: Live Topic, could this help, Sal?

04-27-11, 08:54 PM

05-04-11, 12:33 PM
i've been waiting for this technology to come to forums...

looks like there's some controversy (post #1159 quoted below begins the pertinent discussion)

Live Topic isn't dead, just released "elsewhere". Not allowed to say where though.

see also: http://hivenews.thewarehive.com/tag/vbulletin-live-topic/

05-04-11, 12:48 PM
someone on another forum said it helps reduce server load? I don't know, just thought I would post it.

05-04-11, 02:08 PM
In theory it would reduce server load since you are only updating from the server in little chunks... each comment as it comes in.

however, what happens is that the server has to keep a constant connection open for each user on a live thread... which opens up a whole new world of networking issues
(half-open connections i think is what they're called)

but yes initially less load ... i'd be interested in trying it out at least

Lord Cadillac
05-13-11, 01:33 PM
It might be interesting to try.. I can't find the premium version, however - which is the most recent..