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Why isn't Fluther updated in realtime?

Asked by Elumas (3170points) November 4th, 2008

It is not possible? Not optimal?
I think it could be helpful.

By this I mean the front page.

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thetmle's avatar

Now that would be nifty….I’d be willing to pay for an iPhone app as well!

richardhenry's avatar

I spoke to Andrew about this a while ago, and it wasn’t on the cards then and I don’t imagine it is now.

Two reasons:
– Expensive! Fluther is busy enough as it is, and the servers operate within a hairline of capacity. There’s other features coming that warrant putting more money into hosting, but continually polling for new questions on the front page isn’t necessary enough yet.
– Not really needed. There’s a new question maybe every 15 minutes or so, which doesn’t really warrant a check every few seconds.

Hope this helps.

richardhenry's avatar

It would be awesome though.

asmonet's avatar

It totes would be.

I don’t think it’s that hard to hit F5 though.

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