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i was wondering if there could be some notification system like facebook which pops up a number as soon as something in your daniweb world has changed.
currently , i have to refresh to get the info if im already watching the opened page , and if im opening daniweb , then i have to check the changed coloured balls to get a idea of what has changed.
but this only gives limited info ... all the detailed stuff like posts voted up/down , comments received etc we only get to see that from our profile page , and that too , unless we remeber what our pervious score was , we wont realise if anything has changed or not.

now , im new here , not many posts either , but still i find myself in daniweb for a substantial amount of time these days , and i quite enjoy being here aswell... would love if i could get some instant updates on the changes occuring around me like one gets in facebook. atleast for me , it would make the whole experience even more engaging :)

regards.

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The problem with instant/realtime updates is that they can hammer the server, and it gets worse the more notifications you offer. Your example was Facebook, but I can guarantee that Facebook doesn't have the same server and database limitations that we do, and keeping the site responsive (not to mention avoiding crashes) is somewhat important. ;)

I agree that it'd be a great feature, I'm just not sure it's feasible at the moment.

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facebook doesnt help when im down with a code :P
so i can live without the instant updates thing :)
but if there was something that would tell me about the changes , like if got any votes etc.. that would be good , they dont have to be realtime or anything..

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There is something in place already. If you have email notification enabled then you will be notified when you are upvoted or downvoted (at least with a comment).

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