I was wondering if refreshing from time to time actualy shows me new nofications of reputation changes? I guess it might help sometimes if internet connections are slow or if I am on a protected proxy (like I am now).

Does refreshing actualy do anything?


No, unless you are using a browser that doesn't support websockets, in which case you will never get updates at all.

Even on a slow or proxied connection, websockets send/receive a very small amount of data compared to a refresh of the entire page, so should perform better in any case.

  • one more question. My pc is often in sleep mode. will any nofications also show up when I wake my pc or do I have to refresh then? – codermaster Dec 11 '14 at 8:21
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    @codermaster You'll almost certainly need to refresh after waking the machine. – fredley Dec 11 '14 at 8:22
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    Okey then that is clear, thanks for helping. – codermaster Dec 11 '14 at 8:24

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