Not Broan, but none of the major paid ones I use use auto-updates.
I have Burning Board, XenForo, IPS, and on the free ones myBB.
As I said, none of them (by default) do an auto-update, or live update of the thread. There may be add-ons that allow that, but most do not normally do it because that can become resource intensive.
Thank you so much for your reply! When you say they can become resource intensive, does that mean it would slow down the forum? Would an add-on not be as
resource intensive? Thank you
The default packages don't use the intensive refresh so that the software works on most platforms without draining resources. If you add the function of live updates via an addon, your resource usage will increase based on the number of active users you have on the site at any given time. The more users at one time, the more resources will be required. (CPU, Memory, Disk I/O)
The end result of running out of or low on resources is a slower responding forum and/or crashes depending on how bad it gets. Addons that are well made, will still be resource intensive for this sort of function. Poorly made ones are even worse...
It's a balancing act... most of those type features require (for a busy site) a LOT of horsepower behind them. So, how important it is to your site will determine how much hardware you can throw at it to provide that feature.
You can have an add-on coded to do this, but then if your site is busy you have to realize you may have to use 2-3 times the hardware (not based upon any factual data, just a WAG for an example) compared to a site that doesn't use it and has the same traffic.
What do you mean by hardware? What if we had a dedicated server?