JBW Not Updating

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Avatar drdan01 1 post

This just started happening today — noticed that JBW isn’t updating on an auction that I’m watching. I’m talking not by minutes…but sitting idle for 30-60 minutes or so and seeing no updates….I can manually update, but it will not automatically update. I have removed and reinstalled, with no change.

Anyone else starting to have this problem?

Avatar Morgan Schweers Administrator 1,204 post(s)


JBidwatcher updates the auction information every 40 minutes.

That’s fully on purpose, as the scaling factor of {# of auctions monitored per user} * {# of users} * {# of times per hour it updates} becomes abusive very quickly as you increase the # of updates per hour.

In the last half hour, JBidwatcher updates the auction once a minute, because that’s when things change the most.

For the rest of the time in the majority of auctions, very little changes faster than every 40 minutes (and because it updates every 40 minutes, it’s an average of 20 minutes to pick up changes, depending on when the changes happen).

It’s always behaved like this; even before I had a large number of users to be concerned about, I’ve been concerned about being abusive to eBay.

Hope that info helps!

— Morgan Schweers, Cyber*FOX*!