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I recently added a bit of code to my monaco.js page. The code itself adds a little checkbox to the Recent Changes page. The checkbox itself appears to the right of the word "Changes".

What does it do? Why, it's an autorefresher! It's called the AJAX Auto Refresher. Basically, the auto refresher automatically refreshes the Recent Changes page, without the actual refresh animation most browsers have, consisting of the entire page reloading.

This bit of code would be a great addition to MediaWiki:Common.js, and it'd be especially helpful to anyone here who happens to be a Recent Changes watcher. I've already got the code added to my monaco.js page, which gives me the auto refresher, but I'd love to see it added to Common.js so everyone can enjoy the benefits of not having to refresh Recent Changes at all.

Here's a few Wikia's I found that utilize the AJAX Auto Refresher. (Links are to the Recent Changes page of each Wikia. Try out the auto-refresher on the Wikias)

As well, a screenshot of what the code puts onto the Recent Changes page is on the right side of the page.

So, since Dr. F suggested I do this, I've decided to make this forum thread and get some input from the community. What do you guys think? Yay or nay? AtlasSoldier 20:36, September 22, 2010 (UTC)

I know there's many many more, but here are the first three I found. AtlasSoldier 20:51, September 22, 2010 (UTC)

I say yay. Even though I dont respond much, I have actually been looking at the website since....early march, and its a drag(im very lazy sometimes) to keep having to hit the refresh button. This would greatly help.=)   AFGHAN PSYCHO Talk   21:23, September 22, 2010 (UTC)

Sounds like a good idea to me. WhackyGordon 21:29, September 22, 2010 (UTC)

Is this why my settings were all fook'ed up earlier today (some still are) and I found my MonoBook setting reset to Monaco and it was a PITA to get it reactivated?!?! Grrrrrr -- MeMadeIt 21:37, September 22, 2010 (UTC)

No, it's not why. I added the code for the autorefresher to my own personal Monaco.js page. Everyone has their own Monaco.js page, and what someone does to their monaco.js page doesn't affect anyone else. Something must've went messy with your Monobook thing. AtlasSoldier 21:41, September 22, 2010 (UTC)
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