hi, i noticed that the new post alert notification on the bottom of the page is no longer there, wondering if i accidentally turned it off or its no longer available?
I've been looking for that option.
NT needs to bring it back. It was very helpful
Please bring back the indicator at the bottom.
Thank you for your patience!
Partly, it's a function of thread size. With most other releases, there's one thread per colorway. It's a bigger problem when you have one massive thread for an entire year's worth of releases.
We've had similar issues when dealing with the NBA Playoff thread during the Finals, for example. When you have thousands of people accessing the same 1,000+ page thread, many of whom are viewing more than the default number of posts per page and keeping multiple tabs open, each of which pings the site constantly to check for new updates, it all adds up.
As some may recall, we experienced some unscheduled downtime a few days back. (You may have seen a maintenance screen regarding a site update.) The team actually modified the page code to reduce a potential bottleneck, but we still needed some extra help to reduce the strain. Temporarily disabling the new post notifier was deemed preferable to additional downtime or instability.
It's a feature we all love and have come to rely upon, so we of course want to reinstate it as quickly as possible. I'm hopeful that we'll have the opportunity to do so early next week.