Faster Refresh Time


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Paul Campanella    (2012-05-14)
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Is it possible to change the time that it takes to refresh everything to 15 seconds instead of 30 seconds?

It would certainly make playing fast games easier!

What does everyone else think?

Thibault de Vassal    (2012-05-14 17:41:36)
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You mean in the My games page? Well, sure I could make it even lower when there are few games (or none) displayed on the page, good idea!

Garvin Gray    (2012-05-14 17:42:12)
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Would this then not affect people who are typing replies/chat in games?

Thibault de Vassal    (2012-05-14 17:57:56)
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Having no pending game is a rare case, it should be ok. Worth a try anyway.

Don Groves    (2012-05-14 22:48:07)
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If I'm concerned about it, I simply refresh the page manually.

Paul Campanella    (2012-05-15 14:07:37)
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Here is an example of why I consider the 30 second refresh time to be bad...

Example: Pretend someone is playing 10 poker games on FICGS simultaneously.

Having the refresh time take so long is quite annoying due to the fact that nothing appears during the 30 second time interval, but after the 30 seconds are over... the page gets refreshed... then all 10 moves appear at once and it is difficult to manage.

Perhaps if we shorten the time to 15 seconds, it would end up being easier for everyone who is playing multiple games at once due to the fact that they can see their opponents moves as soon as they are made. 10 seconds is obviously too short of an amount of time to consider but I can't understand why the 15 second rule would be a problem for anyone trying to chat because it does not take 15 seconds to type a few words and hit the enter key.

If people still think that 15 seconds is too fast, then how about we make it 20 seconds? That could be an ideal amount of time to consider because it is faster than 15 but slower than 30 seconds.

What does everyone think?

Don Groves    (2012-05-16 06:38:35)
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You can refresh the page every five seconds if you wish. Just press My games, or use Ctrl R.

Paul Campanella    (2012-05-16 16:56:51)
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Automatic refreshing would still be better!

Don Groves    (2012-05-16 21:18:49)
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I don't understand how automatic refresh is better than refresh whenever you want it.

David Ward    (2012-08-21 18:19:46)
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I would like to turn automatic refresh off so that my popup blocker is not triggered. I do not play fast games here; I play blitz on a live server.

Thibault de Vassal    (2012-08-22 00:18:31)
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Hello David.

Why not... I can make it customizable after all.

Thanks for the up by the way, I forgot this update. I'll do it tomorrow.

Paul Campanella    (2012-08-22 15:24:09)
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Yes, customizable for all would be perfect! Thank you, Thibault. :)

Thibault de Vassal    (2012-08-23 13:58:20)
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I've just made an update (see My games below "Next refresh")... no option in Preferences yet, I can't do it right now. I hope it will be ok for now.

Paul Campanella    (2012-08-23 14:51:07)
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Thank you, Thibault, this update is working out very well! :)

David Ward    (2012-09-10 19:32:47)
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Thank you for putting in the refresh options; however, the "no refresh" option is not working for me.

Thibault de Vassal    (2012-09-10 21:44:10)
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Ah... sorry about that. Could you tell me what is displayed and what happens?

David Ward    (2012-09-12 17:33:33)
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I get the following report after clicking "No refresh" on the "My games" page, but I continue to get messages that Internet Explorer blocked a popup from

"This page will refresh itself when you have a new move to play, then you'll see a (!) at the beginning of the page title.

If you do not see the clock below, your browser could not support Frames & Javascript or it could be turned off. In this case you will have to refresh the page manually.

This option is currently off.

Possible refresh delays for this session: no refresh, 5 sec, 10 sec, 30 sec. "

Garvin Gray    (2012-09-12 17:52:25)
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Simple answer David. Do NOT use ie under any circumstances!

Thibault de Vassal    (2012-09-12 23:37:00)
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Hi David, unfortunately Garvin's answer is the best possible one, IE is really the worst navigator these days (and for a long time).

I encourage you to try Firefox or Google Chrome as obviously I'll never be able to solve all problems related to Internet Explorer :/ Sorry about that.

David Ward    (2012-09-13 01:28:06)
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OK. Thank you.