When viewing a question/answer:

  1. the vote counts updated automatically.
  2. a banner automatically told when a post was added or updated.

When viewing the Questions page:

  1. a banner automatically told when a question was added or updated.

However, none of these happen today. The only difference from yesterday is that I shut down my computer and started it back up after a 5 hour drive.

Is there some way to control these actions? Is anyone else not seeing these automatic messages/actions?

OS and browser info: Mac OS 10.5.8, Firefox 11.0

Additional Information

It appears this may have something to do with my IP address. I am away from home and connect by tethering through my iPhone. When connecting without VPN, the automatic updating stops. However, if I connect to the VPN server back home, everything updates automatically, eventhough I am still tethered through my iPhone.

  • $\begingroup$ Try driving back the way in the reverse, maybe it will undo the problem. :-) $\endgroup$ – Asaf Karagila Jul 25 '12 at 17:20
  • $\begingroup$ @DylanMoreland: good idea! (shame on me) $\endgroup$ – robjohn Jul 25 '12 at 20:04
  • $\begingroup$ The browser feature you need for this to work is WebSocket, there are a few sites where you can test if your setup supports WebSocket linked on that Wikipedia page. $\endgroup$ – Mad Scientist Jul 26 '12 at 7:29

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