Originally posted by pidermanthis is an old wish and unfortunately it will never be reality 🙁 it causes too much server traffic. search older postings from Russ.
I wanted to suggest an automatic reload feature. I sometimes have a RHP window running in the background while doing other stuff. It would be great if the 'My Games' page is automatically updated, so I won't have to click '0 games waiting' every time to check if there are any games waiting.
P.S. @Russ: Great work putting 'feedback' back online :-)
Originally posted by RussBeing totally ignorant of any tech stuff, so i apologise if this is a really dumb question, but this RSS feed thing seems not that different to getting an email to say someone has moved. Couldn`t you sneak a refresh button on the folded down taskbar thing. Sorry minimized window.
Well, I have something that may be good for everyone.
I have experimented with RSS feeds. With these, all you need to do is install an RSS reader of your choice (there are many), and then it periodically checks the site - and will pop something up when a game is waiting.
I have been using it on my dev box - and it works well - but there is no chance that ...[text shortened]... t code before it is even made public, even though it is 90% complete and functional.
Originally posted by PaulieI believe that is what he's talking about, except it will not have a refresh button but it most likely will do the refreshing automatically, like perhaps pop up the "My Games" page or maybe even the first reply to one of your games. Now, there are down sides to this, say for instants you are at work and have this little pop-up on and you walk away for a while and all of a sudden someone moves. Up pops the RHP screen and your boss casually walks by. What I have found to be more functional as a user is the chess toolbar that operates in the browser. Maybe a light that flashes on and off and an icon of a burning pawn when games are ready and with quick links to all over the site. Browser toolbars work great.
Couldn`t you sneak a refresh button on the folded down taskbar thing. Sorry minimized window.
Originally posted by pidermanI think you can use rss feeds for UNIX as well! 🙂
... and they use a UNIX system, so there is no way I can install such a RSS thingie.