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Auto refresh on "recent posts"

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3:52 am on Jul 19, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Just a quick comment while I remember. I've noticed that the "recent posts" screen auto refreshes every few minutes. I find this a little annoying as I sometimes step away from my screen for an hour, then return and have no idea what's recent and what's not. It would be nice to be able to turn this off in the preferences.

Thanks, Richard Lowe

4:01 am on July 19, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Yes!

....except that in my case I have to keep dropping down the window cause the boss walks by... and when I come back I've lost where I was up to.

4:02 am on July 19, 2002 (gmt 0)

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yup it is.

If there is an ability where user can select the refresh time from their control panel, than it would be great.

5:15 am on July 19, 2002 (gmt 0)

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On the other hand, I love the feature. Once I finish checking the new stuff, I just leave "recent posts" as a tab in the background, and whenever it refreshes Opera turns it blue and a take a quick flip to it to see what's the latest.
5:18 am on July 19, 2002 (gmt 0)

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I would like it if there was textbox and a checkbox on the "recent posts" page somewhere at the top. The checkbox would allow me to turn the refresh off/on. The textbox would allow me to choose a number been 30 and 600 which told the meta refresh what value to use.
5:30 am on July 19, 2002 (gmt 0)

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ummm, you all know you can set it high so you don't have to let it refresh for an hour.

Tricks of the recent post watcher:

the key really is that no matter how short you set it it will never take that long for you to refresh. If by chance you need to walk away the key is to forward your browser to some thread and leave it on that. Then when you come back you just back the browser to the active post list and then refresh it yourself so that you know where you are. I just leave mine set to 60 mins just in case I forget to leave it off of the recent posts page.

there is a science to addiction. You guys don't actually follow the links everywhere do you? Too easy to lose track of what's new that way. ;)

5:34 am on July 19, 2002 (gmt 0)

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You can now turn off the active list refresh from the active list preferences on your control panel.

Go to Control Panel -> Active List Preferences.

On the Active List Preferences screen the last option is a drop down "Page 1 Auto Meta Refresh".

Just select "none" to disable the active list auto refresh.

5:37 am on July 19, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Brett, did you just add that, I could have sworn it wasn't there 5 mins ago. I looked in there too.
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Yes... give me a few minutes to perfect it ;)
5:39 am on July 19, 2002 (gmt 0)

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very nice ;)
5:53 am on July 19, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Amazing! All hail, Brett!

Now if only other web site owners would respond as quickly to user feedback. ;)

6:09 am on July 19, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Actually I really like the active refresh! It's the the 'take me to my post' thing when you post a reply I really don't like...

Nick

6:11 am on July 19, 2002 (gmt 0)

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as I sometimes step away from my screen for an hour

When were you allowed to do that, i didn't know that!

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Wow Brett, I am impressed! Richard Lowe
8:57 am on July 20, 2002 (gmt 0)

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There are some things that are easy to do, and some that are difficult. This one was fairly easy because the option was already there. Just a couple lines of fresh code were needed to deal with it.