I realize that you do not want to make it auto-refresh for everyone. But it would be awesome if it can be made auto-refresh for moderators and administrators! I use vaispy plugin on vBulletin which runs a dedicate page for auto-refreshing posts on the forum. Comes real handy when you are not actively participating on the forum. but can give a quick glance to see if everything is fine. This would be a god send. I can of course use a browser extension to auto refresh the page after a break. But an internal support would be nice.