answered it. The familiar popup of "2 new answers to this question" appeared, I clicked it, and: The sorting box (active - ...