Originally posted by thire
I know it, but this was not the point of my posting. I was proposing a (new) tehnology, but everything will still be web-based (no tray application) - this is one keystone of the big success of RHP.
I do not think it is a good idea, sure there are nice things to be done with ajax but think of the downsides first.
When you start using all the nice 'new' things that web 2.0 is providing it does mean an increase in bandwith and serverload.
If the bandwith consumption goes up that means Russ' bills will go up and our bill will go up as well as a result. Same goes for the server load, if the server needs to be upgraded/replaced or a server needs to be added that means that he needs to find the money to do that investment and that means we will pay more.
All these things are very reasonable, we all do want Russ and his crew to make a nice and handsome living of running this site. I do not think how ever that these things will improve the site that much, i do not mind that there is no 'dynamic stuff' going on here. If anything I would not mind stripping some more 'pretty stuff' just to enhance download times
Performance is all and pretty interface really do not mean that much to me.