Right now the message that pops up that new "messages have been posted since you loaded this page" only occurs when your using the editor (as far as I can tell). I would love for that alert to pop up regardless if you were using the editor or not. I'm importing my VB 3 board which uses a live topic mod and something like this would be a great alternative.
If any developers know if this is possible let me so we can discuss further. Thanks