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Live question feed in Fluther..?

Asked by archaeopteryx (873points) February 13th, 2010

Are there any plans to make the question feed at the homepage live? (E.g. like in Identica or Twitter, where you don’t have to refresh the page to see the latest stuff)

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Dan_DeColumna's avatar

Help.com is the same way. It updates live. In fact, I think that’s the ONLY thing Help.com has going for it over this place.

gagara's avatar

Live feed is certainly a good idea. It is also trivial to make – just put a reload() function on a timeout in the home page’s onLoad method. Really don’t know why they didn’t do it already.

ben's avatar

Yes, we are planning to do this. There hasn’t been much demand for this mainly because of the way most people use the site: instead of sitting and waiting for new questions, you browse around, click in to a question, and then when you browse back there’s new stuff. We appreciate the suggestion though, and we’ll plan on adding it pretty soon.

@gagara That would work, though we’ll do something niftier using ajax, that way it will feel faster more robust, and you won’t know have to reload the whole page.

archaeopteryx's avatar

@ben
Kool!
All the best wishes. :-)

aeschylus's avatar

This is a great idea. I look forward to it.

aeschylus's avatar

Actually, I just want to take this opportunity to thank you guys for the high user-feedback/experience standards you have here. I am always ranting to people about how lazy developers are about ajaxifying websites. Practically everything on Fluther updates as soon as it becomes relevant, without loading the whole page. As a result, the fluidity and clarity of the user experience is divine. Other sites that are coming along are www.snooth.com, and www.mint.com. I know you guys will keep up the good work. Thanks!

ben's avatar

@aeschylus Thanks! We appreciate hearing that. :)

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