Not sure about any other members but in my 3 year stent here on ATS my favorite page is the Recent Posts page. I have too broad of a liking of all the
available forums on ATS to hang out in any one particular forum.
That said, and in the earlier part of my membership I loved watching the fluidity of the Recent Posts and all of the fascinating topics that were
being replied to at any given time. The burden however is that I needed to refresh the page rather frequently to see recent posts. The volume thereof
at peak usage times would require frequent refreshes to keep abreast of varying posts and the information that was added to the threads.
So I explored and discovered that most browsers have "refresh" add-ons. So with that discovery I can say that my Recent Post page is near real-time in
regards to threads receiving posts.
Currently I use Google Chrome as my browser and the favorite add-on I use to refresh the page is called
I made a short little YouTube video showing an example of this add-on in action (no audio).
If there is a thread that interests you, you can right click the thread title and select open in new tab or window as to not compromise the Recent
Posts page tab that is being refreshed.
Might just be me, but I thought I would throw it out there for any others that like to loiter on the Recent Posts page. This example is for Chrome
(not mobile version, but Dolphin mobile browser has an add-on with this function). I believe that most browsers have a similar add-on that will
produce the same results.
edit on 6/7/2013 by UberL33t because: added (no audio)
Yes, it will auto-refresh as many tabs that you start it on. For example you could have the "Forums" page/tab reload at a 5 minute interval and say
the Recent Posts page/tab refreshing @ 15 seconds and so on for each open tab.
I have never tested to see how many tabs you could have refreshing at once but I have had 2 separate pages/tabs refreshing at separate intervals
before...I am sure one could most likely refresh more than that at one time.
Does anyone know how to tell where the most of them are at any given time?
By where they are...do you mean like what thread they're in at any given time? I usually just u2u the person if I see they are online...but I saw
Heff (I think it was him) once say that he can leave ATS open but may not actually be physically on so to speak so a u2u wouldn't necessarily mean
one would get an immediate reply.
Ohhhh gotcha...well in my observations over the years...when I am refreshing the Recent Posts I can tell threads that are busy because they keep
returning to the top...meaning members are continuously posting returning it to the top of the Recent Posts. In that regard it's pretty easy to pick
out the hot topic threads.
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